Growing Radishes & Spinach Indoors: LED 12W Grow light (video)

Experiment time!LED grow light experiment Radishes Spinach From the Family With Love

I love experimenting with growing new things. My husband calls them death experiments as when I first started experimenting everything seemed to die :). But I was determined enough to learn through my mistakes (and to utilize my daddy’s gardening knowledge) and have been pretty successful in my last few gardening seasons.


It’s a cookie sort of day (Recipe: Flourless Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies)

From the Family with Love Recipe Flourless Chewy Chocolate Chunk CookiesMy little man and I were sitting down for lunch when I asked him what he would like to do  this afternoon.  There is no doubt he is my child when his answer was BAKE! That’s my boy :) My husband is trying not to eat too much gluten in his diet which made Christmas very hard for him.  I was so proud of how few Christmas cookies he indulged in!  So I knew I had to try to make him a gluten free cookie recipe. CONTINUE READING

Welcome New Year! Let’s Eat! (Recipe: Parmesan Puff Bites)

Welcome 2015! 2014 was sure an interesting yeaRecipe: Parmesan Puff Bites From the Family With Lover…and a ton happened! Please oh please tell me 2015 will slow down a bit (ha! not when we are expecting baby #2 in May!) 

My immediate family all got together for our annual food and games and The Three Stooges New Years Eve celebration.  This year we were able to host in our new house. And it was such a wonderful time! Needless to say we had tons of food…which yielded lots of leftovers (this pregnant woman was eating happy for the next few days!) When my mom arrived I was just pulling my Parmesan Puff Bites out of the oven.  She was thrilled and told me that she almost made the same thing but ran out of time! 


This will change your mind about beets:Recipe Roasted Beet Fettuccini (Video)

I don’t really like beets. Well I guess I like them if they are fried into beet chips, or thinly sliced and roasted in a hot oven with olive oil, rosemary and sea salt, and I chow down this roasted beet fettuccine…So I’m probably better off saying I don’t like your ordinary steamed beets or beet salad. This recipe is anything but ordinary. And the color! Oh my goodness the color of this pasta is spectacular! I need a dress or a pair of shoes in this color…:)