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In the Kitchen

  • 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.

  • Hopes and dreams from the Fly Lady

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    What is hope anyway? What happens when we don’t have hope in our lives? Today I read my morning meditation and there was a reference to hope. That once the hope is realized, it is not hope anymore.

  • How to avoid a holiday aneurism

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    In the aftermath of Christmas, lie credit card bills in waiting, messes to be cleaned up — figuratively and literally — and most spectacularly, a gigantic hole in the heart for so many people. Why is this? In this joyous of all seasons, these moments captured by Kodak, why do we feel like this?

  • Coupon fraud – Don’t do it. Coupon ethics — Practice it

    By DARBY DUGAN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    thecoupongoddess.darby@gmail.com

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Oh, sorry, did that hurt? LOL! Let me say that again in a quieter voice — Happy New Year! I hope that among your Resolutions, Saving money was included, and I hope my columns have given you a good idea how to start working toward that goal .

  • When a receipt is more than just a receipt

    Darby Dugan
    guest columnist
    thecoupongoddess.darby@gmail.com

    Merry Christmas, Everyone! I hope your day has been magical so far.

     Now that your shopping is over (except for all the great sales Monday!) you’re probably awash in receipts. Don’t discard them too soon.  A gift may need to be exchanged, you may find a rebate for an item you purchased, and of course, if you made a major purchase, you need to keep it until you no longer have the item.

  • Kurtz Restaurant recipes

    Kurtz Coleslaw

     

    1 large head cabbage (6-7 pounds), shredded

                reserve outside leaves

    1/2 cup onion, grated

    1/2 cup cucumber, grated

    1/2 cup carrot, grated

    1 1/3 cup sugar

    2 tsp. salt

    1 cup cider vinegar

    1/3 cup salad oil

     

    Mix all ingredients together. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste. Serve on cabbage leaf. Serves 12-15.

  • Confessions of a rebate addict

    Darby Dugan

    The Coupon Goddess

     

    Oh, how I love to get paid to shop! I adore getting checks in the mail for things I normally buy. There’s just something about it that makes me smile. I’ve gotten hundreds of dollars back from rebating in the form of checks and gift cards. Want examples? Here’s a few: