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What’s Cookin’ This Week

Wine and Cheese ca. 2000

Well, I mentioned that food has been a bit of a battle this past week or so. Casseroles aren’t the biggest hit around here, I guess. It fluctuates from season to season. I’m not giving up on requiring kids to eat what is placed in front of them. But, I’m also not going to torture […]

A New Sunday Morning Ritual

2008-July-003

It all started when Crystal posted about making cinnamon rolls for the 4th of July. And since my dad had bought me this, I knew I could do it with some degree of success. And now it’s been about four weeks and we are sucked in. Completely. From FishPapa to FishChick. Cinnamon Rolls are right […]

Try It, You’ll Like It: Bertolli’s Premium Pasta Sauce

2008-July-082

Recently, our family had the opportunity to try three new sauces from Bertolli. I must admit I was a little skeptical since we don’t buy canned or jarred pasta sauces. Ever. Normally, they are too sweet for my man who doesn’t like sweet sauces. If sugar or corn syrup are anywhere on the label, it […]

FishFave: Pretzel Berry Dessert

This is FishPapa’s all-time Fave come holiday time. The man who “doesn’t like sweets” claims he could eat the whole pan. I guess we do have a dessert to arm wrestle over. You can make this with strawberries and strawberry jello, but we prefer it with raspberries and cranberry or raspberry jello. What’s your favorite […]

Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies

Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies - These double chocolate cookies are flavored with mint and rolled in powdered sugar. The result is a chocolate mint dessert that resembles a mountain top of snow.

These double chocolate cookies are flavored with mint and rolled in powdered sugar. The result is a chocolate mint dessert that resembles a mountain top of snow. Christmas Cookies are the best. Snowballs, gingerbread, thumbprints — every family has their favorites. And it is so fun to be able to serve an assortment come holiday […]

Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie

Toffee Dream Pie

This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967.  My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The story […]

Zucchini – The Mother of Invention (Recipe: Chocolate Zuke Cake from a Mix)

2008-July-057

Zucchini is an amazing vegetable. It must be the most efficient vegetable on the planet! It grows so quickly. Overnight pencil size veggies bloom into submarine size zukes. And it you’ve got friends who grow zucchini, prepare yourself for some gifts. (Thanks, Suzanne!) I was very optimistic this morning that I would successfully transform all […]

TGIF: Make Homemade Pizza

pizza-2002

One of the things that our family loves to do is to eat pizza. Personally, my very favorite pizza is served up at the corner of Bouquet and Soledad Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. However, I live in Kansas City, so I’ve had to learn to make do without my hometown pizza. When we’ve got […]