Raspberry Green Tea Lemonade

Drinks, Recipes

When it’s sunny in the Northwest you better believe that everyone is outside and acting like it’s summer.  In the springtime, Portlanders like myself are not ashamed to pretend it’s 80 degrees out, when in fact it’s only 65 degrees.  We are so bold as to wear short sleeves, break...

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Mandarin Arugula Flat Bread Pizza

Dinner, Lunch, Pizza, Recipes

While I adore and am  passionate about eating whole foods and nourishing my body, there is a side of me that is also a pizza and beer kinda gal.  Take me to a pub, give me an iced cold Blue Moon and a cheesy pizza with a football game on and I’m one happy girl!  Then […]

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Tortellini Minestrone Soup

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Soups

There’s a little back story behind this delicious Tortellini Minestrone Soup. You see, I grew up in a wheat field about 25 miles south of Spokane Washington.  Whenever we had errands to run such as grocery shopping, banking, Target runs, Dentist etc. we called it, “going to town.” Yes,...

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Banana Caramel Pecan Ice Cream

Desserts, Recipes

Banana Caramel Pecan Ice Cream, you have won me over! Friends, you will not believe how EASY this is to make.  So easy in fact, that you could have this every day, and enjoy to your hearts content without too much guilt. Because, it’s January after all and everything and everyone is all about...

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Sweet Almond Pesto Salad

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Salad

I’m convinced that any dish with pesto in it is incredible! In my world, pesto trump’s all other sauces. I mean, how many sauces do you know can have the starring role in multiple, completely different recipes? How many sauces do you know require little time to make, freeze incredibly well, and...

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Rosemary Cream Mushroom Pasta

Dinner, Pasta, Recipes

This Rosemary Cream Mushroom Pasta recipe is for the mushroom lovers. Cue the choir, “hallelujah!”  To the mushroom haters, sorry I promise to offer non-mushroom dishes in the future. My husband is one of those mushroom haters.  He claims it’s because he went to school next to a mushroom farm....

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Vanilla Orange Pistachio Parfait

Breakfast, Desserts

  So THIS Vanilla Orange Pistachio Parfait as of late has become my guilt free, mommy-only, while child is napping, treat. I’m sharing it here. Shhhhh… don’t tell my toddler and her friends! You’ll want to make this Vanilla Orange Pistachio Parfait for so many reasons:...

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White Chocolate Cherry Bites

Desserts, Recipes

  I’ve got quite the girly girl on my hands. My little one is all about tutus, doll houses, and her “Princess Baby” book.  If you were to step inside my house on any given day you would find baby dolls, or affectionately known as, “beebees” scattered across the house. You might also find,...

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Brined Pork Chop with Sweet potatoes

Dinner, Meat, Recipes

Last summer, my husband and I were out having dinner at a restaurant where I had the most AMAZING sweet potato puree I had ever had in my life.  It was creamy, yet light and I pretty much wanted to lick my plate clean.  But, that would have been awkward… This creamy goodness was all […]

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