DISCLAIMER: I’m not sure who’s more excited to share this beautiful recipe. Myself or my 10-year-old daughter, Bella? She’s been dying to write Paleo recipes. If you’ve followed my blog […]

The Oregon Trail Cookie

Let’s hear it for kidless weekends!! Big thanks to Aaron’s parents for watching the kids, so Aaron and I could play in Portland for a few nights. Lucky for us, […]

Garlic & Artichoke Chicken Sausage with Mediterranean Vegetable Medley

We’ve entered a new phase in our household. It’s called: Sports. Every. Night. Over the years, our girls have taken a similar liking to dance and spend most of their evenings […]

Tuscan Soup On The Plantation

It was such a treat discovering this recipe with Matt and Jen Schwab, owners of Inspiration Plantation in Ridgefield, Washington. As late summer turned to fall, a festival was planned to […]

24-Hour Stew Hen Bone Broth

I recently hosted a bone broth cooking class at Inspiration Plantation, in Ridgefield Washington. I chose to highlight stew hens. A stew hen is a mature 2-year-old laying hen, who’s […]

Baked Salmon with Blueberry-Balsamic Reduction and String Beans sautéed with Onion, Raisins and Bacon Fat

Alrighty, folks. School is back in session!! Everybody having a good time?! Yah,…… I tell you what. Times like these, call for quick and easy meals. No need to be in […]


I’ve come to realize, life has a way of racing by. Each new season comes just as quickly as it goes. My oldest daughter is entering High School and my […]

Order Up!!

Easily my new favorite breakfast. Veggie Sauté over lightly fried Eggs. I’ll soon be demoing the ‘how-to’s’ at Inspiration Plantations Fall Festival. More details to come!! But first, here’s a […]

Dick’s Kitchen — The All-American Paleo-Friendly Diner

I’m on a mission these days. A mission to put my money where my mouth is. Along with hunting and forging my path through Farmers Markets, I’m on the […]

Nanny’s Broccoli, Bacon & Cranberry Salad

Each and every summer, for as long as I can remember, we've packed up the trailer and headed to The Ranch for a long weekend of camping with my Dad's […]

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