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Best Inexpensive, Home & Family

Best Inexpensive Kitchen Knife Set

If your kitchen is typical, it is likely furnished with a few pots and lids that don’t necessary match; a

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Food and Recipes

Foods in Which We Find Comfort … Ahhhh!

I was shocked out of my mind when I learned the origin of two of my all-time favorite comfort foods—rice

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Home & Family

For the Love of a Good Steam Iron

While it’s true that life is uncertain, there’s at least one thing of which I am very sure: I will

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Cleaning, Home & Family

Make It Yourself: Copper Cleaner, Aluminum Cleaner and Dishwasher Detergent, Too

There are so many good reasons to make your own household cleaners. It’s cheaper, healthier and greener, too. The homemade household cleaners I share

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Outdoors and Garden

Readers in Search of Help with Ants and Sharks

The best part of my job as your humble columnist is the mail I get from my loyal readers. I had

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Best Inexpensive, Kids and Babies

The Best Inexpensive Double Stroller

There are few joys in life that rival the joy that children bring. But nothing has surprised me more than