The night before, I knew something was brewing. My 16 year old son (AKA Baker Boy) was clearing off my dining room table and beginning to "re-tablescape". He had scraps of fabric, tablecloths, candles and flowers out, arranging and rearranging. It was almost midnight. I gave him a hug and kiss and went to bed to leave him to his creativity. The next morning, with a the rattle and hum of a budding chef in the kitchen, my husband and I awoke. The pungent waft of dark, brewed coffee was better than any wake up call. I rubbed my … [Read more...]
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Over the past few months, along with a few friends, we have been intentionally giving each other a weekly challenge. It's a simple challenge, one that pushes us to think outside of ourselves and consider others. It might be as simple as, "Offer to carry groceries for someone this week," or "Offer to clean a friend's bathroom." At the beginning of this exercise, everyone was invited to put a challenge into a bowl. The kids added their ideas, the moms and dads did too. This week we were challenged to, "Be open and aware of the … [Read more...]
We couldn't resist the chance to re-share our Moss Mojito Recipe and a bit of green with you this day. Happy St. Patrick's Day from the LoveFeast Girls! Moss Mojito Recipe Save Print Author: LoveFeast Table Recipe type: drinks Ingredients 1 Lime, halved 3 Mint Sprigs 1 Tbsp. Sugar 1 oz / 2 Tbsp White Rum ⅓ Cup Sparkling Water, chilled 1 splash Limeade 1 splash Creme De Menthe Instructions Squeeze lime juice from 1 lime into cocktail shaker or large highball. Add lime halves to shaker, add mint, sugar … [Read more...]
Valentines Day is coming up and it would not be complete without a scrumptious chocolate recipe to celebrate with. This recipe is tried and true at our house. If you've been over for any kind of dinner at our home, chances our you've had one of our Hot Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes warm out of the oven and sprinkled with coarse salt. Swooooon! Hot Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes Save Print Author: LoveFeast Table Ingredients 4 oz. Dark Chocolate 8 oz Butter 2 Eggs ½ C. Sugar ½ C. Flour 8 Chocolate … [Read more...]
I haven't been sick in a really long time. I'm the mama of 5 kids after all and I have a killer immune system. So, when this mom goes down, it sends the house into a tail spin. The laundry begins to pile up, kids fend for themselves at meal time, my husband prepares dinner while playing guard, making sure my room stays quiet and uninterrupted. It creates as weird glitch in our somewhat smoothly run, daily routine. I know moms of all stages can relate. Now, usually when I get sick, I can kick a bug with a few good nights sleep. … [Read more...]
In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we are constantly looking for ways to add effortless sparkle to the table. Throughout the season, we want to have the freedom to invite a few neighbors or friends over on a whim and be ready to quickly throw out a few delicious nibbles and fun cocktails. We stock our refrigerators with special cheeses, our pantry with a variety of crackers and our bars with a couple of bottles of bubbly. Freixenet ("fresh-eh-net") is a great, affordable holiday bubbly to keep around. Not only does the … [Read more...]
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson We hope that today as you gather with your friends and family around the table, that you will take a moment to savor the sights, feelings, tastes and memories being created. Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving! At the table, … [Read more...]