Asparagus Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Asparagus Soup

Enjoy spring produce while it’s fresh and in season. Try out this Asparagus Soup for a filling and dairy-free lunch or dinner. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where my cousin lives. As I type, she’s hunkered down […]

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 […]

Quickest Chili in the West (URS: Make Ahead Meals)

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]

Aunt Sandy’s Broccoli Cauliflower Soup (URS: Soups)

Doesn’t Broccoli and Cauliflower soup sound delicious for a wintry day? Aunt Sandy’s version is full of vegetables and cheese. Yum! When I was a child, my family spent each summer driving from California to Minnesota and back again. My parents were from Minnesota and so we spent a month or two visiting the grandparents […]

Lentil Minestrone Soup (URS: One Dish Dinners)

This week on URS, we’re sharing one dish dinners. It seemed only appropriate to invite my friend Erin, the $5 Dinner Mom to come share her latest project and a tasty dish. The following is written by Erin Chase of $5 Dinners and One Dish Dinners: Ever since becoming a mom, I’ve felt like life […]

Bean and Rice Soup (URS: Crockpot Recipes)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Forget diamonds, a crockpot is a girl’s best friend. (Well, after the freezer, that is.) Who else will slave away on lunch or dinner with nary a complaint while you go galivanting about the place doing whatever you want? I use one of my three crockpots at least twice a week. In fact, many homeschool […]

Homemade Cream of Celery Soup (URS: Freezer Friendly Recipes)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Longtime readers will know that I have written extensively about freezer cooking here at LifeasMOM. It’s become a way of life lately as I develop and test recipes every day in preparation for The Cookbook. The more I talk with people, the more I am amazed at all the different approaches there are to filling […]

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

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 […]