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How to Cook With Kids (Or Inspite of Them) During a Big Cooking Day

Those who know us well know that the FishFam loves to eat. Everyone in the family loves good food and all enjoy cooking. My home is full of little chefs. Case in point: Saturday afternoon FishBoy7 surprised us all with a HUGE platter of PB&J — on sourdough — about an hour before dinner. At first […]

Baking / Freezer Cooking Day Tomorrow!

Interested in learning more about freezer cooking and baking? Well, this is your week! MoneySavingMom and I are going to be live blogging and tweeting our kitchen adventures on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ve even got a Facebook Event page set up as well as a Twitter hashtag to follow (#BakingDay). (Aren’t we fancy?) It’s a […]

Meal Planning: Planning More than One Week of Meals at a Time

Once you get into the habit of meal planning for the week, you may want to get a little more ambitious and plan for a longer length of time, like a fortnight (2 weeks) or a whole month. How to Plan for a Month 1. Print a calendar – I like to print out a […]

How to Fry an Egg (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Breakfast)

Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (Didn’t you watch those nutrition cartons in elementary school?) After a night of “fasting,” breakfast is the opportunity to refuel your body for the morning ahead. This is important for everyone, but particularly for children. Studies have indicated that kids perform better in […]

Why You Should Love Your Crockpot

The crockpot, or slow cooker, is the busy family manager’s best friend. Or at least it should be! Unfortunately, over time it’s been the most maligned kitchen appliance ever invented. This would be due either to A. its misuse — just throwing any old junk in a pot doesn’t make a good meal. B. its […]

The Week’s Meal Plan: Enjoying Make Ahead Meals

It’s been so fun to pull a few things from the freezer every few days and know that most of dinner was already prepped. Coming home from a weekend away makes these make-ahead meals all the more valuable. Makes me feel like a World Series All-Star. Up to bat this week: Chicken FajitasChimichangasPasta w/ Grilled […]

Avocado Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

In my neck of the woods avocados have been on killer sales recently for as low as 3/$1. That’s a stock-upportunity for sure. I don’t know about the scientific evidence, but I consider avocados a superfood. Super-good! Love that smooth, buttery texture, especially when prepped with cilantro, jalapeno, and a little tomato. Yumbo! FishPapa, however, is […]

Meal Planning: Cook Once, Eat Thrice

Thank you to everyone who took my Help Me Help You Make a Great Meal survey. You all asked such great questions about ways to feed a family. One recurring comment was in regards to making several recipes (either ahead or throughout a week) that use common ingredients so that you can reduce prep time […]