Chocolate Ganache Pecan Shortbread

Chocolate Ganache Pecan Shortbread | Life, Love, and Good Food

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are 100% my own. It’s finally here! National Cookie Month!  I’m really honored that I was invited to join nine other bloggers on the Cookie Month ’14 project. Every week in October, each of us will be sharing a special cookie recipe (or two) along […]

Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip

Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip | Life, Love, and Good Food

Fall + football + family = a great weekend here in East Tennessee! Our daughters were home from Nashville for the weekend and, believe it or not, the four of us participated in our first Family 5K! The girls started training for a half marathon earlier this year and planted the seed that we should all do a family 5K. Initially, my response […]

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

#cookiemonth14 | Life, Love, and Good Food

Sometimes me think, what is love? And then me think, love is what last chocolate chip cookie is for. Me give up the last chocolate chip cookie for you.   – Cookie Monster I’m super excited to announce that I’m collaborating with an awesome group of food bloggers for the entire month of October to share some cookie […]

Creamy Tomato Soup with Peppery Parmesan Cornbread Croutons

Creamy Tomato Soup with Peppery Parmesan Cornbread Croutons | Life, Love, and Good Food

There’s nothing as soothing as a piping-hot bowl of homemade soup, especially once the weather starts turning cooler. Today’s Creamy Tomato Soup with Peppery Parmesan Cornbread Croutons is a really simple — and quick — made-from-scratch recipe featuring fresh tomatoes (duh!), other veggies and spices, and low-sodium chicken broth. Not only is it delicious, it’s […]

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Coconut Muffins

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Coconut Muffins | Life, Love, and Good Food

It’s 6:45 a.m. Monday morning and as I look out the kitchen window, it’s still dark out there! Where did Summer go? We won’t set our clocks back for Daylight Savings Time for 6 more weeks (mark November 2 on your calendar), so that means that soon it will remain dark until at least 7:30 […]

Saucy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Saucy Spaghetti and Meatballs | Life, Love, and Good Food

Mama Mia, that’s a spicy meatball! Remember the old Alka-Seltzer commercial with the Italian gentleman eating spaghetti and meatballs? Well, you won’t need an antacid with these meatballs, but they are tasty and can be spiced up if you like by adding a little extra crushed red pepper flakes. I’ve been making these meatballs for several years […]

Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes

Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes | Life, Love, and Good Food

So it happened again. Pancakes for Saturday’s breakfast. This time, though, it was purely by accident. A quick survey of my pantry and fridge revealed a few slices of turkey bacon, some Golden Blossom Honey from my swag bag at the Food Blog Forum (smile), and one lonely peach. Luckily, I remembered tagging the recipe for Peach […]

Cheesy Greek Swirls

Cheesy Greek Swirls - Life, Love, and Good Food

I don’t know if you’ve noticed it by now or not, but I really like Greek flavors and have posted several recipes with Kalamata olives and Feta cheese on my blog in the past few months. In fact, this past week while on vacation, I enjoyed a Greek salad by the pool at our resort on more than one […]

Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes

Raspberry-Oatmeal Pancakes - Life, Love, and Good Food

One of the best parts of our weekends is breakfast, actually sitting down together–at the same time–to eat more than a bowl of cereal. On workdays, John and I tag-team in the kitchen. John sets the timer on the coffee maker–thank goodness!–and when it beeps, he heads for the shower while I sip on my first cup and finish […]

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers - Life, Love, and Good Food

Here in Knoxville, Tennessee fans are still pumped about the season’s BIG opening win against Utah State last Saturday — what a great way to start football season! Tomorrow when the Vols face Arkansas State in Neyland Stadium there is sure to be some epic tailgating going on all over campus, so I thought I’d share […]