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In many households, the aroma of a fine ham baking is as Easter as the bunny who sits on a nest of eggs as a table centerpiece. This year, careful shopping may land you ham at less than $2 a pound.USDA national retail prices are $3.38 per pound for boneless and $1.82 for bone-in. This compares with $3.17 and $1.94 for last year. You’ll find a wide selection in most stores and some confusing labels to decipher.GRADES OF HAMHam: This is the top grade with no added water.

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Dining with a princess or a mouse (Mickey, of course) is all the rage in Disney World — but there are so many character breakfasts to choose from that it can get overwhelming. While these breakfasts are expensive, there are many perks: Your child...

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM

You might need to go back to your great-grandfather to hear stories about the plate of food that saved the nation.

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Saturday night supper in early New England consisted of bread and beans. The bread dark brown, nothing like modern bakery breads, got its color and name, brown bread, from molasses that flavored the yellow cornmeal. White flour was so rare that...

Posted Apr 15, 2014 at 2:01 AM

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Updated Apr 13, 2014 at 11:26 PM

How to make perfect egg salad from acclaimed food writer Michael Ruhlman.

Updated Apr 13, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Fun DIY centerpieces for Easter and spring that can be crafted at home.

Updated Apr 12, 2014 at 11:25 PM

A family reduces waste in their household in one week—see how and steal their ideas. Sponsored by GLAD®.

Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 2:28 PM

By Lisa MessingerCreators Syndicate“It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great,” by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (Grand Central Life & Style, $32).

Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM

It really is possible to eat healthy and stick to a budget, says Erin Huffstetler, frugal living expert for about.com. She recommends skimping on processed foods and heading back into the kitchen with ingredients.

Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Easter cupcake designs the kids will love constructing, plus one can't-miss cupcake recipe.

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