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Potato Salad

June 25, 2018 in misc., salad - No Comments

Picnics and barbeques are some of my favorite summer activities.  Our summers in the Pacific Northwest are pretty mild, so we take advantage of all opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sun.  The kids have just figured out how fun squirt guns are, so I feel like I am…

Frozen Hot Chocolate

August 13, 2016 in frozen desserts - 2 Comments

“I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde As an English major in college and an English teacher these past 12 years, I have read my fair share of great classic literature.  Oscar Wilde wrote my favorite play, The Importance of Being Earnest, and if you have not read it,…

Raspberry Crumb Bars

July 12, 2016 in bars - 2 Comments

Every year, our neighborhood has a 4th of July parade and party for the young children.  It starts with a community bike ride at the end of the cul-de-sac, and ends at the local park with games and food.  The kids bikes were packed (as we were going camping a few days…

Lemon Icebox Pie Ice Cream

June 29, 2016 in Chilled Desserts - No Comments

We just got back from a week’s vacation visiting family in California.  Like all good adventures, this one was filled with laughter, fun, and craziness.  And when I say craziness, it pertains to just one thing–children.  Ha! I had the brilliant idea of driving, which by map, should have taken…

Creamy Lemon Bars

April 21, 2016 in bars - No Comments

The weather in the Pacific Northwest has been unusual, to say the least.  Sunny and in the 70s and 80s off and on for the past two weeks–this is not April weather people! Where’s my rain? And my cloudy, 60 degree weather? I am feeling a bit gypped by Mother…

Basil Pesto

July 24, 2012 in misc. - 4 Comments

I love basil; it smells unbelievably like summer.  Every year, I grow too much basil; and every year, I try to pack in as much pesto and basil-y type lunches and dinners as I can.  So far, this summer in the Pacific Northwest has been quite nice–mostly in the high 70s…

Pecan-Oreo Fudge Bars

August 22, 2011 in bars, Chilled Desserts - 14 Comments

Eric and I went camping for the first time with our one-year-old son.  It was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be.  (Camping with a child is a new adventure for us.) We went floating on an inner-tube in a lazy river, played with my sister’s…

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Making Cranberry Orange Bread with my favorite little man! @glorioustreats —I love your recipe!!! Sorting through the fresh cranberries to find the plump ones was a job Matthew was up to. 😜 #baking #bakersofinstagram #cranberries #cranberryorangebread #bakingwithkids Saturday fun—making a lego city and a creating a valentine’s party for her dolls. #kidplay #dollplay #makebelieve Grace got braces today! And somehow managed to pop a brace off an hour after getting home. 🤦‍♀️ Hi friends! So I set up an Instagram account just for my cookies. If you like the cookies I make and want to follow this new account, I’d love to have you! @holly_bakes_ 
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