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Vegetable – Beef Minestrone Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Soups)

Minestrone soup, chock full of veggies, beans, pasta, and beef will really hit the spot on the next cool night. We’ve had a few chilly nights this past month, but fall hasn’t really hit San Diego yet. Our locale just doesn’t know the seasons. Summer goes from July to October; Fall lasts from November to […]

8 Quick Breakfasts for the Cool Days Ahead (Apple Cheddar Oatmeal Recipe)

The cooler temps of fall are starting to settle in. Make sure your kids start the day right. Try one of these quick, nourishing breakfast ideas provided by Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh. One of the greatest challenges I think I face in sending my children off to public school each day is ensuring […]

Easy and Versatile Rice Bowls (URS: Picky Eaters)

Rice Bowls are an easy and versatile dish to serve to everyone, even picky eaters. I don’t really like to address the idea of “picky eaters” because I think the term is very relative. If someone doesn’t like what you like, you might call them picky. And that’s not really fair, especially to kids who […]

Grill it All! (URS: BBQ Favorites)

There’s no end to all the things that you can grill! Try pizza, meatloaf, and even vegetables in parchment packets. Summer has come to San Diego. We’ve been sweating it for several weeks now. And I shake my head in disbelief that other parts of the nation are reporting cooler temps now that we’re just […]

Easy Homemade Popcorn (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Afterschool Snacks)

Greet your kids afterschool with a healthy snack! Today Mandi of Life Your Way shares two easy ways to make popcorn — in a paper bag and on the stovetop. Popcorn is one of my very favorite snacks, but the microwave stuff just isn’t that great for you…or your wallet, especially when you have a […]

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 […]

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 […]