About Ultimate Recipe Swap

GO HERE FOR THE LATEST SWAPS. Thursday is the day for URS, or Ultimate Recipe Swap. It’s an opportunity for all of us here in the blogosphere and beyond to share our favorite recipes. Each week is based on a certain theme. You can check the archives for past swaps about holiday dishes, breakfasts, chocolate, […]

Tired of Cooking Already!

I must confess, after Thanksgiving and Christmas, I’m a little tired of cooking. But, that makes having a meal plan all that more important. If I don’t feel like messing in the kitchen, then it’s so helpful just to look at my list on the fridge and make whatever it says. Just obey the list. […]

New Year’s Feasting

New Year’s is the perfect combination of events. New Year’s Eve represents a chance to look back on the past and all that we have to be thankful for. We get to see all the ways in which we and our families have grown. New Year’s Day is the opportunity to celebrate a fresh start. […]

Garlic Brie Bread

This appetizer is just fantastic! It is very “make-ahead” and only contains a few ingredients. One great aspect of it is that you get to eat the bowl!

Chocolate Crescents

The francophile in me just can’t call these croissants. They’re just Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls gussied up a bit. But, they do resemble, in an Americanized way, the pains au chocolats (or chocolate croissants) I ate in France. These are an easier cheat than the traditional way. The recipe is only problematic in that the […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Hamming It Up

Got leftovers? If you’re like me and you bought a ham at a great price ($.77/#), you may have enjoyed it for Christmas dinner and now find yourself with leftover meat. Waste not, want not. But what to do with it all? Sandwiches are a great way to use up the rest. But, depending on […]

California Chicken Gumbo for a Mob

Now, I didn’t really name this recipe, though I certainly could have. I know all about cooking for a mob in California. This recipe is actually adapted from A Feast of Soups, one of my very favorite cookbooks. If your family enjoys soups, then it is worth it to hunt down a copy of this […]

Food and Clean Underwear

The new normal has been rather elusive this year. Survival is the name of my game these days. And, I think I’m okay with it. Food and clean underwear – if we’ve got those, we’re okay. But, I know from experience that if I don’t have a plan for food, we’ll be eating way too […]