6 Easy Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

1. ORDER WATERIt's so easy to order a drink everytime you eat, but those can add up. $3 for a coke, plus tax and tip will cost you $4 every meal. If you go out for lunch 5 times a week, and dinner 3 times a week, that adds up to $1,664 a year. This is not including alcohol! It's much healthier for you and I mean, it's an extra $1,600 a year! If you are a couple, that's $3,200 a year on just drinks at restaurants. This doesn't include coffee either! If you REALLY feel like a coke, share with someone. 

2. USE COUPONS No, not the coupons you cut out. (Although, there's nothing wrong with that.) There are plenty Groupon, Living Social, Yelp coupons available in your local area. (Pair that with a Groupon coupon code AND Ebates and you're saving a ton of money.) Always check into the restaurant on Yelp, and there could be a coupon there for you.

3. USE CREDIT CARDSChase Sapphire Preferred Gives 2 points per dining - these points add up to money you can use for trave…

Pink and Gold Bridal Shower


Tiramisu and Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Shots


White and Gold Cake Pops

For a bridal shower! No instructions.. Just pictures today. Ask if you have questions!


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due to too much weight needing to be lost,
im on a diet...

Do diet baking?!!

Mini Fruit Tarts with Phyllo (Filo) Dough Cups

Blueberries, Strawberry, & Mandarins This post is so late in coming.. I know I wanted to make mini fruit tart, and I was being lazy so I planned on buying the pre-made tarts shells, but alas they did not have it at the store. So I just bought some filo dough and thought I'd make do. For those of you who might not know, filo dough is what you make baklava with.
Step 1: Custard (recipe courtesy of Salad in a Jar) Microwave Custard FillingIngredients:
2 1/4 cups milk (I used 2%  but any milk will work, even skim)
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter Directions:
  Dump milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt into blender or food processor.  You could also whisk it well but results may not be as smooth.  Blend for about 10 seconds.  There may be a lot of foam.  That’s OK–it will disappear when cooked.

Second: Pour into 2-quart glass batter bowl.  (DO NOT USE A SMALLER CONTAINER–it could boil over and…

Authentic Italian Food in LA area

restaurant review

This past weekend I headed over to Gardena with some friends from out of town.  I had heard about this place from a friend before, but never had a chance to go.
I HEART ITALY! The pizza in Italy was so different from anything I'd ever had in America, so crispy and thin, you order 1 per person!
So imagine my delight when I got here and they looked so authentic!

The restaurant is very industrious looking. I think they took and old warehouse and made a restaurant out of it. They have an espresso machine and a gelato bar...

They bread they serve is nothing spectacular, but...

We first ordered a Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli in a Butter Sage sauce.
SO SIMPLE, yet so delicious.
The family we stayed with while in Italy actually made this for us.
They just boiled the pasta then tossed it in a pan that had melted butter and sage leaves.

PIZZA! Yes, it tastes just like Italy! The size is small, so I think you could definitely eat this by yourself. We jus…