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Grilled Fruit Summer Sangria

The LoveFeast Table girls are known for their sangria. Depending on the season we experiment with flavors and tools needed to create a batch of mingled fruity goodness. This time we gathered summer fruits sweet and delicious, watermelon, peaches and pineapple. These are fruits we grill on a regular basis. They are all perfect to add as a summer garnish, salsa or in this case sangria. Once the fruits are grilled and chopped and added to the pitcher the next step is to pour some wine. For this batch we used Black Box Wines. … [Read more...]

Homemade Lattice Pie Crust

I shared tips for making homemade pie crust the other day and wanted to show you how to make a lattice top for homemade fruit pies. It's not hard and even more fun to do with one of your kids. My daughter, Teapot helped me out. Using the pie crust recipe HERE, divide recipe in half, rolling half out for the bottom of the pie and the other half to create the lattice topping. Roll the dough out into a round on a well floured surface. Cut dough into 1 inch strips. Starting with the center strip (use the longer … [Read more...]

Asian Cole Slaw Recipe

Every now and then, Devon gets his culinary inspiration on and chops and sprinkles magic onto a dish. Most of the time, it comes unexpectedly and I am not around to capture it for you. But for this simple little dish, I was there with camera and pen and pencil in hand. A lot of times, his dishes are inspired by whatever is in our fridge. He's been known to clear out a refrigerator (Chris Ann can totally attest to this!) and whip up a gourmet meal with ingredients that were thought to be the scrapings of nothing. Looking in … [Read more...]

The Dessert Course~Bread & Wine

People talk about their love language, whether it's a kind word, a gift, an act of service or a hug. For us, our love language is time at the table sharing a good meal, delicious wine and great conversations that linger into the night. In fact, it was the many meals we shared over the years, that inspired LoveFeast Table. There is something sacred that happens when you pull up a chair to a common table with a group of people. With candles flickering, scents of roasted lamb and caramelized onions wafting from the kitchen, the … [Read more...]

Homemade Pie Crust Tips & Tricks

We were given a couple of cases of blueberries. We decided to turn them into pie, a plethora of pies; Blueberry Pie with crumb topping, Blueberry Custard Pie and Blueberry Pie with a Lattice Crust. If you're new to LoveFeast Table, then you may not know the love affair I have with homemade pie. I LOVE making pie. My family loves pie. We LOVE eating pie, and sharing pie. Even poets have recognized the power of pie. "Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness." ~Jane Austen Making a flaky pie crust is … [Read more...]

Moss Mojitos Recipe

Kristin and I think that setting the tone of a good party starts with a warm greeting and a signature cocktail.  Recently, we hosted a blogger networking event in Minneapolis, BlogLove "Refresh & Renew".  We want everyone who attends our events, whether they are newbie bloggers, curious friends, or accomplished veterans to feel welcome.  And quite frankly, sometimes that happens a little bit more easily with drink in hand. At our recent event, I greeted guests at the door, took their coats and pointed them towards … [Read more...]

LoveBombing Homemade Blueberry Pies

Recently we were given pints and pints of blueberries. There were so many blueberries! We gave many boxes away but even then, were left with many more boxes. Teapot wanted to help me make blueberry pie. A few months ago I had picked up small, disposable pie tins. I said, "Let's make mini pies and LoveBomb* our neighbors!" She was all over it! She got out the aprons, put one on Little Man and we all got to work.  We made a mess, but we had so much fun! *LoveBombing is an act of preparing and serving a meal or a … [Read more...]

Farm Fresh Baby Radish Appetizer

We were having life long friends over for dinner and it's been a while. These friends have known Chris Ann and I for over 18 years. They have been through the storms and triumphs of life with us and our families. They are the kind of friends that even though you only see each other once or twice a year, pick up right where you left off. They are the kind of friends we know, know matter where we are in life, if we needed them, they'd come running. To be honest, Devon and I needed them. We've been wrestling over some possible big … [Read more...]

Winter Whiteout Cupcakes for a Wedding

The table was set. The candles lit.  But what to serve for a simple, wedding in my home? I wanted to honor the bride's request to "not make it a big deal". But, if my home was decorated with winter whites, what would be so wrong with adding a little dessert treat that wore the same color? I'm a chocolate lover and was never a big fan of white cake until I made Whiteout Cake from Baked's cookbook Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. There is nothing boring or nondescript about this cake! I made the recipe for the cake but decided … [Read more...]

LoveFeast Weekend Celebrating Around The Table

Remember way back before Christmas?  Kristin and her husband came to Minnesota for our end of year business meeting.  Besides a bit of work and some meetings, we were celebrating.  We finished out the year strong!  We met our goals for 2012 here at our blog, LoveFeast Table and at our online boutique, LoveFeast Shop! Almost any time we have together tends to be celebrated around the table.  Looking back on our stream from Instagram.  You can see as we celebrated we nibbled around town and at our own table.  Here's a bit of our … [Read more...]