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Labor Day Round-Up

The summer season is ending and I am okay with that. We have had a very fun filled summer vacation but I am ready for fall cooking & sitting by the fire. Labor Day marks the end of the...

Garlicky Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Garlicky Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

I had a bag of baby red potatoes that I couldn’t wait to roast. I decided to roast them simply with a bit of olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper. Once they were roasted, I tossed them...

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

This was another dish made from the ingredients I had on hand. The herbs were needing to be used up as well as the drumsticks and lemon. I tossed in some olive oil and minced garlic to the marinade...

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Green Beans

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Green Beans

  I’ll be honest with you. I am ready for fall weather and cooking! There is something so wonderful about a roaring fire on a rainy day while dinner is roasting in the oven. Even though it was warm...

Canned Pickled Spicy Asparagus

Canned Pickled Spicy Asparagus

My mother in law and her husband were here for a quick visit this weekend. Earlier this summer, I talked to her about teaching me to can her very delicious spicy asparagus so she brought her equipment and recipe...

Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles

Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles

It’s been hot around here lately and my kids have been wanting frozen treats so I decided to make some healthier ones for them. I had them pick out what flavor yogurt they wanted – my daughter chose vanilla...

Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops

Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops

I saw this recipe on the Food Network and decided to give it a try. I blended together the marinade then let the chops sit in it for about an hour before cooking them in my grill pan. They...

Baked Mediterranean Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, and Garlic

Baked Mediterranean Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, and Garlic

My family has been on a Greek food kick lately. We all love the tangy and fresh flavors so I have been making more meals using them. I had some chicken breasts to use up and went in search...

Billy Chinook Pics

A perfect ending to a great summer!

We spent the last five days in the Cove Palisades State Park camping and playing on Lake Billy Chinook. We haven’t explored much of Central Oregon and we had an absolute blast finally spending time there. We played on...

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Zucchini and Yellow Squash – Recipe Round-Up

I am taking a couple of days off to enjoy the last of the summer break before my kids start school. I thought I would leave a few recipe round-ups for all of the fresh produce that we have...