Jump to Gazpacho Recipe I recently received a treasure trove of recipes from my brother, the chef. It includes menus and recipes from our family restaurant, The Treehouse, a fine-dining favorite in Eugene from 1978 – 1998. I’m super excited to dive in over the next several months to compile them into a book adaptedContinue reading Gazpacho
Jump to Hummus Recipe Today I bring you a recipe perfect for picnic season. A little cheese, a bottle of wine, a few crackers, some crunchy veggies, and this roasted red pepper and green olive hummus are an all-star al fresco dining cast. If you need something sweet (as I always do), throw in someContinue reading Roasted Red Pepper and Green Olive Hummus
Jump to Oregon Strawberry Jam Recipe On the one hand, it seems quite trivial to me to write about strawberry jam today. On the other, it seems more important than ever to embrace the pure, simple, delicious pleasures of life. Besides, my sister, Cindy, told me to post this, and I generally do as sheContinue reading Oregon Strawberry Freezer Jam
Hi. Here’s a recipe for you in case you bought the huge bag of cauliflower rice at Costco and are wondering what to do with it. If you didn’t, and you just have regular rice, you could go crazy and use it here as well. If you rice your own cauliflower, you’re an inspiration.
Jump to Spinach and Green Chile Cheddar Soup Recipe I made this Spinach and Green Chile Cheddar Soup on Monday this week. I think it was Monday, it feels like last year. I’m sure you can relate. I planned to post it by Tuesday, but the news, social media outlets, and multiple group texts haveContinue reading Spinach and Green Chile Cheddar Soup
I made a quick over-and-back trip to Eugene last Sunday upon learning my youngest niece, Nicole was trying on wedding dresses that day. I pretty much invited myself and crashed the party, but I did get permission from the bride-to-be before I left Bend. As you might suspect from the title of this blog, myContinue reading Rainbows, Birds, and Messages from the Sea
Jump to Banana Pecan Mini Bundt Cake Recipe How cute are mini bundt cakes?! These are no exception. Super cute and made with pretty good-for-you ingredients, so the indulgence is even sweeter.
Oat flour is a great alternative to wheat flour in quick-breads, cookies, muffins, pancakes, waffles, and other baked goods that don’t require the structure of gluten to help them rise. Whole grain oat flour is higher in protein and fiber than highly-processed all-purpose/white wheat flour. It also has many other nutritional benefits, such as a lower glycemic load,Continue reading How to Make Oat Flour
I’m going to make this quick so we can all get on with our day. As far as a busy weeknight meal goes, it doesn’t get a lot quicker, more versatile, or satisfying than a mini naan pizza custom made for each family member.
Jump to Double Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe Ella and Hailey turned thirteen last weekend, so I took the opportunity to improve my double chocolate cupcake game. In the past, they’ve been good but not great, and they needed some thought and effort beyond just using my standard chocolate layer cake recipe. I’m happy to report, the slight tweakingContinue reading Double Chocolate Cupcakes