Vegetable – Beef Minestrone Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Soups)

Minestrone soup, chock full of veggies, beans, pasta, and beef will really hit the spot on the next cool night. We’ve had a few chilly nights this past month, but fall hasn’t really hit San Diego yet. Our locale just doesn’t know the seasons. Summer goes from July to October; Fall lasts from November to […]

8 Quick, Nourishing Breakfasts for the Cool Days Ahead

The cooler temps of fall are starting to settle in. Make sure your kids start the day right. Try one of these quick, nourishing breakfast ideas provided by Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh. One of the greatest challenges I think I face in sending my children off to public school each day is ensuring […]

Easy and Versatile Rice Bowls (URS: Picky Eaters)

Rice Bowls are an easy and versatile dish to serve to everyone, even picky eaters. I don’t really like to address the idea of “picky eaters” because I think the term is very relative. If someone doesn’t like what you like, you might call them picky. And that’s not really fair, especially to kids who […]

Creamy Noodles with Ham and Tomatoes (URS: Chef’s Choice)

If you’re the chef, you get to decide what’s for dinner. Share a favorite recipe with us and check out how I give leftovers new life. This month I’m doing a Pantry Challenge. What that means is that I’ve been trying to make good use of the things that we already have in the pantry, […]

Denver Scramble (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pork)

When I was growing up, my parents made omelets often on the weekends, especially in the summer. Mom would chop up the veggies from Dad’s garden and array them in an omelet bar on the counter. While a parental cooked up omelets, a slow task, to be sure, kids could come top them with whatever […]

Great Fish & Seafood Dishes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

As the years have gone by, I’ve tasted different fish prepared in different ways. I’ve learned that fish is really good for you. And I love a trip to Harbor Fish and Chips. Yum! My mother-in-law was allergic to most fish and seafood. So, my husband didn’t eat much as a child. But, he became […]

Grilled Pizza (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cooking Out)

Can’t stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen! Cooking out doesn’t have to be limited to meats and burgers. Try grilling pizza. The first time we grilled pizza was about five kids and ten years ago. It was amazing! And then we didn’t do it again for quite some time. Last summer we took […]

5 Meatless Main Dishes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Going meatless at dinner time is a great way to save money. And it can be healthier, too. Molly wrote in recently to request a Meatless-themed Ultimate Recipe Swap. I thought for sure we had just done one, but searching the archives I found that I was mistaken. Since going meatless is not only healthier […]