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Penny Pincher: The Melting Pot

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You are probably wondering how an expensive place like The Melting Pot can ever be in one of my Penny Pincher categories. Well, let me enlighten you… If you live in the area, the Oakbrook Terrace location (on Roosevelt Rd) is shutting it’s doors for good. This Saturday is their last day, because they have […]

Enchilada Lasagna

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Please click here for an updated photo and recipe. Lately I haven’t been motivated to take nice photos of our dinners. After working all day then coming home and cooking, I’m too drained to think of a cute, creative way to capture my plate on camera. And, the dark nights are now arriving earlier, so […]

Creamy Chicken Pockets

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Yesterday, as I was planning dinners for the week, I saw this recipe on the front page of AllRecipes. It caught my eye, so I had to try it! However, I read some reviews of the original recipe and decided to change it up a bit myself. The recipe you see below includes my revisions. […]

Giordano’s World Famous Stuffed Pizza [Chicago, IL]

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In Chicago, there are many different restaurants that serve Chicago-style pizza. What’s very evident, though, is that everyone has their favorite. Whether it’s because they like the pizza, know the owners, grew up eating from that particular place, or just haven’t had the chance to try another, we all seem to defend our preferred Chicago-style […]

Everyday Chic Giveaway – Winner Announced

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And the winner is… Congratulations to Stephanie from Macaroni and Cheesecake. She won the cute, trendy apron from Everyday Chic. If you didn’t win, don’t fret, you still have your chance to buy your chic apron at a 15% discount until November 1st. Just type the code PENNIES into the coupon box at checkout on […]