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Under Pressure (I caved and bought an Instant Pot)

As I reached to vent the steam from my pressure cooker last night, my youngest daughter took two huge steps out of the kitchen. She looked at me with a very serious face and claimed, “I really don’t want…

Hello, Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

Mr. Weatherman has thoroughly freaked me out with 108 degree predictions for today. Luckily we’ve already got plans to ditch our furnace (i.e. AC-less house) and head for a coastal breeze. BUT, if we were home, I’d be eating…

Hello, Spiced BBQ Chicken Rub

The days are getting longer and the skies are getting (sporadically) drier up here in the Pacific Northwest. And for me that means it’s time to bust out the Weber and get grilling! My favorite thing to grill is…

Green Sunshine Smoothie

I was in the Denver airport last month. It was 7pm and my flight was delayed. I was hungry, but wasn’t about to spend another $15 on a crappy airport salad, like I had earlier in the day in…

Black Bean Pasta: no problemo

Black bean pasta showed up at Trader Joe’s in 2016. It caught my eye and piqued my curiosity. For $2.99 a bag (12 ounces), I felt like I didn’t have much to lose. I grabbed a bag and prepared it…

Homemade Deodorant Success

In the spring of 2015 I began making my own deodorant. I had experimented with commercial “natural” deodorants and had zero luck. In fact, many of them made me smell worse. How is that even possible? So, in my attempt to keep the…

My Go-To Salad Dressings

A good salad dressing is worth more than gold. At least, that’s what I say. And if it were true, I’d be rich. Because my salad dressing game is on point. I like simple dressings. Light, with few ingredients and…

Hello Pancakes

This here’s an oldie, but a goodie. I posted this pancake recipe on Hello Day a few years back, so if you’ve bee here long enough, these are probably on repeat in your kitchen too. These cakes have been so good…

Hello Spring Rolls

My husband introduced me to Spring Rolls, and I am forever grateful. Isaac has a few Laotian family members who brought the spring roll making tradition to his family. So, he grew up making and eating them. Now, it’s part…

A new healthy(ish) treat in town

There’s a new treat in town! And it’s good. Very good. Think healthy(ish) blonde brownies. They’re chewy, gooey and chocolatey. My definition of amazing. I made them for a bunch of gals a few weeks back and they seriously dug…