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Minestrone Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Last Fall, I wrote about this delicious minestrone soup for Eugene Magazine. The soup is packed full of flavor and fresh veggies, and even though it is warm and comforting, it is light enough for summer weather too. And it makes great use of all those veggies you’re growing in your garden or finding at […]

The Best Monkey Bread

My kids have been delighted to wake up to snow several mornings this week. Living in Western Oregon, snowfall—especially the kind that sticks—is a rare occurrence. We don’t usually get more than a few days of snow each winter, and some years, we don’t get any at all. When it does snow, a few things […]

Raspberry Swirl Brioche

I’ve finally done it. I’ve started watching the Great British Baking Show, and I love it. My mom has been telling me for years how darling it is, and I’ve finally carved out a specific time to watch it (while I’m walking on the treadmill, ironically). My mom is right: it is such a pleasure […]

Pumpkin Pie Cake

My husband’s favorite dessert of all time is something his family calls Pumpkin Dump. I don’t think any dessert should have the word “dump” in it, certainly not a delicious dessert, so I’ve tried to change the name numerous times. My family ate the same cake when I was growing up, but we always called […]

Summer Berry Fool

I consider anything after Labor Day to be firmly planted in Fall, which means we are now entering the very last week of Summer. This summer has been a particularly good one. I have found that I can’t mother well and blog well at the same time, and this summer I chose mothering. We spent […]

Scandinavian Gatherings

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations!  Available online at: Barnes & Noble Powell’s IndieBound iBookStore Etsy Amazon Book Events PORTLAND | Tuesday, 4/11/17 | 6:30 pm | Swedish Favorites cooking class (click HERE to register!) | Nordia Northwest Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR EUGENE | Saturday, 4/8/17 […]