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In the Kitchen

  • Do we have ‘do overs’ in life?

    By MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY

    Did you ever sit and wonder how your life would be if you had only made a different decision? One time I was queuing up an e-mail to go out at a later date. By accident I put yesterday’s date in the box. Programmers can be so funny sometimes. A little error message window pops up and says, “I know you had to send this message yesterday, but I just can’t do it till my time machine gets back from the shop.” Well folks we don’t have time machines. If we did would we really want to use them?

  • Fast food with quality, speed

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Most of the time we can avoid eating out if we choose to (and remember to stash food in our cars and purse!). There is however always going to be an occasion where you find yourself in a fast food restaurant. Yes, you know how I feel about fast food, but I’m here to tell you that healthy fast food options exist.

  • Roasted — Ideas for leftover roast

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    So you bought a gigantic, on sale beef roast, did you? Want to know what to do with the leftovers so you can get every scrap out of it? Here are four recipes that will get your leftover roast “cooking” again! Enjoy!

    •Roast Beef Soup

    Serves 6

    1-1/2 cups roast beef chopped

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    1 onion, chopped

    1 clove garlic, crushed

    6 cups beef broth

    2 large carrots, peeled and sliced

    2 large potatoes, peeled and diced

  • Make it easier to be nice to yourself

    By MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY

    I started getting organized in 1999 with two ideas in my head. The first one was to establish one habit at a time. The second was the most important and it was to be nice to me.

  • Three dinners with boneless chicken breasts for your kitchen

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    The great thing about boneless skinless chicken breasts for the cook is they are like a blank canvas — the creativity and ideas to take this poultry to the next level is endless!Chicken takes on the flavors of the spices and ingredients accompanying it, making it amazingly versatile.

    Besides being extremely convenient, boneless chicken breasts don’t even need to be thawed before cooking (most of the time anyway) and are a great way to get your clean, lean protein.

  • FLYing saves you money

    By MARLA CILLEY,  THE FLYLADY

    Everyone is feeling the pinch of the rising fuel prices. Did you know that when you are FLYing you are saving money? I want to discuss some of these money saving habits we can help you establish.

  • Pedal to the metal

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

    Are you always at full throttle? I know that I lived this way for many years. The main reason I was always rushing was that I felt like I was behind and playing catch-up. This was a vicious cycle that was perpetuated by staying up too late just so I could get one more thing done.

    When you don’t get enough sleep you have no energy. This lack of sleep causes you to be irritable. When your unpleasant mood reaches that level it is best to just go take a nap before you say things that you wish you had not said.

  • How to fix broccoli block

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

    I have been going through Broccoli Block. You know, when you forget to turn on the veggies and you have your dinner ready to go but the veggies are sitting on the stovetop, cold, raw and just waiting for someone to turn them on and get them cooked?

    Why is that? 

  • Easy, delicious, healthy breakfasts

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day but it is something many of us skip. If at all possible breakfast is another meal opportunity that can be enjoyed at the table if you plan ahead. Meal planning goes far beyond just dinner, it should include breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Being well prepared will save you money in many ways, first on groceries, then years later on doctor bills.

  • Stop the spring cleaning dread

    By MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY