Marla Walters's blog

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.

15 Delicious and Easy New Ways to Top Your Burgers

If you love burgers but have been getting bored with the basic lettuce-tomato topping, check out these 15 delicious new ways to top your patties.

How to Make Scrumptious, Quick Homemade Rolls

Dress up your dinner! You can bake these delicious crescent rolls from scratch in about the time it takes run out and pick up something store-made.

8 Good Reasons to Learn Canning Now

If your garden overflows with fruit or you're looking to shave a few dollars off your grocery bill, consider canning. It's easier than you might think!

9 Restaurant Dishes You Can Make at Home

Dining out is delicious and easy, but it isn't always good for the budget. To trim the cost, learn how to make to make your restaurant favorites at home.

Company Coming? 10 Areas to Clean to Make It Count

Even if your place will never be ready for the cover of "Better Homes," you can keep it presentable and welcoming by focusing your cleaning in these key areas.

Delicious Ways to Prepare Affordable White Fish

Fish has plenty of protein and fewer calories than other meats — plus it's easy on the budget. Discover delicious ways to prepare frugal white fish.

How to Make Your Own Curtains

Curtains are an easy DIY sewing project. Plus, by making your own, you'll save money on window coverings and get exactly what you want.

What to Eat Every Day: A Month of Frugal Meals

Planning ahead and cooking at home are two of the best ways to save money. Do both with this guide to one month of tasty, frugal meals.

Homemade Deodorant: Is It Worth It?

Sure, ready-made deodorant is easy to purchase and use. But there are some great reasons to make your own (inexpensive!) deodorant.

Fast, Single-Serving "Fake" Desserts

If you get cravings for little bites of dessert, this is the perfect article for you! Learn how to make quick, satisfying, and small desserts.