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In the Kitchen

  • Is Your Light Hidden?

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    My bathtub is my place of meditation. I surround myself with warm water and open my mind and heart to listen. Robert calls them God Breezes. When they come in the middle of the night, we refer to them as the Midnight Editor and when I get them in the tub, they are bathtub epiphanies. This morning the subject was love!

  • Tackling the plasticware nightmare

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    One of the most frustrating things in the kitchen is dealing with the plastic stuff. You know what I’m talking about? Tupperware, Rubbermaid containers, whatever brand or style you use, we all have it.

  • The stress of always being late

    MARLA CILLEY

     THE FLYLADY

     

    Many of you are habitually late. This is a common trait for most of us. Our husbands hate it, too. Believe it or not this has to do with our martyred attitude. Tardiness is a passive-aggressive behavior. I know you don’t think it is. We are in control when we make people wait on us, consciously or unconsciously. The problem also arises because of our perfectionism; I just need to do one more thing. This may become more of a problem after you have your routines in place.

  • In knead of some culinary therapy?

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

    One thing I am not is a baker. In my mind, when it comes to cooking, you’re either a cook or a baker. Rarely do you meet those who do both and do them well. I’ve made my share of cookies, breads, homemade cakes, plenty of pies, some tarts and such, but the trouble with baking are the ingredients: butter, flour and sugar. I have had enough of all three of those ingredients to last me a lifetime. I’d rather work with chicken!

  • 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.