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

Chicken Noodle Soup (2)

Chicken Noodle Soup is an easy and economical dish that everyone loves! Stir up a pot of chicken broth with tender egg noodles, chunks of chicken, and slivers of vegetables. Soup is good food! Our recent move has brought us just two miles from the ocean. Amazing what a climate change a few miles can […]

Chicken Pot Pie


Chicken Pot Pie is a sure-fire favorite at my house. Flaky, buttery crust surrounds chicken, vegetables, and a delectable homemade gravy for delicious comfort food. Years ago when I had my second baby I was surrounded by good cooks who spoiled me once the baby was born. This Chicken Pot Pie was the first homemade […]

Not Soggy Nachos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Better For You Appetizers)

Not Soggy Nachos

Like I mentioned earlier, several nights a week are spent engaged in watching football games at our house. The boys love to watch. FishPapa loves to watch. FishChick loves to be wherever they are. Me? I’m just there for the food. And football season is all about food as far as I’m concerned. As you […]

Chili Burritos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Speed Cooking)


When my family is hungry, stand back. Things can get pretty crazy around here with four hungry boys, not to mention the FishPapa, wanting to eat. It helps to have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to meal prep. I love having meals stashed in the freezer and I love my crockpot. […]

Cumin-Lime Pork Loin (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Slow Cooking)


Without a doubt the slow cooker can be the busy mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Who else will cook for you while you’re gone all day and have a piping hot meal ready upon your return from soccer practice, a business meeting, or an afternoon matinee? As long as you plan ahead, you can […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Chicken)

I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply baked chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed it into casseroles, like in my favorite, Curried Chicken Divan. We didn’t know any better and we just called it “Chicken Curry.” Regardless of what you […]