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In the Kitchen

  • 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.

  • Which shellfish is best for you?

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Did you know that shellfish abounds in omega-3 fatty acids and iron — both of which you need consistently in your diet?

  • Time to FLY

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

    When we are so tied up with the day-to-day CHAOS of our lives, we sometimes don’t take time to keep up with what is going on around us. We assume that the people who are elected and appointed to various boards have our well being in mind when they make decisions. Sometimes this is not the case. They only think about their own well being.

  • Colder temperatures usher in fall fruit

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

    Can you feel the crispness in the fall air? The leaves are changing. The nights are colder. It’s sweater weather. It’s harvest time. I love this time of year. It’s finally cool enough to do some serious cooking without worrying about heating up your kitchen and the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables has never been better.

  • To coupon or not to coupon — should that even be a question?

    DARBY DUGAN

    Guest Columnist

    Are you like most of us, feeling the pain in your budget whenever you check out at the grocery? Well, friend, you’re not alone … According to the USDA, as of June, 2011, a family of four living in the U.S. will spend, on average, per year, the following:

    On a Thrifty Plan — $7,340.40.

    On a Low Cost Plan —$9,553.20.

    On a Moderate Cost Plan — $11,944.80.

    On a Liberal Plan — $14,497.20.