Butternut and green apple stuffed endive

Butternut & Apple Stuffed Endive Spears

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.  Something to do with gathering together with family for the first time in months, telling stories, eating, drinking, and laughing just feels so perfectly cozy and autumnal.  In my family,…

Sous Vide Grassfed Sirloin Steak w/ Loaded Baked Sweet Potato

This was delicious.  But first, let’s talk a little about grass fed beef, and how it differs from conventional beef. Conventionally fed cows are born and live on/in fields until they are weaned and old…

Birthday Cake Booze Balls

Birthday Cake Booze Balls

I really tried to come up with a more elegant name for these, but this is what happened. After a recent conversation with someone wanting birthday cake flavored caramels (I have no idea how to…

Helo the malamute

The joys of living with an escape artist

The post that a facebook friend of mine made this morning about her husky escaping reminded me of some of the fun times we’ve had with Helo escaping. Like is common with many northern breeds,…

Homemade cupakes

I make pretty cakes

I mean, not always.  But most of the time, I can usually pull it together enough to assemble a presentable cake.  I will be honest though, sometimes, a pretty cake actually isn’t.  I ran across…

woman Lumberjack costume

“Why do you hate your blog?”

So the other day, Craig asks me “Why do you hate your blog?” to which I replied “I don’t.” Then he mentioned that I hadn’t posted in 6 days.    I told him that I…

Caramel Making Class

I hosted a caramel making class for a bunch of strangers!

I’m part of a Facebook group called Buy Nothing Bothell. It’s a simple concept, people post things up (along with their general location) that they’d like to give away, and people who are interested in…