Simplified Caesar Dressing Easy Recipe

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I often buy the 6 pack of romaine hearts at Costco. That’s a lot of romaine. And salads are a lot of chopping. One evening I was tired of the vinaigrette dressings I generally make, and searched the internet for easy Caesar salad dressing recipe that used only what I had on hand. I read 4 or 5 versions, made some substitutions and whipped up a quick version that serves nicely. Simple Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe Into a bowl, scoop … Read More

Ubiquitous Capture: Write It Down Right Away

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When does the brilliant idea strike? When do you remember you’re desperately low on milk? It’s rarely when you’re actually sitting down, pen in hand, to make a relevant list. But if you don’t write it down right away, it’s gone. Hence, the need for ubiquitous capture. Ubiquitous capture is a term from David Allen’s Getting Things Done that basically means you should always have a way to write down, right away, any information you need to have rather than … Read More

Applying GTD at Home

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I have implemented and re-implemented and revamped and reorganized my GTD processes and approaches so many times over the last six years that I’ve stopped counting. Every time I do, I am so glad for it, and so glad that it is built to work to whatever degree you are able to maintain. After so many attempts, I think incorporating it piece by piece over time is a better approach for getting it to stick than doing a weekend whirlwind … Read More

GTD isn’t GIAD (Getting It All Done)

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So, I ran the 31 Days to GTD series here two years ago, then consolidated and edited it into a manageable ebook. But, lest there be any confusion, GTD is so very different from GIAD. It is only things, not ALL things, that are being done. I recently received a question (and I’ve several similar ones before), asking what we all want to know. It seems like a question that should have an answer, if only we could read the … Read More

GTD isn’t GIAD (Getting It All Done)

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So, I ran the 31 Days to GTD series here two years ago, then consolidated and edited it into a manageable ebook. But, lest there be any confusion, GTD is so very different from GIAD. It is only things, not ALL things, that are being done. I recently received a question (and I’ve several similar ones before), asking what we all want to know. It seems like a question that should have an answer, if only we could read the … Read More

Favorite Tool: Cast Iron Griddle

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When we purchased our current home nearly five years ago, the kitchen had already been remodeled into a cook’s dream. In addition to the copper sink and double wall ovens, it has a large gas cooktop. Gas has taken awhile to get used to, but I do love cooking with a gas range. This particular gas range came with a cast-iron griddle that fits on top of two of the gas elements. Our family had already blown through two or … Read More

Desiring the Kingdom: Schedules and Routines Are Deep Waters

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Smith has a call-out box in chapter 2 titled “A Practices Audit.” Here, we get practical; we get personal. Even without that direct invitation to examine our habits, this chapter certainly had me thinking that direction. Do I have practices, habits, that I am assuming are thin, insignificant, when they are actually thick, charged with shaping power? If we mistakenly think that certain habits or practices are neutral, or even thin, when they are actually quite thick and loaded, then … Read More

Review: Silicone Baking Cups by The New York Baking Company

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I was sent this set of dozen reusable muffin liners, also known as silicone baking cups, by The New York Baking Company for review purposes. I admit I was a little skeptical. I had purchased a different brand of silicone baking cups a few years ago and they were disappointing. This set from The New York Baking Company arrived, and I was prepared to be disappointed again, because this set is thinner than the other set I own. Well, it … Read More

Easy Recipe DIY Roasted Garlic Paste

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Garlic is a ubiquitous ingredient in most dinner recipes. Whether you just add a dab or like to triple the amount, fresh is always loads better than the jarred stuff. But you can hardly beat the convenience of the pre-minced garlic. One day I saw in the gourmet section of the grocery store, a product called garlic paste. It appeared to be garlic puree, which seems like it would be a step above the jarred stuff. But, it got me … Read More

Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool: Shrink the Change

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With engaging stories and practical advice, Switch examines the common denominators in those who make successful habit changes. The authors posit that when change works, it tends to follow a pattern. The people who change have clear direction, ample motivation, and a supportive environment. So let’s look at how to apply those factors to our own home situations, particularly as we begin new routines for the school year. Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool Series Review of the … Read More

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