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In the Kitchen

  • Put out your hot spots that catch clutter

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

    Do you feel like the whole world is crashing in on top of you? Believe it or not it happens to all of us from time to time! Especially during the Holiday Season.

    When we get busy, we feel that we don’t have time to do even the simplest of routines. So what do we do! We let our HOT SPOTS take over our homes!

  • Safety in the kitchen

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

    Dirty dining reports are becoming quite popular with local news stations all around the country and are grossing out America at the same time. I’m sure you’ve seen it before; local reporters go into the kitchens of restaurants to see what health code violations they can find. I’ll spare you the gory details, but it’s usually one more reason I prefer to cook my meals at home.

  • Fat, sugar, salt — the triple threat

    LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Fat, sugar and salt; the triple threat found in fast food, restaurant food, packaged food, frozen food, and even some foods we prepare ourselves. Our taste buds are so accustomed to the taste and feel of this combo, that we forget what real food is supposed to taste like. So with the New Year hovering just around the corner, how about some retraining of the old taste buds? Sounds good? Great!

    Here are a few key points to get you started.

  • Protect your family during holidays

    MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY

    The holiday season is a very stressful time of year for all of us. When we allow this stress to take over our lives, we put our families in danger. A fire at any time of year is like a death in a family. We have to protect our families. We all pride ourselves in being safe, but I want you to look hard at some of our holiday habits.

  • Where’s the chicken in nuggets?

    By LEANNE ELY, CNC
    THE DINNER DIVA

  • Prepared for a winter storm

    By MARLA CILLEY
    THE FLYLADY

    Why do we let unexpected problems with weather, electricity, and other little things, throw our routines in the trash?

    I can tell you, it is not a perfect world. One little thing out of whack throws a monkey wrench into our plan. Winter is almost here; with this season, comes snow, school closings, ice storms and power outages. Are you prepared with plan B?

  • The Dinner Diva: Swiss Chard is a leafy green similar to spinach

    By LEANNE ELY CNC

    Popeye sang it best “I’m strong to the finich ’cause I eats me spinach.” Ok, so Swiss chard isn’t spinach but it is a leafy green vegetable similar to spinach. And it provides a variety of health benefits that include making you strong like Popeye.

  • The Fly Lady: Throwing out the lifeline

    By MARLA CILLEY

    Do you ever feel like you are drowning and going down for the last time and no one is there to save you? In fact, the whirlpool is about to suck you into the dark abyss. This is how all of us feel when we are living in CHAOS! The whirlpool is the vicious cycle in which we are living and we don’t know how to stop it! You can’t even remember how you got into the dangerous waters in the first place!

  • Getting ready for the holidays

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

    Every year we swear to ourselves that this Christmas is going to be different and every year we find ourselves wrapping presents as we walk out the door. Why do we allow our procrastination to play havoc with our lives year after year? I want to help you cruise through this holiday season with FLYING colors!

  • The truth about high fructose corn syrup

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

    Too much of a good thing is never a good thing. This rings true when it comes to what we eat and especially true when it comes to corn. Our diets are inundated with it and the biggest offender is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In fact, the word on the streets about this stuff is so bad they’re trying to change their name to ‘corn sugar’ We're not fooled though are we?