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Marla Walters

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

Latest articles by Marla Walters

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.

How to Properly Clean These 14 Kitchen Tools and Appliances — Naturally

You can save money with natural cleaners you can DIY and be kind to the environment — yours and ours. Here's how!

10 Foods You Need in Your "Emergency" Pantry

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.

9 Old Kitchen Tools You Can Flip for Cash

What's hiding in the back of your kitchen drawers and cabinets? Cash, that's what.

15 Delicious Dishes Made Better With Salsa

Jar of salsa quickly expiring in the refrigerator? Spice up your favorite dish with a dollop.

10 Ways to Salvage a Burnt Meal

So your dinner got a little overdone. Instead of throwing food (and money!) in the trash, save it instead.

13 Fantastic Lettuce-Free Salads

Lettuce does not necessarily a salad make. And these lettuce-free salads are delicious proof.

These 15 Road Trip Snacks Make It All About the Journey

Are we there yet? Who cares when the car is filled with delicious — and healthy — snacks and treats like these!

11 Meals That Make Terrific Leftovers

Cook once, eat twice with these 11 delicious twists on leftovers.

15 Fresh Corn Recipes You'll Swoon Over

Mid-summer means corn — and lots of it. Go beyond butter and salt with fun recipes that give corn on the cob new life.

12 Delicious Ways to Eat Cauliflower Rice

On the Paleo diet or watching carbs? Cauliflower "rice" will thrill your palate.

12 Frugal New Twists on Classic Lemonade

Lemonade is pretty great all on its own, especially during summer. Make it even better with some tasty new twists you simply must try.

10 Healthy Ways to Have Ice Cream for Breakfast

Yes, you can eat ice cream for breakfast, and not feel guilty!

Don't Throw That Out! 19 Great Meals You Can Make From Scraps

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!

These 10 Frugal Lunches Are Delicious Hot or Cold

Tired of hot lunch, when it's warmer outside? These lunches are versatile in temperature, and amazing in taste.

11 Smoothie Bowls You Want Right Now

All the wholesomeness of a hearty breakfast with the creamy coolness of ice cream; behold the (frugal) smoothie bowl!

10 Frugal and Delicious Meals to Make With Your Kids

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!

11 Delicious Dishes You Can Make With a Can of Tomato Soup

A can of tomato soup can go a long way. Take yours beyond a bowl of soup with these delicious and clever recipe ideas.

11 Delicious Raw Recipes to Try This Summer

The raw diet offers lots of nutrition, but getting raw right is trickier than it looks. Try these recipes to keep it simple — and fresh.

16 Simple Kitchen Skills Every Frugal Person Should Master

Mastering these core kitchen skills will have you eating better, saving time, and sticking to your budget. They're easy to learn, too!