Pumkpin Pie Creme Brulee Recipe

Last week I promised to share the recipe for my favorite way to use pumpkin pie flavored sugar, which makes a great edible gift. I love creme brulee because it’s … Read more

Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

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I had never had this salad before moving to Washington.  Apparently it’s a potluck staple in the Pacific Northwest.  My mother in law has made this a few times for me and I’ve played around with it quite a bit since.  There are variations of course, raisins or grapes, mayonnaise or milk based dressings, but this version is my favorite.

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Apple Cabbage Cole Slaw Recipe

This apple cabbage cole slaw recipe is mayonnaise free thanks to a creamy apple cider vinegar dressing. Here’s the cabbage salad I promised you last week.  I figure most people … Read more

Iced Mocha Recipe and My Introduction to Coffee

I used to work at Starbucks, and the funny thing was that I didn’t even really like coffee that much when I got the job there.  But I needed a job and it was only a 5 minute drive from my house.  Everyone seemed friendly there so I thought it would be a great place to work.  My introduction to the world of coffee started like a child entering a frigid wading pool one inch at a time.

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Easy Kale Recipe for a Hearty Winter Casserole

I’m always excited to come up with new kale recipes.  This time of year it’s the only local leafy green I can get.  I used to see it in the store but never buy it because I wasn’t sure how to prepare kale, but I finally let my sense of adventure take over, and now when I buy kale I get excited as I think of the possibilities.  This kale casserole is what I consider one of my southern recipes, and was one of the side dishes I serve at my local and seasonal Christmas party because it’s so simple to make.

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Simple Seafood Chowder and I’m off to Mexico!!!

This time of year in Washington, I want hearty warm meals like soup, stew, and chowder.  Some of my stew recipes simmer for hours to reduce and thicken, so I make a huge batch that I can freeze for a quick meal later.  But sometimes I want something right away and don’t have any in the freezer.  That’s when my seafood chowder steps up to the plate.  This is such an easy seafood chowder recipe, and totally satisfies that heartiness craving.

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