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10 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

More substantial depressionomic food tips:

1) Potatoes. If you are serious about saving money, have a baked potato for dinner. Crumble some bacon on it and if you feel like splurging go for the sour cream. All in all, we're talking like $2/head at most here.

2) Eggs. OK, so the price of these suckers is rising but still. They are chock full of protein (and yes, cholesterol). But scramble, fry or bake 'em and you can have some cheap eats. As per the potato, crumbling on some bacon never hurt anyone.

3) Bean soups. While soups in general are great, if you want it to pass as a main dish best to feature those beans so something sticks to your stomach. Freeze extra servings for when you can't make rent and if we've learned anything from depressionomics: don't skimp on the crumbled bacon.

Feb 09, 2009
miss_lewlew in Features

Um, There's No Lobster in this Lobster

my favorite part is the description of the perpetrator as "the man with a passion for seafood"

Jan 22, 2009
miss_lewlew in Features

10 Little Luxuries

would love to read 10 things that ARE worth cutting back one

Dec 15, 2008
miss_lewlew in Features

Organically Conservative?

Sigh, I guess this means that as a Democrat I'll have to take up molecular gastronomy.

Jul 29, 2008
miss_lewlew in Features

Angry Apps

I assume the follow-up would be "just desserts"

Jul 17, 2008
miss_lewlew in Features

Bakery in Dutchess County

If you've taken the train up from the city and ended up in Poughkeepsie, Cafe Aurora is a hop skip and a jump from the Metronorth station. It has great Italian pastries and is a pleasant place to have a cup of coffee. There are a lot more bougie places to get sweets in Duchess County but there aren't many more authentic places.

Also, Babycakes across from the Vassar campus has some great pastries. If you don't mind rubbing shoulders with some college students, the almond croissants are particularly good.

Apr 16, 2008
miss_lewlew in General Tristate Archive

A Feast of Words

Even without the homoerotic overtones, I would seriously hesitate to call My Antonia a "in the category of 'girl pioneer story' à la Little House on the Prairie." Is there a girl involved? Yes. Is she a pioneer? Yes. But that's about where the similarity ends.

Nitpicking aside, a nice list that avoids a lot of literary food cliches.

Jan 22, 2008
miss_lewlew in Features

Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

Still not a big fan of the recipe but thought I should offer some suggestions in case others want to make it. I used unsweetened pumpkin filling, which might differ mightilly from the recommended '1 cup canned pumpkin'. As my major complaint was about the texture--too airy and insubstantial, I like a cookie with a little heft--perhaps the problem was with the pumpkin ingredient used. Good luck!

Dec 10, 2006
miss_lewlew in Recipes

Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

I just made this recipe--not as good as they are made out to be. Very muffin-top like, not very cookie-like. I love chocolate chip cookies and they are not being replaced by this recipe anytime fast. As a matter of fact, they were pretty gross.

Dec 08, 2006
miss_lewlew in Recipes