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Skagit River Valley Tulip Festival

The tulips bloomed a bit later this year, so we were able to catch the last day of the festival!

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Pressure Cooker Crispy Potatoes

Pressure Cooker Crispy Potatoes Ingredients 1 lb. fingerling or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into uniform 1 – 1½ inch cubes 2 tablespoons of ghee or favorite animal fat Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup minced Italian parsley ½ medium lemon Method 1. Add ½ cup of water to the bottom (or … Continue reading »

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My Try the World boxes have arrived

I seem to have a thing for these box clubs! This month’s boxes are foods from India & Italy!

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Oatmeal Raisin Bar Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Bar Cookies “This is a thick, satisfying, tender, and chewy bar cookie/blondie. A perfect holiday recipe! Don’t overcook, as you want these to be moist. I got this recipe from a great online blog, “Baking Bites”.” Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ … Continue reading »

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Easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

Easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients 1 – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder, cut in two pieces 2 cups barbecue sauce, divided ½ cup water Method 1. Select Browning and add oil to the cooking pot. When hot, brown pork on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Brown each half … Continue reading »

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Surgery, Take Two

First post-op, not as bad as last year’s surgery when the implants went in. via PressSync

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Another snow day

Tom has off school again. Icy out here – the mountain was out during our commute. via PressSync

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Snow day!

We never get snow! A welcome change. via PressSync

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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup peanut butter ¼ cup sugar ¾ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ cups all purpose flour Method 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a stand mixer, combine butter, peanut butter, sugar, … Continue reading »

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Baked Panko Rockfish with Gingery Cabbage

Baked Panko Rockfish with Gingery Cabbage Ingredients For the cabbage 16 leaves napa cabbage 2 small carrots, cut for slaw 2 green onions ½ teaspoon salt ½ inch piece fresh ginger, peeled 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil ½ teaspoon sugar For the fish 1-½ lb. rockfish or … Continue reading »

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