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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,

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The 4 Make-Your-Own-Mixes You Asked For!

They’re convenient and tasty, but the high cost of your favorite prepared mixes and spice blends is enough to make

Einstein Bread—So Easy to Make You’ll Feel Like a Genius

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Turn Leftovers into Soup

Soup is a great frugal, potentially delicious meal that can successfully be made from leftovers. It’s a great way to

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

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

Favorite Egg Recipes for Instant Pot

I’ve been using Instant Pot for a couple of years now. Somedays I wonder how I ever got along without

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Rules for Leftovers

If a trip to the supermarket doesn’t make you sick, you may not be paying attention to prices. Food costs

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Finish Off a Great Meal With Cake

There’s nothing like following a great dinner with cake. It’s an exclamation mark on a meal. I love to bake

Gifts from My Kitchen: Bacon Jam

When the holiday season arrives, the best gifts just might be from your kitchen. And when those gifts are extra

Stay Calm and Make Your Own Mixes

Checking one of my email inboxes this morning (I have several) made my heart race and my head spin. Hundreds

Christmas Gifts From My Instant Pot: Candied Lemon

I’ve never gotten into the whole Black Friday retail extravaganza. Might be because I’m not a fan of crowds, chaos,