About Ultimate Recipe Swap

GO HERE FOR THE LATEST SWAPS. Thursday is the day for URS, or Ultimate Recipe Swap. It’s an opportunity for all of us here in the blogosphere and beyond to share our favorite recipes. Each week is based on a certain theme. You can check the archives for past swaps about holiday dishes, breakfasts, chocolate, […]

Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Desserts

Dessert is the crowing touch to the Thanksgiving Meal. And everyone has a favorite. For FishPapa it is a toss-up between Pretzel Berry Dessert and Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie. For the man who doesn’t love sweets, he says he could eat the whole thing. Of either one! In my discussions with my mom and sisters […]

Roast Turkey with Herbed Stuffing and Pan Gravy (Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Side Dishes)

Roast Turkey with Herbed Stuffing and Pan Gravy

My latest email from epicurious says that there are eight days left until Thanksgiving. Unbelievable how quickly time passes. This year will be the first year in a long time that we will be spending the holiday with family. I’m looking forward to eating lots of yummy food, savoring a slice of Toffee Dream, taking […]

Escalloped Corn and Corn Souffle (Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Vegetables)

My dad and I in our backyard corn patch. Thanksgiving is rife with tradition. Everyone has his own “must-have” dish. Obviously, most families serve turkey and mashed potatoes. But, when it comes to the fixin’s, that’s where we see family traditions and uniqueness emerge. And while it’s hard to see the vegetables for the carbs, […]

Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Appetizers

I love Thanksgiving! I mean what other holiday has eating as its sole purpose? That’s my kind of holiday. When I was growing up, we didn’t have family nearby, but, instead adopted neighbors from down the street to celebrate the big winter holidays with. We alternated; one year we had Thanksgiving and the Griffiths had […]

Minestrone Soup with Sausage (Recipe Swap: Harvest Time)

I love fall! And even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way as the rest of the country, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby that are a vivid red. I know they can’t be the same kind of tree as they have in New England. That’s […]

Marinated Flank Steak (Recipe Swap: The Meat and Potatoes Edition)

These recipe swaps can really make a girl hungry, ya know? Last week’s pumpkin carnival had me rushing out for canned pumpkin only to come back and read more recipes with ingredients I didn’t have. So this week’s shopping list includes cream cheese for Janel’s Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes and a vat of oil for those […]

Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie – Recipe Swap: (Never) Too Many Pumpkins!

Years ago I found this great book at the library called Too Many Pumpkins. It tells the story of Rebecca Estelle, an elderly woman who, as a result of living in the Depression, hated pumpkins. It turned out that the only food her family had had for a season was pumpkins. Consequently, she avoids pumpkins […]