Blackberry Cobbler AKA Roly Poly Cobbler

An old fashioned recipe for Blackberry Cobbler that uses Bisquick for easy baking. The rolls are sweet with crunchy edges and full of ripe blackberries!

This old fashioned recipe for Blackberry Cobbler is a gem.  It calls for Bisquick which keeps things simple but the final results taste like homemade hard work!  The secret is in the syrup used to bake the rolls.  It creates a wonderful sweet treat with crunchy edges and succulent blackberries!

Sometimes I go looking for recipes and sometimes they find me.  This one found me.  It is an old, old recipe with history long before my time.  I love old recipes […]

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Easy Pineapple Cake

Thick layers of pound cake or angel food cake are filled with rich pineapple cream for this easy pineapple cake. Only five ingredients and ten minutes!

Thick layers of pound cake or angel food cake are filled with rich pineapple cream for this easy pineapple cake. Only five ingredients and ten minutes!

I love long complex cooking projects – sometimes.  I also have a busy eight month old son and a crazy life and piles of laundry that come around day in day out.  Sometimes I NEED dessert and dessert needs to be simple!

Over the summer my friend Lacy made me her grandmother’s Pineapple Cake.  Lacy is […]

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Feast Portland 2016 Starts Today!

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Feast Portland Starts Today! 

Our son is at grandma’s house being spoiled and enjoying life to the highest.  The cameras are charged and at the ready.  My tummy is primed and ready for three days of eating and drinking and exploring all that Oregon has to offer!

For the last week I have been trying to guess what my favorite nibbles will be.  Maybe the “Early Fall Delight” Mead or maybe one of the sandwiches from tonight’s Sandwich Invitational?  Of course it […]

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Feast Portland 2016

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I’m counting down the days to our ultimate Oregon food adventure at Feast Portland!

I have eaten all over the world and in most of the states in the US but Oregon comes out on top every time.  Maybe it is top notch dedicated chefs, or the farm to table culture, or the abundance of fresh fruit and seafood?  Maybe it is the amazing selection of wine growing regions and microbreweries?  Maybe I am just biased and love Oregon!  Whatever the […]

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Easy Oven BBQ Beef Ribs

These tender, fall off the bone beef ribs are easy to make in the oven and everybody looks forward to having them for dinner.

These tender, fall off the bone beef ribs are easy to make in the oven and everybody looks forward to having them for dinner.  

My family eats a lot of great food in the summer but one of the things I look forward to most are my Dad’s ribs.  Saucy, zesty, succulent – it is everything you want in a good meaty rib!

Dad makes them in big batches and we sit around on the deck eating piles of them.  BBQ […]

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Tortellini Pasta Salad

Cheese tortellini, fresh veggies and tangy Italian dressing come together for a fresh and flavorful Tortellini Pasta Salad in 15 minutes.

Cheese tortellini, fresh veggies and tangy Italian dressing come together for a fresh and flavorful Tortellini Pasta Salad in 15 minutes. 

When the summer heat hits I try to use my good sense and serve up lots of stuff on the grill and lots of cold stuff.  We really enjoy cheese tortellini with Alfredo or marinara sauce but in the summer it makes a perfect pasta salad!

This Tortellini Pasta Salad is full of veggies and is a wonderful main dish.  We […]

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Two Ingredient Beef Jerky

This is the easiest beef jerky we have ever made! Spicy options are included for the more adventurous.

This is the easiest beef jerky we have ever made!  Spicy options are included for the more adventurous. Jerky is a must for us for road trips, camping and even a high protein snack at work.

When I was a kid, I always wanted meat.  It was better than anything else you could give me, including candy. My fondest trick-or-treating memory is of going up to the door of some College students who had not prepared for Halloween and being given […]

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Easy Blueberry Cobbler

This Blueberry Cobbler takes 20 minutes to prep for the oven. A rich, sweet topping covers juicy blueberry filling for summer perfection!

This Blueberry Cobbler only takes 20 minutes to prep for the oven. A rich, sweet topping covers juicy blueberry filling for summer perfection! 

I would like to make the following Public Service Announcement:  Blueberries are now coming into season and it is time to make cobbler!!!!!!!!!

This simple filling comes together in minutes while you make the topping.  The filling is fresh and fruity without heavy starch or thickeners.  It just tastes like simple summer.

The topping has a perfect crumb.  It is […]

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Healthy Asian Coleslaw

This Asian Coleslaw has a bright dressing that brings everything together with savory Asian seasonings. It is the perfect summer side dish for BBQ etc.

This Asian Coleslaw has a bright dressing that brings everything together with savory Asian seasonings. It is the perfect summer side dish for BBQ etc. 

It has been about 1,000 degrees in Boise this week!  OK, maybe more like 100 but either way I should not have roasted two hams and baked bread on Monday. Bad, bad, bad idea.  I would say live and learn but every summer I almost die from heatstroke due to some insane cooking whim.

Assuming YOU are […]

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Raspberry Shortcake Is The New Strawberry Shortcake

Raspberry shortcake is the new strawberry shortcake. Raspberries pack more flavor, particularly out of season, and they sure make a pretty dessert!

Raspberry shortcake is the new strawberry shortcake.  Raspberries pack more flavor, particularly out of season, and they sure make a pretty dessert!  

A few years ago commercial growers managed to bread a strawberry that smelled great but had little flavor.  Ever since I have been distrustful of strawberries in the store.  Sometimes they are amazing and sometimes, well, let’s just say it is OK to cry over bad strawberries.

My Dad is the King of strawberry shortcake and I look forward […]

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