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Sweet & Spicy Buffalo CHicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Dip |The Good Hearted Woman

Happy National Chicken Wing Day!

Notes from the Man Cave Today is National Chicken Wing Day!  (I would never have known that if Renée hadn’t told me, but she says it is, so it must be true.) To celebrate this auspicious occasion, I thought I’d share Renée’s wing recipe with you – because they are amazing! She served them up […]

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream | The Good Hearted Woman

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream {Sponsored}

Ice cream is the stuff memories are made of. The bell of the ice cream truck ringing through the neighborhood, a cone at Goodale’s after a haircut, a chocolate soda with my big brother. These are my earliest recollections – my senses overflow with sweet ice cream memories. I’ll bet yours do too. Jeni Britton […]

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

Fancy That! {PDX Bloggers}

Sometimes you just need to get your craft on. Last month, I spent a few lovely hours with a few of Portland’s best bloggers enjoying tea, cookies, and crafting at Fancy That at Orenco Station in Hillsboro. Fancy That is the creation of Lisa Komer, owner and crafter extraordinaire. “After years of helping friends with […]

Delish Deviled Eggs - Cookbook Review 2

Ginger-Chili Deviled Eggs

When I write a book review, I tend to jump in with both feet. Prepping to write about D'lish Deviled Eggs, a micro-focused cookbook by Chef Kathy Casey, was no exception: I ended up making four dozen eggs (that's 96 deviled … [Read More...]

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D’Lish Deviled Eggs {Book Review}

After attending a media event at Portland’s Heathman Restaurant celebrating the launch of their new happy hour menu, I went home curious to find out more about the woman who had developed it – Chef Kathy Casey. I learned that … [Read More...]

NestFresh Eggs | The Good Hearted Woman

NestFresh Eggs {Sponsored Giveaway}

It's EGG WEEK here on The Good Hearted Woman, and while some folks may still be sorting out that whole which came first thing, I can tell you that here, the egg comes first. Today I want to introduce you to NestFresh … [Read More...]

Homemade Flour Tortillas | The Good Hearted Woman

Homemade Flour Tortillas

It's been nearly twenty years since I had homemade tortillas for the first time, and the memory is as fresh as if it had happened yesterday.  I watched fascinated as our cousin Leah, the daughter of long-time missionaries … [Read More...]

Boston {My First Concert} | The Good Hearted Woman

Keep on Chasing That Dream

Summer is here - time for cut-off jeans, cold beverages, and loud music on the green.  Sit back, youngsters. I’m gonna tell you about the good ol' days. I went to my first concert back in ’77 – BOSTON – at what was … [Read More...]

Raspberry Sundae with Ginger-Butterscotch Sauce | The Good Hearted Woman

Raspberry Ginger-Butterscotch Sundae

Notes from the Man Cave Last night, I had a serious craving for something sweet, so Renée went down to the kitchen and came back with a bowl of this stuff.  After the first bite, my exact words to her were, "Oh Baby, … [Read More...]

Portland Rose Garden | The Good Hearted Woman

The Roses Outside Our Window

We took a trip to Portland's Rose Garden last weekend. As I wandered through the seemly endless rows of roses, I found myself contemplating this quote by Dale Carnegie: One of the most tragic things I know about human nature … [Read More...]

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Garlic Roasted Baby Squashes

Costco has bags of darling little baby squashes right now, and I just couldn't resist getting some.  They are so easy to prepare, and deliciously tender and sweet.  This method will work just as well with larger summer … [Read More...]