• Zucchini Relish

    by  • July 12, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Summer Gardens! Zucchini…..I hope you all planted a few too many plants this year, because you must make this zucchini relish! Aside from zucchini bread, zucchini pasta,  or zucchini cookies, this is one more thing you can make with this versatile squash. This is the best thing you will ever make with your zucchinis! When I...

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    Summer Bruschetta

    by  • May 31, 2015 • 2 Comments

    Summer tomatoes are the best tomatoes……ever! Their “winter” imposters at the store are just tasteless. Many of you are probably planting your summer gardens this month, and I hope tomatoes are on the list! We always plant 3-4 different varieties, you can never have to many tomatoes in my opinion! Large saucy tomatoes are...

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    Blueberry Pancakes

    by  • April 19, 2015 • 4 Comments

    Weekends are for sleeping in, hanging out in your pj’s, riding bikes, and making these pancakes! Fresh blueberries and buttermilk, all in a plate full of pancakes drenched in maple syrup….what’s not to love? Pancakes and I have recently been re-acquainted, when I was little I was not a pancake fan. Give me waffles...

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    Funfetti Sugar Cookies

    by  • March 16, 2015 • 3 Comments

    Sprinkles + Sugar I was reminded of what it was like to be a kid again. I was at the store and saw an aisle full of shiny pin wheels, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops and bubbles! Summer is coming and so are those lazy days of lying in the grass and making shapes out...

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    French Onion Soup

    by  • March 2, 2015 • 1 Comment

      Winter is here….and that means warm comforting food, lots of soups, and cozy evenings. I’ve always had a thing for French Onion Soup, even as a kid! I think I was the only kid that actually liked the taste of onions. Let’s talk about what makes a really good onion soup…it’s a long...

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    Banana Nutella Coffee Cake

    by  • December 31, 2014 • 5 Comments

      Sunday Mornings + Coffee Cake Is there anything better on a lazy wintery Sunday morning than hot moist coffee cake right from the oven? I didn’t think so! Maybe if you add a layer of bananas and Nutella in the middle of your coffee cake…. My daughter says Nutella is the bomb! This...

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    Hazelnut Maple Glazed Scones

    by  • December 15, 2014 • 4 Comments

    Oregon Hazelnuts Did you know that Oregon produced 99% of the worlds hazelnuts?! Yes, it’s true! That is a lot of nuts! Well not only do we live in Oregon’s wine country but also Oregon’s nut country too. As you drive over the hill into wine country, also know as Rex Hill, there is...

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    Winter Green Gratin

    by  • November 6, 2014 • 6 Comments

    November….. The month when cozy sweaters and boots are seen all over town, along with scarves and hats too! Hot coffee and cuddles by the fire become a favorite activity and planning for the holidays are in full effect! Yes, I am one of “those people” that play holiday music on their Pandora right...

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    Pumpkin Carrot Bars and The Pumpkin Patch

    by  • October 26, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Oh Fall and October…a very fun month! Kids of all ages get crazy excited to dress up on Halloween and run from door to door to get their fill of sugary treats! Everywhere you turn, you see pumpkin spice flavored everything, orange pumpkins, spooky decor, haunted houses, and cool foggy mornings in the PNW!...

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    IFBC 2014 and Sur La Table

    by  • October 13, 2014 • 4 Comments

    IFBC 2014 Now that we have finally recuperated from a great weekend at IFBC in Seattle, I thought I would share with you the highlight of our trip! An excursion to the Sur La Table headquarters in Seattle. That’s right…THE Sur La Table, my favorite “toy” store where I buy most of my cooking/baking...

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    Summer Sangria

    by  • September 2, 2014 • 3 Comments

    Summer’s Wine Cocktail It seems we have been cramming in the last days of summer around here. The last few weeks, um more like month, is a blur! We canned goods from the garden every weekend, did a few photo shoots, more canning, berry picking, and managed to squeeze in a small road trip...

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    Dill Pickles

    by  • August 13, 2014 • 8 Comments

    Summer + Canning Dill Pickles! They are tasty on a sandwich, a burger, or straight from the jar. I had no idea how easy they were to make…. Last year a friend gave us some cucs to pickle and that’s when I decided to grow them this year in our garden. We planted 12...

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