Cinnamon Zucchini Waffles (URS: Zucchini)

Zucchini Waffle

Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Cake — these are the stuff that summer is made of! Particularly when my parents let the zucchini stay on the vine too long and grow into these gargantuan beasts. One year Dad’s garden produced a zucchini as big as my 7-month old niece! This year, while I will […]

Whole Grain Shortcakes with Berries & Cream (URS: Easter)

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I love inviting people over for Easter. Last year we had my mom, my brothers, a family friend, and an earthquake. Hopefully, this year we’ll have family and friends — without the rocking and the rolling. And while I love all the savory foods that comprise a big dinner, I really look forward to a […]

Irish Soda Bread & Dubliner Cheese (URS: St Patrick’s Day Feasts)

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We are creatures of habit in these here parts. Once I find a theme meal that works for us, we tend to stick to it. Buche de Noel on Christmas, finger foods for New Years, and …. wait for it…. Irish Stew on Saint Patrick’s Day. Neither FishPapa nor I care for corned beef, so […]

Buttermilk Cornbread & Other Whole Grain Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Buttermilk Cornbread

Since it’s the first week of the year, I get to start our New Year’s resolutions off with a bang with this week’s URS. What other time of the year are a majority of people all geared up to eat better? And enjoying whole grains are a great way to do that. I love cornbread.I […]

Cranberry Orange Muffins & Other Dishes That Travel Well (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Cranberry Muffins

Usually when one is heading to a potluck, one hopes that her meal arrives there in good shape. Admittedly, some dishes travel better than others. And sometimes how you package the food makes a world of difference. When I was a child, we made a Black Forest Cake to take to a holiday event at […]

Spiced Pumpkin Bread & Other Pumpkin Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Pumpkin Bread

I had a little mad money in my pocket book the other day when I was strolling through Walmart. And I saw this, similar to this pumpkin pan on Amazon. And I said, okay. Yes, yes, I did. I know it’s a fairly frivolous purchase. But, I’m guessing I can transform a pumpkin pan into […]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Apples)

Apple Muffins

Apples are a year-round staple at our house. They are a quick-prep snack and easily portable. And, apples in Fall, fresh from a local tree, are the best. Last year I bought 3 huge boxes of apples on killer sale and then processed them in different ways: Nanna’s Apple Pie, Slab Apple Pie, Crockpot Applesauce, […]

Red, White & Blue Scones (Ultimate Recipe Swap: 4th of July)

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I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about color coding. Primary colors make me smile. I’ve even owned a snowman-embroidered cardigan in my time. And planning food to match a holiday? I’m all over that. How can you celebrate the Fourth of July […]