10 Brilliant Food and Cooking Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Whether you are naturally gifted in the kitchen or had the pleasure of growing up with some talented cooks who

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When it Comes to Food Products—What’s in a Date?

No doubt, you’ve noticed that some food products come with dates and codes printed on them. Does that mean it

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7 Ways to Get Out of the Supermarket Without Overspending

Have you noticed? The cost of food is once again soaring. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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Muffins So Amazing, They’re Insane!

I love to bake, however, baking has not always been fond of me. We’ve had our moments. It wasn’t until

Dinner-in-a-Box is Not What I Thought

For months, I’d been hearing a lot about a new way to get dinner on the table. Every few weeks, another

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10 Easy 3-Ingredient Party Dips That are Absolutely Delicious!

Here’s my idea of a killer New Year’s Eve Party—one that includes a smorgasbord of dips and things to dip

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Just in Time for the Holidays Gift-Worthy Caramel Corn

Sometime during the fall of 2010 (who am I kidding here, it was exactly Oct. 2, 2010, at 4:32 pm),

Cinnamon Rolls So Decadent, So Simple, it Might Be Illegal

There was a time that I felt compelled to rise early on Christmas morning to bake Cinnamon Rolls—my family’s breakfast

Secrets to No-Fail Tender Juicy Chicken Breasts

They’re convenient and, we’re told, more healthy. But there are few things quite as boring or more difficult to prepare

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Time to Load Up on Baking Supplies

Look up the word ‘impulsive’ in the dictionary and prepare to see my face. In my basement pantry, I have bags

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The Useful Life of Spice PLUS How to Repurpose at the End

When I packed up my kitchen for our big move a few years ago, I was embarrassed to discover what

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Got 20 Minutes? Make Soup!

Back when Martha Stewart was peaking and famous for her ability to do everything perfectly—from hosting dinner parties to plowing fields—I decided

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5-Minute Artisan Bread: The Master Recipe, Tools, Resources UPDATED

The year 2007 was a good one for me for lots of reasons. Here’s one: It’s the year I got good

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Best Coffee Hacks, Tips and Tricks Plus DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

Whenever I write about my love of coffee that admittedly has turned me into a coffee snob, reader feedback is

Got a Big Harvest? Can It!

So, you planted a garden, lucked out when your property included fruit trees, stumbled upon a produce sale you just

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Peaches—Tips, Tricks and Recipes, Too

And just like that, it’s August and peach season. That’s a big deal where I live in northern Colorado. We love

4 Strategies to Cut the Cost of Food for Every Lifestyle

Do you wonder why you never have enough money to save some? Why there’s always so much month left at the

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Worst and Best Ways to Grill Chicken

In a recent post, I asked readers to share their worst barbecue/grilling experiences that could have been spared if they’d

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Favorite Super Short, Super Easy Instant Pot Recipes

I have loved my Instant Pot since the day it arrived back in 2016. I’ll admit to being slightly

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Simple Secrets for Grilling Cheap Cuts of Meat—Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Getting our outdoor grill cleaned, polished and ready for summer got me thinking about how much fun it would be