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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.

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Can I let you in on a little secret? Before moving to the Oregon coast I never cooked fish. Truthfully, I thought that I didn’t really care for it, so I didn’t make it.

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Chicken breast with fresh summery corn! Oh my word, is there anything better? This chicken is made in less than an hour, it uses just one skillet, and is beyond delicious. It’s creamy, garlicky, loaded with lots of fresh corn, and finished with fresh herbs and parmesan. The tastiest summer d…

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It’s no secret that I love my cast iron skillets — I pick them up wherever I find them for a good deal. Whether at garage sales or flea markets, I’m always on the lookout for unique cast iron cookware.

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These cupcakes are truly heavenly. They are gorgeously white, fluffy as clouds, delicately soft and simply divine. They’re made with just a few basic ingredients, but when prepared correctly it creates something all its own.

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I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with SueAnna Harrison from Oregon’s Choice Gourmet this week about her family business that was first established by her father, Captain Herb, straight off of his fishing boat the EZC off Port Dock 5 in the late 1970s.

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Whenever we have guests come into town to stay for the weekend, we usually have an itinerary planned around the tides, whether it’s agate hunting at Bob Creek during low tide or crabbing in the Alsea Bay at high tide.

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One of the oldest breads from France is boule. In French, boule means ball, and this is the shape the original bread makers would make their dough into. Round like a ball. Initially, bakers were more accustomed to making boules than baguettes.

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I learned to preserve fruit and vegetables each season by the two most important women in my life, my gramma Winget and my mom. It wasn’t until I moved to Newport in my late 20’s that I bottled pickled asparagus for the first time with my husband's gramma Tami, we called her GG. I was lucky …

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Let’s talk about two foods with some serious super immune boosting health benefits. First, pine needles. Pine needle tea has been an important medicinal tool for indigenous cultures for thousands of years, strengthening natural immune systems, preventing respiratory infections, avoiding chro…

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I absolutely love meeting new people! Talking to strangers and striking up conversations with the people I meet around town is something I cherish, although there seems to be a major divide in the world these days with everyone feeling the need to “pick a side” in one way or another. I’ll ad…

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As many of you may know by now, I absolutely love clamming! Before moving to the coast, it was the one thing I looked the most forward to — just being able to roll out of bed, grab a quick limit or two before work or school, then come home and get the day started. And that is exactly what we…

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This easy bread pudding is perfectly sweet with a wonderfully soft texture inside, a crisp top and a delicious traditional pudding sauce. It comes together with just a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry, and you can make it ahead too!

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I absolutely love a good Caesar salad, and this simple version will not disappoint. I promise you will not even miss the croutons! You’ll still get all the salty crunchy goodness with the easy-to-bake parmesan crisps. Adding the yumminess of the avocado? It’s soooo delicious!

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Before moving to the central Oregon coast, we really only looked forward to one time of the whole year, and that was archery hunting season from late August to late September. The simplicity of being tucked away in the woods, surrounded by nature and living off the land somehow felt like tha…

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My mom was an amazing cook. She was always trying new recipes. She was an artisan with homemade bread, rolls and pies. She rolled out her roll dough in large circles, used a round cookie cutter and then halved those circles, then pinched the ends together. I have been using my mom’s roll rec…

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This Oregon coast weather has certainly been something to celebrate this week, with temperatures I haven’t seen since last year, a little less wind than usual and the daylight sticking around longer and longer each day. It’s days like these that I inevitably meet new friends and neighbors be…