Host a Tapas Party: Entertaining on a Budget

Tapas, Spanish for “small plates” dinners have become increasingly popular over the past year. The foods are easy to prepare and some require nothing more than opening a can or jar and making it an easy and inexpensive way to entertain in the summertime. Following are the basics to hosting a tapas party. The Atmosphere […]

Raspberry Chicken: Budget Food Tip

Don’t you love to cook those meals that only look fancy, but are in reality super simple to make? This raspberry chicken is one of those and the chicken is baked in the oven or cooked on the grill, and topped with an easy raspberry sauce that’s actually salad dressing. With raspberries in season right […]

Free Shipping on Home Decor: Target

The Deal: Spend $50, get free shipping on home decor at Target.com! What We Say: Hello, cute and kooky decorations, good bye shipping fees. Target’s style translates itself to all departments, and its home decor is an example of budget home decorating at its best. Check out some of our picks: If you purchase this […]

Sprout Your Own: Budget Grocery Tip

Sprouts are back. A staple of 1970s diets, they’ve returned with a vengeance, and for good reason. Sprouts contain many disease-preventing phytochemicals. Many sprout varieties are rich in antioxidants, protein, vitamin D, vitamin C and isoflavones. And, sprouts you grow yourself are fresher and much less expensive than those pre-packaged store sprouts. We checked our […]

Roasted Garlic: Entertaining on a Budget

If you prefer not to serve raw garlic to guests — it’s just a little too potent for your palate — here’s a suggestion. Roasted garlic offers a sweet and tasty alternative, and is simple and delicious to make (no special equipment required & just garlic and some foil). It makes an easy and impressive […]

In-Season Fruit Pies: Budget Food Tip

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named July National Blueberry Month. Blueberries are now at their peak of freshness, they’re in season through August so they’re inexpensive at most grocery stores or farm stands. Now’s the perfect time to pick up a few pints or pick your own. A tasty way to enjoy the bounty […]

Isaac Mizrahi in the Kitchen

We’re used to seeing Isaac Mizrahi in a showroom surrounded by clothing, but he has a domestic side too–watch him make his favorite ice cream, mint chocolate chip, in this video from epicurious. Follow the recipe and you’ll never have to leave the house for ice cream again.

Gas for Groceries: Budget Grocery Tip

When we signed up for the store savings card at our local grocery store, we were immediately enrolled in a fuel-discount program. Each time you purchase groceries or gift cards, you earn points toward gas that can be redeemed at participating gas stations. A handy occurrence when gas prices have been hovering around $4 per […]

Edible Place Cards: Entertaining on a Budget

With summer comes the need for entertaining. Bridal showers, baby showers, parties and picnics can all be great opportunities to gather with friends and family and enjoy the warm weather. It’s also time for decorating and entertaining with less fuss by using multi-purpose items. Instead of using formal place cards, why not make your own? […]

Etsy Picks for Your Home Under $30

Handmade accessories guarantee that you’ll have something in your home that no one else has, and Etsy is the best resource to shop for one-of-a-kind bric-a-brac. Similar to eBay, Etsy is a website for crafters to sell their wares online. If you appreciate all things handmade but don’t have a DIY bone in your body, […]