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May 3, 2016

who knew? (asparagus=lily)

By: Leanne Ely   Happy Tuesday, Y’all! It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on Asparagus: Asparagus are elegant and delicious! Truly in season right now, you can pick… Read more

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April 29, 2016

Herbaliciousness! (I’ll explain…)

By: Leanne Ely   When I’m looking at a big rack of dried herbs in the grocery store, I often think of dollar bills chopped up and put into bags. For many dried herbs, you might as well just chop up a few dollar bills and sprinkle them on your food for the amount of… Read more

April 28, 2016

I’m a Spice Girl (you?) ;-)

By: Leanne Ely   Cooking with herbs and spices make all the difference in the world to the end product, your meal. But if you’ve never learned how to use the mountain of spices available, sometimes you need a little guidance. Never fear, the Dinner Diva is here! Do yourself a favor and copy this… Read more

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April 26, 2016

Tea or smoothies? (special herb for both)

By: Leanne Ely   Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you, when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can… Read more

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April 23, 2016

Perpetual Salad! (love this idea!)

By: Leanne Ely   I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time buying produce that I can easily grow myself. At my house, we eat a lot of salad. As many of you know, I serve a large green salad with almost every meal that goes on the table. All of… Read more

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April 22, 2016

Special Report – Expired Condiments

 By: Leanne Ely   Ladies, are you suffering from OCS? Old Condiment Syndrome? You know what I’m talking about. Crusty ketchup bottles, icky, old Ranch dressing and ancient mustard? We all have as many condiments as we do cleaning supplies. FlyLady says she knows what’s lurking under your sinks (more cleaning supplies than a janitorial… Read more

Spring Cleaning

April 21, 2016

Time to get rid of the winter grime!

By: Leanne Ely   The days are getting longer, y’all! And you know what that means? It’s just about time to get those gardens in, the patio furniture out, and to tackle that spring cleaning. I like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months I just love giving the kitchen a good scrub… Read more

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April 19, 2016

What common condiment may protect against cancer?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: MUSTARD It’s been mentioned in Sanskrit writings from 5000 years ago and in The New Testament. It… Read more

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April 18, 2016

The Ultimate Spice Cabinet Clean Out!

By: Leanne Ely   How many of us have professed to want to eat healthier, lose weight and get organized? It’s almost as if these three things are the ultimate trifecta! Believe it or not, one of the best ways to do all three of these things is to spice up your low calorie fare… Read more

Cooking Oils

April 15, 2016

Good oil/bad oil. Now you’ll know the difference.

By: Leanne Ely   There is a good deal of confusion around which oils are good for cooking and which are not. Fat is essential for human health. We need fat in our diets for hormone health, cell building, energy, and even for keeping our skin in good shape. There are certain vitamins (A, D,… Read more