Teriyaki lime chicken lettuce wraps

I hope everyone had a great Easter! Ours was a simple celebration, but we still had a lot of fun. We also had a lot of amazing food- Cotey made a nice ham with his homemade pineapple glaze (remind me to give you the recipe one of these days!), some mashed potatoes and gravy and…

Five bartender approved cocktails for your next party

It seems that spring is finally here! Our lake has thawed, we’re getting more and more sunny days and I can finally walk outside without a jacket! At our house, the start of the spring season also signals the start of BBQ season. Our backyard is usually the place to be when it’s nice out….

Ten Pin Brewing, Moses Lake

I first met the guys behind Ten Pin Brewing Co. back in 2013 when I was still writing for the Columbia Basin Herald. At the time, BJ and Jim were getting ready to serve their very first batch of craft beer to the public. They had a simple setup- four fermenters behind a see-through wall…

Mulligans at The Pointe, Moses Lake

The seasons aren’t the only things changing around here. Fans of the Steakhouse at Moses Pointe will notice the restaurant has reopened after their winter hiatus- but this time with a new name, and a slightly new vibe. The Pointe has always been a favorite of mine, even before I managed to trick their head chef…

Easy Girl Scout cookie ice cream

Where are all my Girl Scout cookie fans at? Let’s face it, Girl Scout cookie season is by far one of the best seasons of the year. Don’t tell me you don’t get super excited when you see cookie stands set up outside the grocery store. Or when your coworker’s kids hit you up for sales. It’s…

Budget friendly turkey pot pie

As much as I love being a foodie and eating new and exciting things all the time, I always have room in my stomach for good ol’ comfort food. You know what I’m talking about- the dishes that instantly make you think of your mom or even your grandma. The dishes that you ask for whenever you’re…

Pho Saigon, Moses Lake

I’m a huge (HUGE!) fan of Asian cuisine and I think a lot of that comes from my upbringing. (This would be a good time to read the “about” section…hint hint.) However, for those who don’t know, I am a full fledged island girl. I was born in Hawaii and raised on Guam. Both places…

Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle, Spokane

I’m literally kicking myself for not knowing about Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle before this week. I go to Spokane pretty frequently for shopping trips, girl’s weekends and other special occasions but for some reason have never stumbled across this gem. The Milk Bottle is known for their milkshakes (made from their homemade ice cream), their…

Historic Edgefield, Portland

The Edgefield has officially become one of my favorite Pacific Northwest vacation spots. It’s located  just outside of Portland which makes for an easy weekend getaway. The Edgefield is actually part of the McMenamins chain. For those who aren’t familiar, McMenamins takes historic properties, such as schools or other buildings, and turns them into hotels, music…

Sweetheart cinnamon rolls

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Even if I didn’t always have a significant other it was still a lot of fun. I mean, it’s basically a 24-hour free for all to seek out all the chocolate and champagne you can find. Aka – Heaven! I especially love how even the most normal things get turned…

5 unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! No need to panic about what to get for that special someone though because I’ve done the hard work for you. I went outside the box and came up with a few gift ideas that are not only fun, but that take advantage of some of our area’s…

Nicholas Restaurant, Gresham

I’m a huge believer in trying new things while on vacation, especially when it comes to food. I have a rule that we’re not allowed to eat at restaurants that we have back in our town while we’re on vacation. I mean, where’s the fun in that? Experiencing new things is why vacations exist. And…