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ill Pickle Bacon Bloody Mary

Dill Pickle Bacon Bloody Mary

  When your dill pickle enthusiasm crosses over into your cocktail and bacon obsession, you make a Dill Pickle Bacon Bloody Mary and call it a day. I’m trying to recall when I had my first Bloody Mary…that I actually liked. I’ve always loved tomato juice so it seemed natural I would enjoy a Bloody … Read More »»

Grapefruit Cranberry Martini from

Grapefruit Cranberry Martini

  Refreshingly tart and delicious, this Grapefruit Cranberry Martini will have you in fun mode in no time. A few sips of this delightful cocktail and you will forget all about winter! I feel like I’ve served up WAY more cocktails than usual this time of year. Why you ask? Winter! This winter has been … Read More »»

Banana Blender Pancakes

Banana Blender Pancakes

  Quick and easy, these Banana Blender Pancakes are a cinch to throw together. Protein rich ingredients help create the base of these delicious and hearty pancakes, making breakfast a win-win for everyone in your home. I have to admit I love a protein-rich breakfast, it definitely keeps the hunger at bay in the mid-morning … Read More »»

Spicy Thai Shrimp Pasta

Spicy Thai Shrimp Pasta

  This Spicy Thai Shrimp Pasta is so simple to make you just might serve it twice in one week (I know I have). The sauce comes together easily in the blender and is packed with flavor. Don’t worry about having leftovers, they reheat perfectly. I have one son who would happily dine on shrimp … Read More »»

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip

  If you are looking for that perfectly addictive appetizer, this Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip is going to have you enjoying every last bite. Surrounded by frozen, yeast dinner rolls that easily bake to perfection, this is a dip you are going to make again and again. It’s no secret that dip is … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


Sticky Asian Chicken Spaghetti

  Does your family prefer spaghetti noodles over all other kinds? I mean, there are so many cute and functional pasta shapes out there, but I find myself serving the same, plain and classic noodles the most. My family doesn’t care about how well some noodles hold the sauce better or have a slipperier mouthfeel … 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 »»


Lemon-Salt Body Scrub

The perfect invigorating body scrub to brush away dead skin. This Lemon-Salt Body Scrub is the perfect addition to brighten your day and skin. It’s time to slough off dry-winter skin with an invigorating homemade body scrub! This is an easy, all-natural and really, really inexpensive way to pamper yourself.  Not to mention this is … Read More »»

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