Slow Simmered Spit Pea and Ham Soup

Slow Simmered Split Pea and Ham Soup

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday was cold and rainy while today was 74 degrees and sunny. Since it was such a dreary day yesterday I made a batch of slow simmered split pea soup and a loaf...

Baked Caramelized Mushroom, Onion, Spinach, and Swiss Cheese Frittata

Baked Caramelized Mushroom, Onion, Spinach, and Swiss Cheese Frittata

I like making frittatas on Sunday mornings so I can have quick, healthy, and easy breakfasts for a few days during the week. They are so easy to make, can use up whatever you have in the refrigerator, and...

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Chicken and Cilantro Pot Stickers

We had friends over for dinner recently and my girlfriend brought some frozen chicken and cilantro pot stickers. My daughter loved them so much she kept asking my friend to make more. I decided to try my hand at...

Roasted Mushroom & Swiss on Garlicky Sourdough

Roasted Mushroom & Swiss on Garlicky Sourdough

I wanted a light meal for dinner and wasn’t in the mood for meat. I saw this recipe on Two Peas & Their Pod that looked perfect. I roasted the mushrooms with olive oil and fresh thyme then toasted...

Caprese Salad Stuffed Avocado

Caprese Salad Stuffed Avocado

I had a ripe avocado to use up and I was craving a caprese salad so I decided to combine the two. I am so glad I did! This was seriously delicious and healthy too. I loved how beautiful...

Yellow Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

Yellow Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

We celebrated my husband’s birthday yesterday with some of our dearest friends. He requested yellow cake with his late Grandmother Donna’s caramel frosting that he used to have as a kid. We decided it would be better if I...

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We’re Back…

… from our spring break adventures. First, we headed down the Historic Columbia River Highway to do our annual spring waterfall hike. We hiked to a few waterfalls before heading into Hood River to play at the Columbia River...

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It’s that time of year again…

…SPRING BREAK!!! I will be taking off the next week to spend time with my family while the kids are out of school.  I am looking forward to spending time with my favorite people, hiking, exploring, and going on...

Seared Sea Scallops

Seared Sea Scallops

I was in the mood for seafood so I went to my local grocery store to see what looked good. I saw huge sea scallops and decided to give them a try. I was looking online for recipe ideas...

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

I wanted a quick and tasty side dish to pair with the Caramelized Onion Orzo. I found spinach and bacon in the fridge and grape tomatoes on the counter and figured they would make a tasty side dish with...