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{Recipe} Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

{Recipe} Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Last week, we took a drive out to a u-pick apple orchard, to celebrate the first day of fall. It was a gorgeous, sunny afternoon, with just a touch of chill in the air. As we ran and played amongst the corridors of trees, it felt as though the rest of the world had fallen away. We filled […]

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{Recipe} How to Caramelize Onions in the Slow Cooker

{Recipe} Caramelized Onions – Slow Cooker Method

I planted two varieties of onions this spring – Walla Walla Sweet & Copra. I have been using the Walla Wallas all summer, harvesting them as needed. They’re delicious, but they don’t keep well. So, as summer draws to a close, I wanted to figure out a way to preserve the ones that were left in […]

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Blackberry Picking

{Recipe} Lavender & Honey Blackberry Jam

Blackberries just taste like summertime. They bring back sweet childhood memories for me in a way that few other things can compare with. And so, every year, when the berries start to plump up and ripen, I head out with my basket. After hours spent standing in the sun, I head home, arms scratched by the thorns […]

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Homemade Chili Powder

{Recipe} Homemade Chili Powder

My enthusiasm for DIY spills over into nearly every part of my life, and most definitely into my cooking. I’m not saying I never go the store bought route when buying ingredients, because sometimes I do. There are some ‘convenience foods’ that are just too darn, well, convenient to pass up. It’s just that I’m […]

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Giving Thanks for Apple Pie

{Recipe} Giving Thanks for Apple Pie

Thanksgiving at our house this year was a low key affair, filled with family, friends, and lots of good food – just the way I like it! Apple pie has always been my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t get me wrong, I love the turkey…and the stuffing…and the sweet potatoes…but I just have a […]

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