Savings Saturday

Who in the fresh hell wakes up this early on a Saturday and hunts for coupons? Me. The mom whose son is graduating today from high school. I'm a bundle of nerves and emotions.I spoke about rewards cards this week, since we're all looking to save some … [Read more...]

Living economically: Reward credit cards

If you're like the rest of us, you might have swooned when you saw the price of bacon recently, sobbed a little over the rising cost of heavy whipping cream, or fainted dead away when your grass fed beef topped the $9/pound mark. You might have even … [Read more...]

Thousand Island Dressing

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  Bring. It! This recipe is incredibly easy. Why? Because when it comes down to it, I want a dressing with three ingredients. Period. End of story. I'm a busy girl. I have things to do. People to chat with on Facebook. … [Read more...]

Preview: Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark

Not your mama's chocolate bar  Lindt is a leader in the industry with its sumptuous, delicious chocolates. The higher the cocoa content and the lower the sugar, the less impact on insulin their bars tend to contain; so when I was able to score … [Read more...]

Basic White Sauce

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A basic white sauce plus cheese makes the perfect base for this delicious, six cheese chicken casserole. White sauce is a great base to many an other sauce, including alfredo*. Absolutely easy to make, you'll quickly see how versatile this recipe … [Read more...]

Cheesy Eggplant Casserole

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With a flavor and richness reminiscent of a decadent ravioli more than a mere roll-up, these slices of roasted eggplant play their part beautifully when cuddling in with gooey, fantastic cheese. The flavors pop, the eggplant is deliciously mild, … [Read more...]

Say it with bacon

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Basic Coleslaw

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Oh slaw of cole, I applaud your monochromatic fabulousness. Coleslaw is pretty simple. The one-note pony who went to the rodeo, it might look pretty boring, but this soothing side makes the perfect sidekick for spicy  main courses. Who says simple … [Read more...]

Stuffed French Toast

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If you were waiting in bed for the kids (or your spouse) (or Johnny Depp speaking with his pirate accent) to deliver a delicious (read: edible) tray of food for Mother's Day, you might have been fantasizing about this dish while politely sipping on a … [Read more...]

Happy Mother's Day

source Whether you're a Mom, a hopeful Mom, a daughter remembering her Mom, a Mom of pets, named Mom, or you're the Mother of Invention, Your Lighter Side wishes you a Happy Mother's Day. … [Read more...]

A wedding cake made from cheese

Get out of my dreams. Crawl into my mouth. credit Picture this:Instead of, "The bride was wearing a Donna Versace gown with embroidered beading and a tulle train festooned with delicate floral accents," expect, "The groom lovingly sliced into the … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Frosting

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Frosting whaaaaaaaaaaaat! Thanks to the fantasticity of lower carbohydrate confectionery sugar, you, too, can achieve frosting-y heaven with any baked item you can concoct. I love this frosting with the Orange you glad it's carrot cake recipe for … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake

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Carrot cake. Sweet and spicy, just like you, this healthy dessert puts more orange beauty in a room than Snooki and George Hamilton at Autumnfest. This cake is seriously brimming over with righteous; so much so, the kids, who initially heard the … [Read more...]

Review: Sara Lee 45 Calories and Delightful 100% Whole Wheat with Honey Bread

Hey man. You got some bread? No, I'm not obsessed with bread suddenly. You're not going to see me in a corner like Gollum stroking a loaf of bread and drooling on myself while gumming the heels off of the loaf with big, meaty bites. I'm just … [Read more...]

Low carb meme moment

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