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Slab Apple Pie – Perfect for Fall, Perfect for Freezing

This easy to prepare slab apple pie takes just minutes. It’s delicious and simple, and a huge hit for fall. Apple pie is probably one of my favorite foods ever. My Gramma John used to make it when she’d come to visit, but it was one of my mom’s specialties as well. Making it is […]

Homemade Pie Crust – A Finer Thing

Some members of the FishFam have distinctly different tastes than I do. Many prefer cake to pie. But, me? Mmmm. I’ll take pie anyday, savory like Chicken Pot Pie or sweet, like Cherry Pie. It seemed appropriate to give you the low-down on homemade pie crust, for several reasons: 1. It tastes better than store […]

Fall Traditions: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

Probably my very favorite part about fall (besides Thanksgiving) is the apples. There’s nothing like a cold, crisp, sweet, juicy apple to sink your teeth into. Yum! Years ago when I was a svelte, young mother of one, we lived on the Central Coast of California, close to the beach, yet cool enough in winter […]

Falling for Fun: 5 Great Read Alouds

When FishBoy12 was a wee lad, I invested a small fortune in Scholastic books. While it may not have been the wisest financial decision at the time, we have more than got our money’s worth out of this little library we built of great read-alouds. And some of the most well-loved in the bunch are […]

Preparing for Fall: Tips to Get You Ready

Fall is here, and with it comes a change in weather, clothing, and activity. Preparing for fall is painless with these simple, easy-to-check-off-the-list, tips! Once school starts up again and the days shorten, my mind just starts to think about Fall and preparing for winter. Though I come from pioneer stock, I certainly don’t live on […]

Meal Planning: Favorite Fall Dinners

Fall begins this week. And while autumn in San Diego isn’t quite the same as it was in Kansas City, we’re still experiencing a change in weather, and I definitely notice the amount of daylight hours lessening. The nights are cooling off and it’s almost time to bust out the footed jammies. Almost. I love […]

Embracing Football Season

The FishBoys, back when they were Chiefs fans It’s started, in case you didn’t know. All the talk about quarters, incomplete passes, touchdowns, and field goals. It’s a refreshing change, actually, for the sports headlines to be discussing football players in relationship to the actual game instead of all the felonies, murders, and indecisiveness that […]

Back to School Traditions

Not every kid in the world embraces going back to school in the same way I did. FishPapa was one who really disliked school. We got a good chuckle when he drove me to my first day of teaching — at his former high school. Who knew? And since life is learning, and school is […]