If you know a thing or two about ol' Lamps, you know that summer is my favorite time of year, and I love hosting parties as much as I love attending them. What you might not know is a year ago I found out I'm allergic to wheat. I'll spare you the details of my sinus struggles […]
By Erin.LampartGuest Blogger
at 10:12AM, 2 weeks ago |
Stuff We Like
If you're allergic to gluten, sensitive to gluten or even on a gluten free diet by choice, it doesn't have to be too difficult to come up with good meals. While it may seem hard at first to change your diet completely, going gluten-free can be simple, delicious and satisfying.
Your childhood favorites such as pancakes, pizzas, spaghetti, sandwiches and cupcakes can easily be tweaked to leave out the gluten and still retain all the wonderful flavor. Plus, it shouldn't break your budget either.
I've compiled the 5 best recipes that will keep your stomach happy and your pocketbook even happier:
Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this Sunday? For me, the chips, dips, tacos, tamales and enchiladas are enough for me to celebrate this special day that commemorates the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War (taken directly from Wikipedia).
I've been to a lot of celebrations and parties, and there's nothing like a Cinco de Mayo party. The food, the music, the fun, the laughter, the food, the drinks and did I say food? But you can't have a great Cinco de Mayo party without a killer guacamole.
I've got 5 guacamole recipes that will have you standing at the chip stand for hours:
Spring is quickly approaching and the need to freshen up your
weekly dinner recipes may be part of your "spring cleaning. The
"what are we having for dinner" moment can be a source of dread and
frustration for many people. As a mom of four kids who are
extremely active in everything, I feel your pain.
Here are some of my favorite meal planning tips to help you save
both time and money:
Gather 15-20 family favorite meals
Sit down with your family and ask them what their favorite meals
are. You may be surprised by some of the meals they love or some
that just don't appeal to their taste buds. The last thing you want
to do is waste time and money by preparing meals that your family
How many times have you found yourself standing in a supermarket
aisle, trying to figure out which box of cornflakes or bottle of
laundry detergent offered the best value?
Sure, the larger one usually gives you more for the money--but not
always. And sometimes the smaller one is on sale, which can further
confuse the math.
Free app WhatPrice for iOS lets you compare prices
between two items so you can instantly spot the better deal. (Why
nothing similar for Android? I searched Google Play high and low,
but couldn't find a price-comparison app that seemed decent. If you
know of one, by all means tell me about it in the comments section
All you do is plug in the price and weight (and, if applicable, the
number of units) for each item.
When it comes to taking care of our beloved animals, it appears
that we pull out all the stops. Tons of toys. Designer dog accessories. The most high-end food we
Of course, something we might want to realize is that it doesn't
take a whole lot to keep our pooches happy. In fact, as long as
we're around and they're healthy, they're pretty happy all the
time. So we thought—why not find out if there's an area where we
can save. Turns out, Americans spent approximately $20.46
billion in 2012 on pet food.
Seems like that's a good place to start.
"There are many very good dog food brands available," says Domenic
Magazu, retail sales manager at Saint Francis Veterinary Center.