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The Easy Summer Crab Boil

crab boil

It finally feels like summer and we just finished hosting Paul’s family at our house on the coast last week. We always throw it down with a crab dinner of some sort for our visitors with fresh cooked crab from our local seafood stand in Lincoln City, Oregon – Barnacle Bill’s.

All of the crab is local Oregon Dungeness Crab caught fresh in the Pacific Ocean that is only 5 minutes away from our house. So we hosted a crab boil last week – but without all the fuss and muss.

We bought cooked crab directly from the seafood market and put all the fixin’s together ourselves. I highly recommend doing this if you feel icky about dealing with live crabs OR if you don’t love the smell of seafood taking over your whole house.

Here’s how we accomplished our Easy Summer Crab Boil: (more…)

How To Create A Brunch DIY Avocado Toast Bar

diy avocado toast bar

Avocado toast has been getting a bad rap right now and it shouldn’t, because it’s downright delicious and affordable when you make it at home. Also, a brunch dish cannot be blamed for an entire generation being unable to afford a house in an overpriced city centre.

Don’t even get me started.

I catered a Vegan Baby Shower with Jenni Bost (all photos in this post also by Jenni) last month for our friend Lindsay Ingalls. If you missed it – see my post on this Vegan Cheese Platter I created. Now you’re thinking, what do you serve at a vegan brunch that doesn’t require eggs or meat?

Avocado toast to the rescue! (more…)

Roasted Garlic Farfalle Pasta with Bacon + Peas

bacon peas farfalle

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National Pinot Grigio Day is right around the corner, coming up THIS Friday May 26th and it’s a great way to kick-off Memorial Day Weekend. To celebrate, I am cooking up this delicious Roasted Garlic Farfalle Pasta with Bacon and Peas. (more…)

Easy Beef and Cheese Empanadas

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beef and cheese empanadas

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I plan on celebrating at home with my easy beef and cheese empanadas recipe. I have always loved empanadas, but I was always too intimidated to make them at home.

Well, I finally made them and I’ll tell you my little secret – I used refrigerated pie dough for my pastry instead of making it from scratch. It cuts down on so much of the prep time! That’s why this recipe is so easy to make, you could whip it up on a weeknight. (more…)

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Preserves

lemon ricotta pancakes

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Mother’s Day is just under a month away!

Instead of dealing with the chaos of brunch out, why not give Mom a little bit of serenity at home with a super fancy breakfast in bed? Say it with homemade with my super easy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Preserves. (more…)

Homemade Creamy Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

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roasted eggplant dip recipe

Are you trying to eat healthier this year?

If so, I am on the same train as you then! First off, I am trying to accept that being healthy doesn’t mean I need to be PERFECT about my eating and exercise. I know there are days when I will fall off the healthy food wagon or skip a workout. I can’t let that derail my whole plan for a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle and send me down a downward spiral of cheese fries. Instead I’m choosing this eggplant dip! (more…)