Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night: A Little Mocktail Party

Tonight’s pizza night is taking a slight twist from the usual. My friend Jessika is visiting this weekend with her two kiddos while her husband is on a sailing trip. Oh what fun we’re having! This morning we visited the first of the California Missions, Mission de San Diego de Alcala. FishPapa’s coworkers sent home […]

Q&A: Library Day, Boys, and Family Culture

With Amy’s permission, I’m sharing her recent email.Hello Fishmama!I was wondering if you could give me any advice for library day? My 6 year old daughter & I used to go to the library every week. She & I have both always loved books. Last August we adopted our son, M, from Ethiopia. He is […]

TGIF: Bake Someone Happy

Got some butter, sugar and flour? Head to the kitchen with the kiddos and bake up some cookies for a fun entrance into the weekend. You might try our Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles. They’re a slightly healthier twist on an old classic.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Is it gone already? Where did it go? My 42 days of summer vacation are spent before I even got warmed up. And I had such big plans! How did I spend it? – I cleaned the schoolroom from top to bottom. My dreams to do the whole house fell by the way-side. I’m so […]

Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night

Chips and Salsa, anyone? It’s one of our very favorite snacks. FishChick calls it, “Spicy.” As in, “I want some spicy, please.” That’s its name. Love that! Need a recipe? Hop over to Good (& Cheap) Eats for a peak at how we make it ’round these here parts. What a fun way to enter […]

A Salad Buffet (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Salad’s On!)

Summer is the perfect occasion for salads. It’s cool and crisp. It makes the most of fresh produce which are in abundance during this season. And a salad can be prepared ahead of time to keep the cook out of the kitchen on a hot summer day. For some bizarre reason, I have always been […]

Fun Birthday Cake #952: A Drive-In Movie Theatre

Drive-In Movie Theatre Cake

Recently, I asked readers to challenge me with a birthday cake theme and then vote on it. I kinda pride myself on being able to tackle almost anything, so I was curious what you would pick. Thankfully, I haven’t been stumped yet. And y’all suggested some great birthday cake ideas! (But, I’m so glad that […]

7 Creative Uses for School Supplies

Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. Places like CVS and Staples have been practically giving stuff away for free! And as usually happens as soon as the red, white, and blue are done, Target and Walmart have stocked the school items and it’s time to move […]