Rare Contributor

Valerie Dennis

Valerie Dennis is a Twin Cities-based communications professional, having worked at newspapers and magazines in the Midwest and Southern U.S. Valerie enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle, and chronicles it on her blog KaleAndAle.com.


Get a spring dinner out quick with this one-pot pea pasta Food and drink Get a spring dinner out quick with this one-pot pea pasta Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:20am, April 20
Put down that Pop-Tart box and make these homemade toaster pastries Food and drink Put down that Pop-Tart box and make these homemade toaster pastries Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 9:11am, April 19
Let your slow cooker do the work for these Easter candies Food and drink Let your slow cooker do the work for these Easter candies Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:10am, April 3
No-bake bird’s nest cookies are your easy Easter treat Food and drink No-bake bird’s nest cookies are your easy Easter treat Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:36am, March 30
Get hopping on Easter with this dirt cake Food and drink Get hopping on Easter with this dirt cake Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:02am, March 27
Enjoy early spring produce and stay warm with this asparagus soup Food and drink Enjoy early spring produce and stay warm with this asparagus soup Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:12am, March 21
Before you book that dream vacation, track airfare prices with these sites Travel Before you book that dream vacation, track airfare prices with these sites Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:31am, March 20
You can often get these things from Costco without a membership Money You can often get these things from Costco without a membership Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 8:04am, March 6
These no-cost Valentine’s gifts are a big hit Rare Life These no-cost Valentine’s gifts are a big hit Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:30am, February 13
Win Valentine’s Day with these no-bake desserts Food and drink Win Valentine’s Day with these no-bake desserts Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:09am, February 13
Pack wine in your suitcase with these tips Travel Pack wine in your suitcase with these tips Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:32am, February 6
Don’t throw away your coffee grounds — you can use them in so many ways Food and drink Don’t throw away your coffee grounds — you can use them in so many ways Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:19am, February 3
Need a break from avocado toast? Try these alternatives Food and drink Need a break from avocado toast? Try these alternatives Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 8:20am, December 12
These no-bake holiday desserts are simple yet stunning Food and drink These no-bake holiday desserts are simple yet stunning Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:16am, December 5
Have you tried these ways to eat avocado? Food and drink Have you tried these ways to eat avocado? Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 8:03am, July 25
Score free items for your next DIY project these ways Rare Life Score free items for your next DIY project these ways Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 3:21pm, July 9
This is how you find the perfect brunch drink for your mom Food and drink This is how you find the perfect brunch drink for your mom Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 1:40pm, May 1
Leave a lasting impression with these personalized Mother’s day gift ideas Rare Life Leave a lasting impression with these personalized Mother’s day gift ideas Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 12:01pm, May 1
Grab a mug and a marker — these DIY gifts for Mom are easy enough for non-crafters Rare Life Grab a mug and a marker — these DIY gifts for Mom are easy enough for non-crafters Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 11:45am, May 1
Personalize your rental with these temporary designs Rare Life Personalize your rental with these temporary designs Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:19am, April 19
This guide helps you determine how long to keep your makeup Beauty This guide helps you determine how long to keep your makeup Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:03am, April 11
Why apple cider vinegar should be part of your skin routine Beauty Why apple cider vinegar should be part of your skin routine Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 8:57am, April 6
Bet you didn’t know you can clean your makeup brushes with these common items Beauty Bet you didn’t know you can clean your makeup brushes with these common items Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 6:58am, April 5
You don’t need a fancy tool to make noodles out of veggies Food and drink You don’t need a fancy tool to make noodles out of veggies Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:29am, March 31
Surprise — bet you didn’t know these 7 foods are vegan Food and drink Surprise — bet you didn’t know these 7 foods are vegan Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:57am, March 16
Get more fruits or veggies at breakfast with these 5 easy meals Food and drink Get more fruits or veggies at breakfast with these 5 easy meals Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:06am, February 19
No equipment, no worry — these at-home exercises will help keep you in shape Health No equipment, no worry — these at-home exercises will help keep you in shape Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 9:59am, January 17
5 ways to reuse those empty wine bottles Rare Life 5 ways to reuse those empty wine bottles Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 9:15am, January 8
Easily turn old T-shirts into these new items Rare Life Easily turn old T-shirts into these new items Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 7:41am, January 4
Turn a pair of jeans into a fitted top Rare Life Turn a pair of jeans into a fitted top Valerie Dennis, Rare Contributor 8:44am, December 29