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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 […]

5 Family-Friendly Beef Dinners (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beef)

Where’s the Beef? Right here! Today we’re swapping beef recipes that are tasty and family-friendly. I love beef! This week on date night we went to a local restaurant with a gift card from my mom. (Thanks, Mom!) I ordered what I fondly remember my mom bringing home from her date nights: steak, salad, and […]

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwich (URS: Breakfast)

Hard cooked eggs and toast make a fabulous base for an easily assembled and highly portable breakfast sandwich. Breakfast can be a tricky meal. It’s the most important, but it’s also happening at a busy time. Mornings can be a rush. Somedays, I get the kids fed, but forget to feed the Mama. That’s when […]

Easy Greens Tart with Feta Cheese

Leftover greens combine with a buttery crust and a filling enhanced by eggs, cream, and feta cheese, to create a delicious easy greens tart. This week on URS we’re talking dairy products. And how timely. I’m currently reading The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love, next month’s Booking It selection. I’ve been […]

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Chicken and pasta in a simple cream sauce get dressed up with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes. I learn new things about my family every day. One of the most recent discovery is that they love pasta and cream sauce. Be still my heart. I thought I was the only one! So when I crafted […]

Quickest Chili in the West (URS: Make Ahead Meals)

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]

Vegetable Pasta with Pistou (URS: Quick Dinners)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

As much as I plot and plan, you might think that my home runs like a well-oiled machine. Alas, that is sadly not the case. Things happen. Life happens. And I often find myself in a big ole’ mess. More times than I would like to admit. That’s when having a few quick dinners in […]

Tri-Tip Sandwiches (URS: Camping)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

The first time I ever went camping with FishPapa it was a coup de cuisine. His idea was opening a can of chili and cooking it on the fire. Ick. No thanks. My idea of camping food was marinating chicken breast in a ziploc bag, grating some parmesan, chopping some lettuce, and having Grilled Chicken […]