Have you been to Aldi recently?! When we were full-time graduate students in Cleveland, my husband and I shopped at Aldi every week to buy steeply-discounted dairy products and pantry staples. After we moved to North Carolina, I wasn't very impressed with the local Aldi -- it was a little out of the way, and … Continue reading Have you been to Aldi recently?!
It finally feels like fall in North Carolina, and to me, nothing says fall like a steaming bowl of hot split pea soup made from scratch! This soup takes less than 10 minutes of prep (which can mostly be done with a toddler on your hip!) and is creamy, comforting and full of flavor. And … Continue reading Instant Pot Split Pea Soup // $1 Dinner
Today I'd like to share one of my "go-to" tricks for easy entertaining. This morning, we had an old friend from out of town come over for coffee (home roasted, of course!). I didn't have time to bake anything for us to nibble on, so I took a quick run to the Mexican super market … Continue reading Easy Entertaining | Mexican sweet bread
I stumbled across the recipe for this amazing sauce over at Extra Petite – I was previously unfamiliar with Cantonese cooking, but this simple and tasty sauce has quickly become a household favorite! As Jean explains, there are many ways to enjoy this lovely sauce, but our favorite is to toss it with rice noodles and serve … Continue reading Ginger Scallion Sauce over Rice Noodles // $2 Dinner