Food & Recipes

Venturing Out Into the World of Greens

I must admit to being a wimp when it comes to shopping for salad produce. I glance momentarily at the

Tips

Home Improvement Money-Saving Secrets

If you’ve been putting off updating or sprucing up your home because of the high cost of home improvements, today’s

Laundry, Tips

The Joy of Laundry

Start with one of the principles of living beneath your means: Take care of what you have. Next, add one

Dear Mary

Help! I’m Too Tired to Cook

Yesterday I got a letter that took my mind back to the years when our boys were small and I

Dear Mary, Money and Finances

It’s Best Not to Mess with the IRS

Today I thought I’d reach into my bulging mailbag to respond to a few of your questions. I love to

Tips

One Big Handy Coaster

I have a can of lacquer thinner that I keep handy for one purpose: To clean up any kind of

Food & Recipes, Home & Family

Think Cost Per Serving, Not Price Per Pound

Pop quiz: Which is the better buy: Pork sirloin roast for $2.89 per pound or boneless pork chops at $3.79

Food & Recipes

Of Meatloaf and “Homade” Chili Sauce

My sweet mother-in-law loved chili sauce. But not any ol’ version. It had to be Homade Chili Sauce,  which for

Automobiles

How to Slash the High Cost of Gas

I can sum up my response to the price of gasoline soaring once again in just one word: Aargh! While

Tips

A Compulsive Shoppers Guilt-Free Playground and Other Quick Tips

Today I have a bunch of tips for you. These are short, quick, wonderful ways to save time and money

Food & Recipes, Home & Family

Cooking Under Pressure

I’m a big fan of pressure cooking because I can make an entire meal in just a few minutes. Pressure cooking

Home & Family

It’s Only Too Late if You Don’t Start Now

I love to knit. That is not to say that I am a fast knitter or even that good at

Cleaning, Dear Mary

How to Knock Out Serious Mold and Mildew Problems

Dear Mary: Here’s the short version of a long story: Due to an undetected slowly leaking pipe in our home,

Mary's Perspective, Miscellaneous

How to Stop Making Bad Decisions

I saw the funniest sign recently. But it wasn’t funny for long because I started to think about it. Suddenly