for-the-love-of-cooking
Strawberry Lemonade Slush

Strawberry Lemonade Slush

The weather has been hot for the last several days and my strawberry patch continues to pump out berries. So far, I’ve made a strawberry crisp, a skillet cobbler, a batch of strawberry freezer jam, and a batch of strawberry sauce. That...
recipes - 2018-06-20 16:06:34
Spinach, Zucchini, and Carrot Dog Treats

Spinach, Zucchini, and Carrot Dog Treats

It’s the time of year that my dog Grace dreads. HOT summer days. Don’t get me wrong, she loves playing and swimming on warm summer days, but Grace REALLY loves going with me wherever I go, and this time of year is just too hot to let her...
recipes - 2018-06-19 16:05:56
Baked Eggplant Fries

Baked Eggplant Fries

I finally tried eggplant recently – I have no clue why it took me so long because I love it! The first recipe I made was eggplant parmesan and we loved it so I decided to try making baked eggplant fries with warm marinara sauce for an after...
recipes - 2018-06-18 16:05:42
20 Quick and Easy Pork Chop Recipes

20 Quick and Easy Pork Chop Recipes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 20 Quick and Easy Pork Chop Recipes. My family loves pork, and because we try to eat less red meat, we eat it often. I am a fan of pork chops – thick or thin – they are...
recipes - 2018-06-15 16:06:19
Avocado and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Avocado and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

I made some pork tacos for dinner recently and I thought it would be fun to do a different type of salsa. I love the flavor of tart tomatillos with pork so I decided to make an avocado and roasted tomatillo salsa. Not only did I roast the...
recipes - 2018-06-14 16:07:05
Stuffed Portobellos with Marinara, Spinach, and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese

Stuffed Portobellos with Marinara, Spinach, and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese

I had some portobellos in the fridge that really needed to be used up so I went in search of some other ingredients to inspire me. I found some spinach, half of a sweet onion, and goat cheese which gave me a good start. I decided to make a quick and...
recipes - 2018-06-14 16:07:05
Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican Corn Salad

I absolutely loved this Mexican corn salad. The combination of sweet corn, salty cotija cheese, spicy jalapeno, creamy mayonnaise, and tart lime made this corn salad so flavorful and delicious. My entire family enjoyed it although my son said he...
recipes - 2018-06-12 16:09:36
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

My kids have 7 days of school left so I decided to make a special school lunch treat that I know they would love. Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven and my kids love them combined and they also love oatmeal cookies so I combined...
recipes - 2018-06-11 16:06:46
35 Recipes Sure to Make any Father Feel Special

35 Recipes Sure to Make any Father Feel Special

Click here to head over to this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table: 35 Recipes Sure to Make any Father Feel Special Like the saying goes – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. What better way to celebrate the...
recipes - 2018-06-08 16:06:31
Skillet Strawberry Cobbler

Skillet Strawberry Cobbler

We had a nice first harvest from our strawberry plants so we enjoyed some of them mashed up with some vanilla ice cream. I’ve been wanting to bake a cobbler for awhile now, so I adapted an America’s Test Kitchen cobbler recipe to work...
recipes - 2018-06-07 16:05:49
A very proud moment

A very proud moment

We headed to Idaho this past weekend to celebrate my nephew’s graduation from high school! We had a big party for him on Friday night then spent the evening on Saturday beaming with pride as we all watched him walk across the stage and receive...
recipes - 2018-06-05 16:07:11
30 Mouthwatering Sandwiches

30 Mouthwatering Sandwiches

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 30 Mouthwatering Sandwiches. I love a good sandwich! What’s not to love – good bread, tasty meat, loads of veggies, and sharp cheese! I have included some of our...
recipes - 2018-06-01 16:07:01
Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Pear Chips

Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Pear Chips

Apple chips are a favorite snack of mine so I figured I would love other fruits made into baked chips. I decided to try making some baked cinnamon-sugar pear chips since I had a few pears on the kitchen counter that none of us were eating. I used my...
recipes - 2018-05-31 16:06:19
Baked Jo Jo Potatoes

Baked Jo Jo Potatoes

Jo Jo’s take me back to my childhood. The first time I had them I was hooked! I am an Idaho girl so potatoes have always been my favorite and there is something so wonderful about a thick cut potato wedge with a crispy outer coating and a...
recipes - 2018-05-30 16:06:10
35 Easy Recipes To Kick Your Memorial Day Weekend Up a Notch!

35 Easy Recipes To Kick Your Memorial Day Weekend Up a Notch!

Click here to head over to this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table: 35 Easy Recipes To Kick Your Memorial Day Weekend Up a Notch!! Of course Memorial Day is about remembering those men and women who have served our country and who have...
recipes - 2018-05-25 16:07:04
Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

It’s been quite hot here the past few days which always has me wanting something light for dinner. I decided to make a Greek smorgasbord for our meal last night and it featured this Greek tortellini pasta salad. I loved the combination of...
recipes - 2018-05-24 16:08:09
Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

You are looking at my new favorite appetizer. What’s not to love about salty melted feta with sweetened roasted tomatoes, garlic, and shallots served with warm pita bread" The combination of flavors and textures is outstanding and it has...
recipes - 2018-05-23 16:05:51
Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops

When my husband recently suggested collard greens for dinner, I decided to finally try making smothered pork chops to serve with the greens. I went to America’s Test Kitchen for their recipe because I always learn a lot and their recipes turn...
recipes - 2018-05-22 16:06:36
Collard Greens with Bacon

Collard Greens with Bacon

I was having a hard time coming up with something to make for dinner so I asked my husband. He randomly suggested something with collard greens so I went with it. I found a recipe braising the greens with bacon on Simply Recipes that sounded...
recipes - 2018-05-21 16:08:09
25 Kid-Friendly Snack Foods That Are Sure To Put A Smile On Their Faces!

25 Kid-Friendly Snack Foods That Are Sure To Put A Smile On Their Faces!

Click here to view this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 25 Kid-Friendly Snack Foods That Are Sure To Put A Smile On Their Faces!.  Thanks for your support! I don’t know about you, but my kids are starving in the afternoon. Our...
recipes - 2018-05-18 16:08:01
Greek Seasoning Blend

Greek Seasoning Blend

I have noticed over the years that I make a lot more Greek flavored dishes in the summer months, and since it’s been getting so warm outside, I’ve been craving Mediterranean food. When I was looking online for different recipes, I came...
recipes - 2018-05-17 16:06:44
Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Wouldn’t you know it, I got sick on Mother’s Day weekend with a terrible cold. Thankfully my family took great care of me. I haven’t felt much like eating until today when I woke up craving eggs with bacon. I decided to make soft...
recipes - 2018-05-16 16:06:26
Three-Ingredient Grape Jam

Three-Ingredient Grape Jam

My kids have been eating grapes less and less lately so I end up with bowls of soft grapes that nobody wants to eat. I was super excited when I stumbled upon this recipe for three-ingredient grape jam on The blurry Lime because I happened to have a...
recipes - 2018-05-15 16:07:29
30 Delicious Desserts to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

30 Delicious Desserts to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table – 30 Delicious Desserts to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth Who doesn’t love a sweet treat at the end of a delicious meal" I know my family does! I have gathered...
recipes - 2018-05-11 16:06:33
Crispy Chicken Florentine with Mozzarella

Crispy Chicken Florentine with Mozzarella

When I stumbled upon this recipe on The Pioneer Woman I knew immediately what I was making for dinner. I adapted the recipe to work with what I had on hand and we all thought it turned out delicious. I cut the chicken in half lengthwise to have...
recipes - 2018-05-10 16:07:17
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