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Flaky Huckleberry Scones

Fresh huckleberries are amazing! They are something like a deeply ripened blueberry that took a bath in blackberry juice. They can be tough to find since they have a very short season here in Oregon. Huckleberries are also fragile and … Continue reading

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Ancho Chili Braised Pork

This is one of those dishes that elevates what we think of Mexican food to another level. My kids idea of Mexican food is usually a plain cheese quesadilla. I can sometimes get them to eat black beans, and one … Continue reading

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Holiday Turkey Roulade

A roulade is a French method of cooking meat that is spread with a filling, rolled and tied.  When you slice into a roulade you get a lovely spiral pattern that is as festive as it is delicious. Roulades are surprisingly … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do Today To Get Ready For Thanksgiving

  I posted this last year and I stand behind every word. The key to a low stress holiday is to plan ahead and do as much as you possibly can BEFORE the big day.   It’s pretty much humanly … Continue reading

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A Kidcentric Halloween Party

  Last year this party was a highlight of our fall season.  I’d love to repeat it, but until then I will make do with reposting it. One of the best things for me about having kids is being able … Continue reading

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1 Turkey, 15 Freezer Meals for 4 in 4 hours!

First of all let me say this: I am lucky enough to have a standing freezer in my basement. If you don’t have freezer space, bulk cooking might not be a viable option for you.  I use it to stock … Continue reading

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Viola’s Cabbage Rolls

This is not a cooked cabbage leaf wrapped around a savory stuffing, this is cabbage and meat AS stuffing inside of a chewy, soft roll.  These are very similar to Russian pirozhki. I made these for the first time when … Continue reading

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