Chicken Pot Pie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Favorite Fall Foods)

This URS is the special Fall-Festival edition. If you haven’t already, check out some great gatherings of autumn inspiration: How do you Feather your Nest for Fall? What does your family do for fun during Fall? Share a special Fall tradition. Each hostess is offering a great giveaway in conjunction with her theme. And it’s […]

Fall Traditions: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

Probably my very favorite part about fall (besides Thanksgiving) is the apples. There’s nothing like a cold, crisp, sweet, juicy apple to sink your teeth into. Yum! Years ago when I was a svelte, young mother of one, we lived on the Central Coast of California, close to the beach, yet cool enough in winter […]

Meal Planning: Favorite Fall Dinners

Fall begins this week. And while autumn in San Diego isn’t quite the same as it was in Kansas City, we’re still experiencing a change in weather, and I definitely notice the amount of daylight hours lessening. The nights are cooling off and it’s almost time to bust out the footed jammies. Almost. I love […]

Not Soggy Nachos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Better For You Appetizers)

Like I mentioned earlier, several nights a week are spent engaged in watching football games at our house. The boys love to watch. FishPapa loves to watch. FishChick loves to be wherever they are. Me? I’m just there for the food. And football season is all about food as far as I’m concerned. As you […]

Embracing Football Season

The FishBoys, back when they were Chiefs fans It’s started, in case you didn’t know. All the talk about quarters, incomplete passes, touchdowns, and field goals. It’s a refreshing change, actually, for the sports headlines to be discussing football players in relationship to the actual game instead of all the felonies, murders, and indecisiveness that […]

Meal Planning: Embracing Reality — And Feeding Hobbits

The FishBoys and their uncles JJ and Jace It’s been so refreshing to have my “baby” brother, Jace, move in with us. He’s 23 and finishing his last semester in college this year. There’s a fairly large age difference between us. I did change his diapers, after all. He was our ringbearer when he was […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Lunchbox Love

Even though my kids spend the bulk of their days at home, I still pack a lunchbox every day — my husband’s. When we first married, we didn’t bat an eye at eating out almost every day. It was something we looked forward to. Once we bought our first house, however, that habit had to […]

Home Management & Meal Times

I’m slowly learning that the bulk of my time is often spent in the kitchen. And not always with pleasure. I love to cook. But, cooking for nine can take its toll. As a result, there has been at least one night a week in the past few weeks when we’ve resorted to take-out because […]