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In the Kitchen

  • 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.

  • Darby is my name, couponing is my game

    DARBY DUGAN

    COUPON GODDESS

     

    For the next 13 weeks The Kentucky Standard is teaming up with coupon guru Darby Dugan to bring readers tips and tricks to get the most for your money.

     

    Allow me to introduce myself, if you will. My name is Darby Dugan, aka, The Coupon Goddess, a moniker bestowed upon me by one of my friends after seeing the many postings that I put on Facebook of my coupon savings.

  • Best post workout foods to promote health

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Whenever you work out there are only three things you really want to do afterwards: drink gallons of water, shower and eat a nice, big and filling meal. The water and shower are easy to come by, but deciding what to eat is always a dilemma because you don’t want all of your hard work to go to waste. Believe it or not there are actually specific foods that are good for you right after a workout.

  • The refrigerator redesign

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to ask each of you, if you would, kindly open your refrigerator door.

    So how’s it looking? A little messy? Maybe it’s so full of food you can’t even see the shelves anymore? If it’s really bad, does it have a peculiar odor? And what kind of food do you have stored in there? A beautiful array of produce? Or a bunch of stuff you wouldn't want to tell your favorite Dinner Diva?

  • The soundtrack of our lives

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    Every day we are surrounded by noise. It can be a pleasant or annoying sound; you get to choose. Have you ever tried watching a movie without the sound? The background music is inaudible until you turn down the volume.

    What is the soundtrack of your life? Do you have trouble getting your children to do anything around the house? If you do it could be that your children do not have routines in their lives.

  • Time to go a little wild

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Salmon is one of my all-time favorite fish and one of my all-time favorite meals for that matter. There are so many nutritional benefits to eating it — from its lovely, healthy fatty omega 3s to its outstanding source of protein. It’s important to make sure you’re eating the right kind of fish.

  • Not a 50/50 proposition

    MARLA CILLEY

     THE FLYLADY

     

    Several years ago when I began to mentor women on the Internet I wanted to help them gain control of their homes and lives. My mentoring was not to teach them how to nag their husbands to help them around the house.