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Peanut Butter Balls – No Bake Cookie Recipe

 Peanut Butter Balls – A No Bake Cookie Recipe This no bake cookie recipe was one of the 14 cookies we made at the cookie exchange at the In Good Taste Cooking School’s 2012 annual cookie exchange.  In just about three hours, 15 participants turned out about 1000 cookies, then we split them up at […]

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Surprise Chocolate Macaroons

So,  I was trying to make 7 minute frosting,  and was doing fine until I decided to add 4Tbsp cocoa powder. Now,  I know that chocolate kills meringue,  but I added it anyways,  hoping it wouldn’t deflate the frosting too much. FAIL! It turned those stiff peaks into drippy batter.  So… in a last ditch […]

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Apple Rosette Pie Recipe

Brandied Apple Rosette Pie Recipe

Warning:  You are about to read a ridiculous apple pie recipe! It involves salted caramel, cheesecake, brandied apples, candied nuts and of course, flaki-licious pie crust. As if the flavors were not enough, this pie is also a stunning beauty that will no doubt steal the show. This apple rosette pie recipe was to be […]

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Butterscotch pie recipe

Butterscotch Pie Recipe

This lovely butterscotch pie recipe is delicious anytime of year! Not to mention it is a charming partner to pumpkin and apple pies during the holidays. Cream pies are a unique and fairly easy class of pies to make, with options ranging from coconut cream to chocolate cream to butterscotch and beyond. Once you’ve tried […]

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Mini Apple Galette Tart Recipe A'la Mode

Mini Apple Galette Recipe

Mini Apple Galette Recipe: A consolation for the early autumn The rain has certainly returned with no apologies. Whatever. Fine. We’ll adapt because that’s what we do here in Cascadia. Fortunately, there are consolation prizes for all this precipitation.Time to break out the flour, butter, and sugar and bake up a storm because nothing warms […]

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Classic Creamy Turkey Gravy Recipe

Just your basic scratch-made turkey gravy recipe Essential, basic, simple and wholesome. This is a modern take on classic creamy turkey gravy recipes, but it is better for you. Use it for your roast turkey breast, or make a massive batch of it for the Holiday feast.  The sneaky thing here is that the recipe […]

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May 10th Date Night Cooking Class

I am super excited to teach this class! Come enjoy an evening of good food that you and your date help make at my next Portland Date Night Cooking Class.   We do the work so you two can learn something, eat like royalty,  and spend quality time together. This menu is all about the rich,  […]

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Date Night Cooking Classes

Thought you might enjoy seeing what happens at one of my date night cooking classes at In Good Taste. These were some of the things enjoyed by our guests 🙂 Mahi Mahi was not available for the class, we substituted rockfish with good results. Join me for a class in the future! Click Here to […]

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Getting the Cookbook Done

When I first started writing this cookbook over four years ago…I had no idea that it would take 4 years to complete!!  If I had known, I might have convinced myself to not do it, LOL. I’m being silly, of course.  There is no way I could have torn myself away from this goal!  It […]

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Hot Kitchen Portland Cooking Class Featured!

Our Valentine’s class has been featured in a local blog!! Visit our friends over at to see what’s happening around town on Valentine’s Day. I’m looking forward to sharing this terrific feast featuring romantic seafood and decadent beef wellington for my guests on Thursday. Most of all I’m looking forward to recreating this feast for […]

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