RECIPES

Tips for Baking Fresh Peach Pies

Tips for Baking Fresh Peach Pies

With summer, come the most delicious tree-ripened peaches that make for heavenly pies. And it's true that tree-ripened peaches are the juiciest there are, so how do you avoid a pie that's runny or soupy? Here are my tips: A lot of pie recipes out there don't account...

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Herb Olive Oil Recipe

Herb Olive Oil Recipe

My friend Cheri made a version of this oil one weekend as a delicious part of a girls weekend breakfast. It's herbaceousness with just a touch of saltiness is so incredibly tasty. It's perfect drizzled atop a plate of toast, fresh greens, and a fried egg, but it's...

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Huckleberry Peach Pie Recipe

Huckleberry Peach Pie Recipe

  My favorite summertime pie, full of juicy fresh-picked GreenBluff orchard peaches and wild huckleberries from Mount Spokane.    Ingredients 2 Discs Grandma's Pie Dough (You can find my recipe here) 5 cups peaches, sliced (about 5 medium peaches) 1/2 cup...

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Grandma’s Pie Dough Recipe

Grandma’s Pie Dough Recipe

You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a pie by its crust. This is hands-down the best pie crust ever, adapted from my mother-in-law Mary Jane's recipe. It's buttery, rich, flaky and unforgettable. You can make the dough, wrap it, and freeze for baking...

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Asian Quinoa Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Asian Quinoa Lettuce Wraps Recipe

I'm always looking for healthy ways to add proteins into my meal making and quinoa is a big favorite of mine. I like how it can sort of mimic ground meat, when flavored well. I first created this Asian Quinoa Lettuce Wraps recipe as an appetizer for a friend's...

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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

I made this dreamy melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate peanut butter cup layer cake for Luke's 15th birthday. He wanted a dessert that was a chocolaty surprise and he's been on a peanut butter tear lately, so I figured he'd love the combination of peanut butter and...

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Christmas Tree-ts Cookies

Christmas Tree-ts Cookies

These tasty little treats "tree-ts" Christmas cookies are a fun adaptation of our family's Sweetie Pies recipe. And although they're dusted with powdered sugar, they're actually not overly sweet, which is a nice change of pace during the holidays when things can be...

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How to Make Merry Christmas Cupcakes

How to Make Merry Christmas Cupcakes

Cakes and cupcakes are always a sweet treat, but they can be made even cuter for Christmas. It's easy to make merry little Christmas themed cakes with inspiration from holiday wreaths, sugarplums, and Christmas trees. Here's an easy guide for you can make your own at...

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Margaret’s Special Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Margaret’s Special Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Since sharing Floyd & Margaret's storyhere a few days ago, their story has spread across the country. Most recently, the Today Show ran a story which included a mention of  Margaret's oatmeal cookies as well as a link to my blog. (You can read my tribute to Floyd...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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