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Sep 30th

Recipes » Sauteed Chicken


-1 4-5 pound whole roasting chicken

-2 Tbsp butter

-1 Tbsp olive oil

-1 Tbsp Paprika

-salt and pepper to taste

Pan sauce

-1/2 shallot, minced

-1/2 cup Vermouth or White Wine

-1/2 cup Chicken stock

-1 Tbsp or more cream (optional)

-1 squeeze of lemon

-salt and pepper to taste



Tags: 1 year, chicken, chicken recipe, easy chicken recipe, satueed chicken, cheap recipe, chicken and pan sauce, vermouth,

Sep 3rd

Episodes » Episode 42: Bar B Que Baked Beans!

Here we are - nearly labor day, the last day of the summer and the last summertime recipe of Economy Bites! We're sad that the scortching New York City summer days are at an end...but not really. Actually, it's pretty hard to do our show in the summer. No air conditioning in the kitchen = cranky, smelly E. Biters. Be glad that you're on THIS side of the camera!

Now that I've riled up your appetite, take a look at our final summer Economy Bites recipe: Bar B Que baked beans!



Tags: beans, bar b que recipe, southern recipe, cheap recipe, beans recipe, bacon, easy recipe, easy southern recipe

Aug 5th

Recipes » Curry Chicken Salad


-2 to 3 lbs chicken thighs and drumsticks

-1/2 large white onion, diced

-3 ribs celery, diced fine

-1 1/2 cups dried cranberries

-1/2 cup greek yogurt

-1/2 cup mayonnaise

-2 Tbsp curry powder

-1 1/2 Tbsp honey

salt and pepper to taste


Tags: chicken salad, chicken recipe, cheap recipe, summer salad recipe, summer recipe, chicken curry, curry chicken salad

May 20th

Episodes » Episode 31: Potato Salad

Hola all! The summer has now officially begun and I am jetting off to California for that traditional Summer kick-off event: Graduation! Enjoy the video below. Potato salad: it's not new, it's not fancy, but it suuureeee is yummy!


Tags: potato salad, cheap recipe, summer recipes, easy summer recipes, all american recipes

Apr 30th

Recipes » Chicken Chorizo Meatloaf


-1 sweet yellow onion, diced

-1 jalapeno, diced (stem removed)

-1 red pepper, diced (stem removed)

-2 cloves of garlic, diced

-4 small links of chorizo, diced

-1 Tbsp tomato paste

 -1 cup breadcrumbs

-1 Tbsp cumin

-1/2 Tbsp chile powder

-pinch cayenne pepper, paprika and salt

-2 eggs, whisked

-1 lb ground chicken



Tags: chorizo, meatloaf, texmex recipe, chicken, easy recipe, cheap recipe, easy cheap recipe, easy cheap texmex recipe

Mar 17th

Episodes » Episode 23: Chili with Chilies

We're proud to bring you a very special episode this week, the 2nd in our series of Brooklyn-centric collaborations (the first co-starring Marty last week) the 3rd of which will air late next month. Today's episode co-stars Ms. Anneliese Griffin of Brooklyn Based, our favorite email newsletter - and we do get a bunch - focused on the best of Brooklyn food, life and happenings. If you're a Brooklyn resident and you're not subscribed...stop missing out! Get on it now!

We're extremely lucky that Anneliese suggested we make Chili in our episode together because, and I'm kind of mortified to admit this, I don't have a Chili recipe. I'm a Texan without a Chili recipe. I know, I'm disgrace and I'm sorry.

Thank the lord for Annaliese, because this girl knew what she was doing. Not only did she bring the recipe, she also brought some really delicious, grass-fed beef from The Meat Hook. We felt very spoiled...and we LIKED it!

Read on for notes about this tasty recipe...


Tags: chili, chilies, dried chilies, chili con carne, fritos, frito pie, easy chili recipe, beef chili recipe, spicy chili recipe, brooklyn based, cheap recipe, cheap and easy chili recipe

Feb 4th

Episodes » Episode 17: Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas are some of the best things I've ever made, and I'm extremely proud to say that the recipe was born (mostly) in my very own brain. If I never created anything else worthwhile in this world, I can die happy knowing I at least contributed this dish. I'm perfectly happy with these enchiladas becoming my legacy, that's how good they are.


This sauce on these enchiladas originated in this recipe in Gourmet (RIP). I read it and thought, "mmm, that sauce looks fabulous, maybe I can use it for E. Bites. Turning it into an enchilada sauce (aka: adding chicken broth, onions and garlic) was a stroke of brilliance, If I say so myself! It's smoky-spicyness from the crazy hot chipotles gives the regular old enchilada a HUGE and welcome kick in the A . MMM, I wish I had some right NOW!


