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Soft Baked Maraschino Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

  I know it’s hard to tell by the picture, but these cookies are very pink! How perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or just someone who loves pink in general. I can’t even tell you how delicious they are either. In fact, my oldest teenage son (who loves to critique my cooking) took … Read More »»


No Bake Creamy Lemon-Blueberry Pie

I love when lemon and blueberry come together in a dessert worth sharing. In many cases the lemon-blueberry combo are the perfect pairing, uniting together like chocolate and vanilla, in a blissful culinary concoction. Lemon simultaneously brings out the flavor of the berry, while cutting back on the taste of the sugar. This Lemon-Blueberry Pie … Read More »»

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat Recipe

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat Recipe

When is the last time you had a meal at Olive Garden? I can’t really remember the last time…its been that long. However, I do know whenever I have been there, I have to order this soup. Gah…it’s so delicious. Making this is always deadly at my house because it’s so easy to eat more … Read More »»


Cheesy Egg, Avocado and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

  (If you are viewing this recipe on mobile and want to Pin it, click the Pin it button at the top.)  It’s Friday!! Do you already have your menu planned for the weekend? Well, secretly I hope you don’t because I want you need to add the ingredients for this breakfast sandwich to your … Read More »»


No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Dessert Cups

  I am so excited about this dessert. It’s inspired by my most recent visit to Hawaii. I love how travel gets me into the kitchen and thinking about flavors I experienced while away from home. It’s no secret, pineapple, coconut and all things macadamia nut remind us of tropical climates, breezy beaches and all … 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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