Upcoming Recipe Swaps

May 1998 --- Red Carnations in the Kitchen --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Birthday Cake Round Up. I enjoyed seeing all your cool cakes. If you missed it, you can still link up until Tuesday night, midnight, PST. Winner of the Sally Russell apron to be announced on Wednesday. Here are the upcoming themes for Recipes Swap Thursdays. February 5 – […]

Fancy Nancy & A Birthday Cake Round Up


See how FishBoy’s eyes are glued to his new toy? No doubt about it, birthdays are exciting milestones in the life of a child. And as moms, we each want to make those days as dazzling as ever. While a trip to the bakery is sure to provide some dreamy concoction, it’s not always the […]

Easiest Mac and Cheese (Recipe Swap: Comfort Food)


Food is a great comforter. There is just something about the connection between our taste buds and our brain that can do wonders. I don’t pretend to understand it, but the right foods can make us feel better when the rain has spoiled our parade, when the dog has eaten our homework, when no one […]

Recipe Swap: In the Kitchen with Kids


When I put together my ebook, FishMama’s Guide to Cooking with Children, my husband protested that it sounded like “Cooking with Fish,” as if the children were the ingredients. Well, they are the ingredients in so far as they are an important component to your life as MOM – in the kitchen. It’s just inevitable.If […]

Mustard Grilled Chicken (Recipe Swap: The Healthy New Year Edition)


Not only is New Year’s a time for goal setting and getting a fresh start, it’s also a time to purge that Christmas candy from the pantry. Oh my! We had a little too much fun around here the last month or so. My jeans feel a lot tighter than they did back in early […]

Recipe Swap Tomorrow: The Healthy Food Edition

young woman exercising in a park --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Got a great recipe that is healthy and/or low-calorie? Blog it tomorrow and bring your link here! The Healthy New Year Edition of Recipe Swap. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got. I gained a few pounds over the holidays and am trying to lose them. Hard since I’m nursing and always hungry. I know […]

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

Pumpkin Pie with Pastry Leaf Crust --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

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 […]