Holiday Sangria & Savoring The Moment

I have two amazing sister-n-laws that I have made many wonderful memories with.  My Colorado sister-n-law has taken me down treacherous 4-wheeling mountain trails in the pelting rain convincing me I could survive the elements and trail.  My Chicago sister-n-law Kim, I had a chance to make different type of memory several years ago ~ a little less life threatening.  This past Thanksgiving we were remembering one of our favorite Holiday memories together. Our Holiday Sangria Memory ~ A few years ago when Kim's family was … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Bun Tradition

Every Christmas morning, as my kids are unwrapping their gifts, cinnamon wafts through our house.  Homemade Cinnamon Buns are a requirement, (according to my kids) for Christmas Morning.  I remember one Christmas, our whole family was spending a  couple of months in the Philippines.  We were living with a team of people on a missions base in Baguio.  Our family was there on a service project.  We were volunteers, living on, next to nothing.  My children remember that Christmas as one of their favorites.  We made decorations out … [Read more...]

LoveFeast Coffee Cake

Savoring time at the table is one of the founding missions here at our virtual table, LoveFeast Table.  We believe time, conversation and friendships are enjoyed sharing a wonderful meal or morsel gathered around the table.  We have had our eyes open looking for high quality gourmet "food finds" to share with you in our LoveFeast Shop.  When this coffee cake found it's way to our tables...we knew we had found "the one" to share with you! Each cake arrives beautifully packaged and ready to gift in a hand tied chocolate brown … [Read more...]

Apple Cake With Caramel Sauce

It is possible that you like I have more than a few extra apples rolling around the house right now.  This is one of our favorites this time of year.  Kristin got this recipe called Caramel Apple Cake recipe originally from our friend Amanda before she moved to Africa.  (You can see our LoveFeast style going away party for Amanda and her family here.) The last time I made this cake was a couple of years ago.  Kristin and Devon had rolled in for a long long drive from Maryland to Minnesota.  It was around 10:30pm or so.  I … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday Halloween Party

Be on the look out for "Fierce Bunnies".  You never know where they might be lurking.  Every year we host a pre-trick-or-treating Halloween party.  There will be some critters and fierce bunnies lurking around our Teen Halloween Party - again this year again. My plan for this party every year, is to make it easy, relaxed, and flexible enough to add more guests as extra people stop in.  I have to have free enough time to be able to add the last bit of costume tweaking.  I do the same meal every year.  Walkin' Tacos - or in … [Read more...]

GE~Choosing Your Appliance

Until two weeks ago, I had two ways of choosing the appliance that was right for our home.  The first (and most important in my book) was the look of the appliance.  Was it aesthetically pleasing and would it match the mood of the room along with the other appliances? The second factor for me in choosing an appliance was the price.  My contractor husband is always on the look out for "out of the box" deals at our local Home Depot and Lowes. We were told not too long ago by an appliance repair man that the life span of … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday Memorial Day Recipe Inspiration

We're sharing recipes good for a long weekend today at LoveFeast Table! This salad and dressing are delish.  Devon, Kristin's husband whipped it up for our first Minnesota  BlogLove™ event "Europen Marketplace" and it was received with raving reviews! LoveFeast's own Spanish Chicken Ceasar  Salad The LoveFeast Table tradition when we are visiting each other is to mix together a pitcher or in this case a bucket of homemade Sangria. "Tim the Toolman" Sangria This is  a great side dish to bring along to a … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday ~ Graduation Parties

Graduation is coming just around the corner.  For many it is a time of planning, preparation and party throwing.  Last year I seem to remember both Sandy ~ The Reluctant Entertainer and Kristen ~ High Heels And A Hammer were hosting graduation celebrations.  Kristin and I have a year or two before we throw graduation party celebrations.  Just last summer we hosted a party for 16 year old boys.  But, we are happy to gather any tips and ideas for those that have gone before us. Last May, Kristen ~ High Heels And A Hammer … [Read more...]

LoveFeast Table’s New Look

Some of you know, we have been in an 8 month process of redefining our look for LoveFeast Table.  You see, when we started blogging 2 1/2 years ago, we thought we were going to write a cookbook.  That's what started us on this blogging journey.  We had shared so many amazing meals around the table (over the 14 years we had been friends along with our growing families), we thought we wanted to document them.  We wanted to share not only the original recipes, but also capture the conversations that took place as well as the … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday ~ Setting A Vintage Inspired Easter Table

Easter is a wonderful celebration.  We always look forward to a relaxed day of gathering for a lovely meal around the table, Easter egg hunts and family time.  This year, I feel ahead of the game.  My Easter table has been set for a couple of days.  Once I set it to prepare for this post, I thought, why not leave it up? Spring has not completely sprung here in Minnesota, in fact, we had snow just earlier in the week.  I didn't want my table to be overly flowery or springy.  It wouldn't fit in with the not yet green … [Read more...]