About Me

Easy home cooked comfort.

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Hello, I’m Holly!  I am…

A wife, mother of 4,  and blogger.  Wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie.  I am the recipe creator and photographer behind SpendWithPennies.com.

While I’m trained in biological technology to work in a research lab, my days are now spent in the kitchen and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!  You’ll always find me in either immersed in ingredients & recipe chaos, behind my camera capturing or on my computer sharing.

Over the past 22 years, I have become very passionate about cooking for my own family and friends!  In that time I’ve spent many years learning, testing, trying and growing my knowledge in the kitchen (my favorite being cooking classes in Italy and a recent culinary boot camp at our local culinary school)!

I am married to the man of my dreams with four amazing kids (who are almost all grown up) and two little dogs!

SPEND WITH PENNIES …

Here in my little corner of the internet, you will find easy creative recipes for the everyday cook, food with imagination…  both delicious and comforting.   Household tips, time savers, ideas and shopping…

Years back, I could’ve never envisioned that Spend With Pennies would evolve into a place that would bring my passions to life, but here we are today.

This blog began as a way to share shopping tips but after countless recipe requests from friends and family, I decided to share my kitchen adventures on my blog too.  That quickly and easily became the thing I enjoyed best; sharing my recipes!  This now is the place I come to share my all of favorite things with you (most of which is food) and hopefully inspire your everyday.

All of my recipes are created with the everyday cook in mind and tested (and re-tested) by my husband, kids and friends!   You’ll find all kinds of recipes here from quick & easy appetizers (like Crab Rangoon Dip) to uniquely delicious desserts (like Apple Pie Tacos).  There is something for everyone!

My promise to you…

I will to provide simple, easy and tested recipes that both work and taste great.  I will share tips and ideas to make your everyday life easier and more fun.

I read every single comment and every message.  If you have questions or comments, I would LOVE to hear from you.

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Thank you for stopping by to visit! Please pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee and stay awhile…

EASY HOME COOKED COMFORT.