Mary Hunt's Everyday Cheapskate https://www.everydaycheapskate.com Save Time and Money Every Day - Household tips, tricks, DIY cleaning recipes, product reviews. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:37:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Absolutely the Best Way to Store and Reheat Leftover Pizza https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/food-and-recipes/store-reheat-leftover-pizza/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/food-and-recipes/store-reheat-leftover-pizza/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:30:31 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=16245 Absolutely the Best Way to Store and Reheat Leftover Pizza

By some miracle, you ended up with more pizza than you could eat—or you intentionally ordered a larger pie just to have leftovers. Great idea, unless those leftovers sit in the fridge until they dry up, curl up and turn downright disgusting. Properly stored, leftover pizza will retain its best quality for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer.

While there are a few methods for reheating pizza, I find the oven is too involved for a couple of slices of pizza. The microwave produces a soggy, rubbery mess. And go me, eating the pizza cold is not even an option. I've settled on the hands-down best way to heat up a couple of slices—an easy method that produces a crispy crust, yummy melted cheese, and generally, just the way it came out of the oven a day or two ago. Yum! 🍕 See you there! Love, xo m

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How to Make Tulip Muffin Cups https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/food-and-recipes/how-to-make-your-own-tulip-muffin-papers/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/food-and-recipes/how-to-make-your-own-tulip-muffin-papers/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:30:46 +0000 http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=9432 How to Make Tulip Muffin Cups

In a past post I gave away all my secrets when I taught you how to make muffins that are so great, your friends will call you a genius. Reader feedback has been off the chart. In fact, that’s exactly what I was thinking about one Saturday morning as I was making muffins for brunch.

I was all ready to fill the muffin cups with batter when I remembered that I’d used every last one of my cupcake paper liners.

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7 Things You Need to Do Now to Plan Ahead for Disaster https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/home-and-family/7-things-you-need-to-do-now-to-plan-ahead-for-disasters/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/home-and-family/7-things-you-need-to-do-now-to-plan-ahead-for-disasters/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:48:23 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=48570 7 Things You Need to Do Now to Plan Ahead for Disaster

The idea of emergency preparedness is good. But just having an idea is not good enough. Every person—every family—needs a plan in the event of a disaster that could disrupt the normal course of life. But where to start? That’s where most of us get stuck for lack of useful, specific direction. Hopefully, these quick tips will do the trick to get you unstuck and on your way to being “disaster ready.”

Water storage

First of all, you don’t have to live in hurricane country to get hurricane prepared. 

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The Secret to Staying Out of the Red and in the Black https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/money-and-finances/how-to-keep-your-money-and-attitude-in-the-black/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/money-and-finances/how-to-keep-your-money-and-attitude-in-the-black/#comments Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:00:05 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=48451 The Secret to Staying Out of the Red and in the Black

When I am not writing about money-saving tactics, personal finance and consumer debt, I knit. Something about the gentle rhythm of yarn and needle calms my spirit and unwinds my brain.

I have managed to finish a few projects, not because I’m a great knitter but because I can "tink" almost as well as I knit (knit spelled backward is tearing out).

Because all knitters make mistakes, tinking is a required skill for those who take the craft seriously. It doesn’t take too many oversized sweaters or undersized hats to figure out that the smallest error at the beginning of a project can produce disastrous results if not found and corrected.

Money is a lot like knitting. By some miracle, all knitting consists of just two stitches: knit and purl. Likewise, with money you have two options ...

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10 Awesome Ways to Do Halloween on a Budget this Year https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/holidays-and-special-occasions/10-awesome-ways-to-do-halloween-on-a-budget-this-year/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/holidays-and-special-occasions/10-awesome-ways-to-do-halloween-on-a-budget-this-year/#comments Sun, 13 Oct 2019 07:59:50 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=48482 10 Awesome Ways to Do Halloween on a Budget this Year

There's no denying that we love Halloween. What other night do we get to eat, drink, and be scary? The problem is we've come to love it a little too much. Sadly, most of that spending will translate to new credit-card debt—what a terrible way to start out the new year.

I know we can do so much better than that this year if we'll simply stop, think, and then find ways to do it cheaper!

I've got lots of great ideas, and hope you will add yours in the comments! See you there ... Love, xo m 🎃

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