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articles by: Katie Waldeck

Shaved Asparagus & Parmesan Salad (Recipe)

I'm not offering any suggested adaptations or substitutes for this dreamy salad -- it's just so perfect on its own! With such a short ingredient list, it's important to find the best asparagus you can…

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6 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your Dishwasher

It's been a little over 60 years since dishwashers came into the homes of Middle Class America, revolutionizing housework in the process. Today, about 75% of American households enjoy the privilege of…

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Braised Leeks and Artichokes (Recipe)

I like to serve this both as a side dish and as an appetizer, with sliced bread as an accompaniment. It really celebrates the bounty of spring; want to up the ante? Add peas, green beans, fresh fennel…

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7 Biggest Grocery Store Mistakes

Food prices are on the rise, and grocers' profit margins are slim. So it's no surprise that they'll do anything they can to get you to fork over your hard-earned cash. Overspending, wasting food, and …

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The Best Stuffed Mushrooms Ever (Recipe)

You don't need to be throwing a cocktail party to make these tasty bites! Stuffed mushrooms have been one of my weekday dinner mainstays lately. And for good reason -- they're just so adaptable! Thoug…

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14 Ways to Use Spinach (on National Spinach Day!)

What's for dinner tonight? How about a spinach strata or farro salad? Whatever you cook, throw some spinach in, because today is the day to honor this versatile and nutritious plant. That's right -- M…

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5 Surprising Facts About Anger

What makes you angry? The injustices of the world? The jerk who stole your parking space? The spouse who won't get off the couch? Whatever brings out the ire, it's safe to say that you're not the only…

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8 Surprising Uses for Cream of Tartar

  You might not realize it, but you probably have one of the most versatile cleaning agents sitting on your spice rack. Cream of tartar, chemically known as potassium bitartrate, is typically …

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8 Ways to Stick to a Healthy Diet

The key to losing weight is to eat less and move more. That mantra may seem simple, but why is it just so darn hard to make meaningful changes to your diet, and actually see the results? Because you'r…

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Green Garlic Bread (Recipe)

Spring is (almost!) here, and farmer's market aficionados know exactly what that means. Time to forget about all those root vegetables and tough greens, the bounty of spring vegetables is ready for pi…

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about Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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All species find those things highly annoying.

You left out cannabis flowers - ummm love them.

Some good ideas if I ever need them!

Certainly this is a rather interesting concept, certainly very different to what we have become used…

Leftover coffee? LOL - but some great ideas thanks!