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This taco soup gives you all the flavor of a taco in a quick and easy soup. Organic ground turkey, tri-colored beans and warming spices all come together to make a filling meal that only takes around 30 minutes to make. This delicious taco soup is perfect to meal prep for an easy lunch throu…

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Deer have been an important source of food and raw materials throughout time. In fact, artifacts found in Germany dating back 350,000 years and cave paintings found in France as old as 30,000 years indicate that deer hunting has been around since well before the dawn of modern civilization. …

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This is the most amazing beef stroganoff you will ever have! Golden seared juicy beef strips smothered in an incredible sour cream mushroom gravy, this beef stroganoff is an easy, 30-minute recipe. The stroganoff sauce is a sour cream gravy made with beef broth that’s thickened with flour. I…

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These ooey gooey bars are the perfect treat for any occasion. My friend, Andrea Clarke, made these bars for a party that I attended years ago. They were such a hit, the plate was cleared off minutes after being set out. I’ve been making these bars ever since. They are the perfect combination…

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Did you know that we have a fish prized for its shellfish-tasting meat that lives right here off the Oregon coast? I didn’t either until recently.

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Recently, my mom and I made a trip into Newport for groceries. I needed the usual — milk, bread, veggies, etc. — and she was shopping for something to make for dinner for a friend (a male friend, this detail has absolutely no relevance to this story, it’s just adorable).

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I was fortunate enough to travel to France with The Food Nanny in July 2021. On the coast of Guérande, a town on the peninsula of the same name in the Pays de la Loire region of Brittany, are France’s most famous salt marshes. This is where coarse salt, or Gros Sel, and delicate Fleur de Sel…

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I grew up in Gladstone, Ore., which also happened to be the home of arguably the very best Chinese food restaurant ever — Happy Restaurant.

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This is a special family recipe that I had for the very first time when I was 2 or 3 years old. My mom hosted monthly tea parties and invited some other little girls over. We sat at a small yellow table with four chairs, and we used small dishes. I’ll never forget this dish — it reminds me o…

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We finally filled our freezer with venison, and here is the very unconventional hunting story of how it all went down.

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After passing preseason tests, crabbing started on time here along the Oregon coast for the first time since the 2014-2015 season, and so many encouraging words and thoughtful prayers were said for these fishermen who were able to head out to sea to set gear this past Sunday, Nov. 28, in hop…

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This quick Pumpkin Pie Dip is the perfect holiday party appetizer! Sweet and creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip is made with pumpkin puree, vanilla pudding and warm spices. Add whipped topping to spice things up. It takes just minutes to make and seconds to disappear!

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This past stretch of minus tides happened to be at night, so I did something I’ve never done before — clammed in the dark. Nature doesn’t wait until timing is convenient, and since I’m running low on clams, I couldn’t wait much longer to harvest more, especially with family coming into town.…

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As many of you may know, The Kitchen Wild was first launched on Instagram, and over the past couple of years, I’ve received so many amazing messages from people all over the world about my wild food recipes. But nothing gains as much attention as mushrooms, and that includes pleas to never, …

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There are a few things I know about black bass: they’re easy to cook, a blast to catch, and when they’re paired with J.O. Spice seasoning, a Maryland seafood staple I was first introduced to by my mother-in-law, Barbara Wiley, who was born and raised in Maryland, they are incredibly delicious!

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This was the very first time I’ve ever cooked rabbit, and I haven’t eaten rabbit since I was maybe 8 or 9 years old. Guess what? We loved it! Even our three children, one of whom is a ridiculously picky eater, loved it.

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Homemade doughnuts are a bit of a project, but they’re less work than you might think, and the result is a truly great, hot, crisp doughnut. Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe for a fluffy, yeasted doughnut, you can do pretty much anything you like in terms of glazes, toppings and fillings.

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The rain has started to fall here on the Oregon coast, which means all of those beautiful mushrooms are starting to pop up like crazy! Every season here on the coast has something thrilling, adventurous and seriously delicious to look forward to, but mushroom foraging has to be at the tip to…

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This summer was incredible — those long summer days, spent out on the water right alongside my most favorite people, doing my most favorite things. The Oregon coast breeze, sunshine and that salty air that I’ve come to love and appreciate so much created some beautiful memories this summer t…

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We have had a blast archery hunting this season, taking the kids out night after night, all dressed from head to toe in their camo.

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These apple pie cookies are stuffed with delicious homemade apple pie filling and caramel, then surrounded by flakey pie crust. These mini pies are absolutely addictive!

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“A fish is much more than a fillet. The head, bones, skin and fins can account for half the weight of each fish, but rarely make it onto your plate.” — Fishful Future

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These peanut butter bars are the exact recipe the lunch ladies once served in schools. They have a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie base, creamy peanut butter center and chocolate buttercream on top. These are the best peanut butter bars of all time!

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Believe it or not, I took my very first trip to the Waldport Farmers Market this past Wednesday, a farmers market that is located less than five minutes from my house and runs every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and somehow, after almost two years of living right down the road, I’ve never …

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It’s already September, which means all of these beautiful coastal berries will be gone before we know it. So my little ones and I have been working overtime picking as many as we can to have on hand throughout the winter months for jams and pies.

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This hamburger steak recipe is seasoned ground beef patties simmered in a savory mushroom sauce. It’s a comfort food classic that makes for the perfect easy dinner option!

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Last week, my husband and I set out for our very first tuna fishing trip aboard the Crack’n with Tony from Crack’n Crab Cleaner, and we had such a thrilling and bountiful day out there on the ocean!

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Every time I make these cookies, I find myself still changing the way I arrange chocolate pieces and marshmallows on top and throughout the dough. I am still not quite satisfied, which also motivates me to continue making them until I feel I’ve got it!

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My husband and I left Newport’s Yaquina Bay shortly after sunrise — around 6:30 a.m. — this past Saturday with our dear friend Tony Thiessen, owner and inventor of The Crack’n Crab Cleaner. We headed out to sea in less than ideal conditions. It was foggy, the swells were bigger than I was us…

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Let’s talk about real food. What exactly is “real food” and why is it so important? 

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It’s officially one of my favorite times of the year — it’s crawfishing season! Crawfishing is always an absolute blast for the whole family. Spending the afternoon along the beautiful Alsea River simultaneously catching a tan and some dinner while the kids splash and play in the water is de…

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This recipe has been special to us and those who visit our home. It is a breakfast dish that we make at least once for every new guest who comes to stay with us. We have made this dish for just over a decade now. It is the perfect breakfast item that is unique and delicious. The breakfast pa…

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My day started with the sunrise over Yaquina Bay, which was the most beautiful sunrise I had ever seen. The glowing sun reflecting off all the boats that were headed out to sea with the landmark Yaquina Bay Bridge in the background was already one of the most incredible ways I have started a…

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This past Saturday, my family and I were invited to attend the Depoe Bay annual fin-clipping event where roughly 20,000 coho raised from eggs were marked as hatchery stock to supplement the state’s sports fishery.

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This lemon bundt cake recipe is a dessert everyone will love — it’s perfectly rich and buttery, and yet has a fluffy texture that’s often hard to achieve in homemade cakes.

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I am a mom to three beautiful children, but I’m also a chicken mom to 17 chickens — 16 hens and one handsome rooster.

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Homemade tapioca pudding is simply delicious. It’s a timeless dessert and is easier to make than you might think.