Entries by Mary Hunt

Use This for That in the Kitchen to Reduce Clutter and Save Money

Over the years I have been uniquely privileged to sit under the personal tutelage of world-famous gourmet cooks the likes of Julia Child, Christopher Kimball, Martin Yan, and Jacques Pepin.

Currently, I have standing appointments with Ina Garten, Sandra Lee, and Alton Brown. They come to my home and demonstrate every technique imaginable while I assume a prone position, front-row-center in front of the television.

Oh, what I’ve learned over the years … and some of the best is how to use “this for that” in the kitchen! All that in today’s post … See you there! xo m

Best Inexpensive Home Dehumidifiers and How to Choose

Humidity, or the lack thereof, is a popular topic this time of year. Where I live in northern Colorado, it’s dry! We have like no humidity. Well, not exactly, but it averages in the low mid-20 percent during the summer and fall months. We have a humidifier in our home, and it runs 24/7 year-round for health and comfort.

Recently, lots of readers have inquired about how to deal with the opposite—high humidity, which can get pretty miserable. A dehumidifier can be a godsend for those who live in high humidity areas to remove excess moisture from indoor air.

I’ve got all you need to know about home dehumidifiers in today’s post—including my pick for Best Inexpensive! See you there … Love, m xo 🥵

Don’t Go Broke for the Wedding Gift

Wedding season remains in full bloom and while tying the knot is getting more expensive for the bride and groom, attending a wedding is becoming costlier, too. Some surveys reveal the average guest will spend $673 this year to attend a single wedding—including but not limited to travel, accommodations and attire.   How much to […]

Simple 15-Minute Projects to Slash Your Utility Bills

Here’s some good news: At least 120 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which cut the corporate rate from 35% to 21%. Utility companies are passing on the tax savings in the form of lower rates for customers. I hope your utility companies are among […]

How to Organize a Closet in 5 Easy Steps

What’s behind your closet door? Orderly rows of shoes, stacks of folded t-shirts, and hanging clothes arranged by color and season? Or do you have a situation that could be declared a national disaster?     If the latter, you might ask the President for federal disaster relief funds or you could just get organized. […]

With Airline Miles You Need to Do This So They Don’t Expire

If you willingly pay an annual fee for a credit card that earns air miles (most reward cards do come with a hefty price), you might want to re-think that decision. The problem is airlines are changing the rules to shorten the time before miles expire. So sneaky! But for now, you need to protect those precious miles you’ve accumulated.

Follow the tips in today’s post to beat ’em at their own game to beat them at their own game, and so you have time to collect and then use your air miles before they expire.