The Perfect, Spill-Proof Travel Mug That Changed My Mornings

contigo auto seal travel mug

Can't start your day without a hot cup of coffee? Me neither. I've managed to break the $5/day latte habit by making it at home. (I'll share my money-saving recipe, later.) But sometimes, I still need to take my coffee to go.

Reusable coffee cups are the way to go. They save paper, reduce chlorine use in bleaching the paper, and reduce landfill waste. But when you need a mug for the road, what do you do?

Allow me to recommend these spill-proof mugs, which have helped me keep my morning routine simple and environmentally friendly.

My Simple Refrigerator Organization Project

I never thought I’d be writing about how to organize your refrigerator, of all things, until I became a woman with 99 refrigerator problems that caused me to misplace food, have to clean up spills, or have to pull everything out of the fridge to find what I'm looking for. I went through a bit of trial and error to get things under control, so I thought I'd share what I learned and maybe save some of you some time and money along the way.

The Best Electric Griddles without PTFE

Ever since George Foreman first taught us how to "knock out the fat" by letting the grease run off, I've been looking for a better way to grill and griddle. These cooking methods are quick, easy, and healthy, but the problem back in the day -- other than the lack of removable plates for easy cleanup -- was that the health gains from siphoning off the fat were negated by using a Teflon cooking surface.

While great strides have been made to offer consumers choices in eco-friendly pans for the stove top, electric cookware has unfortunately not kept pace with the green revolution.

Nevertheless, I found a few PFOA and PTFE free electrics to choose from in the quest to live green and eliminate Teflon and toxic cookware from the kitchen, including this first model from Hamilton Beach.