Posts tagged "bargains"
Strawberries and Spaghetti

Strawberries and Spaghetti

More strawberry ideas. One of our all time favorite restaurants in NYC was Sfoglia*, a charming Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side across from the 92nd Street Y . While everything was fantastic we lusted after two things on their menu– chicken under a brick (more on this another day) and spaghetti sauce made...

Pears!

  We stumbled on beautiful organic Anjou pears on sale last week and scooped up half a dozen. We had no plan. At the time we thought they’d be a perfect accompaniment to goat cheese and walnuts for a satisfying quick lunch, or we’d munch on them as they ripened for an afternoon snack. Who...

Our Sauce on Shrimp Cocktail

Last night we had a craving for shrimp cocktail. Could there be a better marriage of flavor and texture? Cold firm shrimp and spicy red sauce. We ran out to the store to pick up some cooked shrimp in order to make a simple quick shrimp cocktail. Unfortunately, the only shrimp cooked and ready to dip...

Mustard Greens with Honey Orange Vinaigrette

Easy on the budget, a snap to prepare, try this yummy mustard greens salad. You’ll love the sweet and citrusy contrast of the honey orange vinaigrette with the peppery flavor of the greens. Ingredients 1 small bunch sparkling fresh mustard greens 1 orange peeled and segmented 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon sherry...

A Smart Reminder About Buying Remainders

In our book, Bitches on a Budget, we advise a girl needs to be wise when it comes to buying items just because they are on sale. We love a bargain as much as the next gal, but we’ve been burned more than once buying something we really didn’t want. Worse, we’ve been burned buying...

Advice for the Morning After

Warning: Don’t buy into pre-programmed sales. If you’re bargain hunting in the days after Xmas we have an important tip for you: be wary.  This is the time of year we’re most proud of our shopping prowess and the one thing we never do is buy merchandise that was bought to be put on sale....

Best Lip Balm for the Buck

We’re lip biters. No, not the sexy Vampire kind, more like the nervous gnawer kind. As a result, we always have chapped lips. We’ve run through dozens of lip balms high priced to low priced and finally found one we love: Trader Joe’s Lip Balm Virtuoso. We like the soft spearmint flavor, the silky glide-on and the...
Real Women Fake It

Real Women Fake It

Smart women have been faking it forever. But it’s the really talented ones who pull it off without anyone ever guessing. Special events like a wedding, a charity ball, a State dinner (by the way, we’re still smarting over being left off the list) come around and normally sane women go crazy buying new expensive clothing...

Roots Week: Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet.

Not only have we have given up old fashioned fried fries, but our potato of choice is sweet potato*. So what could be better than simple to make, yummy to eat, baked sweet potato fries?

Beauty and the Beast

Fashion Week in NYC just finished and we’ve shown remarkable self-restraint. Mostly because we’ve seen nothing that has gotten us too excited (on the runway) one way or another.  Until now, that is.  We just saw the most gorgeous Oscar de la Renta dress that if we weren’t on a budget we would be lusting...

Be smart. Stay in. Save cash. Make your own fun.

We’ve already talked about which products your partner steals from you—and which you should steal from them. Now we’re here with an updated list of products you should use together. Be smart. Stay in. Save cash. Make your own fun– Step One: Get Groovin’. Swing by your local independent music store (these guys are suffering,...

Cheap fixes for those no-good, very bad days.

We’ve been thinking about just what it is that can transform a sucko miserable day into something better. You know, the bus driver slammed the door in your face in the pouring rain; a defective lid caused coffee to drip all over your new Anne Fontaine white shirt; then, while you’re wet and coffee stained,...