Marla is a Human Resources manager. She is also the Food and Dining Writer for Bigislandnow.com and edits cookbooks for Island Heritage Publishing.
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.
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.
Mastering these core kitchen skills will have you eating better, saving time, and sticking to your budget. They're easy to learn, too!
Next time you find yourself short on butter, oil, or other pantry-staples mid-recipe, one of these tasty swaps just might save the day.
Stale bread might seem like it's destined for the trash, but here's how to turn it into delicious treasure instead.