What to Make: Red White and Blueberry Baked French Toast

We live in the PNW and up her on the upper left coast, we get about 3 beautiful summer months a year.  The other 9 its gray and damp pretty much every day.  Or this past year, gray and dumping buckets of water from the sky on the daily.  So in the summers, we are always excited to do all of the things and explore all of the places.  After all, we love living here because it truly is beautiful!  So this manifests itself in spending every weekend (literally, I can show you my calendar) camping, backpacking, hiking, or staying in a B&B on an island.  Not a lot of…

What to Make for the 4th of July: Recipe Round-Up!

Grill outs, fireworks, beach volleyball, parades, popsicles, and anything else you associate with the fourth of July!  The holiday is supposed to be a day of relaxing with family and friends, not slaving away in the kitchen.  So lets all spend more time with our friends and fam this holiday.  And here’s what to make for your 4th of July weekend celebrations! Main Course Grilled Curry Coconut Milk Pork Skewers Savory and sweet coconut milk, curry, and turmeric marinaded pork shoulder.  Inspired by Thai street food but without the firey spices!  To the recipe…. Balsamic Herb Chicken Skewers Balsamic, olive oil, a mixture of fresh herbs, and other spices make…

What to Make – 4th of July: Peanut Butter Cookie Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

The fourth of July is about warm weather and fun.  It is definitely not about fussing over food.  So, when I posted my absolute favorite chewy peanut butter cookie recipe earlier this week and hinted at a follow up recipe later in the week, here they are folks those same soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with a big scoop of salted caramel gelato in the middle.  Voila! Cookies to snack on AND a festive summery dessert! 5 minutes of prep folks.  5 minutes.  Plus, you can make these little guys hours or even a day ahead of time! You can use any ice-cream or gelato you like, but have…

What to make: 4th of July – Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Foodwise, the 4th of July is awesome.  Its relatively easy.  The weather is nice so the grill is usually going.  And everyone has their relax-o-meter turned up to 10!  4th of July in our family usually equates to beach or cabin weekends.  Backyard volleyball or badminton tourneys, hiking, kayaking or boating, and more cookies than you can imagine.  Allow me to explain that last bit about the cookies… Last year, we spent the 4th of July on the Oregon coast with family.  There were around 10 of us there, plus 7 dogs in total.  Yes, it is exactly as chaotic as it sounds.  Everyone brings food to share and splits…

What to Make – 4th of July Edition: Grilled Curry Coconut Milk Pork Skewers

Burgers and dogs get all the 4th of July hype.  Why is that?  The last time I had a memorable one of either item was…… *Cue crickets chirping*  Or for those of you paying attention to American politics, to quote Jeff Sessions: “I don’t remember.” There are a few reasons to make hot dogs and/or burgers.  Beginning with: They are cheap. And ending with: They are easy.  But since shaking things up seems to the the theme of 2017 in the US, I am going to shake things up too… With these pork skewers!  They are marinated in a savory coconut milk and curry spiced mixture that is sweetened a bit with…
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