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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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 Ground Beef and Turkey (Recipe: Lawnmower Taco)

Freezer Meals Kids Love | Life as Mom

Lawnmower Taco is a favorite recipe in our family. It’s a simple yet delicious taco casserole that my family gobbles down. That wasn’t always the case. One young man in his picky phase refused to eat it

Poblano Chile Enchiladas

One of my very favorite dinners in the whole wide world is this one. In the early years of our marriage, I discovered a recipe called, “Chile Relleno Enchiladas.” It was very similar to this one, except that it called for red salsa. Red salsa mixed with sour cream looked a little too much like Pepto Bismol. Not really that appetizing. So, as with most recipes, I started tweaking so that we could make a family favorite.