Fresh Apple Chutney

Here’s a fun fact for you- six out of every 10 apples consumed in the United States come from Washington state orchards. That’s a pretty high percentage! Apples are probably my favorite Washington grown agricultural product (right after cherries and wine, of course.) I love love love getting my hands on fresh apples, especially when…

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…

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…

Snow Ice Cream

Remember all the snow I was going on about in my last post? Well. It’s still here.     I was staring out the window *not* admiring the view when Cotey asked if I had ever heard of snow ice cream. I hadn’t, but I was intrigued. I had heard of maple syrup snow candy…

Three ways to reinvent your Christmas leftovers

Another Christmas has come and gone. Saying this makes me a little sad because it was one of those Christmases where you think, this has to have been the best Christmas ever. It was definitely one of the most memorable ones for us. For one, our table was a little bigger this year. Cotey’s mom…

Sunday Funday in Leavenworth

I don’t know how to describe Leavenworth in December in actual words. Except…Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be shrunken down and placedĀ in one of those little Christmas village snow globes? Because to me, that’s exactly what Leavenworth in December feels like. A visit to the town’s annual Christmas Lighting Festival…

Holiday cocktail roundup

There’s a reason they call this the most wonderful time of the year. If you’re like me and obsess over the holidays, then the month of December is practically heaven. You get to hang Christmas lights on your house, decorate a tree, sing Christmas carols and bake cookies. Then there’s all the holiday parties and…