Category Archives: Recipes

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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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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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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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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