Away Cary-on bag

Away Carry-on Review

When it comes to travel I pretty much have it down to a science on how to pack. I do everything in my power to avoid checking a bag. Even a two week trip to Thailand I was able to pack everything I needed in a carry-on and a backpack. I have seen the Away …

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Dusti drinking a vanilla latte

A Hometown Visit to the NW

John and I left for Portland, OR the middle of August and have been here for the past four weeks. We couldn’t anticipate the timing of the trip but knew was inevitable. My dad was admitted to the hospital earlier this summer and has been recovering at a skilled nursing facility ever since. A Flight …

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Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Anything with bacon has my attention. So when I found this recipe years ago on the Damn Delicious site, I was excited to find a summer salad with my favorite protein. I’ve made this as a stand-alone meal for dinner however it’s also a great side salad for a potluck. The homemade dressing is the …

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Anytime I make fried rice I consider it a win. Also when it’s easy to make that makes even better. I stumbled upon this recipe on the Damn Delicious site and we loved it. It can stand alone as a meal or would be a great side dish for an Asian meal. I made this …

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Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff is one of my favorite summertime desserts. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, it’s a lighter dessert and since fruit is involved, I say it’s even a healthier dessert. I think the first time I was introduced to this was shortly after moving to Texas I ate at La Madeline. A …

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Pizza Sliders with melted butter on top

Pizza Sliders

We decided to try something slightly different this year for our 4th of July dinner. Pizza Sliders couldn’t have been easier and they tasted simply amazing. I had pinned this recipe years ago and decided now was a good time to give it a try. Sandwich sliders have become quite popular over the years however …

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Veggie Enchilada with sour cream on plate

Vegetarian Enchiladas

I have been making beef enchiladas for years and this year I finally decided it’s time to try something new. Prit taught me how to make her red and green sauce and decided to used it to experiment with the Veggie Enchilada recipe below. Honestly, I think it’s now my favorite. Anytime I can find …

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Slice of Lemon Pie on a plate

Lemon Pie

Anything involving lemons pretty much has my attention. I recently hijacked my friends Magnolia Table Cookbook and the contingency was I had to make the Lemon Pie and save her a piece. So I did what any good friend would do I made the pie, the result, insane DELISH! I have found a couple gems …

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Dads Baked Beans

Dad’s Baked Beans

Since it’s Father’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share one of my dad’s favorite and most popular requested recipes: Billy’s Baked Beans. I recently asked my dad about the inspiration for the recipe. He explained that the recipe was inspired by a restaurant in Gresham, OR called Hearthstone, which had a similar …

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Best Indian Street Food!

I was introduced to Honest, Pure Vegetarian Indian Restaurant from my co-worker last year. The restaurant started as a family-run street-cart in 1975 in India based out of Ahmedabad and due to the popular demand over the years they now have locations throughout Canada and the US. We were comparing notes on the best places …

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