Marla is a Human Resources manager. She is also the Food and Dining Writer for Bigislandnow.com and edits cookbooks for Island Heritage Publishing.
Does your kitchen need help? These DIY improvements are frugal, foolproof, and we have to admit — just plain fun!
One spendy holiday down, and three more to come. Plan ahead and you won't be sending money home in doggy bags this Thanksgiving.
When a recipe calls for half a cup of buttermilk, what are you supposed to do with the rest of it? Here's what.
You can save money with natural cleaners you can DIY and be kind to the environment — yours and ours. Here's how!
This isn't prep for the zombie apocalypse — it's how to save money and time by stocking up on 10 frugal foods for quick "emergency" dinners.
What's hiding in the back of your kitchen drawers and cabinets? Cash, that's what.
Jar of salsa quickly expiring in the refrigerator? Spice up your favorite dish with a dollop.
So your dinner got a little overdone. Instead of throwing food (and money!) in the trash, save it instead.
Lettuce does not necessarily a salad make. And these lettuce-free salads are delicious proof.
Are we there yet? Who cares when the car is filled with delicious — and healthy — snacks and treats like these!
Cook once, eat twice with these 11 delicious twists on leftovers.
Mid-summer means corn — and lots of it. Go beyond butter and salt with fun recipes that give corn on the cob new life.
On the Paleo diet or watching carbs? Cauliflower "rice" will thrill your palate.
Lemonade is pretty great all on its own, especially during summer. Make it even better with some tasty new twists you simply must try.
Yes, you can eat ice cream for breakfast, and not feel guilty!
Bet you didn't know you were wasting a lot of your food! Instead of tossing those food scraps, make a delicious meal with them!
Tired of hot lunch, when it's warmer outside? These lunches are versatile in temperature, and amazing in taste.
All the wholesomeness of a hearty breakfast with the creamy coolness of ice cream; behold the (frugal) smoothie bowl!
Get your kids started early on healthy and frugal habits like cooking at home — and save yourself some effort at meal time. It's win-win, yum!
A can of tomato soup can go a long way. Take yours beyond a bowl of soup with these delicious and clever recipe ideas.