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Tri-Tip Sandwiches (URS: Camping)

tri tip sandwich

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 […]

Meatloaf on the Grill (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Meatloaf on the grill plate

Whether you call it barbeque, cooking out, or grilling, cooking food over an open flame adds a different level of flavor that you don’t find when you broil, bake, or pan fry foods. As summer approaches, it’s a nice way to cook dinner without heating up the kitchen — and if the weather’s nice, then […]

Bean and Rice Soup (URS: Crockpot Recipes)

Crockpot Chili

Forget diamonds, a crockpot is a girl’s best friend. (Well, after the freezer, that is.) Who else will slave away on lunch or dinner with nary a complaint while you go galivanting about the place doing whatever you want? I use one of my three crockpots at least twice a week. In fact, many homeschool […]

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

Beef Eggplant Stew

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)

Quesadillas

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)

Minestrone

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

Taco Salad

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

Enchiladas 2

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 […]