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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Mexican Rice Recipe

Kristin and I must have the record on guests that play hostesses to us in our own homes!  Kristin's friend Terrill routinely washes her dishes and throws in some laundry and brings gifts to her kitchen.  And, when I have friends over, they tend to wind up cooking in the kitchen with us as well.  Our friends Doris and Elyse recently were in town and they got busy in my kitchen in no time.  This was the same night as Kristin and I had scheduled our LIVE CHAT!  Can you believe they set the table, helped my kiddos make cookies and … [Read more...]

Moroccan Chicken in the GE Advantium

I made this recipe in my GE Profile™ Advantium® oven the other day.  I think it was around 5 pm and I realized I hadn't planned a thing for dinner. I'd like to say this was not normal, but with five kids, homeschooling 3 of them, carpooling the other 2, gymnastics, baseball, etc...dinner tends to get away from me. So, this day was like most. I knew I was going to make chicken "something". When 5 pm rolled around, I began to flip through recipes and see what ingredients I had on hand to make a quick meal. Since the … [Read more...]

Advantium Bakes Taco Meatloaf

A couple of weeks ago, we had a new member join our family...GE Profile™ Advantium® oven. I have to admit, once it was installed, it was a little intimidating. It promised to be a microwave, European convection oven, warming oven and Speedcook oven all in one.  Not even the other members of my family can deliver all those promises in one.  I was wondering if the Advantium would be a good fit. We started testing her out by simply heating up food in the microwave.  That's a language our family of 7 fully understands.  My kids … [Read more...]

Valentine Treats To Savor With Tea

Taking time to savor the moment with a pot or cup of tea has always been something I have enjoyed in my day. Over the years, I have enjoyed the preparation of putting out a proper cup of tea for friends, with fancy favorite dishes and small bites. Sometimes I just pop a mug, quick in the microwave to make a single cup to enjoy by myself. My family has learned I rarely make something warm to drink without a nibble on the side. They have also learned to enjoy the nurturing moments of a warm cup and a moment to chat. The … [Read more...]