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. 

Roasted Hatch Chile Salsa Verde

We were having friends over for tacos and I wanted to make some fresh salsa to serve on the side. I loved the roasted tomatillo salsa that I made recently, so when I spotted these Hatch chiles in the store, I decided to make another batch of the salsa but with roasted hatch chiles too! The salsa turned out to be very spicy, tangy, and delicious! ...more

Roasted Fig Crostini with Goat Cheese and Honey

I had some ripe figs that were ready to be used up so I decided to make an appetizer lunch for my kids and I. I roasted the fig slices for awhile until they were sweetened and warm. I sprinkled some crumbled goat cheese on top of some toasted...more

Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast “Soldiers”

Now this is my kind of breakfast! Quick. Simple ....more

Orzo Pasta Salad

I loved this orzo pasta salad and so did the rest of my family. I was in search of a light side dish to pair with some pork chops I was making for dinner. I found a recipe on The Recipe Critic that looked perfect ....more

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze and Fresh Basil

Oh my! This one was tasty!!! My daughter, husband, and I all loved these strawberry and goat cheese bruschetta while my son said they were just okay...more

Lemon Zucchini Bread with Lemon Glaze

This bread is seriously so amazing!! I found a...more

Peach Salsa

I was in the mood for Mexican food for dinner. My regular go-to salsa is...more

Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

Our cookie jar was empty and the kids were hoping I’d fill it with some tasty cookies. I was in the mood for a simple cookie, so when I found this recipe for thin and crispy oatmeal cookies on, I knew they would be perfect. I adapted them a bit by using a fresh vanilla bean instead of extract....more

White Bean Ragout

I wanted a simple and healthy side dish to pair with the Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Skewers. I saw this white bean ragout recipe on Once Upon a Chef...more

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Skewers

While looking online for some...more