Mom’s Lasagna

Adapted from my grandmother’s recipe. *Serves 4-6. Ingredients Meat Sauce: 1 pound Italian sausage 1 pound ground chuck 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1 tablespoon basil 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 46-ounce jar Prego tomato sauce Cheese Mixture: 3 cups cottage cheese 2 eggs, beaten salt…

Simple Hospitality

We are so excited to introduce you to our December IF:Table host, Emily Ley. Emily has a heart for simplicity and making time for what matters most and, this month, she is sharing her best simplified holiday tips with us. Emily reminds us that hospitality starts within our very own homes and really is as  uncomplicated as…

The Table Jesus Sits At

November, it seems, is all about the table. From Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving and all the gatherings in-between, we bring family and friends together to eat, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company. But how often do we let the pressure of hosting or old family arguments get in the way of being able to really enjoy the…

100 Days to Brave

A good friend of mine is about to have a baby. Well, I say “about” when describing her pregnancy. She, on the other hand, does not. In my mind, she’s been pregnant for almost eight months and has just a little less than two months to go. But yesterday, when we were discussing it, she…

Chai-Poached Pears

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker – AgainstAllGrain.com SERVES: 6 INGREDIENTS: 8 cups water 8 black tea bags 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup 1⁄4 cup coconut sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 2 whole star anise 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 6 ripe but firm Bosc pears Whipped cream (page 330, Celebrations) 2 tablespoons raw pistachios, lightly toasted and chopped INSTRUCTIONS: Combine the water, tea bags,…

South African Milk Tart

This is a recipe for traditional South African “melktert,” which translated just means milk tart – it is delicious and served at absolutely all social functions and Sunday afternoon teas in South Africa. *Makes 16 servings (two 9-inch pies) Ingredients For the crust: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2…

Chrystal’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Makes 56 cookies (4-5 dozen) Ingredients 1 cup of butter 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla 2 cups of flour 2 ½ cups of blended oatmeal ½ teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 12 oz. of chocolate chips 4…

Summer Salad

Summer Salad Looking for a recipe that’s fresh, simple, and delicious?  This summertime salad from our good friend Sarah Harmeyer has you covered. Put some chicken on the grill and throw everything else in a bowl, and before you know it, dinner is served. Ingredients 1 (11 oz) pkg spring mix salad blend 1 lb. sliced…

Ina Garten’s Roasted Vegetable Frittata

It’s summer time. Perfect for using fresh seasonal veggies that require minimal cooking! This is an Ina Garten recipe (which means it comes out perfect every time) that is lightly adapted. It’s so pretty when you pull it out of the oven and the great news is you can serve it hot, warm or cold…