Category Archives: Recipes

Three Good Things Book Review + Homemade Kringle

In January, I won a copy of the newly released novel Three Good Things through a Goodreads giveaway. The story is about serendipity, and I consider it serendipitous that I won because I was craving a light, fun read after spending two full … Continue reading

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Criminal Crafts + Macabre Gingerbread People

I first saw the book Criminal Crafts: Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels, Cheats, and Armchair Detectives in the gift shop during my recent visit to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. I am a huge fan of craft books with off kilter … Continue reading

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Israeli Couscous Three Ways

Recently I discovered the wonders of Israeli Couscous (aka pearl couscous). I’d received a free product coupon from Bob’s Red Mill as an early Christmas present, and after visiting my local grocery store I exchanged it for the product I thought would … Continue reading

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How to Make + Preserve Jalapeno Jelly

My parents had an abundance of jalapenos in their garden this year. Since my husband was down in Las Vegas for a book signing last week, they sent him back with several pounds from their wickedly spicy harvest. I used … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table Cookbook Signing + Reception

One of the things that made Portland an attractive city for my husband and I to move to is that it is fast becoming a foodie destination, especially in regards to the farm-to-table movement. One can easily have a meal … Continue reading

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