Not Mushy Oatmeal (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Whole Grains)

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Children learn what they live. My mom had that on a plaque at our house growing up. And I’m finding it very true in many instances of life, particularly in food choices. You see, my parents did not like oatmeal as children. Or liver. As a result, those are two foods I was never required […]

Crockpot Enchiladas (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Potlucks)

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This week anything goes at Ultimate Recipe Swap! It’s truly a potluck. Your recipe can be appropriate for a real potluck — or not. Just as long as it’s yummy, it’s allowed. My recipe is actually very appropriate for a “real” potluck. Since it’s a crockpot recipe, it’s a great one to take to plug […]

Tortilla Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pantry Inspiration)

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I’ve actually been quite surprised at some of the fun meals and snacks that have come from the pantry, fridge, and freezer. There has been some fails, like the absolutely gross tamale pie that I invented or the buttermilk scones that I made without buttermilk. But, there have been some truly yummy lunches and dinners […]

Grilled Turkey & Brie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Quick Winter Dinners)

Wintertime calls for hot, filling meals that warm you up and keep you energized. And it seems that family life is super busy during winter as well. You know what that means. The family cook needs some quick, cozy menu ideas. At our house it might be beans and rice or a bowl of chili. […]

Cranberry Orange Granola (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Food Gifts)

I love browsing in chi-chi food boutiques. I don’t like the prices they charge. So, instead, I’ve chosen to make my own delicious gifts to give to friends and family. I’ve shared the muffin kit with you. Today’s gift of good taste is one the boys and I experimented with just this morning. We took […]

Rice Pasta Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Food Allergies/Special Diet)

Many moms face the challenge of adapting their kitchen habits to accomodate food allergies or special diets within their families. It’s usually a question of good health, if not life and death that is at stake. So, although it can be a huge bummer, it is an important accomodation to make. Glutton that I am, […]

How to Fry an Egg (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Breakfast)

Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (Didn’t you watch those nutrition cartons in elementary school?) After a night of “fasting,” breakfast is the opportunity to refuel your body for the morning ahead. This is important for everyone, but particularly for children. Studies have indicated that kids perform better in […]

Chicken Noodle Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Soup)

Our recent move has brought us just two miles from the ocean. Amazing what a climate change a few miles can make. Ocean breezes and smells, a little morning fog, and cooler temps. Perfect timing for fall. Some nights have definitely been appropriate for soup. I could eat soup everyday, but the FishKids? Not so […]