Amok Mac with I Smell Children Jam

Spooky season is upon us!! One of our favorite Halloween dishes is this Amok Mac with I Smell Children Jam. “It reeks like children!!” Dedicated to the 1993 classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, our favorite Halloween movie… ok, that’s a lie. I can’t pick one favorite movie. This dish doesn’t have any dead man’s toes, but it does have toxic cheese. Plus some children jam (bacon jam) … Continue reading Amok Mac with I Smell Children Jam

Monster Mash Popcorn

Calling all monsters! This popcorn is for you! Simple and quick are just some of the reasons why you’ll enjoy this sweet popcorn. This Monster Mash is a great party treat or a Halloween movie night snack—and it only takes several spooky ingredients. Little “Sprinkles” Stick with black, white, orange, green or purple melting chocolate for the Halloween look Candy googly eyes are fun, but … Continue reading Monster Mash Popcorn

Harry’s Ridge + Devils Point

Distance: 9.45 milesHike Type: Out-and-BackDifficulty: ModerateElevation Gain: 1,752′Trail Condition: Ash, pumice, dirt, pavedTrail Highlights: Views of: Loowit (Mount St Helens), Pahto/Klickitat (Mount Adams), Wy’East (Mount Hood), Johnston Ridge Observatory, Spirit Lake, Coldwater Creek, Coldwater Peak, Saint Helens Lark Arch, Pumice Plain, Toutle Valley, Loowit Falls. Exposed edges, minimal shade, variety of terrain, hike through the Mt. Margaret Backcountry, footbridge, multiple trail junctions, alders, Lupine, Indian Paint Brush, Pussypaws, willow, huckleberry … Continue reading Harry’s Ridge + Devils Point

Hood River to Mosier

A lot of people took up bread baking during quarantine, but Nick and I decided to rekindle our childhood love for biking. This trail is perfect for those who are just taking up biking and want a workout, but not too hard of one, of course. Because let’s be real… biking hurts when you first stop. A lot. Unless you have a super-duper soft seat. The … Continue reading Hood River to Mosier

DIY Living Room Theater: Bring The Movie To You

Lately I’ve been trying to find ways to add special little touches to our everyday quarantine activities. Since nobody can enjoy the regular social activities, I figured we could at least pretend. Our theme for this movie night was Disney– since we were screening Pixar’s Onward. Which also meant that I had to make a dish from Disneyland for dinner and wear our Disney t-shirts. … Continue reading DIY Living Room Theater: Bring The Movie To You

Count Down Chicken Fusilli from Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Disneyland

This dish comes from Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. I’ve actually never ordered this dish before (I’ve always stuck to pizza), so I was excited to try it at home! I would consider this pasta a “wet” pasta. As in the sauce is not thick, but more of a soup consistency. Making a plate that is completely flat not a good plating … Continue reading Count Down Chicken Fusilli from Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Disneyland

My Top 10 Wildflower Trails Near Portland, Oregon

UPDATED: 3/28/21 Spring showers bring flowers… and by showers, I mean torrential downpours if you live in the Pacific Northwest. I may not be the biggest fan of rain, but the meadows outside of Portland are the reward for putting up it. Some consider March 1st the first day of spring, but astronomically the first day of spring is the spring equinox. Usually this day falls between … Continue reading My Top 10 Wildflower Trails Near Portland, Oregon