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Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes

  We LIKE pancakes at our house. And when I say like, I actually mean love. My kids always say I make the best pancakes and I’ve shared my secret with you all on how to make the fluffiest pancakes possible. It’s so easy! However, sometimes you might want to make lots of pancakes all … Read More »»


Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

With kids home for the summer, my house has become a revolving door of daily activity. Everyone is always looking for a little something to nibble on to get them to the next meal. When it’s hot, not just any snack will do…I get that. And I prefer having things around that don’t require my … Read More »»


Louisiana Blue Crab Gratin (Giveaway)

  Traveling to Louisiana has always been on my bucket list. I can’t believe I’ve never been there…GASP…but, I’ve been close: Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi. Something has always come up, making it impossible for me to visit the “Bayou State”. Most folks seem to have an interest in heading to Louisiana for Mardi Gras, which is … Read More »»


My Top 10 Beach Reads for the Summer

  I hope I haven’t over-done it by giving myself 10 books to read by Labor Day weekend, but I’m so excited about My Top 10 Beach Reads! My reading choices don’t fall into one particular genre. I like all kinds of books from historical fiction to comedy, creative fiction, romance. drama…you name it, I’ve … Read More »»


Southwest Chicken, Avocado and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

  The heat is on with temperatures reaching the high 80′s here in Oregon. Since it’s normally cold here, it takes a while for us Oregonians to acclimate to the warmer weather. Yes, we will act like we’re melting, that’s just how it is. I actually love that the mercury is rising because it will … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with Chive-Lime Rice

  Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing, fun-filled weekend. The weather in Oregon is finally summery and every bit as warm as we were hoping for. The garden is finally in and the grill has been working overtime. Have you ever had traditional Hawaiian Kalua Pork? Where the pig is cooked … Read More »»


Cherry-Pineapple Cinnamon Crunch Cake

So what was I saying?  Oh yeah, my obsession.  Well, other than my obsession with using up all the accumulated boxes of cake mix in my house, I am also obsessed with the taste of canned cherry pie filling.  I love it.  I don’t know what it is, but I do.   Now, do I enjoy home … Read More »»


Gratineed Pineapple

I can’t tell you how much I love Hawaii.  It has been our go to place for needed rest and relaxation. However, the costs of putting in a vineyard do not warrant spending a small fortune in Hawaii this year.  My dreams of a tropical vacation have been trumped by the purchase of pressure tanks, well pumps, fencing, electrical generators, … Read More »»

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