Posts tagged "recipes"
Profiteroles and Chocolate Sauce!

Profiteroles and Chocolate Sauce!

We love, love, love profiteroles! Filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce they are a perfect dessert.   Preheat oven to 400. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. On the stove bring 3/4 cup water to a boil, add 6 tablespoons of butter and a pinch of salt. Cook...
Pickles, Please.

Pickles, Please.

  Simple refrigerator pickles. We were in the middle of making a monster meal, you know the kind where every utensil, pot and ingredient is spread across the countertop and piled in the sink.  The recipe called for a little of this and a little of that leaving plastic bags of veggies with bits and...
Fish Soup for Every Budget

Fish Soup for Every Budget

  My favorite soup is fish soup and this is my favorite recipe. Some years ago I was lucky enough to study with Patricia Wells at her home in Provence, she is gracious and charming and her cooking is absolutely delicious. While all of her cookbooks are mainstays in my kitchen, my two favorites are Bistro...
Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola Make your own granola. It’s easy. It’s cost effective and way tastier than anything you’ll buy in the store. Go to the bulk section in your grocer for the ingredients.   Ingredients -3 cups of rolled oats -1/2 cup walnuts -1 cup whole cashews -1/2 cup shredded coconut -1/4 cup dark brown sugar...
Healthy Hummus on a Budget

Healthy Hummus on a Budget

In honor of National Eat Your Vegetable Day and Meatless Monday make this hummus a go-to recipe for healthy eating. Why bother to make hummus when every Tom, Dick and Mary corner store sell so many varieties?  It will cost you oh-so-much less and taste oh-so-much better than any store bought hummus. The only added...
Pickled Cherries

Pickled Cherries

Bargain cherries at the market. Sweet. Right?  Not always. Recently, I bought pounds and pounds of cherries at a price that would make any B on a Budget happy, but found myself in a pickle when they started to go bad before I could eat, bake, jam or jelly them. They were about to become...
Chicken Soup for the Flu

Chicken Soup for the Flu

Feeling flu’ish? Taking care of someone sick with the flu? Just looking for a great, simple chicken soup recipe you can throw together in minutes and freeze for later? Here it is. Simple and delicious. Chicken Soup for the Flu 1 chicken 1 onion 2″ knob of ginger 3-4 stalks of parsley 1 fennel bulb...
Black Beans: Simple, Cheap, Ridiculously Delicious

Black Beans: Simple, Cheap, Ridiculously Delicious

I’ve been on a bean binge. Last week it was white beans with olive oil and basil. This week black beans with adobe and chipotle chili. Today baby lima beans with brisket. Beans are healthy, nutritious and CHEAP. They have texture, richness and channel the flavor of the ingredients they are cooked with making them ridiculously...
Watermelon Pickles

Watermelon Pickles

  While shopping at the local farm market we were overcome by a sudden fit of preserve-making enthusiasm and bought a watermelon, an orange cauliflower, cucumbers, turnips, radishes, and carrots. Our first pickling victim was the watermelon. Once we mastered separating the tough outer skin from the rind, this recipe for pickle d watermelon rinds was a...
Roots on a Budget

Roots on a Budget

Living well has nothing to do with how much money you have, it’s about discovering what roots you and gives pleasure. Things like: spending time with family and friends; reading a book; going for a swim; playing a game;eating well.   While we kid around about most things, (we did write Bitches on a Budget, after all),...
Cheese on a Budget

Cheese on a Budget

If you’re a cheese lover you know how easy it is to end up with the ends of once great cheese. While you’re all too happy to open the fridge, peel back the wrap and nibble away, these pieces are not presentable on the table at cocktail hour.  Be thrifty and repurpose them. Save the...
Summer Potions: Muddled Basil Martini

Summer Potions: Muddled Basil Martini

You know us, we’re wine drinking gals, but when we drink the hard stuff–vodka, bourbon, scotch– we usually prefer it straight up. These are adult drinks and each maker works hard to give their spirit a distinct taste. (Read more in the tutorial on whisky/whiskey in our book.) On occasion, however, as the summer sizzles...