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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 […]

This Week on URS

Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than Going Out Nachos“! She’s the winner of last week’s Tailgating Recipe Contest. Send me your mailing address so that you can receive your prize. This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is Favorite Fall Foods. Come on Thursday and share your faves with us!

Winner of Our Tailgating Recipe Contest

Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than Going Out Nachos“! She’s the winner of last week’s Tailgating Recipe Contest. Send me your mailing address so that you can receive your prize. This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is Favorite Fall Foods. Come on Thursday and share your faves with us!

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 […]

Recipe Contest Voting Begins

Well, it’s official – if my tv is going for six hours straight, it’s either the final day of The Next Food Network Star or we’re well into football season. Since TNFS was last month, the answer is obviously the latter. I appreciated all the recipes submitted to last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Wow! Mother […]

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 […]

Vote for Your Favorite Better-For-You Tailgating Recipe

Well, it’s official – if my tv is going for six hours straight, it’s either the final day of The Next Food Network Star or we’re well into football season. Since TNFS was last month, the answer is obviously the latter. I appreciated all the recipes submitted to last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Wow! Mother […]