Author Archives: Jackie Mack

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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Memorial Day Menu

It’s the weekend! And a long one. Most of us are getting together with our friends and family to celebrate loved ones lost and connecting with those that are important to us. If you’re in need of a side dish … Continue reading

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Huevos Rancheros for One

With Cinco De Mayo around the corner we’re all thinking what kind of new dish can we concoct for the occasion? How about a breakfast dish? This is a colorful, fresh and hearty breakfast that will start your day with … Continue reading

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Banana Pancakes

My nephew in Anchorage was excited about these gluten free, dairy free pancakes last summer. He whipped up a similar recipe and served them. And of course, I so appreciated the gesture. I do miss gluten sometimes…pancakes are one of … Continue reading

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Greek Chopped Salad

Fresh salads are always a welcome add to a lunch or dinner menu. This salad has a crunchy, fresh and flavorful taste and the feta adds a rich filling protein. It really could be a lunch or dinner on it’s own. … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

Fresh back from a trip to Mexico, we were the lucky recipients of home cooked Mexican fare daily.  We acquired recipes with the ingredients but not exact measurements so creativity is key. Pico de Gallo was served at breakfast with eggs … Continue reading

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