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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

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7 Ways to Turn a Boring Side Salad into a Main Dish Summer Salad

If there’s one food that signals the arrival of summer, it’s gotta’ be salad. Backyard gardens everywhere are bursting with

The Best Way to Store Salad Greens Plus More Tricks to Make Fresh Food Last Longer

Has this ever happened to you? You open the refrigerator to pull out salad greens to get dinner on the

25 Ways to Chop the High Cost of Groceries

25 Ways to Chop Your Food Bill

Need a foolproof way to cut your food/grocery expenses by 25 percent this month? Announce to your family

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Two Recipes on the Menu Every Week at My House

There are two meals I prepare nearly every week—Crispy Skin Chicken Thighs and Honey Garlic Salmon. These are my go-tos

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When All Else Fails, Cover It With Chocolate

As the story goes, the local inventor invited the town’s pastry makers to observe his latest inventionan automated pastry-making machine.

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Get Clever with Leftovers: Coffee, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes

Leftovers and I have a kind of love-hate relationship. I can’t bear the thought of tossing perfectly delicious food into

Demo Day and Beyond Starring Instant Pot!

We and I use the term loosely as in the “royal we,” are remodeling our kitchen. Think demo day, a

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5 Fabulous Ways to Hack a Boxed Cake Mix

If I didn’t know better I’d swear that cake mixes reproduce in the dark of night on the shelves of

Readers Comment on Everything From Soap Scum to Homemade Yogurt and Heated Mattress Pads, Too

It’s reader response day when I take the opportunity to report back with a few of the comments I get

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How to Make Your Own Highly Effective Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Every year, says the Center for Disease Control, nearly 48 million people become ill from foodborne contamination,