Friday, October 31, 2014

Review & Recipes: Skinnygirl Fresh Hummus

Bethenny has done it again with the launch of Skinnygirl Fresh!

The hummus, made with non-fat Greek yogurt and chickpeas as the base, comes in 4 different delicious variations under 50 calories per serving. 

Here are some recipes I made using the new Skinnygirl Hummus. And for good fun, I've paired each recipe with an offering from Skinnygirl Cocktails!

Skinnygirl Roasted Red Pepper Hummus tastes delicious on pita chips, WheatThins, or your favorite crackers or vegetables. Any choice from Skinnygirl: The Wine Collection would be a great pairing for snacking with Skinnygirl Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! 

I used the delicious Skinnygirl Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus to make my semi-raw zucchini noodles with Thai peanut sauce. A Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka drink would be delicious with this spicy dish! 

Skinnygirl Roasted Garlic Hummus goes great on a pita or tortilla wrap with some fresh-sliced avocado, red onion, and spring mix greens. The Skinnygirl Mojito would be great with this tangy treat! 

Anything would taste better with Skinnygirl Classic Hummus, and I was happy to heat up some mushrooms, pinto beans, kidney beans, and onions in a skillet. Then you can throw everything in a tortilla or taco shell and top with Skinnygirl Classic Hummus for a creamy addition to this healthy meal. Pair with the original Skinnygirl Margarita or the new Skinnygirl Sweet'arita!

Have you tried these new offerings from Skinnygirl Fresh? Let me know what you think in the comments below and on Twitter @OhHellYes!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Halloween Cocktail For A Scary Good Time

Whether you’re pre-gaming for your favorite spot’s haunted party or keeping it low-key and staying in, Hornitos® Tequila has the recipe for making you a Halloween hero – or headless horseman or whatever role you take on this year! 

Hornitos® Tequila’s mixologist, Christian Sanders of Evelyn Drinkery in NYC, has created a Halloween cocktail that looks as though “blood” is dripping down the sides of the drink. The Instagram-worthy Potion de Muerto will blow your guests’ minds and set the spooky mood for what’s sure to be an epic night. Follow us on Instagram @hornitostequila and share your photo.

The Potion de Muerto is made with Hornitos® Black Barrel®, a super smooth, triple aged, 100% agave tequila uniquely aged to embark distinct and complex whiskey notes.

Potion de Muerto
·         2 parts Hornitos® Black Barrel®
·         ¾ part orange juice
·         ¾ part lemon juice
·         ¾ part chipotle agave *
·         2 dashes orange bitters
·         ½ part beet juice
*Substitute agave nectar for chipotle agave if unavailable.

Preparation: Serve in a tall glass over crushed ice with a beet juice float – the beet juice will slowly float down the glass through the crushed ice, making it look like blood dripping down. Garnish with an orange slice.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Funko Custom: Slay-Ready Buffy

To change Buffy's staking arm position, I boiled a pot of water, turned off the heat, and held Buffy's body under the water for about a minute. When the vinyl softened, I just bent Buffy's arm in the position I wanted using a towel (the plastic is hot). I held the arm in that position until the plastic cooled, about a minute or two. Voila! Slay-ready Buffy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inside Bethenny's 'Skinnygirl Cocktails' Book Launch Party

Gilt City Celebrates the Launch of
Bethenny Frankel's SKINNYGIRL® COCKTAILS: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes Book

WHO:  Bethenny Frankel (in Valentino jumpsuit, Gianvito Rossi shoes)

 On Tuesday, October 21st, Gilt City celebrated the launch of Bethenny Frankel's new book, SKINNYGIRL®COCKTAILS: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes (out October 28th) at an exclusive event at Bagatelle in New York City. Guests enjoyed Skinnygirl® Cocktails and a Q&A with Bethenny herself and E! News' Alicia Quarles where she shared her Skinnygirl® secrets. Plus, Bethenny also demonstrated some of her favorite cocktail recipes from the book.

