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Preparing nutritious, tasty food may seem impossible without spending a fortune. Use these tricks for budget-friendly ways to craft delicious meals for your family. Cook easily AND efficiently.

  • How to Cook on a Budget

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 15, 2014

    When living on a budget, an existence substantiated by Ramen noodles and boxed mac and cheese may seem inevitable. However, the quality of your meals shouldn't suffer because money is tight. While it may seem like preparing nutritious, tasty food is impossible without...

  • Essential Cooking Staples to Have in the Kitchen

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on April 15, 2014

    If you've just moved into your new home, you will most likely have to purchase a lot of everyday essentials that slip your mind during the moving process. You're so used to having your microwave or salt/pepper shakers handy, you may forget about all the things you'll have...

  • Cooking Tips for Living Alone

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 11, 2014

    If you live alone, you may dread the responsibility of cooking. However, preparing your own meals saves money, promotes healthy habits and can be both easy and fun! If you have no current culinary skills, teaching yourself to cook can be intimidating, but with the help of...

  • Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 18, 2014

    Cooking is a trial and error process, and when you're learning the basics, it can be easy to botch things up. Even the most seasoned chefs screw up once in a while, so don't let any setbacks keep you from your kitchen. Read on for some of the most common cooking mistakes we all...

  • Tips for Healthy Cooking

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 23, 2014

    The desire to be fit and trim can often falter due to the pressure of cooking healthy meals and the false assumption that nutritious eating means tasteless food. It's actually quite easy to prepare healthy and delicious dishes without depriving yourself the experience of...

  • Essential Cooking Tools for Your Kitchen

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on May 8, 2014

    If you are just learning your way around the kitchen-especially if you have just moved into a new home --you may lack the essential utensils and cookware to create delicious meals quickly, easily and efficiently. There are some basic staples every cook should have stocked...

  • How to Cook With Your Kids

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on May 30, 2014

    Cooking with your children is not only fun, it teaches them valuable skills and can encourage healthy eating . Plus, kids love learning to cook-it's hands-on, messy and makes them feel like little adults! While you may be a little apprehensive about tying an apron on your little...

  • Tips for Cooking Vegetarian Meals

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on May 30, 2014

    If you're new to vegetarianism, or are just in a veggie burger and mac-and-cheese filled rut, you may be looking for some new ideas to prepare delicious, unique and healthy meals without meat. Contrary to popular belief, becoming a vegetarian doesn't mean you have to lack...

  • How to Host Your First Dinner Party

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 4, 2014

    If you have recently moved into a new home and would like to show off your digs, throwing a simple yet classy dinner party for your friends and loved ones is a great way to celebrate. While planning an affair can become stressful and costly, you can also easily organize an...

  • Cooking Tips for Beginners

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 4, 2014

    Learning to cook can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With a little knowledge and guidance, cooking in your home can become more than just a daily chore. Take a look at these cooking tips for beginners to get you started in the kitchen. Get to know your...

  • How to Organize Your Pantry

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 10, 2014

    A well-stocked pantry can make preparing meals easier--however, it can also become disorganized. If your pantry is over-filled with years-old brown sugar, canned vegetables or random seasonings you only needed for a specific recipe, take a look at these tips to organize your...

  • 5 Easy Meals to Make After Moving in

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 23, 2015

    After a long day of moving, a hot meal and a shower is all you want. But do you really want to eat more pizza for the next few nights? Instead, try one of these easy meals to make after moving day.

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