What You'll find Here: Our blog is just like our lives: filled with f words: food, family, frivolity, frustrations and fun.
We'd like to share a peek at all our dirty dishes: the recipes that work and the ones that no one would eat; the milestones we are thrilled to have reached, and some of which we are not so proud.
Our goal is to be honest, because we know that our truth can set our readers free. Or to un-Oprahtize it: you can feel better about your own life and situation by reading about our lives.
Welcome. We appreciate every visitor and love when you share your comments.
And now, meet the Fru-gals....
Suzanne lives in an 1870s Victorian house in New Hampshire that might not survive the current occupants. She shares her home and her heart with Peter, her husband of 22 years, her five sons (aged 18-5), two naughty pugs, and one last good nerve.
When not cooking, cleaning or carpooling, she co-writes the bi-weekly food column Frugal Feasts for the Concord Monitor with unindicted co-conspirator Robin Broadbent.
Suzanne enjoys shoes, gossip, the New York Times, vintage cookbooks, Project Runway, Broadway and, she should mention, shoes.
Robin currently resides in the lovely state of New Hampshire in a big, old beautiful, in need of much attention, house on the corner where everybody knows your name. She shares this home with David, her amazing husband, 8 gloriously well-behaved, seen-and-never-heard children (ages 24-7), a wonderful traveling Nana, a much-loved cat named Jack, and a ridiculous pug named George.
Robin loves to read, sew, pick up after people, fill out endless paperwork for nine, shop, clothe and feed many.
Robin also enjoys time spent at the beach with family, large cups of very strong coffee, time with friends, when everyone is in school, and of course the wonderful adventures co-writing the Frugal Feasts column with her dear friend Suzanne.