To celebrate the launch of the book, Bethenny is also curating a collection exclusively on Gilt City featuring her favorite local hotspots in New York City starting on Monday, October 27th at 10am ET at

·         WHEN: Tuesday, October 21st
·         WHERE: Bagatelle, NYC
·         ALL PHOTOS FROM EVENT: To view all Getty photos, please visit:
·         PHOTO CREDIT: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Gilt City

About Gilt City
Gilt City ( offers its members coveted access to exclusive experiences in select U.S. cities, all at insider prices. Our curators comb through hundreds of neighborhoods and local business for the most exciting offers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., with a selection of national offers from leading luxury brands also available for members across the country. Visit Gilt City for multi-course meals prepared by acclaimed chefs, luxurious massages and beauty offers at top spas and salons, tickets to sold-out plays and concerts, thrilling outdoor adventures, innovative fitness classes, and more.
About the book
From four-time New York Times bestselling author, master fixologist, and “Cocktail Queen,” Bethenny Frankel, comes the ultimate drink guide for every Skinnygirl’s shelf!

Hosting a holiday party or planning a girls’ night and don’t know what to serve? The leading lady in effortless entertaining, Bethenny Frankel, best known for her delicious, health-conscious recipes and Skinnygirl cocktail line, presents her first cocktails book, Skinnygirl Cocktails. This is the entertaining guide every Skinnygirl has been waiting for! Filled with beautiful, full-color photographs and easy-to-follow recipes, Skinnygirl Cocktails has everything you need to throw a fabulous party, including delectable appetizer recipes, party planning tips, and gorgeous guilt-free cocktails (all under 150 calories)! No matter the event, be it a festive brunch, book club meeting, or backyard BBQ, Skinnygirl Cocktails has the drinks you are looking for—from Ravishing Red Sangria to Cotton Candy Cosmo.

With 100 fabulous cocktail recipes for any occasion, Skinnygirl Cocktails is the last word in effortless entertaining. What are you waiting for? Mix up a batch of Bethenny signature cocktails and start leading a fabulous Skinnygirl life!

About the author
Bethenny Frankel is the four-time bestselling author of Skinnydipping, A Place of Yes, Naturally Thin, and The Skinnygirl Dish. She is the creator of the Skinnygirl brand, which extends to cocktails, fitness, and health and focuses on practical solutions for women. She has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes magazine and is regularly featured in both Health and Glamour magazines. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. Bethenny lives in New York with her daughter, Bryn, and her dog, Cookie. Visit

About Skinnygirl® Cocktails
Skinnygirl® Cocktails is the groundbreaking, low-calorie cocktail line that has redefined the way women cocktail. What started with the Skinnygirl® Margarita from the mind of New York Times Bestselling Author, entrepreneur and cocktail “fixologist” Bethenny Frankel has turned into a cocktail phenomenon, offering innovative, low-calorie options for women who want it all. Frankel’s inspired concept did not go unnoticed and in March 2011, the brand was acquired by premium spirits powerhouse Beam Suntory Inc. Beam has rapidly developed the brand into one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the market today. Skinnygirl® Cocktails has created a new set of rules for the spirits industry as it flawlessly offers the options women need, without all the calories they don’t. For more information on the new way to cocktail, please visit

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Keep the Party Alive on Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is at the end of the month, and here's a treat and some tricks to help put a twist on the traditional and breathe some life into upcoming Day of the Dead parties:

·         Disguise Guests With Festive Masks - Face painting on this holiday is a powerful symbol to remember the dead. Keep up the Mexican tradition by having guests create their own “calacas,” providing them with the wooden masks and paint they need to get in touch with their festive side.

·         Add a Pop of Color– The spirit of the holiday encourages vibrant creativity from its participants as it represents a joyful afterlife. This year, stay away from the typical orange and black and add a pop of color, such as marigold instead.  

·         Get Decadent with Your Dishes- Day of the Dead is not complete without the traditional “tequila” bread. Remaster your must-have “Day of the Bread” recipe by replacing the standard tequila addition with Sauza® 901® for an elegant twist.

