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In the Kitchen

  • We just want to feel loved

    By MARLA CILLEY,  THE FLYLADY

    All any of us want is to feel loved! We don’t have to wait for someone to love us, we can start today by taking a little time to pamper ourselves.

  • Comfort food make-over

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Comfort foods. Two words that bring an array of incredibly tempting and terrible treats to mind, especially before, during, and after a certain holiday that boasts of red and pink and way too many heart-shaped tchotchkes. These meals, hosted by our friend “comfort,” are usually full of flavor and deliciousness that you’d rather not live without.

  • Are you in a juggling act?

    By MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY

    All of us have a scared little kid living inside of us. We like to think of ourselves as being all grown up; after all our age and our bodies are matured. Somewhere along the way we have felt like we were losing control and we have worked hard at taking control of every area of our lives; only to feel even more out of control.

  • Crazy for casseroles

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    OK, truth be told, I’m not really that crazy for the traditional casseroles. Most of them are full of salt, fat, the wrong kinds of carbs, and lots of cheese. They almost always look the same no matter what you've thrown in there and they taste about the same as well.

    There is hope! Casseroles don't have to be cheesy, crumbly, calorie, carb busters. They can have lots of different flavors, textures, and colors. Here are some tips to making more out of your favorite casserole dishes.

  • Food moods and what they mean

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Food may play a bigger role than just making you grumpy if you’re hungry. Sometimes just the smell of a turkey roasting can trigger childhood memories of Thanksgiving or the smell of homemade bread might bring a picture of your grandmother to mind. But did you know the foods you crave could be directly related to how you’re feeling?

    Recent research shows what many of us knew all along: Our moods dictate what we eat. Here’s a few examples. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

  • Tips to find your get-up and go

    MARLA CILLEY

     THE FLYLADY

     

    Have you lost your get-up and go and you don’t know where it got up and went? Many of us have this problem. The answer may surprise you.

    You are dehydrated. Yes you heard me. You are not drinking enough water. I did not say liquids, I said water.

  • Gratitude

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Health is not always about just the body. Your mental health is just as important to have a well balanced life. I have a lot to be grateful for in my life. Counting my many blessings daily has helped me maintain a healthy mental attitude. It is a proven fact that showing gratitude can help lift your spirits, give you strength, and bring you peace.

  • Do you hate your mornings?

    By MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY

    Do you hate your mornings? Do you wake up in a bad mood? Do you feel like you got up on the wrong side of the bed? Your mornings do not have to be like this. All it takes is a little thought to change the CHAOS you have been living in.

    That little thought is as simple as knowing what clothes you are wearing when you get up. If you will think about your morning before you actually have to face it, your mornings will run smoother. It all starts with a little before bed routine.

  • Creative leftovers

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Holidays can leave us with lots of leftovers — I hope you stuck a bunch in your freezer!

    When we remember to feed our freezer and have a plan for how we’re going to use leftover food, we can recoup our losses and not waste a bit of it. If you find that you’re feeding your garbage disposal, it’s time to get creative with your leftovers. So take note!

  • Seven tips for saving you time

    By MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY

    Every day all of us waste time searching for something and trying to make decisions. The funny thing is that the reason we are searching for an item is because we put off making a decision in the first place. Would you like to save some time?

    Each morning we stumble out of bed in search of coffee or something to get us moving. We turn on the TV and get sucked into a morning program and before we know it, we are rushing around trying to get dressed so we won’t be late to work again.