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Creamy Tomato and Sausage Pasta

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

Pasta is a go to meal at our house. Especially now that the nights are getting a cooler, evenings are busy with activities and Fall is in the air. A nice plate of yummy pasta is just good comfort food. This recipe is one that I usually have all the ingredients on hand, or almost all. So when I do... Read More

Lemon Butter Cream Cake

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

I love any excuse to bake a cake. Cakes should not be for birthdays only. Who doesn't love a pretty and delicious cake? When we decided to go to a free symphony concert in the park last weekend with friends I thought it was the perfect excuse to make a cake. Who wouldn't enjoy a concert in the pa... Read More

House Salad with Lemon Dressing

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

Summer and salads just go together. This salad recipe has become one of my favorite go to salads this summer. It is quick and easy to put together and the light lemon dressing makes it oh so lovely and healthy. The original recipe came from A Bountiful Kitchen. Their version called f... Read More

White Chocolate Decadence

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

I love white chocolate.  It is usually my chocolate of choice. Today's recipe is a white chocolate lover's paradise.  It is full of white chocolate, from top to bottom. Be sure to use a good quality white chocolate for this recipe.  I usually buy a bar or block of white chocolate instea... Read More

Fruit Tart

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

It's almost berry season here in Oregon and I can't wait. It seems you can just about find berries in the grocery store year round thanks to places like Mexico and California but there is nothing like a fresh, locally grown Oregon berry!  Yum! I was asked to make dessert for a women's meeting... Read More

Fried Rice

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

I am not a huge leftover fan but fortunately my husband is. I don't mind eating the same thing twice if I can disguise it in another form. Fried rice is one of those recipes that allows you to use up your leftovers but you don't feel like you are eating leftovers! Remember that yummy Chicken ... Read More

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

I love lemon. Especially in the spring time. Easter, lemons and springtime just go together in my book. A friend recently sent me a link to a recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies. It had won one first place in a cookie contest at LDS Living magazine. Since I had a whole bag of lemons sitting o... Read More

Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

Who doesn't love a good oatmeal cookie. Especially one that has a little extra something added in. I like a little crunch and texture to my food so I decided to try adding in some Rice Krispie cereal to my oatmeal cookie. Not bad but it was missing a little something. I had a bag of these l... Read More

Herbed Rice

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

I am a non-potato eating woman married to a man from Idaho.  Believe it or not! As a result, we eat a lot of rice at our house.  I love rice and have discovered lots of fun and flavorful ways to prepare it so it never gets boring. Today's recipe is for an lemon herb rice that I have fixe... Read More

Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

As I was doing a little blog surfing a few weeks ago and I came across a recipe that stopped me in my tracks. I think I began drooling all over the key board immediately. I was visiting over at Two Peas and their Pod. She had recreated an amazing cinnamon streusel pancake she had eaten while on... Read More