·         Serve Frightfully Delicious Cocktails – Tequila is a staple for any Mexican holiday but to add a premium feel to this year’s festivities, incorporate the smooth taste of Sauza® 901® through the below recipe.

Candied Skull
·         2 parts Sauza® 901®
·         1 part fresh grapefruit juice
·         ½ part honey syrup
·         Grapefruit wedge for garnish 
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.  Shake well for 10 seconds.  Serve in a martini glass.  Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Monday, October 20, 2014


NEW YORK – October 20, 2014 – Back by popular demand…Bravo Media announced today Bethenny Frankel will return to her roots for season seven of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”  First premiering in 2008, Frankel became an instant fan favorite appearing as a main cast member in seasons one through three of “The Real Housewives of New York City” as well as two spin-off series on the network, “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After…” The new season will follow Bethenny and returning cast Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.
“I'm genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to ‘The Real Housewives of New York City,” said Frankel. “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can't wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!”
"Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn't be more excited she is coming home to Bravo!,” said Andy Cohen, Host & Executive Producer, “Watch What Happens Live” and Executive Producer, “The Real Housewives” Franchise.

Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny)
From a natural foods chef to best-selling author, reality TV star and self-made businesswoman and mom, Frankel's wit, wisdom and humor first came to national attention when she was named first runner-up on NBC's "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart."  Her success on the series led her to star in Bravo's hit series, "The Real Housewives of New York" for three seasons, as well as two spin-off series on the network, "Bethenny Getting Married?" and "Bethenny Ever After..."
Bethenny serves as the committed brand collaborator, developer and marketer for Skinnygirl Cocktails, one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the U.S. Frankel’s Skinnygirl brand has grown to include food, wellness, and lifestyle products that provide women with practical solutions to everyday problems. In 2013, Frankel brought her distinct voice and candid point-of-view to daytime television on "Bethenny," her nationally syndicated daytime talk program and she has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes magazine.
She is the four-time bestselling author of “Skinnydipping”, “A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out Of Life”, “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting”, “The Skinnygirl™ Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life”. She has also authored “Skinnygirl Solutions: Simple Ideas, Extraordinary Results”, the recently released children's book, "Cookie Meets Peanut," and her upcoming cocktail book, "Skinnygirl Cocktails."

“The Real Housewives of New York City” is produced by Shed Media U.S with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon and Andrew Hoegl serving as Executive Producers.
Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

A New Chapter

Well, there has been a lot of speculation about my return to television and to Bravo in particular.
Bravo and I have maintained an incredible partnership and relationship over the years, which is something I am very proud of and grateful for. It really is where it all began for me, and you can’t forget where you came from.
After my talk show ended, I really had doubts about ever going back to television. I’ve been through a lot personally, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to expose myself to any more public scrutiny. That said, I’ve been so fortunate to be able to connect with the audience and inspire them to fulfill their wildest dreams. I learned a lot about myself through that experience. I really need to be able to express myself freely and creatively; I like when no two days are the same, and I don’t thrive when being filtered or edited.
I also love the ability to be able to focus on all the many aspects of my life and my business, which a talk show didn’t allow for. Most importantly, I missed being on the journey with you all, who were there with me from the beginning.
When I joined The Real Housewives (originally named Manhattan Moms), I was financially, personally, and professionally insecure. Embarking on that adventure with you and with Bravo changed my life forever.
After many years of hesitation, I have decided to return to my roots on The Real Housewives of New York City. I have been through a long and arduous road since my departure, and I’m finally coming out on the other side. It finally feels right to go home again.
The idea of doing the show feels exciting and refreshing, like it did at the beginning all those years ago. New faces, new circumstances, and in many ways, a new me and a new life.
I am truly coming from “a place of yes,” which is the only way to approach anything in life. This feels like the Eagles “Hell Freezes Over tour,” but never say never.
Thank you for your honesty, for standing by me, laughing and crying with me, supporting me and motivating me.
I can’t wait to see what the road ahead has in store for us.
Watch what happens.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Set Sail this Columbus Day with Festive Craft Cocktails from Hornitos

This Columbus Day, raise your glass to the man bold enough to venture off and discover “The New World.” In honor of his discoveries, Hornitos® Tequila set out on an exploration of our own and have uncovered a treasure that is essential for your readers – introducing the refreshing Berried Treasure cocktail.