Tags: enchiladas, enchilada recipe, chipotle chicken enchiladas, tex mex recipe, texmex enchilada recipe, chipotle chicken enchilada recipe, cheap recipe, cheap enchilada recipe, easy cheap enchilada recipe, easy enchilada recipe
Recipes » Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas


-2 Lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

-1 cup ketchup

-2 Tbsp dijon mustard

-2 Tbsp apple cder vinegar

-2 Tbsp dark brown sugar

-1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

-2 pinches cumin

-1/4 cup chipotles in adobo, diced

-1 yellow onion, diced

-6 cloves garlic, minced

-2  tabs butter

-12 corn tortillas

-2 cups chicken broth

-2 to 4 cups pepperjack cheese, shredded

-1/2 cup water (optional)


Tags: enchiladas, enchilada recipe, chipotle chicken enchiladas, tex mex recipe, texmex enchilada recipe, chipotle chicken enchilada recipe, cheap recipe, cheap enchilada recipe, easy cheap enchilada recipe, easy enchilada recipe

Jan 21st

Recipes » Corn Bean Salad


-2 14 oz. cans of black beans

-2 14 oz. cans of sweet corn

-1 red onion, diced

-1 package of cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half

-1/2 Tbsp olive oil

-1 bunch of cilantro

-2 limes

-salt and pepper


Tags: sweet corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cilantro, corn bean salad, vegan recipe, salad, cheap recipe, cheap vegan recipe, easy vegan recipe, cheap vegetarian recipe, easy cheap vegetarian recipe

Jan 7th

Recipes » Allie's Tortilla Soup

** Note: recipe has been increased since filming. Also - the spice amounts are approximate. Spice to your desired taste.


-3/4 cup white or yellow onion, diced small

-1 jalepeno, diced and seeded

-3 garlic cloves, diced small

-1 1/2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes with chilis

-6 cups chicken broth

-1 1/2 Tbsp cumin

-1/2 Tbsp chili powder

-1/2 Tbsp onion powder

-1 tsp cayenne Pepper

-1/2 tsp Paprika

-pinch of salt, pepper, white pepper and crushed red pepper

-2 cups shredded cooked chicken

-10 corn tortillas

Optional (but encouraged) cilantro, cheddar cheese, lime juice and avocados for garnish.


Tags: tortilla soup, texmex recipe, tex mex recipe, tortilla soup recipe, easy recipe, easy soup recipe, cheap recipe, cheap soup recipe, easy cheap soup recipe

Dec 17th

Recipes » Hilde's Noodle Kugel


-1 8 oz package of wide egg noodles

-1 stick melted butter

-8 ounces cream cheese

-1 cup whole milk

-4 eggs

- 2 cups Corn Flakes

-2 1/2 Tbsp sugar

-1 tsp cinnamon


Tags: hilde schwartz, allie schwartz, daniel schloss, noodle kugel, jewish food, Jewish recipe, Hanukah recipe, cheap recipe, vegetarian recipe, sweet kugel recipe, corn flakes, cream cheese, egg noodles

Dec 10th

Recipes » Thai Chicken Pasta


-4 thinly sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts

-1 to 2 Tbsp grill seasoning

-1 box of thick spaghetti

-1 large seedless cucumber, pealed and sliced thin

-2 red peppers, chopped into strips

-4 or 5 large carrots, sliced thin

-1 bunch of scallions, chopped

-cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

-1 lime for juice


-1/3 cup peanut butter, microwaved for 30 seconds

-1 shallot, diced

-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar

-1/2 cup soy sauce

-1/2 cup honey

-1 Tbsp sesame oil

-2 Tbsp hot sauce

-2 tsp crushed red pepper



Tags: thai chicken pasta, allie schwartz, daniel schloss, thai recipe, chicken recipe, easy recipe, cheap recipe, cheap thai recipe, easy thai recipe, thai chicken recipe, pasta, vegetables, peanut butter, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken, thai at home, asian recipe

Dec 8th

Blog » Bonus Vlog: Suzy Schwartz

Hey folks! Enjoy a little bonus footage of my momma and I cooking up a storm in my tiny little kitchen.


Tags: Suzy Schwartz, Allie Schwartz, cheap recipe, easy Italian recipe, cheap Italian recipe, chicken recipe, chicken parmessan, Chicken parmessan recipe, easy chicken parmessan recipe,

Dec 3rd

Episodes » Episode 10: Suzy's Chicken Parm

Ten Episodes! A milestone. What better way to celebrate than with the best possible guest co-host, my momma!


