Sister Luncheon with Curried Jicama Fruit Pasta Salad

This Curried Jicama Fruit Pasta Salad is a delightful summer salad served Vegetarian or with chicken!

Curried Jicama Fruit Pasta Salad

There really is nothing like sisters. The sounds of their laughter, voices, their wisdom, timing, rhythm, and touch … the just knowing each other that goes so deep, it’s hard to even explain.

This past weekend my sisters came for lunch. I love it when my sisters come, because I don’t have to worry about stuff … you know, like the house is picked up, all the details of entertaining are in place, the bathroom is clean, the floor is swept. Or, that I wanted to use a different pasta in the recipe, but I ended using what was in my pantry. (I really wanted to use bowtie pasta:) Things can just be normal and ordinary when sisters come over. :)

We’re all in our 50’s now and we talk about how short our mother’s life was, although we don’t focus on the “what might have beens.” If we were our mother, we’d only have a few more years with each other.

Pacific City, Oregon Beach with Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

The classic meal in a foil pouch, Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner, is easy to prepare at home in heavy-duty foil, and cook on a campfire (you will need tongs, hot pads, and a cooking grate), or at home on a grill. Last week my husband and I set out...

Timing is Everything and Pickle Caprese Salad Kebabs

Pickle Caprese Salad Kebabs

These Pickle Caprese Salad Kebabs are easy, delicous, and will wow your summer dinner party guests! With grilling season upon us, you can fire up the barbecue in no time and create a delicious meal, but I’m always asked by younger hostesses, how do you serve the food on time?...

Favorite Camping Spot in Oregon with Red, White, and Blue Apricot Appetizer

Red, White, and Blue Apricot Appetizer

This gluten-free Red, White, and Blue Apricot Appetizer is perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July entertaining! Happy Memorial Day weekend! This past week my husband and I camped at what we think is one of the best-kept secret camping places in Oregon. It was peacefully heavenly, the perfect...

Grilling Season OXO Menu and Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip Recipe

Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip

Today I’m sharing a delicious Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip recipe, easy to prepare, grill, and serve at a casual or Memorial Day dinner party! This post is sponsored by OXO. Warm weather and grilling season have arrived and we couldn’t be happier! Outdoor entertaining is all about the food,...