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Marla Walters

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Latest articles by Marla Walters

12 Surprising Things You Didn't Know You Should Be Negotiating

If you aren't asking, you aren't getting. Start asking for deals on these purchases big and small and save!

10 Kitchen Mistakes Good Cooks Make

Think of these mistakes as the low-hanging fruit of kitchen disasters. Eliminate these common errors and enjoy better meals and less fuss.

Masters of Small Talk Never Do These 10 Things — Do You?

Unless you're a meteorologist, a quip about the weather will kill a conversation before it starts. Learn that and nine other small talk never dos.

20 Fun Ways to Use Pumpkin

Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year. Go beyond the jack o' lantern and the pie and put pumpkin to even more delicious, decorative, and fun uses.

How to Enjoy the 12 Foods People Love to Hate

Ewww, gross, I'm not eating that! But you should! These foods are super healthy, and when prepared right, super delicious.

15 Easy Fall Pizzas

Abundant autumn vegetables (and fruits) are just appearing on grocer's shelves, just in time for easy, delicious Fall pizza.

10 Delicious But Difficult Recipes Made Easy

Enjoy pasta or Hollandaise but don't enjoy the effort and the fuss? Try these easy versions of those and eight other challenging dishes.

13 Ways You Can Cut Grocery Expenses Today

Food prices are going up and up. What to do? Shop smart, eat smart, and save smart!

9 Ways Staying on Budget Can Be Fun (Really!)

Let's face it: Staying on budget is hard. But if you make it fun, you'll get some short-term kicks while you're saving for long-term goals.

Guacamole, Wine, and 23 Other Surprisingly Refreshing Popsicle Recipes

Why settle for a fudgsicle when you can have a Sriracha-fudgsicle? Try that and a bunch more fun summertime popsicles.

14 Career-Threatening Work Habits That No One Will Tell You About

Just can't seem to land the promotion and get ahead? It's not them — it's you. The good news is you really can do better.

6 "As Seen on TV" Kitchen Gadgets That Are Actually Worth the Money

You've seen the ads and no doubt groaned. But wait! These TV gadgets for the kitchen may actually do what's promised. Click now!

31 Delicious, Cheap Recipes That Use Up Your Herb Garden

Fresh, home-grown herbs are delicious and frugal — but can often go to waste. Use up your garden's bounty in these tasty cookies, cocktails, and more!

25 Exciting New Potato Recipes You Must Try

Few foods are as frugal as the potato — and few are as versatile and delicious, either. Try these wonderful ways to prepare the humble spud.

The New Kale: How to Cook This Summer's 8 Most Popular Vegetables

Parsnips, radishes, and rutabagas are among this summer's trendy table darlings. Find recipes and more for the eight hottest looks in this season's basket.

25 Delicious and Easy One-Pot Meals

Between everything else during the week, who has time to cook dinner? You do with these tasty one-pot wonders!

You're Wasting 1/3 of the Food You Buy — Here's How to Stop

Americans waste a third of the food the nation produces. You can buck the trend and dramatically slash your grocery bill with these simple steps.

15 Easy Dinner Party Dishes You Can Make in Advance

Make hosting a dinner party a lot less stressful — and a lot more fun — with with these easy, make-ahead dishes.

How to Buy and Prepare Fresh Fish

Learn how to choose the freshest fish and add this delicious and healthy protein to your diet.

20 Delicious, Healthier Appetizers

Satisfy your cocktail party guests' appetites with these flavorful and delicious bites that won't leave them wondering about their waistlines later.