Entries by Mary Hunt

Score with Homemade Healthy Snacks

With football season in full swing, heartier snacks seem to be the order of business. But store-bought snacks can blow the budget and mystery ingredients can blow a healthy diet. What’s a football fan to do? Make your own sweet and savory snacks with today’s fun recipes.

Second Hand Clothes, First-Class Style

Consignment shopping is an excellent way to purchase kids and baby clothes, often brand new and for less than one-third of the retail price. And most cities now have specialty consignment shops for babies, children and teens. The consignment process is simple. If you are a seller, the store sets its criteria for accepting merchandise, […]

What Our Mistakes Teach Us

Have you made any mistakes lately? Want to talk about it? Most people don’t. Can’t say that I blame them. It’s embarrassing. And when it’s a really dumb mistake, well that’s something you hope to never have to think about again. And that’s a mistake. Mistakes are useful because they teach us what doesn’t work. […]

Mary Big Remodel – Part 12

The most amazing thing happened since my last post. You’ll recall I said we were going to take a week off. And we came this close to ordering all of the cabinets before we left for vacation. But at the last minute decided to wait until we returned. Good thing, too. We got back into […]

Nothing Says Fall Like Root Vegetables

I generally don’t crave recipes with parsnips, turnips or sweet potatoes, but flip the calendar to fall and I’m glued to the Food Network watching tips and techniques for preparing root veggies. I wonder if Brenda read my mind! (If you’re new to EC, that’s Brenda Ponichtera, R.D., our favorite dietician.) This month, Brenda’s recipes […]


Outlet Shopping Confusion

Dear Mary, Recently my sister and I spent a day shopping at outlets. I was pretty pleased with some good deals I scored, especially one sweater I found for 50 percent off. But then a couple days later I went to my local mall and saw the same sweater on sale for even less! Needless […]