Sometimes I get all bakey. Is that a word…nope. But I’m sure some of you know what I mean.
The timing is right, it doesn’t feel like a burden to stand in the kitchen for at least 4 hours, and once one recipe is complete, you move onto the next…joyfully.
My children are quite used to me being in the kitchen and we have some good conversation. I bake or cook and they do homework and report their day to me. Then they take their usual places at the dining room table and get their craft on: cutting a piece of paper into approximately 100 million pieces, writing stories, drawing, and paper stamping. These will be fond memories. Continue Reading
Camping food is a big part part of our camping tradition. My parents are champion outdoor chefs. I remember being a kid and thinking it was genius to make pizza in dutch ovens. This year my Dad made Peach Cobbler Cake with some fresh Oregon blueberries thrown in (I just had to pick 12 lbs to bring with us).
But even though that cobbler was good, I think our unique smores took the cake.
In our plentiful “you-pick” berry farms, we’ve had some pretty huge, plump, stuff-your-face raspberries. In one sweet moment, I decided to add them to some smores. I don’t know if I’ve ever made a better decision. Continue Reading
I’m super excited to tell you I ran over 22 miles last week! The breakdown was 3 6-milers and 1 just over 4 miles. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to run this much (thank you knees and ankle). But I’m feeling great now and loving it!
This morning I ran 5 miles at an avg. 8:25 min/mile pace. Faster than last week. Yea! I have a friend running the Uberthon Oregon Marathon and I think I might do the Half. That would give me about 9 1/2 weeks until race day and I totally think I could do it. I’ve run a half before about 4 years ago. I can’t believe it’s taken this long to get back into running so much. Continue Reading
When I sit down to watch “So You Think You Can Dance,” I often need a treat. So I stand back up and make some peanut butter date bars. Because they are always good.
That’s usually how a tv/movie night goes in our house. Tyler and I sit down together and then I decide that the kitchen is clean and we’re feeling snacky…so I had better make something good right then. A clean kitchen talks to me. Continue Reading
First off, this isn’t my recipe. But it was dang good!
My go-to cookie recipe has been walnut based, but I think I’m slightly allergic to consuming that many walnuts, so this is a great alternative. And I like the flavor better anyway. I think the kids still like the walnut oatmeal chocolate chip cookies better, but I’m 100% sold on these. Continue Reading
Sometimes I make muffins. Correction, sometimes I buy browning bananas to make muffins. And then sometimes I make a ton of mini muffins and drop them off on people’s doorsteps. With all this muffin eating, I’m now craving muffins that can’t be found. Continue Reading