Buttermilk ranch and veggies

Homemade ranch dressing – at home! Ranch Dressing. According to Wikipedia, ranch dressing became the a best seller in the United States in 1992 when it leaped ahead of Italian dressing. The common ranch recipes include a variety of herbs and seasonings plus the standard mayo and (optional) buttermilk. Why the hype around ranch dressing?…

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Cathedral Cookies

Want an easy treat that doesn’t require any baking? Cathedral Cookies are the perfect solution! Colorful and delicious!

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From a recent trip to Washington State. We stayed at an Airbnb, hosted by Bob, that boasted this bucolic view out back.  If headed to a concert in the area, consider staying here with friends and family! For brunch, Tendrils at Cave B Winery offers a nice spread of food and this view. 

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It’s no secret, I am a hard core coffee connoisseur and also a fan of Starbucks anything. A recent visit to the new trendy Starbucks Reserve Roastery on Capitol Hill (Seattle) served up my quintessential favorites: coffee, croissants and cool vibe. We have a Reserve near where I live in California, but I’m not yet convinced it can rival…

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I have made the trip from the Bay Area to the Pacific Northwest more times than I can count and it’s always been the same: hit the road early, stop at the Olive Pit (a family favorite) and drive all the way to Seattle in one long stretch. This year I changed things up and stopped to meet a good…

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On our road trip from San Diego to San Francisco we stopped in Arcadia to see a relative. We planned to have dumplings at Din Tai Fung but the 2 hour wait wasn’t on our bucket list that day. Instead we drove down the street and made a stop at the Dumpling House which was a…

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