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Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites

  Tangy, sweet and spicy is what these Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites are all about. Start to finish, your dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Serve with warm flour tortillas and enjoy the deliciousness. I am so excited to share one of my favorite new dinners with you. I’ve even … Read More »»


Soft Baked Pumpkin Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

  These Soft Baked Pumpkin Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies are the rustic, delicious dessert you were hoping for this season. Rolled in cinnamon-sugar before baking and full of chocolate, they are going to stand out at all your gatherings. Pumpkin added to baked goods should not be left to just the Fall season. Pumpkin adds … Read More »»


The Juiciest Smoked Paprika Turkey

  No reason to stress over the Thanksgiving turkey, brining will keep this Smoked Paprika Turkey juicier than you can imagine. A few more seasonings are all you need for the most flavorful bird. I can still recall the sound of my mother banging around in the kitchen on Thanksgiving mornings. There was always this … Read More »»


Mocha Pumpkin Fudge Brownies

  Switch up your Fall dessert routine with these over-the-top Mocha Pumpkin Fudge Brownies. They are creamy and delicious and mimic your favorite Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I love classic dessert recipes for the Fall, I really do. Would we survive the season without Mom’s pumpkin layer cake or Aunt Gina’s apple and sweet potato pies? … Read More »»


Grilled Broccoli Salad

This Grilled Broccoli Salad will take center stage at your next gathering. The savory mix boosts an already delicious flavor with shredded, smoked Gouda cheese, an unexpected and welcome ingredient. A must try. I have been grilling broccoli for ages now. Ever tried it? It adds a nice smokiness and layers of flavor you did … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


15-Minute Mexican Chicken Soup with Avocado

Sure, it’s still officially summer, but with school back in full-swing, weeknight crazy-busyness is here. Gone are the lazy afternoons where we had dinner at leisure. Now there’s homework, football games, all those darn forms to fill out and all kinds of running around. This means we all need a filling and hearty dinner the … Read More »»


Butternut-Boursin-Bacon Soup

The weather has turned chilly and cold in Oregon. The mornings have been grey and foggy with misting rain. The afternoons are a mix of sun and clouds with an evening chill in the air. You can smell the burning fireplaces heating the homes in the country and the falling leaves are bright orange, yellow … Read More »»


The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake

The creamiest Pumpkin Cheesecake can be made at home. It will rival anything you can get from a restaurant. Just try it. Who doesn’t love pumpkin cheesecake (a million hands just went up, right?).  And who wouldn’t love pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap-pecan crust?  Well you’ve come to the right place. I often prefer pumpkin … Read More »»

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