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Laurel Randolph

Born in Tennessee, schooled in Boston, vetted in NYC, reborn in New Zealand, and now living in Los Angeles. Passions: cooking, making, hiking, crafting, gardening, eating, movie-watching, traveling, friends, family, and the art of the deal.

Latest articles by Laurel Randolph

12 Cooking Rules You Should Be Breaking

Don't worry, the kitchen cops won't Tase you if you run afoul of any of these outdated rules of the kitchen.

15 Nutritious Breakfasts for People With Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — but who has time? You do, if you choose these quick, nutritious (and delicious) morning bites.

7 Foods That Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness

The next time you're feeling down, try a spicy spinach salad topped with poached turkey and salmon, and chase with a handful of chocolate truffles.

You Can Throw a Fun and Affordable Holiday Party — Here's How

Entertain friends and family for cheap this year and and have a merry old time — once at the party, and again on bill pay day.

16 Easy, Delicious and Homemade Holiday Gifts

Show friends and loved ones how much you care with a gift of delicious, handmade edibles you made yourself!

15 Quick and Delicious Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Don't send your holiday leftovers home with your guests — stretch your food budget by making something delicious and new with last night's feast.

21 Foods That Cost Under a Buck a Pound — With Recipes!

Fill your your belly without emptying your wallet with these nutritious staples that can be had for under a dollar a pound.

15 Things in Your Kitchen You Should Throw Out Today

Kitchen clutter takes many forms — expired food, gadgets we never use, appliances that crowd countertops. If you don't need it — toss it!

12 Easy Ways to Sneak More Nutrition Into Your Food

Add a few of these super healthy ingredients to your dishes. They won't affect the flavor, but they will supercharge the nutrition.

The Easiest, Cheapest Way to Make Delicious Dumplings

Who doesn't love dumplings? Enjoy them more often, for much less than store bought, with this quick and easy dumpling making routine.

The Only 3 Quick and Easy Salad Dressing Recipes You'll Ever Need

Stop wasting money on tasteless store bought salad dressing and shake up a quick batch at home. Your salad and your budget will appreciate it!