Melanie Ziltener

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Parents could be missing out on thousands of dollars in tax refunds — here’s how to claim it

Many Canadian parents are missing out on claiming some child-care-related expenses at tax time and it could potentially result in thousands of …

Sick of Takeout? Make These 6 American-Chinese Classics at Home

Kung pao chicken and fried rice run through our veins.<p>We're not going to beat around the bush here: There are some major idiosyncrasies that separate American Chinese food and mainland Chinese cuisine. After all, China is made up of 23 provinces, each with vastly different dishes and culinary …

The best bread machines you can buy to make fresh loaves at home

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>As a work-from-home dad, I try not to buy items from the store that I can make at home. And, since the overpriced bread at the supermarket …

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Make This Firecracker Chicken in Your Slow Cooker

This winter has been particularly cold in the Midwest. To help warm things up, I plan on making every spicy dish I know. This recipe brings the heat, …

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6 Recipes That Prove You Should Be Eating Eggs for Dinner

1<p>Poached Eggs With Chile Butter and Yogurt<p>This recipe is guaranteed to hit the spot, thanks to a satisfying combination of warm pita bread, garlicky …

10 Fancy Foods Worth Trying to Make at Home

You can order these decked-out foods at restaurants, but why bother when you can make just-as-tasty (and healthier) versions at home?<p>If you believe …

A Tapas-Style Dinner Party for Just $30

Plan a Spanish-inspired meal for six (yes, six!) without bellyaching over the grocery bill.<p>A Budget-Friendly Feast<p>When you invite friends over for …

Turn Leftover Chicken Into Something Great | Video | Mental Floss

Fun<p>Pinball is back<p>Fun<p>Pinball is back<p>Food<p>How to use leftover chicken<p>Food<p>How to use leftover chicken<p>Food<p>Turn leftover steak into something …

The Meal Planning Principle That Changed How My Family Eats

A couple of years ago my husband and I decided to invest in a Community Supported Agriculture program from a local farm. Every week during the summer …

Our Best Budget-Friendly Beef Recipes

When it's time to set a dinner game plan, most days, we all want the same thing: We want to make a meal that’s fast, easy, and most importantly, …

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8 Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Month For Weight Loss

There’s a saying that everything that tastes good is bad for you. Well, that’s not always true. There are plenty of healthy meals that are not only …

5 Low-Effort Recipes for When You Don't Really Want to Cook

I'm currently going through one those phases where I do not feel like cooking dinner one bit. I am very interested in <i>eating</i> a great meal, just not so …

19 Healthy Dinners Under $10 You Should Make ASAP

Because you can be good to your body AND your bank account.

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida

The Sunshine State is dotted with seaside gems, and these destinations are must-visits for every style of traveler. Here are the 15 very best places …