May 122014
Freschetta Rising Crust Pizza + NEW Gluten Free Pizzas! Perfect For A Frugal Movie Night

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Our kids love pizza, but we cannot afford to order pizza very often. Thankfully, the Freschetta rising crust pizzas bring just as much delight around here, so we make sure to stock up when there is a sale, and whenever we have Freschetta coupons.


Freschetta rising crust pizza


Our boys love the Freschetta Pepperoni Rising Crust Pizza, and it is one store-bought pizza, which will bring cheers from the kids as soon as they see it.… Read more

Feb 162013
New Morningstar Farms Veggie Burgers - My New Favorite Chickpea Burgers (Only $1 @ Publix)

Morningstar Farms mediterranean chickpea burger

As a vegetarian of more than 15 years, I am always searching for new vegetarian dishes and products. For easy protein-rich meal solutions, my go-to-product has been the Morningstar Farms veggie burgers, so I am thrilled that they have come out with an array of new products.

My favorite Morningstar Farms product have always been the Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers, while the Morningstar Farms Tomato & Basil Burgers and the Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties have shared the second place.… Read more

Jul 292012
Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract Review & Giveaway (US + CAN)

Vanilla extract

Vanilla extract can add flavor and variety to both desserts, appetizers and main entrees, and using extracts in your cooking and baking can take your culinary skills to a different level.

Nielsen-Massey is a family owned company, which specializes in vanilla extracts and other extracts that can be used in baking and cooking.  The Nielsen-Massey company was founded in 1907, and they only sell the highest quality products.… Read more

Jul 082012
FarmRich Mozzarella Sticks & Jalepeno Peppers Review & Giveaway

My kids and I have been fans of FarmRich snacks and appetizers for years, and I am always looking for the right combination of sales and coupons, so that I can fill up the freezer. My local Publix store usually only has a few varieties in stock, so when I discovered new FarmRich varieties at our local Walmart, I was eager to give them a try.… Read more

Jun 022012
Making S'mores City Style - With A Little Help From ALDI


It was a beautiful June afternoon in South Florida today, and once the shade set in over our backyard, it filled up with neighborhood kids. When I found out that it was Angel’s eight birthday today, I knew it was time to pull out a sweet treat. The perfect treat for a summer afternoon is definitely s’mores, but living in the city makes the usual bonfire impossible.… Read more

May 262012
Udi's Gluten Free Hamburger and Hotdog Buns Review & Giveaway

Udi's Gluten Free Hamburger BunsMy family recently got a chance to try out a variety of gluten free hamburger buns and gluten free hotdog buns from Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, and I am very impressed with the taste, the texture and the quality.

When I was in college, I used to babysit a little girl with celiac disease. She often felt excluded, because even though her mother always tried to pack her gluten free snacks for playdates and parties, she could never eat what all the other kids were eating.… Read more

May 142012
BJ's Farm To Club Program Review & $20 BJ's Giveaway

BJ's Farm to Club programI always try to buy as much local produce as possible, which is why I am excited about BJ’s Farm To Club program. Not only is local produce fresher because of less travel time, but buying local produce also helps support local farmers.

In Florida C&C Agricultural Farms in Clewiston and Rosemont Farms in Plant City are providing all Florida BJ’s locations with fresh corn, cucumbers, green peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and green beans through the The Farm To Club program, and my family has enjoyed their fresh local produce at our dinner table.… Read more

Apr 112012
Alexia Foods Review & Giveaway

Alexia Potatoes Onion Rings and Waffle FriesTonight my family had quite an Alexia feast, as we were sampling some of the fabulous Alexia potatoes and their famous onion rings. Alexia Foods have an amazing variety of potato products and delicious sides, which can infuse flavor into any meal.

The Alexia breaded onion rings won the first prize at my house, as these oven baked panko breaded onion rings are full of taste and has the perfect crunchy bite to them.… Read more

Apr 022012
Red Gold Canned Tomatoes Review

Red Gold canned tomatRed Gold Tomatoesoes recently found their way to my family’s dinner table, and I must say that I have enjoyed cooking with these 100 percent natural tomato products. Red Gold began as a family business in 1942,  and four generations later, the Reichart family is still very much involved in the business.

Red Gold makes six varieties of spaghetti sauce, 19 different varieties of canned tomatoes, tomato juice, salsa, ketchup and sauces, all of which are MSG free.… Read more

Feb 252012
Arnold Health-Full Breads Review
I recently had a chance to try the new Health-full breads from Arnold, and I was impressed. The Health-full breads from Arnold had all the taste I needed, a little bit of a crunch, and with only 80 calories I have no complaints.

Whether we make egg-salad sandwiches for a picnic in the park or on the beach, or whether we have a quick lunch at home, Arnold’s Health-Full breads make excellent sandwiches. 

  • 80 calories per slice, so you can focus on toppings and not on calories
  • Excellent source of fiber, with 4 – 5g of fiber per slice
  • 5g of protein per slice
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Available in four delicious varieties including 10 Grain, Nutty Grain, Hearty Wheat, Flax & Fiber.
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Dec 262011
Indian Naan Bread From Stonefire Flatbread Review
Stonefire Flatbread
Many years ago, I was introduced to Indian food by a South African friend with Indian roots, and it completely transformed the way I looked at food. My friend cooked me Indian dishes, and she took me to the most authentic Indian restaurants in Manhattan, where I tried dishes with unknown-to-me ingredients and tried spices that I could not pronounce, yet every vegetarian Indian dish I tried made sense.Read more