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Score With Homemade Healthy Snacks Feb. 13, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

With March Madness coming up soon, hearty snacks seem to be the order of business. But store-bought ... Read More

This Homemade Silver Cleaner Removes Tarnish Like Magic Dec. 30, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

There's no shortage of commercial silver-cleaning products on the market these days. Those that I've... Read More

October 9, 2019 Oct. 09, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: An acquaintance of mine (I'll call her "Minnie") drops by our home once a week and stays... 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

Forging Take-Out Food Means Healthy Homemade Touches Sep. 12, 2016

After-Work Gourmet

It's a quick trick to experiment with ingredients and spices for split-second copies of fast foods y... Read More

Need Cleaning Supplies? Check the Pantry Jul. 18, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

The next time you need cleaning supplies take a trip to your pantry, not the store. You already have... Read More

Surprise Dad with a Seasonal Pizza Jun. 13, 2016

After-Work Gourmet

What to surprise Dad with this Father's Day? Seasonal pizzas are the perfect solution. Innovative, w... Read More

Cheers for Creative Chips Jun. 03, 2016

After-Work Gourmet

Sometimes, when we've grown up without the benefit of tasting homemade versions of processed foods, ... Read More

Mix Your Own Vinegar Solution and Donate Hotel Toiletries May. 04, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

DEAR MARY: I've noticed that the 1-gallon jug of white vinegar at the store says it's mixed with wat... Read More

Grilling Turns Good Sandwiches Great Feb. 26, 2016

After-Work Gourmet

The perfect sandwich, Bon Appetit magazine once declared, is a BLT. The way to improve upon that, th... Read More

Healthy and Affordable Dec. 04, 2015

Nutrition News

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report concludes that following the dietary guidelines doesn't ... Read More

Healthy and Affordable Dec. 04, 2015

Nutrition News

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report concludes that following the dietary guidelines doesn't ... Read More

The Benefits of a Home-Cooked Meal Nov. 13, 2015

Nutrition News

How many meals a week do you prepare at home? The answer may impact your risk of developing diabetes... Read More

Triple Punch for Laundry Stains Plus DIY Coffee Creamer Nov. 11, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I read in a recent column that I could use Cascade automatic dishwasher powder in my wash... Read More

I'm Confused and Need Help Dec. 16, 2013

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 12, and every year at Christmas I make a gift for my mother. She always acts excite... Read More