Memory Making Meals


Since we’re such food freaks over here, many of our memories are linked to eating. When FishPapa and I were dating, we often went out to eat or cooked meals together. When we honeymooned in France, some of our most fun experiences took place in restaurants. In our newlywed years we made it a habit […]

Chicken Salad Sandwiches (Recipe Swap: Lunchbox Love)

Packed lunched box, with veggie sandwich on whole wheat.

When I was in high school, I was allowed $5 per week for lunch money. No, I didn’t live during the Depression. Let’s just say frugality runs in my veins. Take it up with my dad. Due to my limited budget, I learned to compensate by packing a lunch. Pops didn’t mind springing for groceries. […]

Time Saving Tip: Make Lunch the Night Before

Cherry Tomato on Sandwich

I’m guessing that for most families whose kids attend traditional schools making lunch the night before is a pretty common practice. Since my children “do school” at home, it might not seem all that necessary. We’re home most of the day, so why do we need to do that? But, oh what a help it […]

Upcoming Recipe Swaps

May 1998 --- Red Carnations in the Kitchen --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Birthday Cake Round Up. I enjoyed seeing all your cool cakes. If you missed it, you can still link up until Tuesday night, midnight, PST. Winner of the Sally Russell apron to be announced on Wednesday. Here are the upcoming themes for Recipes Swap Thursdays. February 5 – […]

How We’re Rolling This Week


The days are just full, aren’t they? My baby is already five months old. Can you believe that? How did that happen? She rolled over last week for the first time. So fun! This weekend we had a great time visiting with friends and eating all sorts of fun food. The days just flew. Now […]

TGIF: Plan a Super Bowl Party

Football in Mid-Air --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Personally, I’m not all that into football or the SuperBowl. In fact, I am not really sure who’s playing. Once the Chargers lost, I lost interest. But, I know that FishPapa and the boys enjoy watching and rooting for their favorite teams. And that’s a good thing, because it got me cable tv which in […]

Cake Cheating


Personally, I like pie. Lemon Meringue Pie. Apple Pie. Berry Pie. Cheesecake. Yeah, that’s a pie more than a cake in my book. And since I’m a food snob, I’ve been making pies from scratch for a long time, since I was 10 and my dad conned me into it. But, awhile ago I found […]

Meal Planning: Hoping for Fair Skies Ahead, Yet Preparing for Stormy Weather


We saw several ships like this one yesterday in San Diego Harbor. Magnificent! This week is a busy one: The regular routine of school, housework, life, plus some important writing projects, a playday with friends, FishPapa’s Birthday, and of course, my Birthday Cake Round Up on Thursday. I am hoping for “sunny skies and fair […]