Chicken Pot Pie


Chicken Pot Pie is a sure-fire favorite at my house. Flaky, buttery crust surrounds chicken, vegetables, and a delectable homemade gravy for delicious comfort food. Years ago when I had my second baby I was surrounded by good cooks who spoiled me once the baby was born. This Chicken Pot Pie was the first homemade […]

Meal Planning: Favorite Fall Dinners


Fall begins this week. And while autumn in San Diego isn’t quite the same as it was in Kansas City, we’re still experiencing a change in weather, and I definitely notice the amount of daylight hours lessening. The nights are cooling off and it’s almost time to bust out the footed jammies. Almost. I love […]

Not Soggy Nachos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Better For You Appetizers)

Not Soggy Nachos

Like I mentioned earlier, several nights a week are spent engaged in watching football games at our house. The boys love to watch. FishPapa loves to watch. FishChick loves to be wherever they are. Me? I’m just there for the food. And football season is all about food as far as I’m concerned. As you […]

Meal Planning: Embracing Reality — And Feeding Hobbits


The FishBoys and their uncles JJ and Jace It’s been so refreshing to have my “baby” brother, Jace, move in with us. He’s 23 and finishing his last semester in college this year. There’s a fairly large age difference between us. I did change his diapers, after all. He was our ringbearer when he was […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Lunchbox Love


Even though my kids spend the bulk of their days at home, I still pack a lunchbox every day — my husband’s. When we first married, we didn’t bat an eye at eating out almost every day. It was something we looked forward to. Once we bought our first house, however, that habit had to […]

Greens with Fruit, Nuts & Cheese (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Your Favorite Recipe Ever)


It’s hard to limit myself to one favorite recipe. There are a myriad of them stored in my cookbook cupboard, in the archives here, and on my food blog. FishBoy12 likes to pose the question, “What would you most like to eat right now?” Ah, a man after my own heart! And dependent on what […]

This Week on URS


Thanks for participating in last week’s poll. For now, URS is safe. I’m glad to hear that so many of you can’t live without it enjoy it. Last week readers shared some great recipes for make-ahead meals. Of the many delicious choices, I am hoping to try Taco Cups from Leftovers on Purpose. And since […]

Meal Planning: Taking Some Shortcuts This Week


I was talking with someone last week and the question came up how many people I cooked for on a regular basis. When I said 9, the other said, “Wow. We had a company dinner last week and there were 10 of us total. That’s a full table!” To be honest, I hadn’t really thought […]