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A Salad Bar (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Make Ahead)

There are times in life when you come across an idea and you say to yourself, “Why haven’t I been doing this all along?” They are usually simple ideas that make your life even simpler. And that alone makes them brilliant. Those who know me know how much I love salad, especially for lunch. I […]

This Week in the FishKitchen

Over the last couple weeks, the grocery store sales have enabled me not only to stock up on some great bargains, but also to experiment a little in the cooking department. Some dinners were homeruns, others, like my jambalaya which was delicious, did not go over well with the younger set. I’ve got a handful […]

Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night: A Little Mocktail Party

Tonight’s pizza night is taking a slight twist from the usual. My friend Jessika is visiting this weekend with her two kiddos while her husband is on a sailing trip. Oh what fun we’re having! This morning we visited the first of the California Missions, Mission de San Diego de Alcala. FishPapa’s coworkers sent home […]

Creamy Layers Gelatin (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cool Food)

It’s the dog days of summer. And though we’re already talking about papers, books, and Teacher’s dirty looks, it’s still the good ole summertime. And cool cooking is a welcome relief. I love to have salads and sandwiches for dinner in the warmer months, they are a nice way to avoid heating the kitchen. And […]

Salsa Verde Beef

Sometimes my experiments in the kitchen go awry. I think up a good idea, but then upon execution, it hops off the track and the train wreck of a meal results in a trip to McDonalds or PB&J all around. Ugh, I say. However, sometimes that doesn’t happen and we’re all so suprised and happy. […]

Meal Planning with Side Dishes

Dinnertime at our house tends to be somewhat of an event. It’s the time of the day when our whole family is together. And now with my youngest brother living with us, it’s a lively, full table. The girls and I and six guys! Since we all enjoy eating, I tend to prepare a more […]

TGIF: Bake Someone Happy

Got some butter, sugar and flour? Head to the kitchen with the kiddos and bake up some cookies for a fun entrance into the weekend. You might try our Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles. They’re a slightly healthier twist on an old classic.

Chili Burritos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Speed Cooking)

When my family is hungry, stand back. Things can get pretty crazy around here with four hungry boys, not to mention the FishPapa, wanting to eat. It helps to have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to meal prep. I love having meals stashed in the freezer and I love my crockpot. […]