Food & Recipes


Win Six Free Meals: Blue Apron 17

  Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I am now on company #2 from my Food Subscription Box Experiment. (Click here to read about my Food Subscription Box Experiment) I really really loved Hello Fresh (here’s why).  And this week I gave Blue Apron a try. Groupon had a sale and I paid […]

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How To Win Three Free Meals: Hello Fresh 10

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s time for a giveaway! We all know I love free stuff! This week I am giving away something I LOVE-Hello Fresh. There are many many reasons to love Hello Fresh: 1: Great (healthy) recipes. 2: Easy recipes. 3: No more wasting food. 4: Portion Control. (I […]


$26 Grocery Game Challenge Cycle 1 3

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Jackie from Cheapsters.org and I are teaming up to give the Grocery Game Challenge a try! My friends over at Canadian Budget Binder created the challenge.  You can click here to read their entire post. The original reason for the challenge was to show that the $26 […]

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My Crazy Schedule and How I Prepared For It

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Check out my crazy schedule this week! In addition to my full time engineering job, flag football practice and blogging, I will teach 7 classes before heading off to Italy! How I Prepared for the week: Trader Joe’s! I know I will not have the time to […]


Smart Menu Planning Challenge 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Last week, my friend Michelle over at the Shop My Closet Project challenged herself to stop wasting food. I have accepted her challenge. Here is MY version of the rules: 1.  Eat the food that I’ve already bought. 2.  Plan all meals for the week. 3.  Grocery […]


5 Rules For Good Eating!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Food is very important to me. Instead of fancy jewelry, a cheeseburger is the way to my heart! Anyone who knows me, knows that I prefer home cooked meals. I actually prefer my own home cooking because I know that I use pretty awesome ingredients. I am […]