Finance blog Simple Dollar answers a reader's suggestion to save money on cooking with a simple solution: cook smaller things. In this case, it's substituting cupcakes for cake to minimise the cooking time.Photo by: Kristin_a.
The theory is that the shorter the cook time, the less energy the oven uses up and the less heat is leaked out to the rest of the house. It's not just cupcakes either. A Simple Dollar reader suggests cooking muffins instead of bread to accomplish the same thing.
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