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From Tank to Table: Preparing A Whole Fish!

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM

Here at E. Bites we pride ourselves in the ability to bring you lots of different kinds of foods, ways of cooking and styles of money saving. A criticism of our show that we occasionally hear is that we don't support the local, seasonal food movement.

Well that's silly, because...

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Carbon Neutral Cupcakes with Little Cupcake Bakeshop!

(3) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 8:02 AM

Welcome Economy Bites readers and viewers! We're so happy to be back RIGHT in time for Valentines Day! Single or coupled, Valentines day is a time for love...and SWEETS! So today we're celebrating with something sugary and pink: fresh strawberry cupcakes!

Our cupcake recipe comes from Little...

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Cooking with Grandma!

(13) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 10:01 AM

In this extremely special episode, you get to meet my grandma Hilde, an incredible lady and a huge influence on my life and cooking. Grandma Hilde, in fact, was the first person who taught me my way around the kitchen when I was 20 and finally starting to take interest...

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Recession Recipe: Thai Chicken Pasta

(5) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 8:05 AM

Allie here! Bringing you one of my favorite recipes - Thai chicken pasta. This recipe is super yummy and - MAJOR BONUS - it's ridiculously easy to prepare.

Fair warning - the sauce in this recipe uses quite a few ingredients. However, most of them are pantry staples you should...

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Cheap & Easy Cooking with Mom!!

(5) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 10:07 AM

More often then not, people who love food credit the alpha females in their lives for instilling in them the "taste" (if you will) for home cooked goodness. Turns out, I am no different then most people. Nothing tastes better to me then a meal cooked with love by my...

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Recession Recipe: Barbecue-Style Pizza

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 4:03 PM

This episode was shot in 2009 around Thanksgiving - the purpose of the recipe was to find a creative way to use all the leftover turkey from the big day, but in a non-holiday setting, I'd go ahead and substitute chicken for turkey, as it's usually more accessible and a...

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Holiday Recipe: Julia's Beef Bourguignon

(3) Comments | Posted December 27, 2010 | 1:49 PM

We here at Economy Bites are hunkering down as the East Coast winter blizzard blows through our lives. We've worked crazy hard to bring you 45 episodes this year (phew!) and, well, we think we deserve a teensy little break. Today's episode, a Christmas inspired-take on Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon,...

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Recession Recipe: Red Beans & Rice

(22) Comments | Posted December 21, 2010 | 6:05 PM

I come from Texas and in Texas we care about our neighbors. One of our favorites is Louisiana, our buddies to the east. Since Louisiana is so close to the Lone Star State, it makes sense that we tend to share things: our men go to LSU, their ladies come...

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Recession Recipe: Beef & Veggie Kebabs with Tzaziki Sauce!

(8) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 5:06 PM

There's a Greek restaurant in Brooklyn near Daniel's apartment that I'm borderline obsessed with. Daniel and I usually nom on their treats during our weekly meetings to discuss whatever it is we need to discuss and then I spend the rest of the week craving the delicious Tzaziki sauce that'll...

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Recession Recipe: Andie's Bubbie's Lasagna

(11) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 11:41 AM


This episode is dedicated to Andie, a longtime friend and supporter of Economy Bites. Andie's bubbie (Yiddish for "grandma") passed this recipe down to her and she passed it over to me. I love this episode because I feel like I was extra crazy the day we filmed it. Maybe...

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Cheap Thanksgiving Treat: Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

(7) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 10:11 AM

Today we're making Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese - YUM!

I thought you'd be interested in the abridged version of the work that went into creating this dish. Once I knew I wanted to make Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, the first step was trying Martha's recipe. To...

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Basil Hayden's Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders w/ Honey Bourbon Cream

(4) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 1:09 PM

Last month we were extremely lucky to have Basil Hayden's Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey sponsor our One Year Anniversary party in Brooklyn. We were even LUCKIER to have a little extra bottle of Basil Hayden's to keep for ourselves!

I like a nice strong cocktail as much as the next girl,...

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Baking 101: Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

(10) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 9:42 AM

I've come to love and enjoy baking nearly as much as I love to cook. It's surprising seeing as I 1) hate to follow directions and 2) have the patience of a hummingbird...but somehow it's become the truth. One of my favorite treats to make on the weekends is banana...

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Halloween Horror Recipe!

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love costumes, candy and debauchery, and It's an opportunity to get really crazy with our show here at Economy Bites. 99% of the time, our #1 focus is bringing you great, accessible recipes at affordable prices. Occasionally though, our inner creative demons...

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The At Home Barbecue Brisket

(5) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 2:19 PM


I'm so happy to bring you today's episode: our collaboration with Sixpoint Craft Ales. In the show, I get to play doctor with a beautiful piece of meat. That sentence doesn't sound right, but I'm gonna go with it...

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The $7 Homemade Pizza Oven!

(212) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 5:44 PM


If you're traveling to New York and you check yelp.com for suggestions of activities in which to participate while you're here, the number 1 tour they suggest you take is Scott's Pizza Tour, led by Pizza Enthusiast, Scott Wiener. Along with knowing all the important pizza landmarks and...

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Recession Recipe: Pasta alla Norma

(21) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 10:02 AM

In today's show, we make Pasta alla Norma, the recipe for which we found in The Geometry of Pasta, a book from our friends at Quirk Publishing, another of the many companies we've had the opportunity to work with lately. While we love meeting new people and tasting new dishes,...

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Recession Recipe: Sauteed Chicken

(32) Comments | Posted October 9, 2010 | 11:42 AM

Saturday, October 2nd was one year from the day we aired our 1st episode - today we're making sauteed chicken as an homage to that first recipe. We're using the same raw material - a whole roaster - but putting it together a different way. Same basic ingredients,...

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Recession Recipe: Cara's Carrot Cupcakes

(24) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 10:23 AM

Before we get the 2nd part of our Economy Bites, Big Girls, Small Kitchen crossover, check out the video we made with Sixpoint Craft Brewery & The Waterfront Ale House in Brooklyn. In the video, chef Sam teaches us to make Sixpoint infused brisket & pastrami...

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HuffPo Food Crossover: Economy Bites & Big Girls Small Kitchen!

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 2:23 PM

Welcome to the first of two episodes we shot with the lovely ladies from Big Girls Small Kitchen (did you miss the adorable promo? See it here!). We put together two episodes with these gals because each has a specialty. Phoebe, today's guest star, focuses her...

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