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Weeknight Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

  Weeknights are busy, busy, busy. As my kids get older, the more intense their schedules get and the title of chauffeur has been permanently added to my resume. I secretly imagine them being able to hire an Uber or Lyft car to pick them up and drive them around….not that we will ever have … Read More »»

Chocolate Guinness Doughnuts with Bourbon Cream Glaze and Bacon

  Adults need treats too and this deliciously, complex doughnut will take you to dessert nirvana. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it has reminded me to cook with Guinness. In fact, we should be cooking or baking with it all year long. It adds so much flavor to food. I just finished an article … Read More »»

Mini Cauliflower-Boursin Souffles

  I have really been into cauliflower lately, mostly because it’s so versatile and often satisfies my ridiculous cravings for potatoes. I saw this recipe in a recent issue of Food and Wine magazine and I thought, what a great idea.  However, the original recipe used goat cheese and I wasn’t in the mood. I wanted … Read More »»

Molten Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

  Probably my two most favorite ingredients together…chocolate and peanut butter…what a combo. I was that kid obsessed with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I would trade every last piece of my Halloween candy for everyone else’s peanut butter cups. And I am the parent who steals all of my kid’s Halloween peanut butter cups … Read More »»

My Secret to the Fluffiest Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day…Shrove Tuesday…Mardi Gras….whatever you call it, I hope you are at least enjoying it in a delicious way. I am making my favorite Creole Shrimp Soup for dinner and you guessed it, we had pancakes for lunch.  I have been making my basic pancakes this way…for what seems like a million years. In … 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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