Ultimate Recipe Swap: Potluck

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Today really is Potluck at Ultimate Recipe Swap. My week has been full, full, FULL. What with starting our school year, restocking the pantry, and filling the freezer, not to mention a few swim lessons and dentists appointments, my days have been spent away from the computer. So, you’re on your own this week. I […]

Creamy Noodles with Ham and Tomatoes (URS: Chef’s Choice)

Creamy noodles with ham and tomatoes sm

If you’re the chef, you get to decide what’s for dinner. Share a favorite recipe with us and check out how I give leftovers new life. This month I’m doing a Pantry Challenge. What that means is that I’ve been trying to make good use of the things that we already have in the pantry, […]

Denver Scramble

Denver Scramble

The Denver Scramble is an easy, filling breakfast. Ham, onions, and peppers are tucked into pillows of scrambled eggs. Yum! When I was growing up, my parents made omelets often on the weekends, especially in the summer. Mom would chop up the veggies from Dad’s garden and array them in an omelet bar on the […]

Make the Most of Summer Produce (Ultimate Recipe Swap)


Make the most of summer produce sales and freshness! Check out this round up of recipes featuring what’s at its peak during the summertime. Sometime last August, our family started subscribing to a weekly produce delivery. To say that it has changed the way we cook and eat is an understatement. Ours is a year-round […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cool Food

creamy layers

Summertime is a great occasion to enjoy cool drinks and desserts. Nectarine-Peach Shortcakes with Butter Pecan Ice Cream I have a confession to make. It doesn’t get that hot in San Diego. At least not in June and July. The temps are fairly moderate. This week’s heat wave? 84 degree high and 57 low. See? […]

Easy Angry Birds Birthday Cake (Ultimate Recipe Swap/Birthday Cake Round-Up)

angry birds targets

Learn to make an Easy Angry Birds birthday cake that will wow your kids. I’ve baked three birthday cakes in the last ten days or so. In fact, I baked those three birthday cakes in the span of four days. I’m all caked out! But we had a good time. FishBoy8 and FishBoy10 had a […]

Great Things to Serve for Father’s Day (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

broken yolk specials

Father’s Day approaches! My kids and I have been plotting a few things for the weekend to honor FishPapa. I couldn’t ask for a better father to my children. He’s got his weaknesses, to be sure. But his honesty and character far outweigh his inability to get socks in the dirty clothes hamper. I am so […]

Great Fish & Seafood Dishes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

jambalaya plate

As the years have gone by, I’ve tasted different fish prepared in different ways. I’ve learned that fish is really good for you. And I love a trip to Harbor Fish and Chips. Yum! My mother-in-law was allergic to most fish and seafood. So, my husband didn’t eat much as a child. But, he became […]