Category Archives: Winter Season

Cherry Pear and Pecan Breakfast Crumble

I’m still on a cherry kick and I had pears I needed to use….they became a breakfast crumble on Veteran’s Day, a day off of school.  I adapted Healthy Delicious‘s Pear and Cranberry Crumble. This breakfast is was a great … Continue reading

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Steamed Broccoli and Cheese Sauce

When I was a new mom I remember my own mother exclaiming that you’re not a good cook until you can make a white sauce. So I asked what a white sauce was and found out that it’s the base … Continue reading

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Beef Pot Roast

Now that you all cannot look at a piece of turkey it’s time for another warm winter comfort food. I actually made this beef pot roast the day of my birthday in November and I write this post on my … Continue reading

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The Creamiest Creamed Corn

In 2003 my auntie from Minnesota shared with me a recipe her daughter had found called “Ritz Carlton Creamed Corn”. She had made this recipe for family gatherings and it always tasted great and as it turns out is simple … Continue reading

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Marinara Sauce

For most of my life a major comfort has been spaghetti night. Our family would ask for spaghetti for special dinners and occasions. I’m sorry that I never got my Mom’s recipe written down (and I’m not sure she followed … Continue reading

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Chili and Lemony Caesar Salad for a Crowd

It’s definitely weather for chili and a side of caesar. My daughter’s soccer team came over last night for the last team dinner of the season to a big pot of chili and a rather large caesar salad. I did … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Soup

A chill is in the air in Oregon. This fall has been especially lovely and I must admit this is one of my favorite times of the year. That short snippet of time when the sun shines brightly in blue … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Yam Soup

I’ve been posting warm weather food for a few weeks and them wham!  The rain is back. Last night PDX was closed due to a thunderstorm (we never have thunderstorms) and my husband was diverted to Seattle and landed and … Continue reading

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Buttery Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Cream

I’m always searching for desserts that will satisfy a sweet tooth and provide good nutrition at the same time. Last year I took a hiatus from processed sugars and baked apples with butter and cream were a transition dessert. They … Continue reading

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Savory Pork Chops with Mushrooms

A tiny bit of wintery weather has arrived with 2 beautiful peaceful whitish mornings.  The white is gone by the mid-day.  This is winter Portland style.  There have been years when just the arrival of flakes from the sky have … Continue reading

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