How to Make a Perfect & Easy Prime Rib Roast

Making a special Prime Rib Roast is easier to make than you might think. This recipe has simple instructions and tips to make the perfect roast that will amaze all your dinner guests. This is the holiday roast people will be telling stories about ten years from now!

Making a special Prime Rib Roast does not need to be intimidating.  This recipe has simple instructions and tips to make the perfect roast that will amaze all your dinner guests.  This is the holiday roast people will be telling stories about ten years from now! 

In my family of beef lovers there is no meal so treasured as a perfectly cooked Prime Rib Roast.  It is the treat I make for a special birthday dinner or Christmas.  It was the […]

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Asian Cheese Ball

This unique sweet and salty Asian Cheese Ball perfectly captures the flavors of Korean BBQ. Serve it with rice crackers for an easy gluten free appetizer.

This unique sweet and salty Asian Cheese Ball perfectly captures the flavors of Korean BBQ. Serve it with rice crackers for an easy gluten free appetizer.

Next week we run full swing into the start of the holiday season so I think it is officially time to shout, “Bring On The Cheese Balls!!!!!!!!!”  Yep, worth shouting about.

Last year I started playing with this Asian Cheese Ball along with more traditional favorites like my Bacon Smoked Gouda Cheese Ball and Garden Herb […]

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Yam Bites

Hot or cold my toddler and all his friends love these healthy cinnamon sweet potato and yam bites. I cook a bit batch once and serve them all week long.

Hot or cold my toddler and all his friends love these healthy cinnamon sweet potato and yam bites. I cook a big batch once and serve them all week long. 

Feeding a small child feels like living in a food war zone.  Cook the food.  Feed the food.  Clean up the food.  Rinse and repeat all day long…  I believe in serving lots of whole, fresh food but there are days when I fantasize about fleeing the house for a fast […]

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Triple Chocolate Hot Chocolate Mix

Milk chocolate, white chocolate and dutch cocoa come together in this classic and decadent hot chocolate mix perfect for every day drinking and gifts.

Milk chocolate, white chocolate and Dutch cocoa come together in this classic and decadent hot chocolate mix perfect for every day drinking and gifts. Best of all?  You can make an entire batch of mix in six minutes!

To say I am a hot chocolate fiend may be understating things.  To me, a comforting cup of very chocolaty hot chocolate will cure most of life’s problems, warm you up on a cold night, make a camping trip perfect, and start […]

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Chocolate Turtle Shortbread Bars

These decadent Chocolate Turtle Shortbread Bars are decadent to the extreme but not hard to put together. The bars are made from rich buttery shortbread and gooey caramel full of pecans or walnuts all slathered with a thick layer of chocolate. Am I speaking your language yet? You need a pan of these!

These decadent Chocolate Turtle Shortbread Bars are decadent to the extreme but not hard to put together.  The bars are made from rich buttery shortbread and gooey caramel full of pecans or walnuts all slathered with a thick layer of chocolate.  Am I speaking your language yet? You need a pan of these!

Oh me.  Oh my.  Oh goodness!  These cookies.  These Chocolate. Turtle. Shortbread. Bars.  Just say that slowly out loud and let it sink in for a moment.  They […]

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Festive Cranberry Dip with Raspberries

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Festive Cranberry Dip with Raspberries and pineapple tidbits is a perfect holiday party food.  It is easy to put together and fun to serve. 

Pssssst…  Christmas is coming!!!!!!!!!  I know, Thanksgiving is not even here yet and off I go.  But there were cranberries at the store!  And the raspberries looked really good at Costco…  And next thing you know I may have “accidentally” made some Festive Cranberry Dip!  Whoopsie!  Besides, this would be great at Thanksgiving too!  So there.

This is […]

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Fried Almonds with Smoked Sea Salt

Fried Almonds are simple and delicious! They are ready in a few minutes and make a great appetizer or snack during the holidays and the rest of the year. They are so quick and easy you might feel cheated out of a cooking project!

Fried Almonds are simple and delicious! They are ready in a few minutes and make a great appetizer or snack during the holidays and the rest of the year.  They are so quick and easy you might feel cheated out of a cooking project!

Fried Almonds are simple, delicious food.  They are not pretentious in any way!  I know so many people who identify as “foodies” and are completely wrapped up in complicated food with intense presentations.  It almost seems like […]

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Quick and Easy Dried Apricot Jam

Bursting with flavor, Dried Apricot Jam is easy to make in the cool months and perfect for Christmas gifts. No pectin is required and the jam is ready in 35 minutes.

Bursting with flavor, Dried Apricot Jam is easy to make in the cool months and perfect for Christmas gifts. No pectin is required and the jam is ready in 35 minutes.

I have been cooking up Christmas gifts this past week.  No, I’m not totally crazy!  My family is coming to town for Thanksgiving and I much more enjoy giving gifts in person.  Besides, who wants to pay the shipping?  My mom is really easy to make gifts for because she […]

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The Best of Feast Portland 2016

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We Came. We Saw. We ATE. And then we ate some more and some more and some more. Feast Portland 2016 was amazing.

Feast runs from Thursday – Sunday and we kicked off the weekend with the Sandwich Invitational Thursday night. 14 great chefs suit up and compete against each other for the judges and for the people’s choice of best sandwich! Anything goes, even the idea of “bread” is pretty flexible here. Many other local drinks are also available along […]

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Spiked Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

This pumpkin pie milkshake tastes just like whirled up pumpkin pie with just a hint of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. Caution: it kicks like a mule!

This pumpkin pie milkshake tastes just like whirled up pumpkin pie with a hint of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. Caution: it kicks like a mule! 

Two years ago I met up with two of my girlfriends from college and we spent a weekend taking in Las Vegas.  It was October and we ordered a pumpkin pie milkshake cocktail.  It was phenomenal! I am pretty sure I had never had a pumpkin pie milkshake and I had never tried Captain Morgan Spiced […]

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