Beef & Eggplant Stew, Cozy Suppers, & An Ultimate Recipe Swap

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When I think of cozy suppers, I think of something hot and filling. Something that whispers, “comfort food.” As much as I love salad, it’s not really “cozy.” Fall and winter are obviously the best times of the year for cozy suppers. And recently we enjoyed a good one. FishBoy13 had put in a request […]

Easy Quesadillas & Busy Night Dinners (An Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Often in the life as MOM, we encounter busy nights when we need a quick and easy supper. Take-out is cool. Sandwiches work in a pinch. But, quesadillas are a little more fun — and just as easy. What do you like to serve on busy nights? 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please […]

Quicker Minestrone – Favorite Fall Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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Feel a little chill in the air? See the harvest coming in? Ready to dust off the soup pot and get cooking? Autumn is a wonderful time to bring back tummy-warming, stick-to-your-ribs meals. When quizzed, FishPapa said that his most favorite fall recipe was Minestrone. (I knew he would say that.) Traditionally, my Minestrone bubbles […]

Easy Taco Salad to Feed a Crowd – Ultimate Recipe Swap

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Labor Day is the ideal time to gather a crowd for one last summer hurrah. Host a BBQ or a pool party and just enjoy these last few carefree days of summer. It’s not a great party, though, without some great eats. And feeding a crowd can be a huge undertaking. One of my favorite […]

Favorite Crockpot Recipe: Shredded Beef

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This week on Ultimate Recipe Swap we’re sharing recipes that work well in the slow cooker. When I do big freezer cooking days, I almost always have one or more crockpots cooking away on the counter while I do work on other things. One of my favorite items is Shredded Beef Filling. It’s a great […]

Pesto Pizza with Feta (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

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Welcome to Ultimate Recipe Swap. I’m your host, FishMama. This is a weekly roundup of great recipes. I hope that you’ll find all sorts of great goodies to cook up this summer each Thursday. In case you missed it earlier this week, here’s the summer schedule of URS Themes. June 10: Anything Goes June 17: […]

Freezer Cooking with Bone-In Chicken Breast (Recipe: Chicken Bacon Sub)

One of my favorite ingredients for freezer cooking is chicken. And since our family prefers white meat, I often buy bone-in chicken breasts. While boneless, skinless chicken breasts are certainly more convenient, chicken on the bone has a richer taste, and the cost is much lower than the boneless version. Since I got twenty pounds […]

Freezer Cooking with Ground Beef and Turkey (Recipe: Lawnmower Taco)

Lawnmower Taco | Life as MOM

My fourth son is rather picky. This is his very favorite meal in the whole wide world: Lawnmower Taco. It is pretty fab, if I do say so myself. And very freezer-friendly. For more budget-friendly foods that kids love, go here. As I mentioned earlier this week, I planned several freezer meals using ground beef […]