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German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)

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I wanted to try something new. For our rehearsal dinner (3 years ago), we had different stations of food. At one of the stations they served miniature potato pancakes with different toppings. I remembered they were SOOO good and just had to Google for a recipe. After searching and comparing, I found this one to […]

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 […]

A Chic Give-away!

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Did you envy the fantastically chic apron I received from my best friend for my birthday? (If you missed that particular post you can check it out here.) Well, it is your lucky day as Alison from Everyday Chic donated an apron to give to one of my wonderful readers! If you want a chance […]

Quick Fix: Cream Cheese with Sweet & Spicy Salsa

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Another quick fix idea for you. (This is my “go-to” appetizer.) I always have a block of cream cheese in the fridge because it can be used for so many dishes. One of my favorite appetizers is to find a delicious salsa with a sweet flavor included, pour it on top of the cream cheese […]

Penny Pincher & Quick Fix – Water & Lemon

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I’m hosting a jewelry party tonight and got out of work late… So, here’s a quick post to a quick fix and penny pinching idea. Stock up on sliced lemons, store them in a freezer bag and when you serve water they are ready to dress up your pitcher! *UPDATE* As I was reminded by […]

The Farmhouse Restaurant [Branson, MO]

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Another restaurant we visited in Branson is the Farmhouse Restaurant. It is right in the classic downtown area and was very popular with a line out the door. The food was ok… not as big of a menu as I usually like for breakfast. But, it was very affordable!