Granola Clusters

I don’t even know how or where to begin to describe my life-long obsession with granola.  The endless combinations of oats, nuts, dried fruits, and different spices are nothing short of exhilarating).  I also love granola because it can be enjoyed dry, with milk, or with any kind of yogurt (which is also nothing short … [Follow your taste buds…]

Sparkling Raspberry Wine Cooler

We had an incredible summer, that’s for sure.  Not only was it 70 degrees or more for the vast majority of the summer in Anchorage (last summer, the average temperature was 48), but we also had great weather when we traveled to Michigan and California.  It’s hard to leave Alaska in the summertime because it … [Follow your taste buds…]

The Breakfast of Winners

For the past six years, I have had a half cup of some sort of cereal mixed with one serving of some sort of yogurt.  I’ve gone through Oatmeal Squares and Vanilla Activia, Rice Chex and Greek yogurt with fruit, Grape Nuts and Yoplait, and pretty much any other combination you can think of.  In … [Follow your taste buds…]

Lemon Bars

A few years ago in the beginning stages of my cooking and baking days, a friend gave me a jar of her homemade lemon curd.  With it, I made some lemon bars with an almond and coconut crumble on top.  In my memories, the bars were some of the greatest things I had ever baked–so … [Follow your taste buds…]

Braided Lemon Bread

The school year is finally upon us and I couldn’t be more excited about it–new students, new projects, new classes, new intensives, and…new baked goods to create for my coworkers!  I was just as excited to see my colleagues on the first day back as I was to make something new for them to try.  … [Follow your taste buds…]

Fig + Blueberry + Rosemary + Wine + Chicken = Awesome

Once again, it has been a long time since I posted and we have also traveled countless miles.  Since the Moroccan Tagine, we’ve traveled from Alaska to Seattle, ventured to the farthest corner of eastern Washington (with a detour through Canada) to attend a lovely wedding, back through Leavenworth (with a float on the Wenatchee … [Follow your taste buds…]