Baltimore Crab Cake Appetizers

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Don’t be jealous, but I gotta tell you that this past week I was feeling pretty darn special when my buddy, Bill, gifted me with a package of delectable Blue Crab straight from the South Carolina coast. Every Fall, Bill and his buddies take an annual two-week “shrimpin’ and crabbin’ vacation” and bring home pounds […]

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Cinnamon Butter

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Here’s a fun alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole — Baked Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Cinnamon Butter. The trick to these beautiful potatoes is to carefully slice them without cutting all the way through the sweet potato. Lining up chopsticks along either side of the sweet potato as you make your slices […]

Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine | Life, Love, and Good Food

As Thanksgiving week approaches, I’m vowing to work on being more thankful and more giving. So, let me start off by sharing just a few things for which I’m truly thankful and by giving (sharing) my recipe for Green Beans Almondine–a traditional Thanksgiving side dish that doesn’t take 50 ingredients or hours to prepare! Let […]

Christmas Gift Guide for Cooks 2014

A dozen Christmas gift ideas for cooks | Life, Love, and Good Food

How can Thanksgiving and Black Friday be just two weeks away?!? The holidays are slipping up on me and I am feeling the need to get crack-a-lackin’ with my party planning and Christmas shopping! In anticipation, I’ve been doing a little surfing and have come up with a Dozen Christmas Gift Ideas for Cooks which […]

Nutty Caramel Corn

Nutty Caramel Corn | Life, Love, and Good Food

It’s come to be expected that every Fall at least one batch of Nutty Caramel Corn will be shared with my daughters. Often, the hinting begins before Halloween. So, I really wasn’t surprised when I found myself popping and stirring corn last weekend during our visit with the girls in Nashville. We were in town […]

My 1st Blogoversary and Mocha Cupcakes!

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It’s my first Blogoversary! Life, Love, and Good Food is officially one-year-old! Thanks so much to my family and friends for all the encouragement during this little adventure — it’s really been a lot of fun and I have learned so, so much! To celebrate, I’m sharing these decadent Mocha Cupcakes with two different frosting options–Peanut Butter Cream […]

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup | Life, Love, and Good Food

Can you believe that we actually had SNOW in East Tennessee on Halloween? I’m wondering if that’s a sign that we’re in for a particularly cold and snowy winter this year? If so, you can bet that I’ll be making plenty of hearty soups like this easy Baked Potato Soup. There’s nothing more comforting than a […]

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies | Life, Love, and Good Food

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are 100% my own. Yes, I realize that today is still October. No, I haven’t lost my mind. Yes, these do look like Christmas cookies. In fact, they are Vanilla Sugar Bean Cookies cut into festive stars topped with white chocolate and sugar crystals! Why, you say? Let’s face […]

Chocolate Dipped S’mores

Chocolate Dipped S'mores | Life, Love, and Good Food

If you’re getting ready for a Halloween party with your favorite trick-or-treaters, let me suggest these Chocolate Dipped S’mores by Tip Junkie. No campfire needed — simply toast the grahams with chocolate and ‘mallows in the oven, and then chill and dip!

Espresso Coffee Bean Cookies

Espresso Coffee Bean Cookies | Life, Love, and Good Food

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are 100% my own. Today, celebrating National Cookie Month is all about gifting cookies and I have the perfect recipe to share with my coffee-craving, cookie-loving friends — Espresso Coffee Bean Cookies! You guessed it, these cookies have actual chocolate-covered coffee beans inside and they deliver […]