Off The Shelf

May 23, 2021

Burger Sides

Grill season has arrived.  I kicked off May with my burger challenge, asking my followers to think a bit outside the box and try a few new burgers or topping combinations. I thought this would be […]
December 7, 2020

How to Create a Make/Prep Ahead Appetizer Spread for Any Occasion

I hope this post finds you in the spirit of the holidays despite COVID. I am so hoping that you will have the opportunity to get together with at least some of your tribe in the […]
November 17, 2020

Sausage Stuffing with Fennel and Roasted Sqaush

This is my go to FAVORITE Thanksgiving stuffing. Many guests have decided to make this their family tradition. Enjoy!!!!!
November 14, 2020

2020 Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. With COVID entrenched in our lives who knows what turkey day will even look like for each of us.  Wherever you might get to go and with whomever […]
November 7, 2020

Love This Cookbook 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

My mission with lovethiscookbook is to share my passion of great cookbooks and the recipes within them with friends and family. If you are having a hard time coming up with a gift for someone special […]
August 24, 2020

The Best Cookbooks to Give For Gifts

I have a lot of people call me or ask me which cookbook they should buy for a special person or occasion. Here’s the 2020 list so far….. stay tuned for the holiday gift giving guide.   […]
May 8, 2020

At-Home Frozen Pizza Challenge

The men in our house avidly follow BarstoolSports.com, a social media outlet founded by Dave Portnoy. “El Presidente” LOVES his pizza and has a serious 10-point ranking system for his online reviews. He has traveled all […]
May 7, 2020

Classic Pulled Pork – by Ree Drummond

Yesterday, I made a big pulled pork meal and thought this would be the perfect thing to share with you. This recipe is simple to make and serves many. It’s basically a spice-rubbed pork shoulder (also […]
March 15, 2020

Grandma Bayer’s Mac and Cheese

On Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, we head into a season of reflection and a lot of meatless Friday dinners because as Catholics we give up eating meat every Friday from Ash Wednesday through Easter.  […]