Category: Recipe Corner

  • photos or Orange Chicken and rice

    Craving Easy Orange Chicken?

    Traditional Chinese food is something I crave often. Yet, Chinese cuisine is the one cuisine that I feel that I have very little grasp on preparing despite all my years of cooking experience. I generally prefer to leave it to the professionals when I have an insatiable hankering. However, there have been times when I’ve been forced to make one of my favorite dishes on my own and this Easy Orange Chicken recipe is truly fail proof! It has become one of my go to recipes when I have a little bit of time to fry the chicken pieces. Whipping up the tangy semi sweet sauce is a breeze. It really does satisfy and it’s so good that we rarely have any leftovers. Please enjoy!

    Orange Chicken Recipe

    November 19, 2020

  • Spicy Caramelized Eggplant-Embrace the Odd Purple Vegetable!

    I’ve never heard anyone exclaim or ever say, “I LOVE EGGPLANT!”  Yet, it’s one of those foods, kind of like tofu that absorbs the flavors that you cook it with making it deserving of some love. I have seen so many beautifully grown eggplants at the farmers market and pictures from friend’s gardens that makes […]

    September 2, 2020

  • Summer of Sangria

    No doubt about it, summer time is sangria time! As a red wine lover and not much of a white or rose’ fan, sangria is a cool and refreshing way to utilize this beloved elixir without feeling left out of the party on the patio. There are a several different ways to make sangria and […]

    August 4, 2020

  • Blackberry Cobbler ID 14720971 © Stephanie Frey |

    Easy Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

    Ingredients: 1 stick butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 2 Tbsps. baking powder 1 cup milk 6 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen) 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups cold water Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream Directions: Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Step 2: Beat butter and one […]

    July 21, 2020

  • photo of ripe bing cherries

    Cherries are good for…

    Cherries are touted to have anti-inflammatory superpowers. They are said to be good for increasing metabolism, reducing muscle pain, blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and easing insomnia. Helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s, colon cancer, and strokes. It is cherry season In California! Within a couple of weeks, it will be in Washington as well. Washington sweet Bing cherries […]

    May 21, 2020

  • Horchata Recipe

    Hola Horchata! Recently, I had an amazing experience at my Thursday morning West Seattle Champions BNI (Business Networking International) group. Benjamin Jury, catering extraordinaire, brought in a coffee bar for us to sample. There were many amazing syrups and elixirs, but the “Horchata Cold Brew” really piqued my interest! I poured some into my cup […]

    December 17, 2019

  • Herby Hasselback Butternut Squash

    I get very excited to be in the kitchen during Autumn. The abundant overflowing bins of cruciferous vegetables, apples, wild mushrooms and squash call me to take them home. They are like beautiful delicious treasures waiting to be properly discovered. There is nothing more satisfying than uncovering the golden glowing hue of a winter squash […]

    November 19, 2019

  • Thieves Oil a Recipe for Health

    Thieves oil is an essential oil blend. It is named Thieves Oil  based on a story from around the 15th century. At the time the bubonic plague was running rampant throughout Europe and Asia. The story goes like this…four notorious thieves were robbing the infectious dead bodies of all their possessions. Yet they miraculously never […]

    October 21, 2019

  • Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe

    There is nothing that signifies NW cuisine more than salmon! There are several ways to cook it, but one of our household favorites is to cook it on a cedar plank on the grill. The smell of Autumn, smoking cedar and fresh dill are absolutely intoxicating! I’m sharing one of my favorite quick and easy […]

    September 27, 2019

  • ID 124257020 © Наталья Горегляд |

    Raspberry Cream Pie

    Raspberry season peaks in July in the Pacific Northwest. Are you ready? INGREDIENTS CRUST 1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers) 1/3 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup butter, melted FILLING: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons orange liqueur 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or real vanilla 1 cup […]

    July 8, 2019