Recipes and stories for everyday life

Autumn

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Rich, fudge-like chocolate brownies are an indulgent treat for yourself and the people you love! This is my best chocolate brownie recipe. I like brownies that are fudge-like, moist, and soft. This recipe includes intense chocolate baked to perfection with the shiny crackled top that . . . read more.

Garlic Pasta

Garlic Pasta

Garlic pasta combines roasted garlic, al dente pasta, and freshly grated cheese to create a robust and flavorful meal everyone will love! Mix in sun-dried tomatoes and herbs and you have my ideal pasta. Want to go bold? This recipe can be customized with additional . . . read more.

Instant Pot Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce

Instant Pot Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce

We have many opinions in our family about cranberry sauce. We have the familiar canned sauce versus homemade sauce debate every holiday. Some of us prefer the canned cranberry sauce and some of us (me) prefer homemade. As a result, I don’t want to labor . . . read more.

Cranberry and Rosemary Bread

Cranberry and Rosemary Bread

Perfect for the holidays, this cranberry and rosemary bread will be a hit with your family and friends! You can make this a day ahead so your oven is free to cook the main meal. If you’re a guest, make it a day ahead and . . . read more.

Pear and Gorgonzola Galette with Caramelized Onions

Pear and Gorgonzola Galette with Caramelized Onions

Savory and sweet is how I would describe this pear and gorgonzola galette with caramelized onions. We enjoy brunch on the weekends, but brunch is always better when it is casual and fun. My family likes gathering around the table, and brunch is really just . . . read more.

Maple-Apple Blondies

Maple-Apple Blondies

When I think of autumn, I think of the leaves changing, the cool crisp air in the morning, and the scent of freshly baked treats. Maple-apple blondies are the one treat that combines all things delicious about fall. The maple syrup complements the fresh apples . . . read more.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt

Halloween is a fun time of the year with costumes, parties, and pumpkin carving. The pumpkin carving tradition for me has always included roasting the pumpkin seeds, and I still love them today. Roasting pumpkin seeds is easy, and it is even easier to eat . . . read more.

Apple Pie with All-Butter Crust

Apple Pie with All-Butter Crust

It’s apple pie week here at Hope, Love, and Food, and I wanted to share an alternative version of my apple pie recipe featuring an all-butter crust. We loved the flavor of the butter in this crust! If you would prefer to skip the shortening, . . . read more.

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

We’re baking apple pies this week because we love apples, and it’s a great way to use what we have on hand from apple picking at the orchard. Over the years, I have tweaked my apple pie recipe because I wanted a filling that, in . . . read more.

Best Tips for Apple Picking with Your Family

Best Tips for Apple Picking with Your Family

Like many other families, our family has an annual tradition of apple picking at a local orchard; however, we visit the orchard quite a few times throughout the season because it is an activity our children love. The fresh apples are worth it alone, and . . . read more.