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Marla Walters

Looks like there is truth in the descriptive phrase, "Scotch blood."

Latest articles by Marla Walters

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.

15 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.

Elevate Your Kitchen Skills With These 5 Easy Cooking Techniques

OK, they're not as easy as "nuke-it for 30 seconds," but you'll love the results you get with these simple, and classic, cooking techniques.

15 Delicious Ways to Use Canned Corn

What can you do with a can of corn? Fry it, cream it, bake it, toss it, roast it…

25 Clever Ways to Dress Up Cheap Food

That box of mac 'n cheese will never be haute cuisine, but with these clever upgrades, it'll get darn close.

10 Rules of Etiquette Everyone Should Know (and Follow!)

Etiquette is the grease that keeps the gears of civilization turning. Do your part by following these 10 basic rules of etiquette.

40 Rice Cake Topping Ideas

Rice cakes are low cost, low calorie, and largely low flavor. Dress them up with responsible-sized helpings of these delicious toppings.

14 Tasty Cuban Recipes

Add some Havana to your evening routine with these Cuban classics. The preparations are simple, the ingredients are affordable and easy-to-find, and the results are muy delicioso!

50 Ways to Use Canned Salmon

Love fresh salmon but not the fresh price? Substitute affordable canned salmon for frugal and flavorful seafood feasts.

10 Homemade Liqueurs to Bottle for Tasty Gifts

Homemade liqueurs and infused alcohols are easy to make and are always welcome gifts around the holidays. Here are 10 great ones you have to try.

15 Delicious Ways to Prepare Frozen Broccoli

Packed with vitamins C and K, broccoli is a powerful anti-oxidant. When prepared one of these 15 ways, inexpensive frozen broccoli becomes a powerful appetite stimulant.