Trader Joe’s

brownies-raspberry
17 Sep 2014

A Quick, Cheap, Dirty Chocolate + Raspberry Brownie Recipe

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to gather an endless array of ingredients for my mise-en-place.  But the craving for chocolate can sometimes be unmanageable; the thought of gooey and dense fudge-y, chocolatey goodness being penetrated by my Buscemian canines on loop in my brain.  I like fruit, I

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wine
21 May 2014

Entertaining for the Poor as F*ck: The Best $5 Red Wines

My second love is wine (second only to food).  Oh, wine: you beautiful muse. I adore thee. A while back my parents decided to do a Sideways-inspired family vacation (I think that movie affected us all): we all went up and down the wine country.  A little pinot, a little syrah,

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daffodils
11 Mar 2014

$1.29 bouquet of Daffodils for a Spring Wedding…

In an earlier post, I mentioned taking advantage of Trader Joe’s annual spring $1.29 bouquet of Daffodils and using them for your arrangements at your wedding. Yesterday I went to get arugula at TJ’s and saw the flowers sitting in a basket outside and I immediately bought two bouquets. The woman behind me

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free-wedding-cake
05 Feb 2014

A Broke-Ass Wedding Reception: Merriment On A Budget…

Our outdoor ceremony was 15-minutes: my mom walked me down the aisle and gave me away because my dad sucks balls, rings exchanged, vows exchanged (I left vows upstairs and was forced to wing it), some bawling, Iron & Wine “Lion’s Mane”, two renditions of Erik Satie’s “Gymnopedia No. 1″,

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sake-one
09 Nov 2012

Broke-Ass of the Week – DJ Sake One

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit…probably not.

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23 May 2012

How to Build Your Home Bar – Part I: Bar Basics

I’m shocked no one has talked about this yet, but it’s high time we discussed drinking at home in more depth. Getting hammered in bars is all well and good, especially if you can get someone else to buy your drinks. But then you always end up owing somebody something.

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new-york-city-subway
18 Jan 2012

Celebrating Two Years in New York City: A Look Back at the Time I Got Punched on the Subway

Not to get all promote-y or anything, but in Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in New York City (read it!), he compares NYC to a girl who you constantly chase, but is ultimately out of your league.  I totally get this statement, but for me, New York City is

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