for-the-love-of-cooking
Back from Camping in Canada!

Back from Camping in Canada!

Why did it take me so long to go to Canada" What an amazing country! We were lucky enough to be travel companions with our dear friends, Jake, Currie, Jack, and Nick, for the past two weeks camping our way through Western Canada. Currie, a...
Category recipes2017-08-22 16:08:20
Summer Treats

Summer Treats

I am taking the week off from posting new recipes to spend some quality time with my family and some friends. I’ll be back to posting soon. In the meantime, I’ll leave you will some tasty recipes to keep you busy. Sometimes it’s...
Category recipes2017-08-18 16:09:24
25 Recipes To Help Spinach Shine

25 Recipes To Help Spinach Shine

This week’s contribution to Parade’s Community Table is 25 Recipes To Help Spinach Shine. I know I am lucky that my children both love spinach and I am thankful for it. I think one of the main reasons why they like it, is because I have...
Category recipes2017-08-11 16:08:15
Basil-Ricotta Ravioli with Spinach and Blistered Tomatoes

Basil-Ricotta Ravioli with Spinach and Blistered Tomatoes

I saw this recipe in the July 2017 Cooking Light issue and couldn’t wait to try it. I loved the idea of making ravioli using wonton wrappers! It was a fun recipe to make and it was easier than I anticipated. I loved the flavor of the creamy...
Category recipes2017-08-10 16:07:15
Quick Refrigerator Spicy Asparagus Spears

Quick Refrigerator Spicy Asparagus Spears

I am not sure why but my family absolutely LOVES all things pickled. Whether it’s regular dill pickles, bread & butter pickles, or pickled veggies – we love them all! We had a camping trip coming up so I decided to make a quick batch...
Category recipes2017-08-09 16:07:33
Lemon Crème Brûlée with Berries

Lemon Crème Brûlée with Berries

Crème Brûlée has been my favorite dessert for years and I was craving some recently so I decided to try making a batch. This time I made a lemon crème brûlée with some fresh berries. I loved the subtle lemon flavor and it paired nicely with the...
Category recipes2017-08-08 16:05:07
Roasted Bacon

Roasted Bacon

Why, oh why did it take me so long to roast bacon in the oven" I finally tried it about a year ago and can’t believe it took me so long. It’s seriously the easiest way to cook bacon! Not only is it effortless, it’s also less...
Category recipes2017-08-07 16:06:09
25 Mouthwatering Recipes Featuring Blueberries

25 Mouthwatering Recipes Featuring Blueberries

Click here to head over to this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 25 Mouthwatering Recipes Featuring Blueberries. Thanks for your support! Blueberries are everywhere in my grocery stores right now, which has me wanting to do some...
Category recipes2017-08-04 16:07:43
Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz

Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz

I am not a fan of HOT weather and today was 104 degrees! UGH! I decided to cool off this evening with this delicious and very refreshing blueberry lemon vodka fizz. I used plain vodka but I imagine blueberry flavored vodka would be tasty too. I...
Category recipes2017-08-03 16:06:59
Fresh Tomato Basil Salad with Garlic Crostini

Fresh Tomato Basil Salad with Garlic Crostini

This recipe is basically a tomato and basil bruschetta deconstructed and I really, really liked it! I thought it was nice to serve it as a dip because we could all adjust the amount of topping to our liking. We all stood around the kitchen eating it...
Category recipes2017-08-02 16:05:03
Arugula and Shaved Parmesan Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula and Shaved Parmesan Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Oh how I love this salad. While we were in Colorado, we had a lovely dinner at a little Italian restaurant and our meal came with a very simple arugula salad with shaved parmesan and a little lemon and olive oil. It was perfect. I wanted to recreate...
Category recipes2017-08-01 16:05:34
Raspberry Pretzel Bars

Raspberry Pretzel Bars

My friend Currie made these bars for us a few years ago and I loved them. I wanted to make a fun and tasty dessert that would last a few days and raspberry pretzel bars came to mind. They are pretty easy to make and use ingredients that I had on...
Category recipes2017-07-31 16:07:53
Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

