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Questions About TurboTax, Protein, Used Kitchen Appliances, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. 30- vs. 15-year mortgage 2. How can you recommend TurboTax? 3. Cheap protein after exercising 4. Handling financially disastrous brother 5. Beginner info […]

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The BEST DIY Toddler Play Kitchen- play kitchens some for under $50
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Play kitchens, every single one of my kids absolutely loved making my husband and me their own version of meals while they were a toddler. In fact, I would have to say our play kitchen is definitely one of the most useful toys in our house. I love a kid-sized kitchen and the creative ways that […]

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Eight Cheap Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Without a Full Remodel
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If you’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen but can’t stomach the thought of a pricey remodel, you’re right to worry. A 2016 analysis from Remodeling Magazine pegs the average cost of a full kitchen overhaul at about $60,000, after all. And while Angie’s List users have reported spending a more modest $20,000 to $25,000 […]

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The Experimental Kitchen
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“Sounds like an experimental kitchen.” A friend of mine said those words to me a few weeks ago when I was discussing a couple of our latest culinary experiments. She’s right, of course. Over the past year or so, I’ve really fallen in love with making a number of foods at home, on my own, […]

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Six Simple Steps for Cooking at Home If You’ve Never Really Done It Before
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Several years ago, I wrote a brief article on the first steps someone should take if they’re new to cooking at home. For some reason, I spent half the article outlining reasons why someone might be new to cooking at home, citing statistics about fast food and takeout use. Suffice it to say, many Americans […]

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Some Thoughts on the Battle Between Minimalism and Preparedness
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One of the biggest struggles I have in my life is this constant battle between two guiding values: minimalism and preparedness. I see great value in both of these things. In minimalism, I see the value of having fewer things to worry about and take care of, leaving me more time to actually do things […]

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Five Big Mistakes Beginner Cooks Make
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Americans now spend more money on bars and restaurants than they do on groceries. A major reason for the change is that we live increasingly busy, on-the-go lifestyles. However, there’s another factor that might be just as significant: Many Americans have poor cooking skills or simply aren’t comfortable in the kitchen. The problem is magnified […]

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Is an Instant Pot Really a Worthwhile Frugal Purchase?
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Over the last few years, a hybrid pressure cooker and slow cooker called the Instant Pot has become quite popular in some circles and, as a result, many people have written to me asking for my thoughts on it. I’ve given some brief thoughts on it in the past, but I wanted to spell out […]

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Designing a kid-friendly kitchen
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I love the open floor-plan and the smaller details that enable our kids to be bigger helpers in the kitchen. Want to create your own kid-friendly kitchen? Continue reading Designing a kid-friendly kitchen at Rookie Moms.

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Olive Garden owner buys Cheddar's chain for $780M – MarketWatch
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Orlando Sentinel Olive Garden owner buys Cheddar's chain for $780MMarketWatchCasual-restaurant chain Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen will soon share ownership with the likes of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and the Capital Grille. Darden Restaurants Inc. on Monday struck a $780 million cash deal to buy the 165-restaurant Texas …Olive Garden Owner to Buy Cheddar's Chain for $780 MillionBloomberg […]

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The Power of the Spice Rack: How Simple Spices, Aromatics, and Other Simple Additions Can Transform Bland Staples Into Amazing Foods
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I am a huge advocate for making low cost meals at home. It’s been one of our biggest money savers over the past several years, trimming our cost per meal for our family well below $1 per meal, which means we can feed a family of five for about $400-450 per month, and we do […]

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