8 Great Ways to Get 8 A Day

Last week I had lunch with Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best . It was great to have a chance to meet her and have many of my food myths dispelled. One of the things we discussed was the importance of […]

Food Budget, You Have Been Chopped

I’ve mentioned before that our family has become a group of Food Network junkies. It is basically the only channel we watch these days, now that football season is over — and the kids love it. Amazing. But, since food is so near and dear to our hearts, I guess it makes sense. One show […]

Lemon Meringue Pie (URS: Your Signature Dish)

When I was about 10 years old, I decided I wanted to learn to make Lemon Meringue Pie. We had a tree in the backyard and I loved pie. So, it was a perfect combination. I grabbed my mom’s yellow Pillsbury cookbook and went to work, altering it to get the right combination of tartness […]

Recipe Swap MakeOver

I was feeling a little sad that I didn’t have some really cool name for my recipe carnival that I host on Thursdays. I mean, “Works for Me Wednesday” or “Frugal Friday” each have such a ring to them. But, Recipe Swap? Well, sounds a little plain jane. Not that there’s anything wrong with being […]

Recipe Swap: Sweetheart Treats

This week I hope you’ve had a chance to visit A Valentine’s Exchange of Ideas and Inspiration hosted by Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles. Every time you comment or link up you are inspiring the rest of us toward ways to love and enjoy our families this week. Plus, with each little bit of participation, […]

Maple-Oat Heart Scones – They Work for Me!

Maple-Oat Heart Scones

I’m not sure if it’s his age or his personality, but FishBoy 6 has been loving all sorts of cooking and crafting activities lately. I have a myriad of pink, handcut hearts strewn all over the school room floor as he has been working on Valentines this week. Yesterday he helped me prepare a veggie […]

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)

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. […]