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Hot Outta The Oven: Food For A Week…Cheap!

We’re hoping that with this week’s election, the financial situation will straighten itself out — but it’s not going to happen overnight, so we’re gonna need to be a little more frugal. No more eating out every night! No more buying expensive salads for lunch! If you missed Teri Tsang Barrett’s “Hot Out Of The Oven” recessionista menu last week, make the dishes this week! After the jump, the shopping list and daily recipes… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Brothel Business, A Risque Running Outfit, And A Bachelorette Breakup

  • Even brothels are seeing a decrease in business due to the economic recession. [LA Times]
  • A 27-year-old man from Great Britain ran the New York Marathon on Sunday wearing a Borat-style neon green bathing suit. We bet he had some serious rubbing thanks to the thong banana hammock. [Gothamist]
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    Create A Recession Email Filter To Combat Your Internet Shopping Habit

    All of us at The Frisky are pretty addicted to websites like Gilt and Shop It To Me that email us about designer deals. It’s hard to resist dresses that are half price, even if we are in tough economic times. The blog Stilettos on Cobblestone had a genius idea that is totally going to help us avoid buying clothes just because they’re on sale: Create a recession email filter. (If you have Gmail, got to Settings, then Filter to create one.) Then, all shopping-related emails, like the one I got today showing me this Marc by Marc Jacobs Wooly Pointell Sweater and J.Crew Penelope Peep Toes won’t torture you, because they’ll never appear in your inbox. [via Racked] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Moschino Hotel, Recession Beauty, & Brad Pitt On Marriage

  • Fashion label Moschino will open a hotel in Milan in 2009. The interior is being overseen by Moschino’s creative director and her design team. How fancy. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
  • You may be too poor right now to go to a spa, but you can totally give yourself a facial with the oatmeal you have in your cupboard but never eat. [Sassybella]
  • Police accidentally shot a 20-year-old newlywed man in Anaheim, CA, because they thought he was a suspect. So sad. [CNN]
  • Brad Pitt said he doesn’t want to get married again because he’s afraid that he’ll have to go through another divorce. [AHN]
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    Hot Outta The Oven: Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower Pasta On A Recessionista’s Budget

    Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Here she unveils her favorite frisky recipes—good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch. Got a rumble in your belly for something you want her to cook up a recipe for? Email us at tips@thefrisky.com.

    In preparation for the financial apocalypse, I was challenged by Amelia to come up with five recipes for Frisky readers eatin’ on the cheap. Check out the full grocery list for all the recipes here. I tried to stick with an “under $10” budget* for each recipe, so set aside $50 and let me know if I was wrong. After the jump, the second recipe I’ve concocted…

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    Will Confessions Of A Shopaholic Bomb In This Economy?

    Just six months ago, the “Sex and the City” movie and its crazy-expensive clothes hit theaters. And we ate it up — even the $800+ pair of Manolo Blahnik heels. Oh, how times have changed. Another movie about conspicuous consumption, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” will come to a theater near you on February 14. In the movie’s short trailer, designer brands get name-checked, and Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) goes shopping multiple times. Today, AdAge.com writes about how the movie’s timing sucks. The state of the economy has meant that people actually have to change their shopping habits. Some say Touchstone Pictures will have a hard time marketing the movie, but we say they’ll just have to get creative and reshoot a few scenes. Or, who knows, maybe the market will perk up by February. Anyway, our thoughts on how they could tweak the movie to be a little more in sync with these rough economic times, after the jump.

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    Recession Sex Is Good For Women

    These days, America can’t get enough when it comes to recession sex. For women, former Us Weekly and Star editor Bonnie Fuller finds, the upside to the stock market downslide is “more sex.” To explore where the economy meets the libido, Fuller toured sex shops, talked to sexperts, and found the business of recession sex is booming. At sex toy boutique Babeland, sex toys sales are on the rise. The owner of high-end lingerie store La Petite Coquette reports lingerie sales are up. Why? Because women are looking to make their financially down-trodden men happy in the bedroom, if not the boardroom. Fuller’s sources say people are having more sex now that a recession is dawning for a variety of reasons: because sex takes our minds of our money problems, because staying home and having sex is cheaper than going out and having dinner, because if women can’t get off on shopping, we’re going to have to get off on something — or somebody. Of course, guys are finding other ways to get off, but women may find the recession may not be such a bad thing — sexually, at least. How’s the recession affected your sex life? Keep reading »

    The Recession Is Good For Business At Sex Shops

    Bonnie Fuller wrote yesterday on The Moment blog about how the recession is affecting people’s sex lives, a topic we have explored before. So, are hard economic times helping people’s sex lives? Fuller did some research among New York retailers, and made an interesting discovery: Business is actually up at specialty sex shops.

    Erotic toy and lingerie store Babeland saw a 25-percent increase in sales the week of Sept. 29 compared to the same week last year. “The same thing happened after 9/11, when our business also soared. I think we’re recession-proof because sex accessories are an inexpensive luxury,” said Claire Cavanah, the store’s co-founder.

    Even lingerie store La Petite Coquette has been selling loads of lacy underthings. “We think men are really stressed out and working harder, so their wives and girlfriends are buying lingerie to help their guys relax,” owner Rebecca Aspan said. Ummm, we’re really stressed out and working harder, too! What are our husbands and boyfriends doing to help us relax, buying silk boxers for themselves? We hope not. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Janet Jackson And Jermaine Dupri Are Ooover

  • DON’T FORGET to come to The Frisky TONIGHT starting at 9pm EST — Amelia will be liveblogging the “Project Runway” finale, postponing less important activities like debate watching. Live blogging is no fun if there is no audience. Don’t humiliate her!
  • Janet Jackson dumped Jermaine Dupri. Well, actually, her management dumped him for her. [Mediatakeout]
  • Gale Harold of “Desperate Housewives” was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and is being treated in the intensive care unit. [Pop Eater]
  • Ruh-roh. What if you’re not sure your boyfriend is THE ONE? [Dear Sugar]
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    Cheapskate: Trendy Clothes From Kohl’s

    Yesterday we showed you some styles from Wal-Mart that are super-cheap ($15 for a navy blazer!) and they don’t look too shabby, either. Today the spotlight is on Kohl’s, where we found tie-neck blouses galore, the lovely Simply Vera Vera Wang line, and fun heels. If you’re planning on ordering online, place your order today or tomorrow because shipping is just 99 cents! Keep reading »

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