Tags: Suzy Schwartz, Allie Schwartz, cheap recipe, easy Italian recipe, cheap Italian recipe, chicken recipe, chicken parmessan, Chicken parmessan recipe, easy chicken parmessan recipe, daniel schloss

Nov 19th

Episodes » Episode 8: Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles

Episode 8 - what to say. As I'm writing this, I'm listening to it play in the's like hearing a learning impaired person talk to a small child. Why you people keep coming back, I'll never know! It must be the food. If that's the case, you all won't be dissapointed this week with my special Rice and spanish beans!


Tags: mexican recipe, chicken recipe, texmex recipe, spanish rice, black beans, beans and rice, arroz con pollo, easy chicken recipe, easy mexican recipe, cheap recipe, daniel schloss, allie schwartz

Nov 12th

Episodes » Episode 7: Mozzarella Mushroom Meatballs

(Bad Italian accent) Ay! It's time to make-a the meatballs!!


Tags: episode 7, mushroom meatballs, meatballs, stuffed meatballs, mozzarella meatballs, mozzarella mushroom meatballs, meatball recipe, cheap recipe, mozzarella recipe, stuffed meatball recipe, Italian recipe, cheap Italian recipe, mozzarella and mushrooms, baked meatballs, daniel schloss, allie schwartz
Recipes » Mozzarella Mushroom Meatballs


-3/4 lb ground beef

-3/4 lb lean ground Pork

-1 egg, beaten

-1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs

-1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

-1/2 package baby portabella mushrooms, chopped fine

-1/2 large white onion, diced

-ball of mozzarella cheese, chopped into 1 inch cubes

-1 Tbsp onion powder

-1 Tbsp garlic powder

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-Salt and Pepper to taste



Tags: Mozzarella, Meatballs, Mozzarella Mushroom meatballs, mushroom meatballs, mozzarella meatballs, cheap recipe, Italian recipe, quick Italian recipe, tasty cheap recipe, meatball recipe, Italian meatballs, Pork, Ground Sirloin

Nov 5th

Episodes » Episode 6: Sam's Pork Loin with Mustard Sauce

Hello, Economy Bites fans! I don't know about you all, but I'm thrilled that this week is coming to an end. This first week of November has just about done me in, so, now I'm trying to relax. I'm lying on the couch, dreaming of the weekend and watching Julie & Julia while I blog for you, lovely fans, I'm doing it all FOR YOU. Bringing you another episode of Economy Bites, and it's bringing ME back into my happy place. How simply marvelous!

Folks, this episode is extremely special, and not in the after school special kind of way. No roofie horror stories, no prescription drug-melt downs, just PORK...and our very first guest co-host: our friend Sam Vanderpol!


Tags: Sam Vanderpol, Episode 6, Pork loin, mustard sauce, easy pork recipe, pork recipe, easy pork loin recipe, left over pork recipe, mustard sauce recipe, easy pork loin with mustard sauce, cheap recipe, cheap pork recipe

Oct 22nd

Recipes » Allie's Tuna Salad




-2 to 3 large cans of white Albacore tuna 

 -1 large red onion, diced  

-1 green apple, diced  

-3 to 4 stalks of celery, chopped  

-1 Tbsp dijon mustard, plus more to taste

-1 Tbsp mayonnaise, plus more to taste

-1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish, plus more to taste

-salt and pepper to taste




Tags: tuna, tuna salad, easy recipe, episode 3, cheap recipe, apples, sweet tuna salad, dinner recipe, lunch recipe

Oct 16th

Recipes » Hoisin Veggie Stir Fry

-1 Tbsp peanut oil 
-5 carrots thinly sliced on the diagonal 
-1/2 lb snow peas, tips and strings removed 
-12 oz mushrooms, sliced 
-1 to 2 Tbsp ginger 
-1 cup cashews 
-1 6 to 8 oz can bamboo shoots
-1 6 to 8 oz can water chestnuts
-1 to 2 Tbsp minced garlic
-3 Tbsp water
-1 lb Linguini or Spaghetti



-2/3 cup Hoisin sauce

-3 Tbsp Soy Sauce

-3 Tbsp Chinese Rice Wine 

-sirache or red pepper flakes at your discretion


Tags: Hoisin sauce, episode 3, cheap recipe, easy recipe, stir fry, Asian recipe, vegetarian recipe,

Oct 8th

Episodes » Episode 2: Ground Turkey Penne Bake

Welcome back everybody! Thanks for returning for Episode Two: Ground Turkey Penne Bake. This recipe originates with my Grandma Bernice, and she is not Italian. She's a Jew, and she's from Cuero, TX, a place I'm basically sure you've never heard of. That said, she is a fabulous cook, as are many Jewish grandmothers from small towns.

