for-the-love-of-cooking
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

These little beauties are a HUGE hit with my kids and husband. What’s better than chocolate and peanut butter" Throw in some sprinkles and these cookies are extra fun! For this week’s school lunch treat, I made my kids these...
recipes - 2017-12-11 16:07:21
Parade?s Community Table ~ 20 Favorite Quick Bread Recipes

Parade?s Community Table ~ 20 Favorite Quick Bread Recipes

This weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table is 20 Favorite Quick Bread Recipes. Click here to see all of the recipes. Thanks for your support! My kids love it when I make a tasty loaf of bread on the weekends or for after school snacks. Who...
recipes - 2017-12-08 16:05:54
Mashed Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Onion and Gruyere

Mashed Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Onion and Gruyere

Mashed potato pancakes are always a family favorite in my house and a terrific way to get rid of leftover mashed potatoes. I had a hankering for some caramelized onions so I decided to make some potato pancakes with caramelized onions and Gruyere...
recipes - 2017-12-07 16:06:21


Raspberry Crème Brûlée

Raspberry Crème Brûlée

Creme Brulee has been my favorite dessert for as long as I can remember and now it’s one of my kids’ favorite too. My daughter just turned 15 and wanted creme brulee for her birthday dessert. I decided to make it extra special by adding...
recipes - 2017-12-06 16:08:08
Spinach, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad with Candied Pecans and Shaved Parmesan

Spinach, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad with Candied Pecans and Shaved Parmesan

I served this salad with our Sunday dinner and it was not only really pretty, it was REALLY delicious too. The combination of flavors, textures, and colors in this pomegranate pear salad with candied pecans and shaved parmesan is wonderful! My...
recipes - 2017-12-05 16:07:07
Chicken with White Wine Sauce and Mushrooms

Chicken with White Wine Sauce and Mushrooms

This recipe was the main dish for our Sunday dinner this week and it was fantastic. The recipe comes together in about 45 minutes and is quite simple to make. I served this chicken with white wine sauce and mushrooms with creamy mashed potatoes and...
recipes - 2017-12-04 16:07:39
30 Cookie Recipes Sure To Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

30 Cookie Recipes Sure To Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

This weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table is 30 Cookie Recipes Sure To Tempt Your Sweet Tooth. Click here to see all of the recipes. Thanks for your support! Who doesn’t love a good cookie" My family does! This is the perfect...
recipes - 2017-12-01 16:09:28
Glazed Eggnog Bread

Glazed Eggnog Bread

I splurged the other day and picked up some eggnog which is VERY dangerous for me because I love the stuff. I can drink it plain, with some rum, or in my morning coffee and I also love it in baked goods. I surprised my kids with some glazed eggnog...
recipes - 2017-11-30 16:07:43


Creamy Tomato Florentine Soup with Gnocchi

Creamy Tomato Florentine Soup with Gnocchi

Cold, rainy, and busy days usually have me making a big pot of soup for dinner. Yesterday was one of those days, so I made a batch of this creamy tomato florentine soup with gnocchi. Not only does this soup take very little effort, it also tastes...
recipes - 2017-11-29 16:07:05
Zesty Cucumber Salad

Zesty Cucumber Salad

My kids pack their lunches for school but seem to be in a rut lately. To give them a new option, I made this zesty cucumber salad. I saw this recipe on Fresh April Flours that looked tasty and I had all the ingredients on hand – I love that! I...
recipes - 2017-11-28 16:10:22
Coconut Cream Truffles

Coconut Cream Truffles

We went to a friend’s house for dinner this past weekend and I was asked to bring a dessert. I decided to so something totally different and make some coconut cream truffles. They have a nice dark chocolate outer coating with a creamy coconut...
recipes - 2017-11-27 16:07:23
Stuffing with Sausage and Cornbread

