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Quick Tip: Substitute Apple Sauce for Oil

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One of the easiest substitutions you can make in your kitchen is to substitute applesauce for vegetable oil in baked goods like cake, muffins, brownies and more. By replacing oil with applesauce, you lower the calories and fat in a recipe. How to Substitute Applesauce for Oil Applesauce can be replaced at a 1:1 ratio.…

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Forget the Double Boiler; Try This Instead!

A double boiler is one of those pieces of kitchen equipment that I've just never been able to bring myself to buy. It's not that I don't need one from time to time, especially around Christmas and Valentine's Day, but that melting chocolate or assembling a cream sauce without a double boiler is so very…

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Quick Tip: Pick a Date for an Annual Insurance Review

Even if you're happy with your insurance policies, it's a good idea to review them periodically and get quotes from competing companies. Rather than doing this just whenever you happen to think about it, pick a date -- such as the third week in October or the first weekend in March -- and add it to…

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8 Things You Can Clean with Lemons

The following post is from Andrea of AndreaDekker.com: I love lemons! I love baking with lemons, decorating with lemons, using lemon-scented soaps and candles... and cleaning with lemons. Lemons are a frugal way to naturally clean and disinfect so many areas of your home -- plus your whole house will smell lovely after you're finished cleaning!…

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Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

Today I'm sharing a quick tip over at Easy Homemade -- my simple method for slicing bananas: Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time!…

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Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time! In our house, we add banana slices to pretty much everything -- oatmeal, yogurt, granola, cereal, french…

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Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen

Five-and-a-half years ago, my kitchen cabinets were overflowing with cooking gadgets. In fact, my laundry room was overflowing with them as well. And there were probably a few in storage too. I have always loved kitchen stuff, and even in high school I would ask for gadgets and small appliances as gifts. Before our wedding,…

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