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Smashed Grilled Potato Recipe & a LoveBomb

No, that's not a typo. It's meant to say Smashed not Mashed. There are some meals where the culinary stars line up and ingredients meld together to deliver a feast that's a gift to the giver as well as the recipient. This past weekend, Devon cooked up a meal that was too good to keep to ourselves. I haven't LoveBombed in a while. Life has been too crazy. But, this weekend, I was reminded how important it is to take time out to share a meal and a moment with someone. Devon cooked up amazing Espresso Romano Filet … [Read more...]

Grilled Lemony Ginger Sweet Potatoes

I don't know about you, but we are always looking for a new way to prepare vegetables. We love to roast them, saute them, steam them and if you haven't noticed lately, GRILL them! Even though life this month has been off the hook busy, Devon and I still try to tag team a good dinner and avoid, at all costs, carry out. Sometimes, I'll get it started earlier in the day, or I'll pull out meat from the freezer and he'll get it started while I'm being the Transporter to my kids. Other times we work together in the kitchen to feed our … [Read more...]

Cultivating a Coffee House Culture

Like most of you, we are busy wrapping up our school year. My oldest, Drama Boy, just graduated last Sunday from high school and this morning, my high school freshman, Baker Boy, had his final jury. My two oldest have had an amazing opportunity attending an arts high school here in Baltimore. Baker Boy is in the stage production tract at the school. So, this morning he had to pull together all of his best projects from this year and make a 10 minute presentation in front of all of his teachers. He had to share how he grew as an … [Read more...]

Wine Bottle Candles & Giveaway

~This giveaway has closed.  See below for winners~ You have no idea how fussy we are when it comes to candles!  We both are a bit finicky about scents.  We like a natural light pleasant fragrance that doesn't come off to perfume-y or strong.  The elegant and hand crafted feeling of the label caught our eye!  But, this candle only met our approval after the "sniff test".  Verdict, we found our Shop some candles. Each candle is hand crafted from recycled wine bottle and hand poured with 11 oz. of soy wax and inspired by a … [Read more...]

The Best Steak Recipe (for Coffee Lovers) Ever!

I'm going to let you in on a treasured family secret. I really am. Devon created a recipe about 8 years ago that we served to 40 people at a fundraising dinner. Our family was preparing to leave the country to do service projects for 1/2 a year. We traveled to Hawaii for training, then onto China and the Philippines. (But, I'll save that for another story.) That night, I remember tasting the meal, thinking to myself, this is a keeper. He has recreated that recipe a number of times, but this past time, he landed on THE perfect … [Read more...]

Vintage Americana BBQ for Graduation Party

It's been a few weeks since I've been able to clear a path and time in my day, to my computer. My family is in a very busy season and it's times like this I'm so grateful Chris Ann and I co-blog. This morning it's quiet. I think all the running around we've been doing is actually paying off with kids sleeping in. But, I feel the home stretch coming! My oldest, is finished his senior year and off to London for the week. I had my final homeschool review on Tuesday and am now fighting the urge to just call the school year … [Read more...]

Summer Party ~ Pizza On The Grill

A LoveFeast Table summer party go-to, is baking pizza on the grill.  We have found that fresh and delicious prepped ahead toppings and good, ready-to-bake pizza crust are all you need to pull together a delicious foodie feast.  With a little prep, no dishes to do with the cooking done on the grill, there is more time to savor with your friends and family. Planning ahead to please the crowd is a great way to make sure your party gets off to a great start.  Thinking ahead about the needs of both adults and children will make … [Read more...]

Grilled Lime & Cilantro Cauliflower

I'm not sure where I saw it, but I saw a recipe for grilled cauliflower. I tucked it in my mind in the "try later" file. I decided to make my man take notice, the other night with an Espresso Maple Short Rib dinner and paired those lip smacking num nums with Grilled Lime & Cilantro Cauliflower. Oh my! I could eat these sliced florets in place of steak! They were super easy to make. Grilled Lime & Cilantro Cauliflower Recipe by Kristin Potler 1 head of cauliflower olive oil salt and pepper 1 lime, … [Read more...]

Lemon Squares Made by Baker Boy

Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? What was it? Are you that person today? Raising 5 kids, I find that whole thing fascinating. As a parent, you see certain inclinations in your kids when they are young and you wonder, "Should I nurture that? Should I let it develop naturally?" I have kind of landed on doing both. My second son, AKA Baker Boy, loved food from day 1! How did I know when he was a nursing infant? Because, he wanted to nurse 24/7! My mom loves recalling the story when I called her in tears and … [Read more...]

Espresso Maple Short Rib Recipe

Disclaimer: This recipe will make your man take notice.  (Usually Devon makes the meat in this house. But, I wanted to surprise him, so I whipped out my pseudo-ninja-culinary skills, pulled out all I've learned from watching him and created a BBQ recipe that made him take notice.) Some days, the juices are just flowing. I've seen Devon get into the ZONE many a times. But, my zone tends to be just outta reach. Tonight, I stepped into it....or maybe just harnessed his zone. I created an Espresso Maple Short Rib Recipe that made … [Read more...]