Cooking

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

by Alyson M. Komyanek Last month, I told you how I purchased my first house (PUT IN YOUR SITE’S LINK HERE), but saving up for the downpayment was only the beginning. With mortgage payments on my mind, I’m sharing my favorite budget friendly cooking secrets. Check out 4 of my favorite simple and cheap meals: Sausage, Peppers and […]

Day 7: Pumpkin Packed Protein

Day 7: Pumpkin Packed Protein

Recipe: Pumpkin Protein Cookies From:  NEST Chefs INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats 1/2 cup Pumpkin Pie Filling 2 T. Unsweetened Applesauce 2 T. Vanilla Protein Powder 1 T. Maple Syrup 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract 1/4 cup Raisins DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350′F. Then combine all ingredients in bowl until mixed thoroughly. 2. Drop […]

Day 6: You Need A Green Side

Day 6: You Need A Green Side

Recipe: Creamed Green Beans with Bacon From Chef Walter Staib  Chef Staid of City Tavern Restaurant brings you an ultimate side dish for your Thanksgiving feast. Bonus, another great recipe that calls for local ingredients from Dietz & Watson. Serves 8 3 pounds fresh tender green beans, such as haricots verts 1 pound Dietz & […]

Day 4 Recipe: Cranberry Relish

Day 4 Recipe: Cranberry Relish

Recipe: Warmdaddy’s Cranberry Relish Chef: Chef Ben Bynum Ever wonder how you can make your leftover turkey sandwich even more delish? Try Chef Bynum’s Cranberry Relish! You can even make it for you Thanksgiving feast in place of canned cran and savor the leftovers later. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1 small orange (or […]

Day 3: Rigatoni with Sea Bass and Tomatoes

Day 3: Rigatoni with Sea Bass and Tomatoes

Chef: Marc Vetri If you incorporate pasta and/or fish into your holiday meal then this is a great seasonal recipe with very few steps. Thanks to Marc Vetri or Philly’s Vetri restaurant. INGREDIENTS 12 ounces rigatoni 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 small onions, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon crushed […]

Day 2 Recipe: Sweeten Up The Table This Thanksgiving

Day 2 Recipe: Sweeten Up The Table This Thanksgiving

Recipe: Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fried Sage Chef: Mindy Kobrin of Meals on Heels At our table there is always a huge, heaping bowl of mashed potatoes, but we never forget the sweeter side of the mashed taters starchy cousin the sweet potato. Most families have a signature recipe or simply serve a canned […]

Day 1 Recipe: Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing

Day 1 Recipe: Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing

Recipe: Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing Chef: Jose Garces You can’t have Thanksgiving without stuffing. IF you’re tired of grandma’s outdated recipe or are too ashamed to pass Stove Top off as your signature side (again) then try Chef Garces’ twist on this Thanksgiving staple.  CORN BREAD 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons […]

7 Days of Recipes

7 Days of Recipes

This Thanksgiving we are thankful for having really talented local chefs who are willing to share their trade secrets! Okay, there’s a lot more to be thankful for, but let’s be honest – cooking Thanksgiving Dinner can be really intimidating. Whether you hosting your in-laws for full traditional Thanksgiving dinner or taking a side dish […]

Thanksgiving Fun On A Budget

Thanksgiving Fun On A Budget

by: Alyson Komyanek November starts the worst time of year for budgeters. Food prices skyrocket, loved ones start dropping not so subtle hints about what they want for Christmas and we get flooded with invites for things we could never afford to attend. Saving money is a challenge this time of year, but it’s not […]

The Starter Mom: Beating The Baby Belly

The Starter Mom: Beating The Baby Belly

by Nicole Loughan I can’t wait until I can be counted among the ranks of the overweight again. It is such an improvement over my current status as part of the obesity epidemic. I have been carrying extra weight since July 30th, 1980. I was born nine pounds three ounces, two pounds over my ideal […]