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Marla Walters

Marla is a Human Resources manager. She is also the Food and Dining Writer for Bigislandnow.com and edits cookbooks for Island Heritage Publishing.

Latest articles by Marla Walters

11 Instant Pot Meals That Prove Autumn Is the Best Season

Considering an instant pot, or already own one? Here are 11 fall-ish foods you'll want to make all autumn.

12 Delicious Ways to Go Meatless for the Newly Vegetarian

Going meatless doesn't need to be a struggle with these delicious meal options. You'll save big on groceries, too!

11 Ways to Turn Leftover Sweet Potatoes and Other Starchy Foods Into Something Special

Starchy leftovers taking up valuable refrigerator space? Turn them into something delicious!

8 Essentials You Need in Your Emergency Home Food Bank

Be ready for any type of emergency with a well-stocked home food bank.

11 Ways a Professional Association Can Boost Your Career

A professional association is a great tool to make new friends, learn new things, and most importantly, boost your career.

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Growing a Garden

Gardening is good for mind, body, and soul!

5 DIY Mother's Day Gifts Moms Will Love

Bypass the boring old Mother's Day gifts and make something Mom will truly enjoy.

8 Recipes That'll Clean Out the Fridge

Fridge crowded with takeout boxes and other odds and ends? Stop wasting food and make these easy meals out of what you find!

10 Affordable Alternatives to the Grocery Store

If you're tired of the time and effort it takes to hit the grocery store, take a look around. There are plenty of other places to get your weekly groceries.

12 Garage Sale Items That Sell Like Hotcakes

You've finally decluttered your house. Feature these items prominently in your ads and your sale to draw the crowds — and the cash.

8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life

Need inspiration to save money, achieve a goal, or improve your life? Look no further than your refrigerator door.

Dried Fruit, Paint Brushes, and 8 Other Things You Should Keep in the Fridge

Sure, your fridge is full of food, but did you know that flowers and paint brushes should be in there, too? Yep, it's true.

10 Breakfast Foods to Help You Ace Your Job Interview

Before you head out for that job interview, make sure you've had a delicious, balanced breakfast.

8 Ways to Save on Dinner — No Meal Planning Required

Tired of spending hours mapping out your meals? Good news: You can make healthy, affordable meals on the fly, too.

9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts to Give to Your Truest Love — You!

Who needs a date on Valentine's Day when you can shower yourself with fun and wholesome treats?

9 Frugal Gifts for the Person Who Needs a Nap

Question: Who in your life needs a nap? Answer: Everyone! Here's what to get them for the holidays.

12 No-Bake Holiday Treats That Won't Bust Your Budget

Stay within your holiday budget and save both time and energy with these delicious, easy to make treats, no baking required.

20 Cheap and Easy DIY Kitchen Improvements

Does your kitchen need help? These DIY improvements are frugal, foolproof, and we have to admit — just plain fun!

10 Things You'll Waste Money on This Thanksgiving

One spendy holiday down, and three more to come. Plan ahead and you won't be sending money home in doggy bags this Thanksgiving.

9 Ways to Use Up Leftover Buttermilk

When a recipe calls for half a cup of buttermilk, what are you supposed to do with the rest of it? Here's what.