I wanted a simple side dish to pair with the Spicy Asian Noodle Salad and the Garlic-Lime Shrimp Cooked on a Himalayan Salt Plate that I was making for dinner. I tossed the asparagus spears in some sesame oil and seasoned them lightly before cooking...
Category recipes2017-07-29 16:06:31
Fun and Tasty Dessert Ideas

Fun and Tasty Dessert Ideas

I am sad to say that I will be taking the next few days off from posting new recipes. One of my oldest and dearest friends lost her father yesterday. I am driving to Idaho to be with her during this difficult time. Her father was a second dad to me...
Category recipes2017-07-24 16:06:55
20 Show-Stealing Summer Vegetable Side Dishes

20 Show-Stealing Summer Vegetable Side Dishes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 20 Show-Stealing Summer Vegetable Side Dishes. I don’t know about you but I have a ton of tomatoes, beans, corn, zucchini, and asparagus in my refrigerator. I love veggies...
Category recipes2017-07-21 16:06:10
Spicy Asian Noodle Salad

Spicy Asian Noodle Salad

I was craving a cold Asian noodle dish with a kick so when I found this recipe on Pickled Plum, I knew it would be just what I was hoping for. It turned out simple to make and delicious. I loved the combination of flavors and textures in this spicy...
Category recipes2017-07-20 16:10:08
Garlic-Lime Shrimp Cooked on a Himalayan Salt Plate

Garlic-Lime Shrimp Cooked on a Himalayan Salt Plate

I recently had a birthday and my sister Dana gave me a beautiful Himalayan Salt Plate that I couldn’t wait to use. After being in Colorado and eating a lot of rich and delicious restaurant food, I was ready to get back into the kitchen. I...
Category recipes2017-07-19 16:06:36
A Weekend Getaway!

A Weekend Getaway!

My husband and I left our kids in the trusted hands of their grandparents so we could fly to Colorado to visit two of our dearest friends. We enjoyed the local cuisine, libations, and exploring the beautiful areas of Boulder, Breckenridge, and...
Category recipes2017-07-18 16:07:06
A few of my favorite recipes

A few of my favorite recipes

Can I be honest with you" I made a recipe yesterday to post tonight but it just didn’t turn out the way I had hoped and although it was tasty, I don’t think it was blog worthy. I am going to play around with it for awhile and...
Category recipes2017-07-12 16:07:34
Whole Roasted Artichokes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Whole Roasted Artichokes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

We love artichokes in my family and eat them often. I usually always steam them but sometimes I like to switch it up and try something different. I decided to try roasting some whole artichokes with garlic slivers. I kept it simple and didn’t...
Category recipes2017-07-11 16:07:53
Brown Butter Zucchini Coffee Cake AND Giveaway Winner!!

Brown Butter Zucchini Coffee Cake AND Giveaway Winner!!

I almost gave up on this recipe. I had browned the butter for the cake, set it aside to cool for awhile, came back to make the cake and promptly spilled the beautiful precious browned butter all over my counter. I found this recipe on Two Peas &...
Category recipes2017-07-10 16:13:04
25 Fresh and Delicious Strawberry Recipes

25 Fresh and Delicious Strawberry Recipes

This weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table is 25 Fresh and Delicious Strawberry Recipe. Click here to see all of the recipes. Thanks for your support! My strawberry plants are sprouting up right now, which has me craving those sweet...
Category recipes2017-07-07 16:06:34
Cherry Galette

Cherry Galette

I made this cherry galette for dessert last weekend and it was a big hit with the whole family. Making a rustic galette is so easy and it’s are a terrific way to use up fresh fruit you have on hand. I love that this recipe only has a few...
Category recipes2017-07-06 16:06:54
Heirloom Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Heirloom Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

What’s not to love about juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese" I really love making caprese salads in the summer so I can use the big beautiful heirloom tomatoes that are available. I used to occasionally drizzle...
Category recipes2017-07-05 16:06:17
Fourth of July Recipe Ideas

Fourth of July Recipe Ideas

Food is always a big part of our Fourth of July celebration. Here is a collection of some of our favorite summer holiday foods. I hope you enjoy a safe and fun holiday weekend. If you still need ideas after reviewing this round-up, click here and...
Category recipes2017-07-03 16:06:03
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