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Rosemary Olive Oil (Great Hostess Gift Under $10!)

Rosemary Olive Oil (Great Hostess Gift Under $10!)

Thanksgiving has zoomed past, and Christmas has been quickly approaching.  But in the Johnson household, this is the season of baby.  In the midst of nursery painting, furniture gathering (and painting), clothes and toy washing, birthing classes, midwife appointments and LOTS of warm baths (the […]

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

It’s fall, the time of year that’s all about pumpkin.  In fact, since moving to Washington (which actually has seasons!) I’ve become a bit obsessed with pumpkins and squash every October through December. Don’t believe me? Take a look at our front railing! I spent […]

Sugar Free Apple Butter Recipe

Sugar Free Apple Butter Recipe

One of my most popular recipes on the website is my homemade apple butter.  It’s apple butter like grandma used to make and everyone who makes it or tries it sings its praises.  But I have a confession to make.  I’ve changed the recipe slightly!  […]

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

My pregnancy cravings have been shifting from Asia to south of the border.  I still love to eat potstickers and spring rolls, but now I find myself also wanting guacamole, fresh salsa and tacos.  We even made grilled quesadillas on our annual Mt. Rainier camping […]

Somen Salad Recipe

Somen Salad Recipe

I’ve been going through the recipe archives, looking at some of my favorite recipes and realizing that they’ve changed a bit through the years.  I’m also a much better photographer now, so every once in a while I plan to reshoot some past recipes and […]

Homemade Dill Pickle Relish Recipe

Homemade Dill Pickle Relish Recipe

Yay!  Another recipe to post!!!  I’m still in the first trimester of my first pregnancy, which for me means the slightest smells can bring on waves of nausea.  It’s so strange that some of my favorite scents like frying bacon, roasting garlic or aloe lotion […]

Chinese Meatball Recipe

Chinese Meatball Recipe

There are so many times that I pull a package of ground beef out of the freezer and wonder, “How am I going to do something new and exciting with this?”  Since we buy a part of a cow, we end up with about 50 […]

BBQ Chicken Nuggets Recipe for Picky Eaters

BBQ Chicken Nuggets Recipe for Picky Eaters

Picky eaters.  Ugh.  That’s one of the number one struggles I’m asked to address in cooking class.  It only takes one parent mentioning their child doesn’t like a certain food group to send shudders of fear through the class with frightened murmurs of “picky eater”, […]