Grandma Bernice's basic baked pasta recipe consisted of shells, marinara sauce and the delicious kicker: a Parmesan cheese crust. It is fabulous in its simplicity. When I started dabbling in cookery, it was one of the first recipes I attempted because it's so easy and yummy. As I've gotten more adventurous, I've tried adding a ton of different things to this dish in hopes of finding a great combination: mushrooms, ground beef, ricotta cheese, etc. etc. etc. Some of the stuff worked and some of it reallllllllllllly didn't. But that's OK, I'm not ashamed! It takes a lot of tries before you land on a winner. And I definitely have found a winner in this pasta combo!

The final dish you'll see on the video involves wheat pasta, mushrooms, onions and, of course, the pièce de résistance, the Parmesan crust. Oh man, I'm tasting that crust in my mouth right now, and it tastes GOOD. That sentence was gross, but trust me, this pasta dish isn't.


Tags: ground turkey, penne, episode 2, ground turkey penne bake, Italian recipe, easy recipe, cheap recipe, Penne Pasta, Pasta, mushrooms, marinara sauce, daniel schloss, allie schwartz
Recipes » Ground Turkey Penne Bake

-1 lb ground turkey (93/7 lean)  
-1/2 medium white onion, diced  
-1 package of raw mushrooms, chopped  
-3 cloves garlic, diced  
-1 lb whole wheat penne
-1 24 oz jar tomato sauce
-1 16 oz bottle parmesan cheese
-1 to 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
-1/2 Tbsp rosemary, fresh or dried 
  -Olive oil
-Salt and pepper


Tags: Episode 2, ground turkey, ground turkey penne bake, pasta, penne, penne pasta, baked pasta, mushrooms, marinara sauce, cheap recipe, easy recipe, Italian recipe

Oct 6th

Recipes » My Fried Ian's Chicken Caesar Salad w/ Cheesy Garlic Croutons

So, I love me some Caesar salad, but I can't imagine myself cooking with a can of anchovies. Maybe I'm closed minded, but I don't like fish that comes in a tin... oh, except for Tuna, which I actually like a lot.


My friend Ian gave me this recipe and I like it because it fulfills my need for an anchovy-less Caesar dressing, and it's a great recipe for my leftover roasted chicken. I think y'all will all enjoy it.


Tags: Roasted chicken, salad, salad with chicken, caesar salad, garlic croutons, leftovers chicken, leftover chicken recipe, easy recipe, cheap recipe,

Oct 4th

Recipes » Allie's Staple Mish-Mosh Salad

Here's a great little salad idea for when you're ready to re-purpose your roasted chicken. This is my staple mish-mosh lunch. it's healthy, hearty and filling, which is a lot to say for a salad. Enjoy!


· 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped

· 1/4 - 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

· 1/4 cup cucumber, sliced thin

· 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas

· 1/4 cup hearts of palm

· 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin

· 1/2 to 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded

· 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled


· 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

· 2 tsp Dijon mustard

· 1/4 cup olive oil

· Salt & Pepper to taste


Tags: chicken, salad with chicken, economy bites, cheap recipe, easy recipe, salad, roasted chicken, balsamic vinegar, chickpeas, cucumbers, hearts of palm, red onion, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, romaine lettuce

Oct 1st

Episodes » Episode 1: Roasted Chicken

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAVORITE (web) TV SHOW!! Economy Bites, the show that teaches you to make yummy, economical dishes that'll last you from Sunday to Thursday!

Here is our first episode: Roasted Chicken. Believe me, we struggled back and forth about which episode we would air first. We landed on chicken for a few reasons:

1: (most) everybody likes chicken.
2: It's ridiculously easy to make.
3: My hair looks fabulous in this episode...


Tags: first episode, roasted chicken, allie schwartz, daniel schloss, economy bites, caesar salad, garlic crouton, easy recipe, economical recipe, cheap recipe, chicken recipe
Recipes » Roasted Chicken



-2 Tbsp. olive oil

-2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

-8-10 cloves garlic, smashed

-2 Tbsp. fresh or dried Thyme

-2 Tbsp. fresh or dried rosemary

-1 lemon, halved

-1 4 lb. whole roasting chicken  rinsed under cold water & dried

-2 yellow onions, chopped

-2 carrot, chopped

-salt & pepper to taste



Tags: roasted chicken, roasted chicken recipe, chicken recipe, easy recipe, cheap recipe, chicken
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