Hornitos® Tequila’s mixologist, Christian Sanders, created the Berried Treasure to celebrate America’s discovery, while also introducing some of the flavors of the fall with fresh blackberries and Hornitos® Reposado Tequila.

Berried Treasure
•     2 parts Hornitos® Reposado Tequila
·         ¾ part simple syrup *
·         ¾ part lemon
•     6-8 blackberries
•     1-2 rosemary sprigs
•     2 dashes Angostura® Bitters

*To make simple syrup, mix together 1 part sugar and 1 part water and bring to a boil (approximately 1-2 minutes). Cool before serving.

Preparation: Add rosemary sprig and muddle, then add 6 blackberries into a mixing glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Double strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and two blackberries.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premieres Tomorrow Night!

Don't forget to watch the return of 'American Horror Story' tomorrow at 10pm on FX!

Funko PR: Introducing Pocket Pop! Tins

Pocket Pop! Tins
Available for the first time ever from Funko...
Pocket Pop! Tins!
Pocket Pop! Tins are collectible miniaturized Pop!'s. Each Pocket Pop! is 1.5" inches tall. These collectible Pocket Pop!'s have all the same features as a standard Pop!'s, but are shrunk down to fit comfortably in your pocket!

Pocket Pop! tins come packaged in a collectible window tin display!

Olaf has a glitter finish!


Frozen Pocket Pop! Tins Available in December!
DC Comics, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and My Little Pony Available in January!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scary Good Halloween Cocktails from Skinnygirl & Sauza!

There’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with some scary good cocktails!

Whether you’re hosting an adults-only Halloween party or planning costumes with your friends, mix up some fun & festive cocktails and celebrate the witching hour in style!

Below please find some recipes to create your own “bewitching brew"!

Hot Pumpkin Tequila Toddy
  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
·         ½ part DeKuyper® Mixologist Collection Ginger
·         6 parts apple cider
·         ½ part real pumpkin puree
·         2 cinnamon sticks
·         ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
·         Small lemon sliced into wheels
·         Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
·         Dash of fresh ground nutmeg

Preparation: In a non-reactive sauce pan, combine all ingredients except the whipped cream and heat just until steam rises then lower heat to keep warm. To serve, ladle into coffee mugs, top with whipped cream and dust with fresh ground nutmeg.

Candy Apple Margarita
·         1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         ½ part DeKuyper® Hot Damn! ® Cinnamon Schnapps Liqueur
·         1 part lime sour
·         1 part candy apple soda
·         1 lime wedge (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Café Loco
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part Kamora Coffee Liqueur
  • 4 parts coffee
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon sugar (1 part cinnamon, 4 parts sugar) plus more for dusting
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)

Preparation: Combine hot coffee and tequila. Mix in cinnamon and sugar until dissolved. Float whipped cream on top and dust with cinnamon-sugar. Garnish with cinnamon sticks (optional) and enjoy!

Witches’ Brew-ski
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         1 part chilled light beer
·         2 parts raspberry lemonade concentrate
·         Apple slice for garnish

Preparation: Mix all ingredients over ice and serve. Garnish with apple slice.

Scary Skele-tini
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
·         1 part fresh blood orange juice
·         Candy corn for garnish (optional)

Preparation: Combine blood orange juice and vodka in an ice shaker. Strain and pour into a frosted martini glass. Optional: garnish with candy corn. Enjoy!

Spooky Sipper
·         1 part Skinnygirl® White Cherry Vodka
·         3 parts lemon-lime sparkling water
·         Splash of cherry juice
·         Lime wheel for garnish
·         Cherry for garnish

Preparation: Pour vodka and cherry juice over ice. Top with lemon-lime sparkling water. Garnish with a cherry and lime wheel.