Monday, 29 July 2013

JJ's Ooey Gooey Chocolate Brownies

These are the best brownies you will ever make, decadent and delicious and they are quick to make! Seriously....pinky swear, the best! No more words, just run, don’t walk, to your nearest store and grab some Ghiradelli ground chocolate and make these!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Secret Agent Huckleberry Bars!

The original recipe is "Secret Agent Raspberry Bars" and is in Chef Michael Schlow's new cookbook, "It's About Time". But, I have been on a huckleberry roll, so I used some huckleberry preserves I had. You can use what ever seedless jam you like.

Monday, 22 July 2013

JJ's Peach and huckleberry crisp!

Every June it happens-large bins of beautiful peaches arrive at the market. A lot of people in their haste to taste summer, grab a bagful of the pretty rock-hard fruit and take it home. And every year, they are disappointed. 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

KFC Chicken (mock)

♥ Baked KFC Chicken ♥

  Did the secret get discovered?  KFC's secret recipe? It is very close and it is also baked...not fried! Wee Bear and I enjoyed this delicious baked chicken, that I found on my Facebook feed.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Cinnamon Pin Wheels!

Have I got a treat for you today! I don’t know if I was craving cinnamon rolls or what, but, I decided, I am going to make a cookie that tastes like a cinnamon roll!  Brace yourself friends, you will NOT be able to stop eating these, they are that good!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Stacked Fontina quesadilla's with a drizzle of white truffle!

Quesadillas are one of my families favorite appetizer's or lunch time meals.

I can totally see why, the cheesy, crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness of a quesadilla with spicy and creamy toppings — what’s not to love? Of course, I’m always on the lookout for ways to “healthify” my families meals, but with quesadilla's it’s difficult. Our family has a high bar for quesadillas!! So when my sister-in-law Donna introduced me to her "Stacked Fontina Quesadilla", I could hardly wait to wrap my lips around the delicious crisp tortilla filled with fontina cheese and seasoned with thyme. Mmmmmm and a few years later when she brought them to a party we had, with all our adult children present, they vanished so quickly, I didn't even get one wedge!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Sports themed quilt for Jacob!

My recent creation in our current baby boom is a sports themed quilt! It was so fun to design and create! Laura our daughter and her husband Ross had decided on a sports themed nursery for their baby son. Laura was up from Eugene for a few days, so, we went shopping and actually found a fabric that Jabob's toy box was made from. I decided to back the quilt with that fabric and use coordinating fabrics for the sashing and binding.

Friday, 5 July 2013

JJ's Manilla clams

One of my favorite things about the cuisine in the Pacific Northwest is Manilla clams.....everyone who knows me, knows I love Manilla clams! Did you know you don’t have to go to Manila to get manila clams? We have them right here!!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

Can you believe July is here! What are your plans for the 4th? These cookies would be the perfect treat to bring along if your going to a BBQ or hanging out to watch a firework show. They are festive and the perfect size for a little something sweet. This is another kid-friendly recipe, so get them into the kitchen this week and have some fun whipping these up!

Red, White & Blue Funfetti Cookies
-adapted from two peas & their pod