Category: Dish-y Tips

The staff at Dish-y.com provides tips, tricks and reviews on lots of stuff to give you a heads-up before you invest your own time and resources.

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101 Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning again. Here are 101 Spring Cleaning Tips to help you up your cleaning game. This list of tips is split into helpful categories based on the area of the home to be cleaned. Are you looking for ideas using common or natural household items in your spring cleaning? Maybe you need tips for getting the job done more efficiently or finding the spots that are commonly forgotten. You’ll even find ideas for getting more organized. This complete spring cleaning list has you covered. Take a look and find ways to help you get started and...

I’ve combed through over a thousand reviews of the Ninja Cooking System online to save you the time. See the best tips I've found here! 0

Reviews of the Ninja Cooking System ★ Helpful Tips

I love perusing reviews online. Whether it’s a major purchase or something as simple as a cookbook, I like knowing what other people think. I also like knowing how many people are out there talking about it—the more the merrier. Information seems more reliable when it comes from a bunch of real people who have actually used the item in question. Not surprisingly, I scoured online reviews of the Ninja Cooking System before I decided to pull the trigger and put one in my kitchen. That was well over a year ago now. I knew I made a good purchase with...

Once you've gotten a good start with cooking, the best way to continue to develop your culinary skills is to regularly challenge yourself in the kitchen. Trying new things opens up your experiences—before you know it, things that were once a challenge become second nature. 0

5 Well-Worth-It Ways to Challenge Yourself in the Kitchen

Once you’ve gotten a good start with cooking, the best way to continue to develop your culinary skills is to regularly challenge yourself in the kitchen. Trying new things opens up your experiences—before you know it, things that were once a challenge become second nature. If you’ve ever tried gluten-free cooking, you know very well what a kitchen challenge is! But I’d only recommend a kitchen challenge like gluten-free cooking if you have identified a real need for it, such as a food sensitivity or other health issue. There are plenty of ways to challenge yourself in the kitchen that can...

If you’re having an experience like Dish-y Author Michelle's and feeling downright dreadfully uncomfortable during pregnancy, maybe it’s time to pull out the big guns and take hostage some reminiscent semblance of comfort. 0

Dreadfully Uncomfortable During Pregnancy? 9 Ultra Helpful Luxuries

Gosh, if it weren’t for the adorable results that I have running around the house, I’d say that I’m not very good at pregging. I know it’s common to be uncomfortable during pregnancy, but my experience seems like it surely would be worse than many. I’ve already written about my most ridiculous pregnancy experiences, and that article details many of my worst pregnancy discomforts. You’ll get a few good laughs for the day if you check it out. If you’re having an experience like mine and feeling downright dreadfully uncomfortable during pregnancy, maybe it’s time to pull out the big...

When it comes to quitting smoking, it's a common New Year's Resolution, and commonly a broken one. Dish-y author Michelle shares her personal journey and offers some advice for rethinking this worthy goal to help you find your magic answer. 0

Rethinking Resolutions: Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is a New Year’s resolution I broke nearly every year after I started the habit. For me, the struggle to succeed at quitting smoking was an ongoing battle for about 12 years. I failed countless attempts to give up the bad habit. I’d last anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 months. (It was especially painful psychologically when I’d give in after a run that lasted several months.) I tried methods ranging from cold turkey to expensive prescription medications. I’m going to start by saying that I do not have a magic answer for how to succeed at quitting...

If I could take a mulligan on my first pregnancy, there are a few things I’d like to take a second shot at doing better. 0

If I Could Take a Mulligan on My First Pregnancy

If I could take a mulligan on my first pregnancy, there are a few things I’d like to take a second shot at doing better. Setting up the reasons for a second shot at my first pregnancy My first pregnancy resulted in a c-section. The possibility of going through a cesarean came as a total shock to me at 32 weeks when my third diagnostic ultrasound revealed that my son had found himself in a comfortable breech position. I was totally unprepared for that news, despite the fact that a friend of mine had just gone through the same experience...

Dish-y.com Author Michelle recounts 5 funny stories about her most epic fails in this post about embarrassing kitchen confessions. 0

Epic Fail: My Most Embarrassing Kitchen Confessions

I always chuckle a little to myself when people comment in amazement about my cooking skills. Of course, I’m flattered at the compliments, but I know all too well that it’s come with its fair share of trial and error—and a few epic fails here and there. Like any developed skill or talent, an affinity in the kitchen usually doesn’t happen overnight. We’re all human. I’m just a normal person who made a decision at some point to focus on developing my cooking repertoire. If you were to ask  my husband, he can verify that plenty of lackluster results have...

Losing weight is a common New Year's Resolution, but chronic failure can undermine one's sense of self worth. It's time to start rethinking resolutions. 0

Rethinking Resolutions: Losing Weight

Losing weight is probably the New Year’s Resolution I hear most frequently. In fact, I’m pretty sure that losing weight has become a permanent objective for many people in the American culture. It’s like it never quite goes away. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no different. Although my thinking about losing weight has changed since I was in my twenties, I’d still like to cut a few extra pounds out of my life. Since it’s such a common resolution, losing weight is also a goal that we tend to fail at more often. From my perspective, it’s...

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5 Reasons I Started Meditating and So Should You

Honesty time. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. They set us up for failure. Every year, it seems people are focused on changing their body physically. I try to focus on fitness throughout the year, but I’ve never really sat down to think about what I need to be doing for myself mentally. As women, we tend to focus on ourselves last which can be downright detrimental to our health. I’m not immune to this taking care of everyone else before I take care of me. It causes me terrible stress and anxiety. When I feel this way I start...

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Rethinking Resolutions for the New Year

It’s time to start rethinking resolutions. At Dish-y, we encourage the feel good factor. We do what we can to inspire positivity. If you haven’t already, check out our previous post and get a positivity fix before making next year’s goals. I think it’s important to start rethinking resolutions. That’s because I believe typical resolutions are more likely to set us up for disappointing failure than fulfilling success. (And failure tends to make us feel bad/worse/worst. This is the opposite of the feel good factor.) Here are three ways that I believe typical resolutions set us up for failure: Many resolutions...