Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

This Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili is made with Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Cubanos, in a rich sauce seasoned with green bell pepper, garlic and onion.

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili
When my son told us that 6 of his friends were coming into town to spend the night before their 4-day backpack trip to the Sisters Mountains in central Oregon, I had just a few hours to prepare a quick meal.

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

Instead of serving something already prepared, or costly (hello, delivered pizza), I knew I wanted to make a delicious, hot, home-cooked meal.

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

Sometimes I think that we, as moms, have lost the art of feeding people well.

Marionberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Marionberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pull out your favorite ice cream and cookies to make these simple summer treats, Marionberry Ice Cream Sandwiches. Freeze and serve for drop-in company! When our dear friends dropped by for lunch, on their way to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on a 10-day trip through Eastern Oregon, they...

Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cake

Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cake

This Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cake is a delicious morning treat, made with Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries and bananas! Sometimes you think all you need is love, but also a solid trust in a healthy relationship. My husband and I are in our 50s now, and we often reflect on the...

Elbow Macaroni Chicken Noodle Soup

Elbow Macaroni Chicken Noodle Soup is a delicious crock pot meal, made with whole wheat pasta!

This Elbow Macaroni Chicken Noodle Soup is a delicious crock pot meal, comforting and delicious made with whole wheat pasta! We’re big Garrison Keillor fans. My husband and I have seen him several times, once in Portland for my 50th birthday. It was dreamy the way he weaved his way...

Green Beans Blue Cheese Salad

Green Beans Blue Cheese Salad

This Green Beans Blue Cheese Salad is the perfect side dish or salad served for a summer party! Make ahead and chill in the refrigerator before serving. When my friend Joan sent fresh green beans from her garden over with her son, who was headed on a backpack trip...