Archive | October, 2009
Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 27 – Nov. 3

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 27 – Nov. 3

I’m so happy this week because the deals are back! YEAH! After following the sales and flyers, you learn the patterns of the big grocery chains and you can smell the deals coming! It also the week before Halloween, so you know if a holiday is around, you’ll find some great party prices! This is […]

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Halloween Cupcake Decorating 101

I am definitely in the festive spirit. This Halloween the kids and I decided to go nuts and make some crazy cupcakes. I never really did this, although I enjoy making and decorating my kids’ birthday cakes. How hard could Halloween be? I searched my many magazines, favorite websites and the internet in general and […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 21 – Oct. 27

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 21 – Oct. 27

Well, after a great week of deals last week, this week is a bit of a downer. Again, nothing Earth-shattering in the grocery arena, although San Diego’s local grocer, Henry’s Marketplace, has some fabulous deals with their fresh produce. It is times like these that you dip into your stockpile in the freezer and enjoy […]

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Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

October treats are always fun to create and eat! There are literally thousands of options that you can find all over the internet. Treats for kids is even more fun to bake up because you can really let those creative juices fly. Create an edible cemetery using chocolate graham cookies as headstones and green dyed […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 14 – Oct. 20

Like a kid in the candy store (well, almost), I anticipate what the grocers are offering up for us each week. Before I started doing these posts regularly, I didn’t pay close attention to the weekly flyers. I thought Costco was my best bet, especially for meats. But after convincing myself otherwise, I am hoping […]

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A Pretty Pink Tea Party

A Pretty Pink Tea Party

My daughter recently turned 4. It was a very emotional day for me, you see, since she is the youngest of my three kids, and the only girl. I remember when I was pregnant and I hadn’t found out yet if she was a boy or a girl. Everyone asked me, “Don’t you want a […]

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Pumpkin Buns

Pumpkin Buns

I’m torn between missing summer and enjoying the flavors of fall! What is a girl to do? My grocer seems confused, too, since we have apples, pears, pumpkins, peaches??? Strawberries??? Raspberries?? All these fruits are still available in my local grocery store and the summer fruits still taste great. But this isn’t the case in […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

Neither rain, a small cold, or my 4-year old’s birthday party can keep me away from delivering this week’s grocery deals. Of course, they all can make me a little late, and for that, I apologize… again. Life with three small kids can certainly throw hurdles your way, and my family is no different! This […]

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Apple Surprise!

Apple Surprise!

I’m a big fan of desserts, can’t you tell? What’s not to love? Cakes, cookies, tarts, muffins and bars – yum! Which one to choose? Which one to make? I usually make cakes for big parties and special occasions. Cookies and bars are great for school and little hands. Tarts and pies are fabulous with […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 30 – Oct. 6

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 30 – Oct. 6

As I am looking over this week’s grocery deals, I must say, I am not that excited. Nothing really jumps out and makes me run to the store to stock up and save. Granted, Albertson’s has raspberries for 99¢/ea Thursday-Sunday. I admit to be excited about THAT! Ralphs/Kroger has Gala and Red Delicious apples for […]

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