Happily Wed & Happily Fed

Delenee Brugman has not only cooked more than 15,000 meals for her husband during twenty-one years of marriage but she and her husband are also the owners of Cafe Reese. Delenee joined us today to share "recipes" for a happy relationship from her new book Happily Wed & Happily Fed.  To follow Delenee's blog, watch a step by step video instruction of her making a great fall soup, Baked Apple and Butternut Squash Soup, or to order her book click here.

Top Ten Recipes for Love

Wake up and hug
(Start your day with love and  touch often)

Make an effort every single day
(The little things add up)

Always say the “we” word
(Use “we” instead of  “me” whenever you can)

Never ever say the “D” word
(“Divorce” is the most hurtful thing you can say during an argument)

Roles change over time – be flexible
(Let go of gender stigmas – choose roles that make each partner happy)

Choose to be happily wed NOW
(You will never “arrive”- create a little happiness today and some more tomorrow)

Be the change you wish to see in your marriage
(The rewards of an unfolding love story are in your hands)

Acknowledge something positive every day
(Everyone loves to be appreciated - a lot)

Don’t do damage in the dark!
(When in a dark mood, bite your negative tongue)

Respect your spouse and your marriage
(See yourself as a loving and patient partner)

Enjoy a relaxing meal together each day
(And eat dinner in bed!)



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