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In the Kitchen

  • Beating that holiday stress

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    The holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people, especially this year when it seems there is nothing but doom and gloom in the economic forecast. But folks who have lived through such times as this in the past, know a thing or two about not only getting by, but actually thriving. I think now is a good time to look at that.

  • Coupon basics from a coupon goddess

    I digressed a bit last week with a lesson about online shopping but ’tis the season for spending a lot of your money on gifts and I wanted to let you know how to make others merry and keep more of your hard earned cash in your account at the same time. Hope you didn’t mind too much. Today, we’re back to coupons and I’m going to give you the basics.

  • Know the art of online shopping

    DARBY DUGAN

    THE COUPON GODDESS

     

  • Cooking quickly

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    I get asked all the time for ways to make dinner faster. I get that; we’re a microwave society. We want it quick, dirty and hassle-free. This is why convenience foods are so popular (and expensive and 99 percent of the time, full of chemicals and lacking nutrients).

    Here are a couple of things that I do that help me get dinner done quickly and efficiently:

  • Introduction to Couponese

    DARBY DUGAN

    The Coupon Goddess

     

    If you’ve ever overheard couponers conversing about their deals, it’s likely to have gone something like this:

    “So, I went to WM, Pm’d BL’s ad on the games, used two IP’s on them, used two IP’s on the razors which was a MM, used an IP on the wipes and the butter, used Cats from Wags and Kroger on the tweezers and floss, more MM’s and got it all for $2.85.”

  • Organization is key to effective couponing

    DARBY DUGAN

    The Coupon Goddess

     

    Now that you know where to find coupons, you need to have a system so you can keep them organized. Here are three tried and true systems and I will list the pros and cons of each. I have tried all of them. There is a right or wrong way to do it. I actually incorporate all three.

  • Couponing 102 — Keys to winning the game continued

    DARBY DUGAN

    The Coupon Goddess

     

  • Couponing 101 — Keys to winning the game

    DARBY DUGAN

    THE COUPON GODDESS

     

    There is more to becoming a Savvy Couponer than just clipping coupons and redeeming them. There’s a lot more. Today, we have our first lesson on how to win this game. Here goes:

  • Dinner Diva — Get fit as a family

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    One of the best ways to reinforce a strong sense of community within your family is to encourage and take initiative to keep the family physically fit as a unit. It’s amazing how much you do in the physical realm can be translated into mental and emotional excellence.

  • Couponing is not just for groceries anymore

    DARBY DUGAN

    THE COUPON GODDESS

     

    Last week,  I put the question To Coupon or Not to Coupon to you. Hopefully, that got your attention. This week, I’m going to take that further.