Stuffing with Sausage and Cornbread

For our recent pre-Thanksgiving turkey feast, I wanted to try a new stuffing recipe. After looking online and through cookbooks, I decided on a simple stuffing using French bread, cornbread, and sausage from a recipe I found on Epicurious....
recipes - 2017-11-22 16:07:59
Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey

I wanted to try a new turkey recipe this year so I went online to search for some recipes. I found an Alton Brown recipe that sounded interesting and delicious on the Food Network. Due to a busy week, I made the brine the night before I needed it. I...
recipes - 2017-11-21 16:05:53


Brown Butter Cornbread

Brown Butter Cornbread

This is the best cornbread I have ever made! Brown butter… need I say more" I made a batch of chili for dinner which of course means I needed to make a batch of cornbread to go with it. I decided to try something different so I found a...
recipes - 2017-11-16 16:06:37
Glazed Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I surprised my kids with these glazed apple cinnamon muffins after school and they were both thrilled. I found the recipe in a cookbook I checked out from the library called I Heart Naptime Cookbook. The recipe was easy to follow and the muffins...
recipes - 2017-11-15 16:09:24
Tomato and Feta Galette

Tomato and Feta Galette

I have always made sweet galettes using fresh fruit but this time I decided to switch it up and make a savory galette using some cherry tomatoes I got at the farmer’s market over the weekend. This tomato and feta galette couldn’t be...
recipes - 2017-11-14 16:07:21
Pumpkin Banana Dog Treats

Pumpkin Banana Dog Treats

Our dog Grace recently ran out of dog treats so my daughter and I made her a new batch this weekend from a recipe I found on Pook’s Pantry. These healthy dog treats are made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, banana, and eggs –...
recipes - 2017-11-13 16:08:50
40 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make You Thankful

40 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make You Thankful

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 40 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make You Thankful  The holiday season is upon us! I am looking forward to spending time with friends and family as well as eating delicious food in...
recipes - 2017-11-12 16:06:29
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Chipotle-Garlic Aioli

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Chipotle-Garlic Aioli

This is another recipe I am recreating from the weekend away with my sisters. While at lunch in Lincoln City, we ordered some blistered shisito peppers with a chipotle sauce that were amazing! We devoured the plateful in minutes and we all happily...
recipes - 2017-11-09 16:11:00
Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms

Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms

I love heading to the local farmer’s market this time of year because they have the best assortment of mushrooms! I have ALWAYS loved mushrooms and one of my favorite varieties are chanterelles. I picked some up this weekend and decided to...
recipes - 2017-11-09 16:11:00
Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

I have always liked the Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup so I started recreating it at home several years ago and we all enjoy it. Today was a very brisk day and soup sounded good so I decided to make a batch of Zuppa Toscana. Sometimes I use...
recipes - 2017-11-07 16:09:02
Pomegranate-Mustard Vinaigrette

Pomegranate-Mustard Vinaigrette

I grabbed some different greens while at the farmer’s market this weekend so I decided to make a simple vinaigrette to toss them in. I recently bought some pomegranate vinegar because I thought it would make a terrific vinaigrette so I grabbed...
recipes - 2017-11-06 16:06:39
25 Soups to Warm You Up This Winter

25 Soups to Warm You Up This Winter

Click here to head over to this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 25 Soups to Warm You Up This Winter. Thanks for your support! I love cooking soups in the winter. There is something so comforting about a pot of soup simmering on the...
recipes - 2017-11-03 16:06:52
Blended Basil Martini

Blended Basil Martini

I have never liked gin so I don’t ever really drink martinis. When my sister’s and I recently went to Lincoln City, we tried the most amazing blended basil martinis at a restaurant called Kyllos. I was quite nervous to try one because of...
recipes - 2017-11-02 16:07:40
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

These tasty little gems are so easy to make and tasty AMAZING! I made these this afternoon and they were ready for my kids by the time they got home from school. These baked cinnamon apple chips disappeared quickly and were given the blog worthy...
recipes - 2017-10-31 16:07:13
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