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Little Mother

Little Mother

Growing up as the youngest of six children I relished in the moments when I got to play little Mother to my sister’s children: dancing and singing to the “Little Mermaid” with Whitney; feeding Darrian and Danica in an oversized rocking chair; sliding down the […]

Surprise Treat

Surprise Treat

There is a lovely little specialty bakery in Gresham, Oregon, by the name of CloudTree & Sun Inc. (112 N. Main), that sells: The. Most. Delicious. Sticky Buns! They are coated in gooey caramel and baked with ripe, crunchy, nutty pecans throughout. The bread melts […]

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Halloween is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you, but we haven’t decided on our costumes yet! Scratch that, we had, but couldn’t find costumes small enough for the little ones in our family… so it’s back to the drawing board with only a […]

Anytime of Day

Anytime of Day

Misplacing keys around this house seems to have become a common occurrence as of late. Though we have a designated spot for them, through all the madness of renovation and preparation and hysteria things never seem to end up where they should. It’s not just […]

Ga-Ga for Gifts

Ga-Ga for Gifts

When I stepped outside with the furries this morning, I took a big swallow of air and felt the slow chill creep through my nose and fill my head with thoughts of Fall. Fall has a distinct smell: part pumpkin, part peaches, part cinnamon, part […]

Recipe Swap

Recipe Swap

Obviously, I typically restrict my posts to treats and desserts, but I can’t resist sharing some fabulous sweet summer salads I’ve been enjoying in this incredible soothing and calming warm weather. Which has led me to create a wonderful new monthly event that I’m really […]

One Tasty Tradition

One Tasty Tradition

One family tradition I remember vividly, is eating Apple Pancakes at The Original Pancake House on our annual trip to Eugene, Oregon to support and watch my sister Pamela run (and win!) at the State Track and Field Championships. I suppose there were other things […]

R&R

R&R

Everyone is a little sad being home today after spending a delightful couple of a days at the Oregon Coast. With the beach so temptingly close, winter always seems so long in Oregon. Not to mention free, as our favorite location is just one hour […]

Hit and Miss Cravings

Hit and Miss Cravings

I’ve been craving something with a deep, yet subtle and resonating flavor that immediately warms your throat and lungs as it weaves its way down through your body. I can almost taste it, but the knowledge of what it is, is just narrowly out of […]

Turkey Lurkey

Turkey Lurkey

One Thanksgiving stands out to me more than any other. I don’t remember the table settings, the food, or how old I was, but I do remember that my Bammieroo came to visit (Bammieroo is my Mother’s Mother). Seeing Bammieroo was always a cause for […]