Food fashions fade in and out like pouffy skirts. It’s kind of tricky to know when to bite. The latest seems to be a hot and sweet tongue teasing, and we’re here to reassure you that this trend is for real. Sophisticated hedonists have always known that stoking up contrasts arouses your sensory pleasure…So you don’t feel left out of the latest foodie flavors, we’ll share our own recipe for brownies that’ll have them on their knees, weeping and begging you for more:
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chicken
Roasted chicken is one of my go-to main dishes because it’s easy, versatile, and delicious. By using dark meat the chicken stays deliciously moist and is difficult to overcook; plus it tends to be more budget friendly. A hot oven, some oil, salt, and pepper is all you really need to make some tasty food. I change things up a little bit here by adding some dried herbs—rosemary and thyme in this instance—and a pint of yellow cherry tomatoes. The tomatoes burst in the oven to form a lovely sauce with the herbs and chicken juices to accompany the roasted meat. Pictured here this recipe gets served atop a bed of spinach, but a starch such as rice, potatoes, or pasta would be just as tasty for a heartier meal.For more great recipes like this one, visit The Hungry Hutch.
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Perfect Peanut Whole-Wheat Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables
Looking for an easy, balanced meal that's easy on the budget? Try this pasta recipe that's a complete meal in a bowl, with whole-grain carbohydrates from the pasta, protein from lean chicken breast, and plenty of fiber, vitamins, and minerals from the vegetables. Click here to see 15 Easy 15-Minute Pasta Recipes.
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At your game party, instead of chili, serve this hearty soup and learn the budget power of using a little bit of flavorful sausage to create a lot of satisfying food. Let guests garnish their own bowls with sliced red onions, red pepper flakes or hot sauce, crumbled Feta cheese, fresh chopped parsley or basil and whole-grain croutons.
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Sleepy Hollow
Transform your mini bar into a mystical getaway that your guests will never forget. What makes this cocktail unique is the inclusion of dry ice and the combination of sweet, spicy, and smoky flavors.This recipe is courtesy of Josh Mazza of The Gilroy, NYC.
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You know what's fun? Food named for what it sounds like. Know what's even better? Easy, nutritious meals that are perfect for lunch or dinner, and keep well. Glorp was created when I was a broke student and worried about getting scurvy while living on a really tight budget. Now it's a weekly staple at my house, my boyfriend loves it, and I copy out this recipe for all my family and friends when they head off to school. Included is the original recipe, with healthier modifications in parentheses.  
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Steak Pizzaiola Recipe
This hearty, comforting dish may taste like it costs a fortune, but it will only set you back a few dollars. Typically, when it comes to budget meals for two, it's easy to assume that cooking steak will be way too luxurious. This dish uses a cheaper cut of beef that's braised in tomato sauce to add extra flavor and tenderness.  Total cost: $6.68 Click here to see Dinner for Two Under $10.
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Pesto is so versatile, you'll never run out of ways to enjoy it. Toss spoonfuls of this no-cook sauce with hot pasta or steamed vegetables, use it as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, or serve as a dip with raw vegetables or pita chips. You can easily adapt pesto to your budget by substituting sale-priced nuts, herbs/greens and cheese, or what you've got on hand or in the garden.
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Easy Poached Fish with Tomatoes and Couscous Recipe
An easy, healthy, and filling recipe that doesn't break the bank — and tastes delicious. When coming up with a recipe that would serve (and satisfy) two people for less than $10, I was a little worried because I wanted to include a protein in the dish without going over budget. After an extensive conversation with my fishmonger, I settled on lemon sole even though I had initially wanted tilapia (they didn't have any that day). While the fish most likely increased the cost a little, I still made the cut. If you're just looking to make this dish for fun (which is always encouraged), then feel free to add some spinach or ribbons of Swiss chard to the dish. But even as is, it's absolutely delicious! (And spending less on dinner makes me feel more justified in splurging on an expensive bottle of wine.) Total cost: $7.31
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We roast Anjou, Comice, or Bartlett pears for this simple dessert in any number of Italian passiti, or sweet dessert wines — vin santo from Tuscany, recioto di soave from the Veneto, or any of the nonsparkling moscati. The prices and delicate flavors of these wines vary; choose one that suits your budget and taste. 
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Yorkshire Pudding
Yorkshire pudding was an excellent and affordable way to fill up on a meager budget. Often, Yorkshire pudding was served before a less-than-filling meal as a way to stave off hunger. While not enjoyed by the upper crust, Yorkshire pudding — along with a side of jam or cream — is the kind of snack Mr. Mason would serve to Daisy during her after-Christmas visit.
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Love crab cakes? This is a simple recipe that uses imitation crab. If you’re on a budget or looking for a quick recipe, using imitation crabmeat instead of the real deal can be a tremendous help. 
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