4 Ways to Use Dry Bread

Bread is the stuff of life. Every culture has its favorite bread. And the mothers within every culture have found ways to use it when it starts to dry out. That Maman who invented pain perdu (French toast)? She was a genius! Unless it has already become a moldy science project, dry or day-old bread […]

Farm-Style Oatmeal Cookies

About a month ago, I found this recipe in a vintage cookbook. It’s a delicious oatmeal cookie that contains no eggs! Great for when you run out or when dealing with an egg allergy. The whole family loves them. My brother even told his co-workers about them. Now, that’s high praise. I did some tweaks, […]

Instant Pot BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Living in Kansas City, our family developed a taste for BBQ flavors. I had never had a BBQ sandwich before we lived there. They’re simple to make and very filling. They aren’t best friends for those on healthy diets, but for once-in-awhile, they are a great treat. This recipe makes great use of the electric […]

Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Hot dogs never tasted so good! Make these homemade hot dog buns recipe to wow your guests at your next backyard barbecue. These are a regular item on our menu. Yes, it might be cheaper to buy those grocery store sponges impersonating as hot dog buns when they go on sale, but these are goooooood. […]

Good. Cheap. Eat: Jalapeno Burn Pizza

The Jalapeno Burn Pizza may be something new to you, but it will soon become an old stand-by. This less than traditional pizza is super delicious. For the last 20 years, I’ve spent most Friday nights making pizza. There have been a few exceptions, but for the most part, it’s a given that we will […]

Basic Homemade Pizza

You can make homemade pizza easily and economically. You’ll save a ton of money and eat better pizza. Guaranteed. Homemade Pizza is a regular feature on the FishFam menu. I try to make it at least once a week, usually on Fridays. This makes a great start to our weekend. Coupled with root beer, a […]

Homemade Croutons for Salad or Soup

Homemade croutons come from humble beginnings, but they can make your salad or soup shine with crunch and texture. Find out the easy way to make them yourself. Have you ever made homemade croutons? They are so worth the ten minutes that it takes to prep them. They add crunch and texture to soups and […]

Oven French Toast

Old cookbooks are some of my favorites. Not only are they full of tried and true recipes, but they also hearken back to the days of do-it-yourself-ness, a sure fire money-saving method. I adapted this recipe for French Toast in Betty Crocker’s Do Ahead Cookbook: From the Freezer and the Refrigerator, © 1972. It is […]