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Winter Drinks

Winter Drinks by The Frugal Hostess

The Frugal Hostess loves classic cocktails. She's been collecting cocktail shakers and other bar ware since before she was old enough to drink, and 1920s cocktail culture has always been a lure.Now that she's older and wiser, FruHo no longer knocks back seven gin gimlets and a pack of Camel Lights on a Saturday night, but she can…

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Great People Given Money, FruHo Delighted

Great People Given Money, FruHo Delighted by The Frugal Hostess

AwesomeFood announced today its second microgrant of $1,000has been awarded to Concrete Jungle, avolunteer-run Atlanta-based organization that distributes urban crops tohomeless shelters and other charities. ConcreteJungle is among the nearly 800 applicants from around theworld for grants from Awesome Food, which made its first…

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The 5th Drink - Steakhouse Cocktails

The 5th Drink - Steakhouse Cocktails by The Frugal Hostess

The Frugal Hostess and Husband went out for a very nice and extremely delicious dinner last week. They had amazing tuna, steaks, and wine at Kevin Rathbun Steak, and it was cheap (-er than normal) since the restaurant was participating in Inman Park Restaurant Week. Delicious for the win.There was only one thing missing from this…

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New Slow Carb Recipe - Faux Tuna Nicoise

New Slow Carb Recipe - Faux Tuna Nicoise by The Frugal Hostess

Directions:1. Put all of the above in a glass jar and shake until emulsified.2. The Frugal Hostess never measures this; just do it by eye, and taste it as you go.Salad Ingredients:SpinachIceberg (or whatever lettuce you have. It's prettier with the color contrast.)Can of cannelini beansTuna, one can per personRed onionCapersBoiled…

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The Year in Review

The Year in Review by The Frugal Hostess

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?At this time last year, FruPa was very, very sick, and TFH's resolution was to never eat, drink, or talk again as long as he got well. He got well, and FruHo has been eating, drinking, and talking…

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Slow Carb Recipes Tim Ferriss Would Like

Slow Carb Recipes Tim Ferriss Would Like by The Frugal Hostess

The Frugal Hostess, like most women, is on a diet. Dieting is cheaper than mammoplasty, so that's where she's landed. In an effort to do the least complicated and simultaneously most effective thing, FruHo is following Tim Ferriss's slow carb diet, as outlined in his book, The 4-Hour Body. Listen, there's a great chance that this…

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Wherein THIS Blog Post Saves a Life

Wherein THIS Blog Post Saves a Life by The Frugal Hostess

Has it really been since August 23? Really??? Yikes.There's been a lot going on in FruHo land. Because she recently saw some bloggers comparing a list post to an exercise for slow kids, and because she just cannot physically resist picking a scab like that kind of comment, and because she is herself a slow kid, here is a…

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Gremlin Book Review + Cocktail Recipes

Gremlin Book Review + Cocktail Recipes by The Frugal Hostess

Well, The Frugal Hostess keeps getting sent these amazingly beautiful books about cooking and drinking. For free. It just keeps on happening. Amazing.The first, Organic, Shaken and Stirred by Paul Abercrombie, has some amazingly creative ideas for drinks, whether you're a freak about organic ingredients (as you should be) or not.…

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Recipe for a New BFF

Recipe for a New BFF by The Frugal Hostess

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Frugal Hostess is delighted to introduce today's guest blogger, Rachel Bertsche. Rachel blogs about her adventures in finding a new best friend at MWF Seeking BFF, and she's also writing a book by the same title. While Rachel is not at all as snarky, obnoxious, and big-mouthed as The Frugal Hostess tends to…

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White Sangria Recipe

White Sangria Recipe by The Frugal Hostess

The Frugal Husband frequently forces The Frugal Hostess to drink really, really cheap white wine. He also forces her to drink really cheap red wine, but the white wine is what gives her heartburn. It tastes good, but the acidity? grapes? wineyness of it? gets old after the first glass. So, here is a way to transform cheapo white…

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