Meal Planning with Side Dishes

Dinnertime at our house tends to be somewhat of an event. It’s the time of the day when our whole family is together. And now with my youngest brother living with us, it’s a lively, full table. The girls and I and six guys! Since we all enjoy eating, I tend to prepare a more […]

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.

Chili Burritos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Speed Cooking)

When my family is hungry, stand back. Things can get pretty crazy around here with four hungry boys, not to mention the FishPapa, wanting to eat. It helps to have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to meal prep. I love having meals stashed in the freezer and I love my crockpot. […]

What’s Your Meal Plan?

For some bizarre reason, when tummies are rumbling it seems like the whole house is in disarray, kids are whining, and parents can’t think straight. Sound familiar? One way to combat this is to have a meal plan. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it’s a blueprint for your week, meant to give you […]

Ten Dollar Dinners – What Fun!

Did you catch the season premiere of Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa D’Arabian? I reviewed it over at Good (& Cheap) Eats. I think we’re in for a treat in the coming months — frugal food from a mom who knows how to cook!

Cumin-Lime Pork Loin (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Slow Cooking)

Without a doubt the slow cooker can be the busy mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Who else will cook for you while you’re gone all day and have a piping hot meal ready upon your return from soccer practice, a business meeting, or an afternoon matinee? As long as you plan ahead, you can […]

Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night

A cookout with homemade hot dog buns! Just be careful. You may never eat storebought again.

German Cut-Out Cookies (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Christmas Must-Haves)

This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is a guest post from my cyber-friend and designer extraordinaire, Katie from goodLife {eats}. I enjoy learning how other families “do Christmas” at their house.The FishKids enjoy decorating cookies as well. I’m looking forward to trying Katie’s recipe sometime soon. Last December we hosted a fun Christmas activity at our […]