Memes: URS and Frugal Fridays


There’s all sorts of exciting things happening over here in terms of group participation these days. Not only have I got one fun meme, but now thanks to Crystal, I have two fun memes. How lucky could a girl be? And their subjects? Food and Money – probably the two most talked about topics in […]

Red Sauce with Meats

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This delicious red sauce cooks quickly and deliciously. The meatballs or sausage poach in the sauce, adding to the sauce as well as absorbing flavor from it. Thank God that Marco Polo had the foresight to bring some noodles back to Europe when he travelled the Silk Road. The Italians took those noodles and have […]

URS: Breakfast


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You know this. You’ve known since you were in third grade and they played those animated commercials of kids eating peanut butter toast with a slice of cheese and a glass of milk. Remember those? A healthy breakfast can give you and your kids a good […]

URS: This Week


This week’s theme is Breakfast. Hope you’ll join me tomorrow and share your favorite breakfast or brunch recipe. Next week’s theme is Pasta Dishes.

Lemon Meringue Pie (URS: Your Signature Dish)

Lemon Meringue Pie

When I was about 10 years old, I decided I wanted to learn to make Lemon Meringue Pie. We had a tree in the backyard and I loved pie. So, it was a perfect combination. I grabbed my mom’s yellow Pillsbury cookbook and went to work, altering it to get the right combination of tartness […]

Recipe Swap MakeOver


I was feeling a little sad that I didn’t have some really cool name for my recipe carnival that I host on Thursdays. I mean, “Works for Me Wednesday” or “Frugal Friday” each have such a ring to them. But, Recipe Swap? Well, sounds a little plain jane. Not that there’s anything wrong with being […]

Recipe Swap: Sweetheart Treats


This week I hope you’ve had a chance to visit A Valentine’s Exchange of Ideas and Inspiration hosted by Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles. Every time you comment or link up you are inspiring the rest of us toward ways to love and enjoy our families this week. Plus, with each little bit of participation, […]

Chicken Salad Sandwiches (Recipe Swap: Lunchbox Love)

Packed lunched box, with veggie sandwich on whole wheat.

When I was in high school, I was allowed $5 per week for lunch money. No, I didn’t live during the Depression. Let’s just say frugality runs in my veins. Take it up with my dad. Due to my limited budget, I learned to compensate by packing a lunch. Pops didn’t mind springing for groceries. […]