Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Summer Salads)

Summer salads are a great way to eat well on these hot summer days. Try out this Cannellini Bowtie Pasta that comes together in a flash. A few weeks ago I boasted how moderate the temps are here in San Diego. I spoke too soon. You knew that would happen, right? Last week it felt […]

Denver Scramble (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pork)

When I was growing up, my parents made omelets often on the weekends, especially in the summer. Mom would chop up the veggies from Dad’s garden and array them in an omelet bar on the counter. While a parental cooked up omelets, a slow task, to be sure, kids could come top them with whatever […]

Make the Most of Summer Produce (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Make the most of summer produce sales and freshness! Check out this round up of recipes featuring what’s at its peak during the summertime. Sometime last August, our family started subscribing to a weekly produce delivery. To say that it has changed the way we cook and eat is an understatement. Ours is a year-round […]

Great Fish & Seafood Dishes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

As the years have gone by, I’ve tasted different fish prepared in different ways. I’ve learned that fish is really good for you. And I love a trip to Harbor Fish and Chips. Yum! My mother-in-law was allergic to most fish and seafood. So, my husband didn’t eat much as a child. But, he became […]

Build Your Own Nacho Bar (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Party Food)

Summer is an ideal time to throw a party or other festive gathering. And a build your own nacho bar is an easy appetizer or main dish to serve your guests. I love a good party. And I love good eats. When the two come together — with as little work and mess as possible […]

Grilled Pizza (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cooking Out)

Can’t stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen! Cooking out doesn’t have to be limited to meats and burgers. Try grilling pizza. The first time we grilled pizza was about five kids and ten years ago. It was amazing! And then we didn’t do it again for quite some time. Last summer we took […]

Sorbet Punch (URS: Bridal & Baby Showers)

Sorbet, juice, and club soda combine for a refreshing punch, perfect for showers and other special occasions. This time of year is one in which I got married and years later had several babies. That also means that it is bridal and baby shower season — at least in my memories. One lovely shower recipe […]

5 Meatless Main Dishes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Going meatless at dinner time is a great way to save money. And it can be healthier, too. Molly wrote in recently to request a Meatless-themed Ultimate Recipe Swap. I thought for sure we had just done one, but searching the archives I found that I was mistaken. Since going meatless is not only healthier […]