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30 August, 2012

Small plates for an afternoon off

Small plates for an afternoon off
Posted in : Simple Splurges on by : Lauri
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  The Cheesecake Factory has come a long way. No more bound to their terribly burdensome menu of huge food with mountains of calories, they’ve expanded their menu with small plates, a better wine list, and a Skinnylicious Menu with more ideas than you can shake a carrot stick at.  I’ve avoided them for some
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25 June, 2011

Shopping beyond the norm

Shopping beyond the norm
Posted in : Fixins, Food Finance, Simple Splurges, Yay, Deals! on by : Lauri
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Growing up, I was often reminded that it’s unseemly to brag.  However, no one ever fully explained the advantages of being “seemly”.  So here goes. Today’s shopping trip is a multi-faceted exercise in 1) straying from the beaten path, 2) frugal entertaining, and 3) thinking on your feet.  With an annual potluck at hand and
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