Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Seattle winter is dragging on, which means rain, rain, and did I mention rain? Blah. If summers weren’t absolutely gorgeous in the Pacific Northwest, I’d pack up my family and hightail it back to Chicago right about now. To snow? you ask. Well, yeah, but...
Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake & Free Printable

Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake & Free Printable

I hated chocolate as a kid. Weird, I know, but I can’t remember ever craving it. Maybe it’s my aversion to icing (buttercream excluded), or the dry and crumbly grocery store variety that turned me off, but I never viewed chocolate cake as a decadent...
10 Ways to Save on Furniture and Decor

10 Ways to Save on Furniture and Decor

Barring all understanding, I have managed to carve out a little space for myself in the niche of financial writing.  My job has given me a lasting appreciation for frugal living, a quality that is molto bueno in the interior design department. After moving 7 times in...