Entries by Laura

Happy Halloween ~ Roasted Pumpkin Soup

There’s nothing more comforting than a thick pumpkin soup on an autumn day. This soup can be a sophisticated first course if you serve it with a dollop of crème fraiche, balsamic vinegar, and some chives on top. Or you can play with your food and make it a whimsical Halloween dish! I think this […]

Wedding Anniversary Hors d’Oeuvres ~ Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Crackers

It’s our wedding anniversary weekend once again! This year was lucky 17. 🙂 We celebrated at home with delicious Northwest seafood. I’ve been exploring vintage recipes this year, and I made three classic seafood hors d’oeuvres with a twist for this occasion: crab Rangoon, crab imperial, and clams casino. Crab Rangoon is an old tiki […]

Happy Fourth of July! ~ Haupia Stars

I hope you had a festive and fun Fourth! You might have noticed I am on a Hawaiian kick this summer, exploring the many foods of Hawaii. It’s fun to take a virtual vacation through my kitchen! I stayed with that theme for the Fourth of July. To celebrate America’s birthday, I barbequed some huli […]

Happy Easter! ~ Easter Bunny Rolls

The Easter bunny came to our house today! 😉 I found this bunny roll idea in several places online, and I couldn’t resist making a batch of my own. They are simple and quite adorable. I made these rolls with my basic whole-wheat dinner roll recipe. I didn’t use dill this time around, but I […]

Easter Eggs ~ Pickled Rainbow Deviled Eggs

Happy Easter! My mom makes pickled eggs with beets for Easter, just the way my grandma used to make. I think it’s an old Pennsylvania Dutch tradition that made its way into our family. I decided to expand on our tradition this year by dying my eggs pink…and yellow, orange, blue, and purple, and I […]

Retro Boder’s Night ~ Coquilles St.-Jacques

There was one nice restaurant in the town where I grew up called Boder’s on the River. It was the place to go for any special occasion or event. I think the last time I was there was for my high school graduation dinner! They had a long history starting in 1929 until they closed […]