Archives for 2010

German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Today we'd like to welcome Natalie Slater, to our table!  Natalie is the creator and writer of Bake and Destroy.   She's a resident blogger at WTTW Chicago Tonight and has served as a judge on Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Ever since she was a little girl her sweet tooth has been razor-sharp.  Natalie shares her love of baking with us fostered by times shared in the kitchen with her mom.  We're so glad to have her here as a guest at our table!  ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** My happiest holiday memories definitely … [Read more...]

Sugar Plum Cookies

We are so happy to begin our first LoveFeast's Cookie Exchange post with our friend, Kate Selner.  Kate is the talented writer and home cook behind the lovely written blog, Kate In the Kitchen featuring the beauty of authentic foods, memories and family.  Like always, we are so happy to have Kate join us at the table and share her story!  ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** I want to introduce you to my wonderful and creative friends behind LoveFeast Table. Kristin, from Baltimore, and Chris Ann, who is right here in … [Read more...]

Azul Sensatori Video Overview

This past September, 2010 LoveFeast Table took a vacation to Mexico and stayed at the lovely Azul Sensatori.  This is a video overview of our experience! *We stayed at Azul Sensatori as sponsored guests of the hotel. … [Read more...]

Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya Cancun Mexico

Last September, we had a vacation at the hotel, Azul Sensatori, by Karisma.  We went as couples, leaving our 9 kids at home.  It was a great break after the craziness of the back-to-school rush. The lush grounds of Azul Sensatori and the beach butlers were a welcome sight. Our Premium Jacuzzi Suite rooms were spacious and modern with a lovely view of the ocean. Had we brought our 9 kids along (next time!) they would have loved the spaces created just for them.  Azul Sensatori has … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday Holiday Shopping

We, along with our husbands, have every age and stage in our own large families.  We have 9 children total and they run from preschool age 3 through 1st grade, elementary school, middle school, to our oldest 16 year old boys.  We are the main shoppers of our households so along with the decorating, the cooking, the shopping and the wrapping this is a busy time of year.  But, gift giving is something we love to do.  Some may say this season is too materialistic.  And, it is true it sometimes may seem to push that way.  But, gifts … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks again for joining us at LoveFeast Table!  We have enjoyed sharing our virtual table with you & are thankful that you've stopped by to visit us!  We are so thankful for all that we've learned this year on our blog, for our readers and for all the friends we've made! With the holidays just around the corner we invite you to join us at the table in December while we host a virtual Cookie Exchange with 12 days of guest food bloggers, cookie recipes & tips for savoring the holidays! Have a wonderful … [Read more...]

Chicago Trip With Kids

Just a couple a few weeks ago I took these three on a trip to Chicago during fall break.  My 13 year old daughter was in Washington, D.C. on her 8th grade class trip.  My husband had business in Chicago and flew there early in the morning.   That same morning,  I started driving from Minneapolis in my minivan with three kids.  You are probably wondering what bet I lost.  But, really it wasn't too bad.  Truly.  We went from Chicago to visit my brother's family so we needed the van.  There is nothing like driving up to a nice hotel … [Read more...]

Baltimore Thanksgiving Menu 2010

I've done it!  I finally made the Thanksgiving menu.  In our home there are dishes we have year to year but, there are always new twists we add.  Here it is! Two smoked with an apple, pecan and mushroom stuffing.  (There is no recipe for this yet.  Devon will "wing it" and come up with something delish!) The other turkey we will be going back to a Martha Stewart recipe we made over ten years ago that produced the most beautiful and delicious bird you have ever seen or eaten!  It has a pomegranate glaze!  The … [Read more...]

A Cook’s Thanksgiving Story

Last year at about this time we were honored to have Kate, from Kate in the Kitchen write a guest blog around the theme of Thanksgiving.  Kate is a Minnesota blogger that we have had the pleasure to meet several times at blogging meet ups through out the year.  Kate is going to be joining our table again this December for our "Savoring The Holidays" series.  We will have 12 straight days of talented bloggers sharing their cookie recipes, stories, and tips for savoring the holidays. Kate is an amazing cook and baker and a … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday~Give Thanks For Friends

Satin ribbons, colorful paint chips, textures of fabrics, thoughtful details in a jacket, fall vegetables and handmade crafts all inspire us!  But, conversation with new friends and old, are the moments we live for! We have had many people over this past year stop by our Table.  Some of which have become good friends and others we wish we had more time to get to know!  Today, we want to thank a few of them for inspiring us! Random Thoughts of a Citymouse Debi's "Tunes I Like Tuesday" keeps our work sounds fresh and … [Read more...]