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In the Kitchen

  • Gold stars can be for everyone

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Have you noticed how much easier it is to get something done when there is a tangible reward attached? Everyone likes to be acknowledged for his or her efforts, don’t they?

  • Happy living things

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

  • Is brown better?

    By LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

    I remember eating Weber white sandwich bread when I was a kid. I’d come home from school, grab a slice, yank out the middle and squish it into a small, firm white “bread” cube and eat it with relish. I think back now on those times and am completely grossed out. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I grew up on white bread. Later on, my mom switched to a wheatberry bread and I loved it and wasn’t even aware that it was a healthier alternative to the white squishy stuff I was raised on.

  • Food, music and family traditions

    By MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

    Do you remember those family pot-luck get-togethers we used to have when we were little? Our aunts would cook their traditional family favorites. Our uncles would grill something to go along with all that wonderful food. There was a family rivalry for who could make the best pie! What ever happened to those wonderful family gathering? Did we get too busy?

  • Solve the most common grilling mistakes

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    I’m a big fan of the grill but this isn’t another article expressing my unwavering love, rather, it’s a cautionary tale.

    Though the grill may seem flawless, it isn’t always the case. The grill is a remarkably low-maintenance, but it does need some looking after. So, I’m going to make a little list of common mistakes you can learn to avoid from the start:

  • Getting our ducks in a row with Cozi

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    I am so excited to tell you about my trip to the great Northwest. Just sit back and visualize 18,000 yellow rubber ducks in a row and one purple one. The row of ducks was over a mile long through a park by a beautiful lake with Mount Rainier in the background. We had the most fun lining up these ducks to set a Guinness World Record. The best part was seeing the children of all ages get involved in the process. I can honestly say that I got my Ducks in a Row with our Cozi Family in Seattle.

  • Getting some help around the house

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    From the beginning of FlyLady, I have always insisted on our main rule: No Whining Allowed. I don’t believe that I have ever told you the reasons behind this FLY-Decree!

    We have all caught ourselves in a whining mode. When was the last time you let those words ooze out of your mouth? This morning?

    Why do people feel the need to whine? Let’s explore this for a bit.

  • Taking the edge off nutrition

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    It seems that the geometric triangle we’ve all associated with food has smoothed itself out into a more organic shape. We no longer have a food pyramid, but a food plate. The USDA has revamped that intimidating pyramid into a plate, dividing said plate into: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy.

  • How to avoid vacation dread

    MARLA CILLEY

     THE FLYLADY

     

    Does the thought of getting ready to go on vacation make you want to go crawl under the covers and hide for the rest of the summer? Vacations are supposed to be fun not a hassle. We don’t have to dread going on vacation. We always have a good time once we get there. So let’s start now and make it a joyous occasion. We can do this by taking babysteps using the tools that help us most: our timers and Control Journals.

  • The joy of Farmers Markets

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    If you’ve never experienced the summer and fall privilege of a farmer’s market, you’re missing out, big time. Here are some reasons you need to get yourself there: