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Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

These Mini Apple Pies are the best way to eat apple pie, in my opinion anyway. What’s not to love? They’re portable, taste amazing and they’re cute as heck. If you have a lot of apples on hand, hello U-Pick farms, you might want to try another fun apple pie recipe.

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National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day

I love the fact that National Hunting and Fishing Day comes right in the middle of the fall hunting season in Alaska. In Alaska, we’re still big into hunting for our food. We’ve got caribou season, bear season PLUS waterfowl too!

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How to Clean Window Screens

How to Clean Window Screens

This year I tried something new when I cleaned my screens, and it made all the difference in how quickly my screens got clean. I didn’t use any fancy tools or cleaner; I used a product I already owned. It made cleaning them so much quicker and easier. Do this ONE Simple Thing BEFORE Cleaning Your Window Screens.

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Quick and Easy Party Tips for Your Next Shindig

Quick and Easy Party Tips for Your Next Shindig

I love a good party, and what I love even more is throwing a good party. For me it’s all about having friends over, making fabulous food, sharing new recipes with them, and visiting for hours. Sometimes I don’t have hours to spend on party prep, then my Quick and Easy Party Tips come to the rescue!

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Instant Pot Duo Giveaway X3

Instant Pot Duo Giveaway X3

Instant Pot Duo Giveaway X3! Yes, I wrote that my friends, we’re giving away THREE Instant Pots. THREE of them, to THREE lucky winners. Will you get entered to win one of them? Better do it quick!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Looking for a new tasty meatloaf recipe that everyone can agree on? Try this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf and you won’t have any complaints about dinner tonight!

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Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

This recipe for Blueberry Oatmeal Bars makes a 9×13 pan full of Blueberry Bars, perfect for lunches or enjoying with a nice hot cup of coffee. Crunchy bar on the bottom, tempting fruit filling, and a light crumble on top, what could better?

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Five Inspiring Bento Box Lunches

Five Inspiring Bento Box Lunches

Thanks to YumBox for sponsoring this Five Inspiring Bento Box Lunches post, all opinions are mine Five Inspiring Bento Box Lunches It's time to face the facts, it's almost school lunch season. So I thought I'd share this post about Five Inspiring Bento Box Lunches...

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Vegan Dragon Fruit Popsicles

Vegan Dragon Fruit Popsicles

Red Dragon Fruit is sweet, juicy and wonderful in so many ways. You can use it in a fruit salad, smoothies or try these Vegan Dragon Fruit Popsicles, sure to please the whole crowd on a hot summer day.

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Smokey Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Smokey Coffee Barbecue Sauce

You know when you have a good idea, and you work on it, and it just doesn’t come out as you planned? That’s how I came up with this recipe for Smokey Coffee Barbecue Sauce. It’s the perfect sauce for brushing on grilled meats, it’s definitely a bbq sauce but it’s different at the same time.

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Rhubarb Bread with Streusel Topping

Rhubarb Bread with Streusel Topping

I don’t know about you but my rhubarb is in full on full force production. This recipe makes 8 mini-loaves but you can also make it into a nice big fat 9×13 coffee cake. Any way you make it this Rhubarb Bread with Streusel Topping is a surefire hit, so be sure to freeze enough rhubarb to make it all winter long.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

I shared the original Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars recipe several years ago. It remains a perennial family favorite. That all-time family fave inspires this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars.

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Spruce Tips Gravlax Recipe

Spruce Tips Gravlax Recipe

Homemade Gravlax or Lox is one of my FAVORITE things to make when the salmon season gets underway here in Alaska. I use my favorite recipe year after year, it’s a good one made with vodka, lemons, and dill, and it’s ALWAYS fabulous. This is a foraged riff on that old fave!

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Dandelion Greens Pesto

Dandelion Greens Pesto

Dandelions are just ONE of the edible weeds in your yard. Yes, you can eat them! (I call that gardeners revenge) You can steam the greens or make a salad, make jelly from the flowers or tea from the roots, but today we’re talking Dandelion Greens Pesto!

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Spruce Tip Shortbread Cookies

Spruce Tip Shortbread Cookies

These Spruce Tip Shortbread Cookies are unique and quite a conversation starter. People just won’t believe what they’re eating. They don’t really taste like spruce, they have just a hint of spruce taste and bits of spruce tip mixed throughout the dough.

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June Meal Planning

June Meal Planning

Welcome to the June Recipe Round-Up where we help you with your June Meal Planning needs! And we’ve got a great giveaway too, a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

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Ice Fishing Lessons From my Dad

Ice Fishing Lessons From my Dad

I have some solidly good memories of my dad. Some of the very best I have of my dad are the times we went ice fishing as a family. Let me tell you, Alaska in the 70s, in the middle of winter, ice fishing on a windswept lake was a bleak affair. That didn’t stop our family though.

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What NOT to Pack for a Trip to Alaska

What NOT to Pack for a Trip to Alaska

My my my, whenever I see a visitor to Alaska I wonder if they’ve read my post about What to Pack for your Vacation to Alaska. Since I only wrote that post a short month ago I’m going to assume that, no they haven’t read it. This post about What NOT to Pack for a Trip to Alaska is just as helpful.

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Strawberry Puree

Strawberry Puree

When you’re looking for an alternative to a pink food color for a cake or cupcakes, check out Strawberry Puree. It’s made from pure strawberries and it makes a lovely pink cake color. It’s perfect for any dessert that needs a little hint color and obviously a mild strawberry flavor.

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