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9 Cooking Mistakes We All Make and How to Fix Them May. 14, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Just the other night, I suffered a kitchen disaster. I hate when that happens. I ruined an entire po... Read More

A Little Appliance Know-How Can Save a Lot of Money Feb. 06, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you've been reading this column for any length of time, you know that my husband and I have repai... Read More

Saving Time Gives Peace of Mind Jan. 30, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Any time I can eliminate or lower my stress level when traveling, I'm a happy camper. I am always on... Read More

For Some, It's the Food that Makes the Super Bowl Super Jan. 22, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I have to be honest about sports. I'm there for the good times: the World Series, the Olympics and, ... Read More

Secrets to No-Fail Tender, Juicy White Meat Chicken Jan. 21, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

They're convenient and, we're told, more healthy. But there are few things quite as boring or more d... Read More

Celebrate Good Times ... Come On! Jan. 10, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Celebrate? With all that's going on in our world? You bet. We need to celebrate wherever, whenever a... Read More

You Can Use This for That in the Kitchen Dec. 25, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Over the years, I have been uniquely privileged to sit under the personal tutelage of world-famous g... Read More

You: The Next Instant Pot Rock Star Nov. 29, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Everyone, it seems, is talking about Instant Pot — the revolutionary electric pressure cooker ... Read More

Ask Me Anything: Cost of Ice, DIY Whipped Butter, Elderly Turkey, EC en Espanol Nov. 14, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: My husband says that it costs more to make ice in the freezer than to buy it in bags. I f... Read More

Best Coffee Hacks, Tips and Tricks Oct. 29, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Whenever I write about my love of coffee — which, admittedly, has turned me into a coffee snob... Read More

The Best Sweet Corn Tricks Ever Plus More Great Reader Tips Oct. 02, 2018

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Last week's mail certainly proved my theory that we have the best expert community going on here at ... Read More

Make Room for Room-Temperature Autumn Treats Sep. 14, 2018

After-Work Gourmet

Transitioning into autumn is more than a wardrobe thing; it's a food thing, too. After a summer of d... Read More

You Have School Lunches Covered -- But What About You? Sep. 07, 2018

After-Work Gourmet

As a new school year begins, many parents become scholars on the subject of lunch. That often means ... Read More

Pea Protein Is Muscling Its Way Into Meals Apr. 16, 2018

After-Work Gourmet

Fresh peas are in season in spring, but pea protein is becoming increasingly in demand all year roun... Read More

Stealth Veggies Aug. 04, 2017

Nutrition News

Few would disagree we need to bump up our intake of fruits and colorful vegetables. Research backs u... Read More

How to Childproof a Forbidden Door, Plus More Great Reader Tips Sep. 13, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If you've ever needed to prevent children from closing a door and unwittingly locking themselves in ... Read More

Make It Yourself -- Cheaper, Better and Faster! Sep. 12, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Since the day I learned to make my own homemade laundry detergent (it took a few attempts to reach p... Read More

Spice Up Your Sandwiches Sep. 02, 2016

After-Work Gourmet

It's back-to-school time and, if you're already bored with all of the lunch sandwiches you're prepar... Read More

Cream Cheese: Sometimes the Less Creative, the Better Aug. 26, 2016

After-Work Gourmet

If you have been to a cheese tasting, chances are it didn't include cream cheese, but maybe it shoul... Read More

Take the Luck Out of Potluck Aug. 09, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

I grew up as a preacher's kid in the era of the all-church potluck, a ritual event that took place r... Read More