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From setting the table to serving the meal, we've got all the bases covered. Check out the articles in this section for tips and tricks to help you create the perfect menu for any occasion.

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Today's leftover corn on the cob is ideal for tomorrow's supper. Here are five recipes to prove it.

By Danielle Fisher

It's often a challenge to put a fresh, home-cooked meal on the table every night. Make-ahead meals can save you a ton of time and money, plus they refrigerate or freeze beautifully!

By Alia Hoyt

You don't have to be an extreme couponer to produce delicious meals on the cheap!

By Alia Hoyt

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We know you can use cream of mushroom soup in chicken or green bean casseroles. But there are lots more uses, ranging from cold pasta salads to warm mashed potatoes. We'll give you five new ways.

By Caitlin Uttley

Want to throw a shindig but don't have the cash to go crazy on food? Here are some tips to stretch every food-related party dollar to the max.

By Alia Hoyt

Fresh herbs can pack a flavor punch in your dishes, but they don't last very long in your fridge. These five tips will have you cooking fresh for a long time to come.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Regardless if they're sliced, diced or crushed, tomatoes are popular because they have fantastic flavor and cooking versatility. But how can aspiring chefs keep them fresh until it's time to create a culinary masterpiece?

By Alia Hoyt

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Cooking just the right amount of mashed potatoes for the number of mouths you have to feed can be quite the challenge. If you end up with too much, how can you keep them from going to waste?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Long the staple of college students, ramen has gone upscale. It can be used in all kinds of salads, entrees, even desserts. We'll showcase five recipes.

By Kim Williamson

Avocados have become popular in the last few years, and these five uses are just a start to all of the creative ways you can enjoy their creamy goodness.

By Sara Elliott

Zucchini is incredibly versatile, easy to cook and packs a big nutrition punch. Here are five tasty ways to serve up this veggie.

By Alison Cooper

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Kids are known for their picky ways at the dinner table, but with a little bit of ingenuity, you can have them eating their veggies and protein in no time.

By Sara Elliott

What if you're having company over for dinner, and a couple of the guests are vegetarians? Will you be able to serve a veggie meal that pleases the whole crowd? We'll help you out.

By Denise Harrison

Freezing fresh produce and your home-cooked leftovers is where you get a real bang for your grocery buck. By strategically utilizing your freezer, you'll likely save money, waste less food and eat more healthfully.

By Alison Cooper

It seems like the dollar menu at your local drive-through would be cheaper than shopping for groceries and cooking at home. But is it?

By Danielle Fisher

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People choose vegetarianism for many reasons: animal rights, religious beliefs, health. But what about skipping meat to save money? Does vegetarianism save?

By Debra Ronca

Healthy food choices are often expensive, and rising food prices are discouraging people from eating right. But it's possible to eat well on a budget. Try these shopping tips to get through the supermarket with better selections in your cart.

By Stefani Newman

Eating organic has numerous benefits -- and one major drawback: the price. But it could be cheaper than you think to incorporate organic foods into your diet.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Proteins are essential to your diet but can wreak havoc on your wallet. But if you know what to buy and how to pair them up, buying proteins can cost less than you think.

By Sara Elliott

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You want to throw a dinner party for five, but how do you do it without blowing your budget? We have some tips on how to do so affordably.

By Linda C. Brinson

Why buy tomatoes when you can grow your own from the ground up? Find out how easy tomato seeds are to harvest, save and plant in your own garden!

By Alia Hoyt

Slow cookers are an amazing tool to have in your kitchen. You can impress your guests and your family with your mad cooking skills, with very little work involved.

By Sara Elliott

Don't let your leftover vegetables rot in the fridge. With a little creativity, you can use them for every meal of the day.

By Sara Elliott

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Leftover tomato juice is a mecca of flavoring options just waiting to be tapped into. Don't drain that flavor goodness down your sink; get creative and spice up your meal.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Some recipes are easy to improvise, while others require an exact set of ingredients to turn out. But sometimes you don't have the funds to include that one ridiculously overpriced additive. Don't worry; we have the alternatives you're looking for.

By Jill Jaracz