For the Love of Cooking

My name is Pam and I am a stay at home mom with two children who inspire me to be a better cook. I love using fresh ingredients, organic when possible, and I like to experiment with different tastes and textures. I try to keep my recipes lower in fat but still tasting great. My favorite hobbies are cooking, photography, and blogging so I decided to combine them and create a recipe blog. It has been a wonderful way to organize my recipes and share them at the same time. 

Holiday Meals Round-Up

I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season from my family to yours. ...more

Holiday Cookies Round-Up

My kids are out of school ...more

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I recently saw a recipe on Healthy Food For Living for chocolate chip banana bread that looked delicious. I had three ripe bananas on the counter so I decided to make the bread for the kids after school snack. I adapted the recipe to suit my kids’ tastes ....more

French Dip Sliders with Tomato and Provolone

I love quick and easy meals that use up leftovers. I had some leftover Slow-Roasted Roast Beef with Mustard, Garlic, and Thyme so I grabbed some slider buns and a packet of au jus from the store and made these tasty sandwiches. We had friends over for dinner and these sliders were a big hit with everyone ....more

Slow-Roasted Roast Beef with Mustard, Garlic, and Thyme

We had another cold and rainy day yesterday which made me crave some slow cooked comfort food. I picked up a top sirloin roast and rubbed it with a mustard, olive oil, garlic, and thyme mixture then slow roasted it in the oven for while then turned up the heat to brown the outside right before it finished cooking. The roast turned out tender, juicy, and so delicious! ...more

Bacon Boursin Green Beans

I saw this recipe on The Endless Meal and how could I possibly resist green beans with bacon and Boursin cheese? I couldn’t. My son is a huge fan of Boursin cheese and I knew he would love this side dish – I was right ....more

Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme

I saw this recipe on Port and Fin and decided to make it to pair with the...more

Orzo with Sautéed Garlicky Spinach and Tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Toasted Pine Nuts

There are so many tasty ingredients in this simple side dish. I made the orzo as directed, sautéed some tomatoes, spinach, and garlic together until softened, added a bit of Fran’s Vinaigrette, and tossed them all together with the...more

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

I saw a recipe for these wings on Food and Wine that looked tasty and easy for our meal tonight. I trimmed the wings then simply seasoned them with a bit of olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper then baked them for 45 minutes. Dinner was done! ...more

Pot Roast with Mushrooms

We had a rainy weekend so I made comfort food – pot roast. My go to Pot Roast recipe is always a hit but I wanted to try something new this time. Instead of using carrots, celery, and potatoes, I just used thyme, onions, and mushrooms in the broth while the roast cooked ....more