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Oakwood Cafe: Affordable and Delicious Argentinian Food

For the last few months a friend had mentioned an Argentine cafe to try out the next time I was downtown. For some reason, I kept forgetting to go there because I was usually meeting and eating at some of my favorite spots since eating out is less common nowadays as we’re cooking more meals [...]

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Least Favorite Food Chains

In May, I shared my favorite lunch places with you in the hopes that you give them a chance. Today, I’m going to turn my attention to the bottom of the list and include some plain-old restaurants and fast-food places. Watching¬†Where¬†I Eat In no particular order, these are my least-favorite national and regional chains: Applebee’s: [...]

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Summer Meals: Cheeseburgers, Salad with Avocado Dressing, and Roasted Red Potatoes

We’ve been firing up the grill more often, both for our own meals and for get-togethers at our house. This weekend we had friends from out of town visit us and we got the grill ready again. We had burgers, roasted vegetables, and a salad to complete the meal. Cheeseburgers Cheeseburgers are the quintessential summer [...]

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My Favorite Lunch Chains

When it comes to a decently priced and/or relatively health lunch selection, the world between the fast-food drive-through and the steakhouse has certainly seen a lot of growth in the last decade. More and more, people I know and who are in a similar financial position (trying to be careful with their money), are turning [...]

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More Finds from Trader Joe’s

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the newest Trader Joe’s opening near our house, and some of my favorite items to date. With the help of my northern relatives, I recently dove even deeper into the offers at Joe’s and found some pleasant surprises in the mix. You might recall some of my favorites [...]

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