eat on the cheap
Super Bowl Sunday is about to hit America. California has a team in the running this year, so we are probably slightly more excited than usual. We'll ignore the North-Side divide for this one day and cheer on those 49ers. The real question is not who will win (Cali all the way!), but if you have appropriate snackage. We've got ideas.
The weather outside is frightful (on and off) and the fire is so delightful (in your oven) and since you've no place to go, let it snow (flour and sugar)! Last year we gave you a recipe for holiday cookies that was good, but required chill time. Being the non-planners we are, we realized that you deserved to have cookie crumbs falling down the front of your shirt way faster. So we offer you a new recipe for holiday cookies this year. Take two for cheap and easy deserts--enjoy!
If you're asked to bring a side dish to the big meal, this bread stuffing is a big winner. It's delicious and super easy which means it's sure to please the hungry masses and leave you plenty of time to watch football (or to take a walk). Though it's not an LA recipe, we're glad to import the carbs. Our thanks to the toy princess for this crowd-pleaser.
The Sugarfest holiday, better known as Halloween, is right around the corner. To get in the holiday spirit, we think Halloween cupcakes will do the trick. Perfect for serving at pumpkin carving parties and other spooky bashes, these Halloween cupcakes are super easy and delicious.
It's Jewish New Year's (aka Rosh Hashanah) this week and we are delighted to be able to share in the custom of eating to celebrate every occasion. Traditionally, apples and honey are consumed during the festive meal to symbolize everyone's hopes for a sweet new year. This year, we were inspired by friends to mix it up a little with an American tradition. Delicious caramel apples, here we come.
Water is simple, usually inexpensive, and necessary. This should make it an instant crowd-pleaser, but water usually gets a bad rap for being boring. Our new friends over at Bambou Le Pho in West Hollywood inspired us with their delicious fruit-infused water. We got to thinking about more ways to make fun water.
Every holiday needs a good dessert. Fourth of July lends itself to creating impressive themed desserts because making anything in red, white, and blue will look like you put in a lot of effort. No need to spend a day slaving to have everyone oohing and ahhhing over your Fourth of July dessert. Read on for some guidelines on whipping together a spectacularly easy and delicious creation.
Since we're a little old to beat out the kids at the Easter egg hunt without looking like terrible human beings, and since we're way too lazy to decorate our own, we came up with a solution. Let's break those suckers. And make an Easter Egg Frittata. All the spirit and way easier than the alternative. Let's hear it for eating cheaply and thematically.
Los Angeles is rich in cultures. For us, that means a plethora of ethnic food options. Some, however, are seasonal and we intend to take advantage of the moment. With the Jewish holiday of Purim, a tasty of cookie called hamentaschen hits bakeries around town. Grab a few of these filled cookies or get a little crazy and make your own. We present our favorite recipe for hamentaschen:
So you cooked an awesome chicken dinner and somehow still have leftovers. Though leftovers can be nice, you still want that oooh-aaaah factor. Not to worry. WIth a little re-packaging, that chicken will be just as impressive tomorrow or the day after. Read on for some suggestions about what to do with leftover chicken.