Pecan Pie Bars

We have a new favorite spot where we go for food inspiration, Baked Bree. Every photo, recipe and story is creative and beautiful, just like the creator behind the blog, Bree Hester. We didn't realize when she agreed to be a guest at our table today, that she was also the co-editor of  The Creative Mama. She's pretty much our kinda gal...she loves to cook, create and she's a mama to a three, very different kids. Please welcome her to our table today!  Thank you so much for having me for this year’s Virtual Cookie Exchange! … [Read more...]

Mocha Shortbread with Dulce de Leche

We are so excited to kick off our 3rd Annual Cookie Exchange with our guest Elizabeth, from Asian in America. We can't tell you how grateful we are to have her join us. Elizabeth met some challenges while preparing her cookies. She lives on the East Coast and was hit by hurricane Sandy. She shares a bit of her story below. If you haven't joined us before for the Cookie Exchange, we're glad you're here! Link up your favorite Cookie Recipe below and this year, we have 12 giveaways going on over the next 12 days. So, stop in every … [Read more...]

Lime Wafer Recipe

Welcome to our Third Annual LoveFeast Cookie Exchange! We have been so honored over the years to have so many talented bakers share recipes and stories from their tables on ours here at LoveFeast Table! This year, besides having 12 awesome guest bloggers sharing a cookie recipe and a favorite holiday memory or story we are adding something special to the mix. Actually 12 something specials! Each of our guest bloggers will be giving away one of our new Recipe Journals from our LoveFeast Shop. Each of our Guests after sharing … [Read more...]

Dinner Idea For Holiday Leftovers

My family has celebrated Thanksgiving twice this week.  We've shared a feast with friends and we've shared a feast with our family.  Traditionally both Kristin's husband, Devon and my husband, Todd cook the turkey dinners in both of our homes.  Most Thanksgivings they consult eachother over the phone about what brine concoction to soak the turkey in or what type of booze they are adding to the gravy.  This year Kristin's husband outdid himself with a beautiful bird.  In case you missed it, you can see the menu including their … [Read more...]

Pavlova in Ireland

How does Pavlova find itself on the table of an Irish meal? Well, if you're my friend Jenn, whose husband moved to Ireland when he was a little boy, from New Zealand, it's totally normal. While we were in Ireland, we shared a number of amazing meals. We had fresh mussels and fish curry, roasted chicken with spuds in jackets, pasties, fish and chips, cinnamon twists and a roasted lamb dinner that made me fall in love with my husband all over again! Our hostess Jenn, began cracking eggs and separating them. … [Read more...]

Unique Gift Ideas for Boys & Ratatouille Recipe

With 5 kids, 4 of whom are boys, we are constantly looking for unique gift ideas. We really don't need any more legos...wooden trains...nerf guns...or video games. Over the years we've learned that giving them an experience as a gift, has far reaching effects that broaden their vocabularies and their appreciation for culture. One year, when Baker Boy was 9, we gave him a cooking class at Sur la Table as a birthday gift. He made Ratatouille. Because of that class, my son fell in love with Ratatouille and more in love with being … [Read more...]

Spice Cake With Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting

With fall just around the corner, I don't know about you, but we like to get our BAKE on! There is something about the crisp air that makes us want to stock up on supplies, hunker down in the kitchen and bake. I say "we" because I now have a baking partner in crime, Baker Boy. We are a bit challenged though, in our small galley kitchen, but we make due. We "make due" to keep the oven warm and the pans filled. It would be a shame for them to be empty, right? We "make due" so ingredients get used and don't go bad. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Perfected

You probably know by now, but between Chris Ann and I, we have 9 kids ranging in age from 5-18. Lately I've been introducing you to Baker Boy. He's my 15 year old son who is creative, loves to work with his hands and from age 2 had a special love for food and a keen sense of taste and smell. When he was 2, buckled into the back seat of my van, I'd try to pop a Hersey Kiss into my mouth for a little mama treat and I'd hear him say, "What's that?! I smell choc-oc." He goes to an Arts High School and studies Stage Design and … [Read more...]

Mango Rum Lassi Moment

Picture this, 3-4 friends, over for a late afternoon get together. Your porch is prepped with extra, over stuffed pillows. You've brought out your silver candle sticks along with a few chunky pillar candles. A vibrant vase is spilling over with fresh cut flowers from your garden. It is warm, but the sun is beginning to rest it's head. Your friends begin to arrive, after work. They're wondering what you have up your sleeve. After pleasant greetings, you place a Mango Rum Lassi in their hand. This earthy, slightly fresh … [Read more...]

Happy 4th Of July ~ Summer Recipe Ideas For Picnics

Photo credit to our friend, talented jewelry designer, Lisa Lehmann. We hope you all have a happy 4th of July and that you table is full of feasting and friends! We know we will be spending our time with friends and family.  Kristin's family is surviving power outages due to east coast storms that toppled trees and power lines in her neighborhood.  I see from our LoveFeast Twitter feed that Kristin's family is invited over to some friends with working A/C for dinner!  They have a great community for coming together!  Our … [Read more...]