Getting my “Master Chef” on with Food Lion and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Have you ever watched Masterchef, or maybe even Chopped where they’ve opened up their mystery basket and your first reaction to the ingredients was:

“If I was standing there right now, I would so have this round in the bag.”

Ok, me neither.  However, a couple weeks back I was invited to participate in the first local Food Lion Frugal Cookoff here in Charlotte, where I was given the opportunity to change all that for the better.  Eleven bloggers attended and the gauntlet was thrown down.

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Squash, Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Shells

Sweaters; leaves of gold, red and orange; pungently sweet spices; the return of my skinny jeans (ok, maybe not this year but dang it, every year thereafter); Halloween; Thanksgiving.

These are just a few of the reasons I relish the return of the fall season.    Even hot weather fans can’t deny the magic in that first cool day when the air conditioners abruptly turn off and the windows subsequently fly open in order to allow the crisp autumn breeze to gratefully flow in.

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