Author Archives: Jackie Mack

Arloa’s Crescent Rolls

Many moons ago when I joined my husbands family and witnessed the magic of a Midwest baking extravaganza in the farm house kitchen. My mother-in-law would spend what appeared to be all of December baking Christmas cookies rolled out, ginger … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Holiday Menu

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  If you’re frantically searching the net for tried and true recipes for a terrific holiday meal, I’ve got 5 ideas for you right here. Attached are recipes I have used year after year for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Pork Chops & Apples

There are plenty of apples to go around this time of year and cooked apples are yummy as they bring out their sweetness. I created this simple recipe for a quick weeknight meal or a nice Sunday dinner. Pork Chops … Continue reading

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The Garden Tour – Alaska

Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage We headed to Anchorage the Wednesday before Labor Day. The weather was cool at Westchester Lagoon along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail but the shadows intriguing. Friday we followed Turnagain Arm towards Whittier and experienced the longest tunnel in … Continue reading

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Alaska Awaits

Kenai Lake, Cooper Landing, Alaska The summer has flown by; family trips to Utah and Minnesota and hikes and beach outing in Oregon. Our college student left early to start her training for her major of study and she has … Continue reading

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Out in Oregon – Angel’s Rest, Cape Falcon and Short Sand Beach

Oregon is an amazing place to live if you like getting out and enjoying the beauty of nature. We’ve had 80 degree sunny weather for about a month (until a hot streak this week). A few weekends ago, I hiked … Continue reading

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Crispy Cashews

Now this is the way to eat nuts! Nuts even in the raw form have an anti-nutrient called phytic acid. In order to get the most from our nuts, seeds and grains soaking is an age old time tested process. … Continue reading

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Summer BBQ Menu

Summer BBQ season is in full swing! We are having an amazing weekend in Portland. If you’re looking for a few sides for your BBQ on Monday here are some good options for you. Serve these sides and dessert with … Continue reading

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Mexican Herb Salsa

It’s that time of year when the craving for fresh and new adds to our plate make us feel springy. Here’s a salsa that would be a great add to fish, pork, or chicken. It could be eaten with baked fish … Continue reading

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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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