Category Archives: Restaurants

In Our Kitchen

Above is the first course/munching tray Katherine made for my birthday while we grilled the steaks and deep fried the potatoes. It featured some homemade pickles, deli favorites like pimento cheese and excellent pates and cold cuts from a new … Continue reading

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A Little More Demo

After two days of jack hammering the tile floor is removed in the kitchen, powder room and laundry room. We had to remove the tile because the previous owners cut a few corners and did not tile under the old … Continue reading

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Spanish Coffee

By Katherine We love discovering new (to us) drinks and on our recent trip to Oregon fell in love with the Spanish Coffee. We don’t plan to recreate it any time soon at home since we can only ingest cold … Continue reading

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What we ate in Oregon

We spent Memorial Day week in and around the Portland area, visiting the City of Roses along with Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast. We ate as much seafood and drank as much wine as possible. Most of our food … Continue reading

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Stuffed Manicotti

Manicotti, much like lasagna, can be filled with just about anything. I prefer to go vegetarian and make it slighlty healthier, but it really does not make much of a difference with all the cheese. For this manicotti I used … Continue reading

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Cucumber Citrus Martini

We got this idea from the Greenhouse Grill in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We didn’t try their drink, opting for a mimosa and beer instead, but tucked away the idea to try at home. Sure it’s a bit summery, but our fall … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes with Rosemary

This is a very hearty, heavy dish that gets better and better the more cheese you add. Scalloped Potatoes 3 tbsp butter 3 lbs potatoes washed and sliced thin 1 1/4 cup cream 1 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup finely … Continue reading

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