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Easy and Versatile Rice Bowls (URS: Picky Eaters)

Rice bowl with beans and cheese

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)

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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, […]

Grilled Pizza (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cooking Out)

grilled pepperoni pizzas

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 […]

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwich (URS: Breakfast)

avocado and egg breakfast sandwich

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

Easy Vegetable Tart whole

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

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)

Bagged supper

Looking for a quick, hot meal? How about a quick supper to give as a gift? I gotcha covered on both counts with this make ahead chili spice mix! Quick meals, especially those that can be made ahead, are the name of the game in these here parts. Especially since I came down with the […]

Vegetable Pasta with Pistou (URS: Quick Dinners)

Tomato Green Bean Basil Pasta

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 […]