Asian Chicken Noodle Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Chicken)

I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply baked chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed it into casseroles, like in my favorite, Curried Chicken Divan. We didn’t know any better and we just called it “Chicken Curry.” Regardless of what you […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: The Fourth of July Edition

I am not Betsy Ross. Nor am I Bakerella. But, I really wanted to be. At least for a day. For the last month, I’ve been scheming this fantastic Fourth of July cake pop that I was going to wow you with. I had such great plans. I envisioned candy coated, star-shaped cakes on a […]

Summertime…. And the Cooking is Easy

It’s been a fun, but hot, summer day. Maybe you’ve been out and about most of the day and are now getting everyone home from the day’s activities. The shadows are growing a little longer. The breeze is starting to pick up. The kids are laughing and enjoying their play outside. And tummies are rumbling. […]

Rice and Beans, Beans and Rice

Getting tired of the same old bargain beans and rice? Dude it up a little. Suggestions are over at Good (& Cheap) Eats.

What’s Cookin’ This Week

Well, once again, things didn’t all go according to plan last week – for a variety of reasons. One thing I’m learning is that reviewing the dinner plan first thing in the morning helps it actually happen by the time five o’clock rolls around. I can troubleshoot ingredients, like, um, take them out of the […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Feeding a Crowd

Summertime seems to be the season of get-togethers. Family reunions, birthday parties, softball team barbecues, graduation parties, and 4th of July get-togethers all congregate during the summer months. My inner Martha loves this. There’s nothing more exhilarating to me to have a crowd come feed at my house. Good thing I was born into a […]

Meal Plan O’ the Week

I need to emphasize the word plan here. Plan doesn’t always signify that it happens. I had a meal plan last week. But, mealtimes didn’t happen exactly as I had planned. We ate omelets instead of take-out on Monday, this fantastic shrimp and pasta instead of Spaghetti and sausages on Thursday; Friday night’s Chinese Food […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Summer Desserts (Recipe: Grilled Lemon Poundcake)

Summertime lends itself to easy cooking that doesn’t make you sweat. And while wintertime dessert plates might feature warm and spicy dishes like pumpkin pie or apple streudel, summer dictates something light, fresh, and cool. Last night we made something new! Using a Sara Lee frozen pound cake, fresh berries and whipped cream, FishPapa and […]