Hoot hoot! Part II of our interview with Two Penny Parties is alive and kicking. Click here for tips on divining a budget-friendly (but no less beauteous) bridal shower and concocting a low-cost cocktail. Thanks again to Shachi for chatting with us!
Just a quickie this Friday… Since we’re all about free stuff (cheap stuff, discounted stuff), I wanted to share with you a Mother’s Day giveaway on “daughter” site On the Glam. Now thru Monday May 3rd, Mariel is hosting a giveaway for a David Yurman Eau de Parfum Purse Spray, which retails for $75. Click[…]
Pâte à Choux Recipe – Makes 24 “Puffs” Ingredients for Pâte à Choux: 1 cup all-purpose flour – from stock 4 ounces unsalted butter, sliced – from stock 1 cup water -from stock ¼ teaspoon salt – from stock 4 large eggs, lightly beaten – from stock 1 large egg whisked with 1 Tablespoon water[…]
Basic Pie Crust Recipe Makes a Double Crust Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour – stock 1 teaspoon salt – stock 1 teaspoon sugar – stock 2 sticks sweet butter (16 Tablespoons), sliced (and cold) – stock approximately ½ cup ice water Total Cost: Free(ish), depending on how stocked your pantry is Directions: 1. Arm the[…]
Ready to put your onion chopping skills to the test? Check out these recipes: Mango Salsa Garden Guacamole Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Wild Rice, Sweet Onions and Figs Caramelized Onion Tartlets Tomato Salad with Brie and Bermuda Onion Sweet Potato and Red Onion Salad Winter Beef Stew with Mushrooms, Turnips, Carrots and Onions
Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Dried Figs, Wild Rice and Sweet Onions Serves 5-6 people Ingredients: 5-6lb whole chicken, washed and removed of giblets – $7.45 3 cups of cooked long grain wild rice (I used Uncle Ben’s) – $2.59 1 large Vidalia onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices, then quartered – $0.85 8-oz package dried figs,[…]
In thinking about my own plans for the holiday – a weekend with my children – my first thought was, “Everyone under one roof, I can’t wait!” My second thought was, “What are we gonna eat?” Conjuring up a menu for this weekend took me on an unexpected time-warp through childhood memories of celebrations past,[…]