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. 

Butternut Squash and Baby Potato Hash with a Poached Egg

Perfection! Seriously, this is my idea of the perfect breakfast. I had a bit of leftover butternut squash left in the fridge and a bag of the cutest tiny baby potatoes that needed to be used up ....more

Steamed King Crab Legs with Garlic Butter and Lemon

King crab legs have been a family favorite for a long time. We rarely have them because...more

Valentines Day Recipe Ideas

Here are a few recipes that will hopefully bring a smile to your sweetheart’s face and will make your Valentines Day extra special. Cilantro and Lime Crab Salad in Avocado Halves ...more

Orecchiette Pasta with Bacon, Butternut Squash, and Broccoli

I love that this quick and simple pasta dish can be served as either a light main dish or a side dish. I served this as a side dish to some Chicken Francese and some roasted asparagus. The combination of flavors was wonderful! ...more

Strawberry Muffins

All this rain here in Oregon is making me want to do lots of baking. My kids are very happy about that. My son had a buddy over after school...more

Thai Peanut Chicken Pasta

This Thai peanut chicken pasta recipe I found on Dinner then Dessert is hearty, decadent, and delicious. I love that it can be cooked and on the table within 30 minutes...more

Bacon, Potato, Mushroom and Egg Casserole

This casserole was filled with lots of good stuff like hash brown potatoes, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, spinach, and onion. I threw it all together yesterday morning and served it as brunch. It was comforting, hearty, and so delicious – perfect for the cold and RAINY day yesterday ....more

Mini Lemon Hand Pies

When I was a kid I would save up my babysitting money for clothes and cassette tapes but I would also let myself splurge a couple times a week on Hostess fruit pies. Yep, I absolutely loved those fruit pies – especially the lemon, blackberry...more

Roasted Garlic Soup

My son has been suffering from a sore throat and stuffy nose for a couple of days so I decided to make a batch of comforting homemade soup. My mom used to feed us garlic when we were sick so when I found this recipe for roasted garlic soup on Epicurious, I decided to give it a try. I have never tried making garlic soup and can’t believe it took me so long because it is so tasty!! ...more

Pork Chilaquiles

My kids went back to school today after 5 snow days + 1 holiday and boy was my house quiet...more