Author: Mary Helmes

Well, Hello There

Happy Day!! Up and at ‘em early. Rode my bike to and from the pool, swimming a mile in between. It dawned on me, it’s been weeks since I’ve posted […]


It’s no secret our household is crazy {like, really crazy} about the Portland Trailblazers. In fact, we’ve only missed one game this season. We were staying in Government Camp and apparently […]


I once was a child who sat in the dining room, looking at my mom through tear filled eyes, proclaiming, “I don’t want to eat the stuffed pepper! It’s gross!!” I’ve […]

Scalloped Sweet Potato ‘n Apple

With spring well under way and summer begging to come a bit early, it’s time to add a touch of sweet to our savory. Yes? Yes, ma’am. Please and thank you. We […]

Rainy Day Chili

This recipe is dedicated to my sweet and courageous nephew, Keaton. There are days when a crockpot full of comfort food can bring peace to your soul and lift your spirits. […]

Learning To Breathe with a side of Loaded Mashed Faux-Tatoes

Well, hello there!! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?! You may remember a few months ago I struggled with some health issues. I was taken out by Vertigo and spent nearly […]

Cultured Caveman in PDX

Pretty pumped to finally try Cultured Caveman’s Food Cart on Alberta St. in PDX. Grass-fed beef chili (Paleo, no beans) and bacon wrapped dates for lunch on the go?! Yes, […]

Lazy Day Breakfast

This is a fun recipe to make. If you twirl around your kitchen with Pink Martini flowing in the background, that’ll make it even better. GROCERY LIST (makes 5 servings) olive oil 1 […]

Got Vertigo?!

You’ll have to pardon my absence for a short time. I’m dealing with some vertigo issues, relating to an inner ear infection. Remember last weeks Facebook ear/sinus post? Yah, the pain/pressure […]

Tuscan Pumpkin Sauce & Spaghetti Squash

Tuscan Pumpkin Sauce & Spaghetti Squash offers a fun and seasonal twist on a classic favorite. Replacing traditional tomato paste with roasted pumpkin, turns everyday ‘sketti into a rich and […]

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