RECIPES

How to Make the Best French Toast

How to Make the Best French Toast

Who would have ever guessed that the question of How to make French Toastwould be such a thing? It's a question I received a lot from my children when they were growing up - the first time being when one of them came home from a sleepover. The friend's family had...

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How to Make Buttercream Berries and Rosehips

How to Make Buttercream Berries and Rosehips

You know how much I love to forage for supplies to make floral arrangements, but why not consider those same possibilities in buttercream form? With that thought in mind, I set out to make an Autumn cake with botanical items of the season made in nothing but...

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Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

While MaryJane and I were visiting the Christmas markets, I was so completely inspired by all of the gingerbread and decided I wanted to make a big gingerbread statement piece when I returned. Every year I have so much fun creating a centerpiece for our dining table,...

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Best Ever Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

Best Ever Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

One of the most delicious warm and satisfying breakfast dishes in Autumn is Pumpkin Pancakes. I created this recipe one Autumn weekend a few years ago and shared it on my Facebook page. It was a huge hit and was shared nearly 300,000 times. Turns out, you all love...

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Spiced Peach Shortcakes Recipe

Spiced Peach Shortcakes Recipe

I came up with this recipe for Spiced Peach Shortcakes after picking fresh peaches at the orchard last week. It happened to be Colin and my anniversary so on my way home I started thinking about what I could make with the peaches for dessert that night and these...

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Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pies Recipe

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pies Recipe

These mini pies are strawberry rhubarb pie meets rhubarb crumble with the crumble topping adding the perfect sweet, crumbly addition. It's a favorite recipe of mine. To make them extra special, serve still slightly warm with a scoop of old-fashioned vanilla ice cream....

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Plans and Recipes for a Strawberry Picking Picnic

Plans and Recipes for a Strawberry Picking Picnic

There's high anticipation on the bluff for strawberry season, with it kind of being the kickoff to the fruitful season that lies ahead for the farms here each summer. Strawberries are such a good crop to get your kids hooked on picking too, because the berries are big...

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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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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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