Author Archives: Jackie Mack

Kauai in Photos

Aloha. Kauai is an amazing island. It is lush and green, the beaches and water pristine and the sun shines after the rain. The sites are gorgeous. A highly recommended excursion is a boat trip up the Na Pali Coast. … Continue reading

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Chicken Fajita Salad

This entree is a a quick delicious meal on a night when you have a few minutes to cook dinner. The key is to have leftover roasted chicken. If you have 1/2 of a roasted chicken you should be in … Continue reading

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Homemade Yogurt in a Crock Pot

I am excited to share my new kitchen creation. Making yogurt has been intriguing to me since I was a child when my mom made homemade yogurt in the oven. I remember the tart clean flavor of the yogurt and … Continue reading

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Savanna’s Super Special Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

A few years back I received this recipe from a friend who lives in my hometown. Mrs W and her husband were friends of our family.  The recipe was fine-tuned by their daughter Savanna. We got to know the W’s … Continue reading

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Andy’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Tarragon

On Thanksgiving we were the guests at our friends home in Gig Harbor – the friends with the lovely view of the harbor any time of year and the inviting home. We love spending time with these friends as they … Continue reading

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Photoblog: Crater Lake, Oregon

October 31 is as good a time as any to reminisce about a wonderful outing my hubby and I took at the last moment over Labor Day weekend. We are recent empty nesters and I really wanted to take advantage … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

It’s the pumpkin time of year and our neighborhood stores are touting their pumpkin product – really pumpkin everything! So here’s more pumpkin for you. I’ve been mixing up a single serving pumpkin concoction. Double the recipe if you’re making … Continue reading

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Garden Greek Salad

We had an unusually wonderful harvest of our cherry tomatoes over the weekend. I whipped up this simple salad to highlight the sweet little lovelies. The vegetables are fresh and crunchy and the dressing is light but flavorful. A great … Continue reading

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Creamy Vanilla Avocado Smoothie

Summer is the time for warm weather and cool downs. If you’re out exercising and need a quick nourishing cool down here’s a creamy, slightly sweet smoothie with lots of good fats in the whole milk and avocado. If you … Continue reading

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Catalonia Walking Adventure

Barcelona is a lovely city to touch down into. Our first and last hotel was located on Rambla de Catalunya, a bustling but slightly understated street very close to the ever popular La Rambla. I arrived on a Friday and Saturday … Continue reading

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