• Food+Drink

    Leftover Remix: Easy French Dip Sandwiches

    Got some leftover beef, perhaps from last night’s dinner roast? Try making these “Easy French Dip Sandwiches”… they only require a handful of ingredients, and less than 15 minutes of hands-on prep/cooking time! Plus- hot, meaty, cheesy, melty… what’s not to like?! Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, the recipe can easily be adapted to feed a crowd. Here’s what you’ll need: For each ONE sandwich: -approx. 1 cup leftover shredded beef -1 hearty/crusty sub roll (don’t use a roll that’s too soft, or the sandwich will fall apart) -2 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese -about 1/4 of a medium yellow onion, sliced (or slightly less, if you prefer……

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  • Finances,  Food+Drink

    12 Guaranteed Ways to Save Money on Groceries!

    We all need to eat. However, especially when you have a small income, large family, or one full of hungry teenagers, the food can seem to disappear almost as soon as it comes into the house. Most of us don’t have unlimited amounts of money to spend on groceries, and would love to find ways to get the food we want (and need) for a better price. Here are 12 guaranteed ways to save money on your groceries: Make a Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List This can often be a daunting task, trying to plan out a whole week’s worth of meals at once. Most of us have had…

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  • Finances

    4 Money-Saving Apps You Need to Download Today!

    There are thousands of applications (apps, for short) for just about everything these days… music, games, sports, social media, the list goes on and on. And granted, many of these apps are great for keeping in touch with far-flung friends and family, or keeping yourself busy while you’re waiting in line at the post office. But are they truly valuable? Not so much. However, there is another kind of app, one that tends to get overlooked- the kind that can save you money! Which, for most of us, is something we can always use more of. Here’s a quick roundup of 4 FREE money-saving apps that I think are worth…

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  • Crafts+DIY

    Easy 5-Minute DIY: Recycled Bird Feeder

    Today’s easy 5-Minute DIY recycled bird feeder is the perfect thing to make if you’re looking for a quick project for yourself or your kids, especially on those long summer days when they’re out of school with lots of time on their hands. It doesn’t require super-precise measurements or cutting, and it can be adapted easily to whatever empty recyclable container you have on hand, whether it’s a juice bottle like the one I used, a 2-liter soda bottle, or a plastic milk jug. It’s a way to reuse materials, and feed wildlife at the same time… not to mention costs almost nothing! Here’s what you’ll need: -A clean, empty…

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  • Out and About

    Review: The Lion Habitat Ranch-Henderson, NV

    When most people are considering a trip to Las Vegas, they may be eager to hit the slot machines or gaming tables, visit one of our many nightclubs, take in a top-tier residency show or a Cirque performance, maybe even just lounge by the hotel pool, cool drink in hand. Seeing wildlife is usually not high on many tourists’ (or locals, for that matter) priority lists. But I’m here to tell you that it should be. Most of us know about the MGM lions from the ubiquitous opening sequence of many feature films. And many Vegas locals and visitors also remember the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino’s Lion Habitat, which…

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