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Best Hot Dog Creations for National Hot Dog Day

July 23, 2014
This is great twist on the usual hot dogs that we grill every summer. A blend of caprese salad and grilled hot dogs.

Before we get into this list, I just want to rectify that these are MY favorite hot dog creations, and yes, some of them are creations that have been featured on this here website. I use the words “best hot dog creations” loosely since I’m biased, but there are some great ones here! In honor […]

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How to Cook On Hot Summer Days

July 22, 2014
Here are some great tips on how to cook on hot summer days, without having to depend on your grill.

I actually posted these tips exactly 4 years ago this month, and they still hold true for our frugal family. People are always asking how to cook on hot summer days, without spending an absorbent amount of money on take-out. With the weather in the 90s here in NJ, and my pregnant belly making me […]

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How to Drink More Water (when you really don’t want to)

July 16, 2014
Want to learn how to drink more water, when you really don

I have to admit something: I hate drinking water. I really, really do. I’ve been like this since I was a kid. For some reason, I just never liked drinking water, and would make all kinds of stipulations around me consuming it. It needed to be bottled water only. It couldn’t be from the tap. […]

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Back-To-School Grocery Challenge – Win $250! #GroceryChallenge

July 15, 2014
Would you like to win $250 for your back-to-school shopping? Of course you would! Check out this grocery challenge and win.

So, I’ve been keeping a secret. Well, technically I haven’t been keeping it from those of you that are subscribed to the 4 Hats and Frugal newsletter. You nosy folks new about this a few weeks ago. Here’s the scoop: I am now a business owner! I’ve finally started my new venture, Grocery Budget Tutor. […]

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Greek Salad Hot Dogs

July 3, 2014
If you are a fan of Greek salad, you have to try these Greek Salad hot dogs! Easy recipe and bold flavors.

This glorious creation was inspired by my friend Jacqui, who saw my Caprese Hot Dogs and commented that a place near her makes a hot dog with a greek salad topping. I will now vow my undying love for Jacqui. Forever and ever. This was a surprisingly great combination of flavors. The simple dressing of […]

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Tex-Mex Burrito Hot Dogs

July 1, 2014
If you love Tex-Mex and grilling, you have to try this recipe for Tex-Mex Burrito Hot Dogs. It's amazing!

The name says it all: Tex-Mex burrito hot dogs. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this ¬†spin on the hot dog. Nothing! For hot dog week, I knew that I had to pay homage to the culinary cuisine that I’ve been craving the most this pregnancy, There are so many ways I could go with […]

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Caprese Hot Dogs

June 30, 2014
This is great twist on the usual hot dogs that we grill every summer. A blend of caprese salad and grilled hot dogs.

The hot dog is sometimes seen as the lowly, step-child to a successful barbecue. But, why? I love a good hot dog, mostly because you can dress it up any way you like, or keep it simple with a squirt of mustard or (gulp) ketchup. We have the ability to treat the hot dog like […]

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Easy Side Dish – Mashed Carrots

June 26, 2014
This simple side dish for mashed carrots is perfect for the whole family.

I know that you’re looking at this post and thinking “is she really serious?” Yes, this is a recipe, per se, for mashed carrots. It isn’t a recipe for mashed carrots for your baby, but delectable mashed carrots for the whole family. I have a little diva that all of a sudden can’t stand carrots. […]

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Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers

June 4, 2014
A simple recipe for grilled pineapple turkey burgers that is moist and full of flavor.

Grilling season is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier. Why? Because I place my dear husband in front of his charcoal grill, armed with a boatload of food, and let him do the cooking. On the best weekend, he could grill enough food for us to eat for the rest of the coming […]

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All Natural Pineapple Iced Tea #TEArifficPairs

June 3, 2014
This simple recipe for pineapple iced tea is made with a shortcut ingredient found right in the aisle of Walmart. #TEArifficPairs

It all started with a can. My new pregnancy craving has been canned pineapple and for good reason. Pineapples are all over the place this spring and I haven’t been able to partake in their deliciousness. Why? Because fresh pineapples make my mouth itch. I know! Life is so cruel sometimes. Canned pineapple has always […]

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