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Creating A “Baking Center”

DEEP-CLEANING THE KITCHEN is my late-summer, "back-to-school" ritual. I empty every cabinet and drawer, and then ruthlessly toss the things I don't want, need, use, or have room for. Here, for instance, is how I recently cleaned an unkempt cabinet, and turned it into a well-organized "Baking Center": Read more »

Money Saving Tip: Buy Commercial-Grade Cling Film

MIND if we discuss cling wrap today? I only ask because I'm fed up with the popular brands that most supermarkets sell. Read more »

Gym Credit for Gardening? Hallelujah.

I LOVE THIS. According to the New York Times, students at Princeton Public High School can, for physical-education credit, opt out of traditional gym class…and take gardening instead. The idea was conceived by Matt Wilkinson, a physical-education teacher and former wresting coach. “We’re giving students another option to mainstream physical education,” says Mr. Wilkinson. “How… Read more »