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In the Kitchen

  • The power to change our world

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

    This past week Kelly’s grandfather passed away at age 97. This has me thinking about the legacy we will leave our family. He was born on Christmas Day and left us on Valentine’s Day. His life blessed everyone who knew him. All of us should strive to bless others with our lives.

  • Tips on having a great dinner on a limited budget

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Are you looking to stretch those grocery dollars? Let me show you how to spice up and season that lowly beans and rice dish so you can enjoy several different ethnic (styled) dishes. And FYI, these are representations of this type of cooking, not the actual authentic versions, so don’t be hatin’!

  • Fighting illness with healthy choices

    LEANNE ELY CNC
    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    This morning as I was reading my email, I saw a Madison Avenue styled ad for chemotherapy. Yes, you read that right. I’ve also seen cancer hospitals (one of them a chain) doing their thing in prime time on TV.

    A long time ago in a place not so far away, Cancer was talked about in hushed tones, fear was the plumb line and there was no such thing as a print ad or commercial for cancer products!

  • Clutter alienates everyone — even you

    MARLA CILLEY
     THE FLYLADY

     

    Clutter hurts our marriages. It affects the way we feel about ourselves and makes us sluggish. When our homes are filled with clutter, we just want to flee. We do everything in our power to not have to look at it.

  • It’s possible to have too much of a good thing

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

  • What a waste

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Waste not, want not.” All of us have grown up with that saying. In our parents’ and grandparents’ time, the very idea of wasting food was unthinkable. Today, it’s the norm with nearly 40 percent of food purchased wasted every day.

  • Do you hate your morning?

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    Do you hate your mornings? Do you wake up in a bad mood? Do you feel like you got up on the wrong side of the bed? Your mornings do not have to be like this. All it takes is a little thought to change the CHAOS in which you have been living.

  • The ‘I don’t like cooking’ fix

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    I have received a lot of letters from people in all walks of life who simply do not like cooking. For them, cooking is on the same par as toilet cleaning. However, they are diligent swish and swipers, incorporating bathroom cleaning into their regular morning routines. But because other options exist for dinner (going out, fast food, take-out, etc.), they aren’t incorporating cooking into their routines.

  • Hungry, thirsty or bored? Let’s find out

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Have you ever said these words, “I’m hungry!”?

    I’m going to bet 100 percent of us have uttered those words, and probably most of us said it today! The deal is though — are you really?

    How do you know when you’re truly hungry?

  • The cart before the horse syndrome

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    Have you ever gotten sidetracked painting a room when you had friends coming over for dinner? If you have then you might be a FlyBaby! Let’s say company is coming and you need to crisis clean by focusing on the main areas of the house. Instead you are cleaning out closets and scrubbing the bathroom tile with a toothbrush. This is our perfectionism.