Marshmallow Popcorn

Marshmallow Popcorn

I, like many of you, have a new addiction. That addiction is called Pinterest. I now have more ideas and more recipes pinned than I could use in two lifetimes! My goal is to try at least one recipe I have pinned each week. I have found though that the comments on Pinterest don’t always hold true. It’s a little bit of a risk when you try something you’ve pinned. I found that the Melt in Your Mouth Chicken did not melt in my mouth. It actually did nothing in [Continue Reading…]

House Salad with Lemon Dressing

House Salad with Lemon Dressing

Summer and salads just go together. This House Salad with Lemon Dressing recipe has become one of my favorite go to salads this summer. It is quick and easy to put together and the light lemon dressing makes it oh so lovely and healthy. The original recipe came from A Bountiful Kitchen. Their version called for bacon and croutons on the salad which would be wonderful but in my efforts to be a little more healthy I left them off. But go ahead and add them!! I can’t wait for [Continue Reading…]

Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip  Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good oatmeal cookie. Especially one that has a little extra something added in. I like a little crunch and texture to my food so I decided to try adding in some Rice Krispy cereal to my oatmeal cookie. Not bad but it was missing a little something. I had a bag of these little babies in my pantry so I thought I’d throw a cup or so of them in. I was so excited to see that our Target with a newly expanded food section carried [Continue Reading…]

Swedish Pancake Recipe


We are pancake lovers around our house.  We love all kinds of pancakes! We love nice, hearty, healthy pancakes like these oatmeal pancakes. And we love a nice light, delicate pancake like today’s Swedish Pancake recipe. I used my trusty old cast iron skillet to make them but any nice frying pan will do. There is just something about cooking in cast iron that I think makes food taste better! The trick to getting a nice smooth batter without a lot of lumps is to use your blender – just [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Curd

pound cake

One of my favorite things to do is eat out!  Fortunately Portland has an amazing selection of locally owned restaurants.  I think I could eat out every day and never run out of fun new places to eat. Another one of my favorite things to do is to try and recreate at home an amazing dish I have had at a restaurant. I recently enjoyed lunch with a friend at the Hands on Cafe, a fun little student run cafe at the School of Arts & Crafts on the west side [Continue Reading…]