Hi there!  My name is Lisa, and I'm obsessed with cooking, eating and writing!  I am the mother of two (almost) teenage girls who are fairly picky with their food, and the wife (ok ok, long time girlfriend) of a hard-working, hungry, meat & potatoes contractor.

I am constantly on the lookout for new and exciting recipes that are healthy, budget friendly, and family-approved.  This isn't an easy feat and I've had many failed dinners, but I won't quit!  Most of my recipes are adaptations of ones I have found in magazines and pinterest.  I always credit the original chef, and add my tweaks in brackets to let you know what I have done to adjust the recipe.

I'm always looking for shortcuts while keeping nutrition in tact, since both the kids and the BF are busy with skating and soccer on most evenings.  This leaves me very short on time when it comes to throwing a meal together.  To maintain my sanity, I often turn to my trusty slow-cooker.  I don't know what I would do without it!

In my imaginary life, I'm a professional chef, doing what I love to do all day long.  In my real life, I'm a person who sits at a desk all day, occasionally hopping on to Pinterest to figure out what I'll be making for dinner (shhh!).

I hope you join me on my journey through lunches, dinners, desserts, and budgeting.  Happy eating!