It’s a sunny spring day here in central Oregon; not quite warm, but it’s trying, and I’ll take it! Soon it will be grilling weather, but for now, I thought you might enjoy this delicious herbed baked salmon in garlic oil. I used dried shallots, lemon peel, and dill because I had them in my pantry. Of course, you can substitute with fresh if you wish. A ratio of 1:3 dried herbs to fresh is standard and is good for the shallots and lemon peel as well. I recommend you stick with the fresh garlic in the recipe.Continue reading “Baked Salmon with Garlic Oil”
If you’re expecting the Easter bunny this weekend, you might want to serve these roasted carrots over a bed of garlicky kale. Even if you’re not, this is a great spring side dish that’s super healthy with a touch of sweetness. If you don’t have maple sugar, you can substitute brown sugar or coconut sugar. I like the maple because it’s distinctive flavor pairs nicely with the carrots and it’s a little less sweet than regular sugar. Try Maple Sugar Carrots with Garlic Kale alongside Roasted Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Mint Au Jus, Roasted Baby Potatoes, and Grandma’s Rolls. Maybe add Lemon Coconut Cake for dessert. I’m getting really hungry now, so I’ll keep this short.Continue reading “Maple Sugar Carrots with Garlic Kale”
Hello dear readers. I thought I’d do a little rambling post since I doubt I’ll get a new recipe in before 2023, and I definitely won’t get cards out to friends and family this year. Consider this my very limited year-end review and heartfelt holiday greeting.Continue reading “Goodbye 2022, It’s Been Real”
Well, hello there, lovely blog readers. Sorry for my neglect of this space. My attention is spread relatively thin these days parenting teenagers, writing the cookbook, and being at my dog, Davy’s, beck and call 24/7. It’s a good thing he sleeps most of the day because when he’s awake, he’s quite the little tyrant.Continue reading “Pumpkin Cheesecake”
The fall harvest and crisp temperatures make autumn the perfect time to stir up large, comforting pots of soup. It’s also a crucial time to boost your immune system with school back in session, gatherings moving indoors, and fewer hours of sunlight. Soups like this vegetarian black bean are a great source of nourishment because not only is it packed with veggies, the black beans are a great source of protein and fiber so it’s a complete one-pot meal.Continue reading “Vegetarian Black Bean Soup”
Well, hello again. I hope you are having a lovely summer. My girls and I are making the most of the remaining days before they start their sophomore year of high school. The past month we enjoyed a weekend at the beach with good friends, a couple great concerts in town, fun in Sunriver with cousins, a big family reunion with lots more cousins, and a couple of lake days. We also very much enjoyed this Citrus Vanilla Pound Cake, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you.Continue reading “Citrus Vanilla Pound Cake with Summer Berries”
I hesitate to post simplistic recipes such as scrambled eggs with cheese, but I’ve been told that’s what people want, so here we are. I was further motivated last weekend by some bland, overcooked eggs covered with nearly plasticized cheese at a restaurant that proudly advertises its breakfast offerings. Seriously, there’s no excuse for that level of incompetence when cheesy eggs are so easy!Continue reading “Cheesy Eggs”
I recently discovered that my daughters love French toast. One would think this would not be news since I’ve known them both pretty well for fifteen years. The thing is, from the time they were very small, they have kept me on my toes with their ever-changing tastebuds, never wanting me to get too comfortable. As soon as I would figure out that they both loved the freeze-dried fruit packs or bunny crackers enough for me to keep buying big boxes at Costco, they would both lose interest and leave me with a guilty pile of uneaten snacks. It’s safe to say that one or both of them expressed a dislike of French toast at some point, so I avoided it. I enjoy the path of least resistance as often as I can.Continue reading “French Toast”
The need for good self-care is more essential than ever. Life has always held challenges, but it seems like everyone I know is facing difficult circumstances or significant life changes lately. At the very least, things are uncertain and weird for people, and it’s easy to fall into habits of self-soothing that might not be optimal for one’s health.Continue reading “Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats”
We celebrated Bob’s extraordinary life in the lovely Aspen Hall at Shevlin Park last Saturday.
Many people, including some of Bob’s family, couldn’t make it, so I thought I’d share his bio from the program and a video Ella put together that we played at the celebration.