Most Recent Posts


Coconut Lime Frozen Margaritas

  The weather has turned awesome here in the Pacific Northwest. This means the garden is growing, the hills are greener than usual and refreshing drinks on the deck are about to start happening. Spring here in Oregon is beyond beautiful and reminds me every passing year why we put up with the rain.  And … Read More »»


30-Minute Banana, Almond, Chocolate Chip Oats

  Finally, finally I am taking the time to tell you all about one of my favorite, favorite everyday breakfasts. I haven’t been holding out on you, but sometimes I forget to share things I eat on a regular basis, almost as if they aren’t really a recipe. However, I can assure you this was … Read More »»


Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  I am a sucker for Hawaiian pizza. I love it. I would order it every…single…time, if I could. However, I’m the one and only in my household who lives and dies for this combo. That means for the last, like billion years, I have been severely deprived of enjoying my favorite slice when a … Read More »»


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 »»

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 »»

Travel, Life & Fun