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DIY Growth Board

I saw one of these at a playdate and thought it was such a cute idea.  The host said she got reclaimed wood and put a dark stain on it, I didn't have the time to find reclaimed wood and prefer white [...]

Best Doughnuts In Town.. In Any Town

The maple crunch doughnuts at Cle Elum bakery are worth driving far and wide for. If your eastbound 1-90 from Seattle pull off at the Cle Elum exit and  its located at the east end of the small [...]

Must Haves for a Park Picnic

The sun is coming, I promise!  Here in Seattle you never quite know when the sun will shine so when it does you have to be ready.   Here are my must have things for a picnic at the park (or anywhere [...]

Superbowl Potato Skins Two Ways – Chili Skins and Bacon and Blue Cheese

Jill shares two delicious Potato Skin Recipes, Bacon and Blue Cheese and Chili Potato Skins just in time for your Suberbowl party.  These are awesome appetizers that are a snap to make! [...]

Mediterranean Red Pepper and Feta Dip

This dip is a classic for my Superbowl party, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta Cheese, Mascarpone Cheese and a couple of other ingredients combined in your food processor and this dip is ready to serve in [...]

How to Make Whole Wheat Crepes

In this video Jill shows how to quickly make a batch of home made, whole wheat crepes.  Click here for sweet and savory crepe recipes. Whole Wheat Crepe Recipe Ingredients 3 eggs ½ cup + [...]

Winter Lunch at the Lime Kiln Cafe

I spent my childhood on the waters of  the Puget Sound, boating throughout Washington's San Juan Islands and Canada's Gulf Islands.  Over the weekend we were at Roche Harbor and I stopped in for a [...]

Bechamel Sauce

Makes 2 cups Bechamel is one of the five mother sauces and can be used in a variety of recipes from topping crepes to a base for your macaroni and cheese. Ingredients 2 cups whole [...]

Christmas Appetizers from Q13 Fox “This Morning”

Jill was featured on Q13 Fox "This Morning" yesterday sharing several Christmas recipes including homemade Eggnog (with 80% less fat), Dungeness Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and Spinach Artichoke Dip.  This [...]

Spinach Artichoke Dip Cooking Video Recipe

In this video, Jill shows how to make a slim version of the classic Artichoke Dip.  Click here for the recipe. [...]

How to Prep Mushrooms

In the video below I'll show you how to quickly and easily prep mushrooms.  Be sure to check out my delicious mushrooms recipes when you're done! Here are some Mushroom Prep tips: Pop the [...]

Christmas Cookies

It's that time of year again, Christmas cookie time! I like to break it up into a few days, so I don't get overwhelmed.  Today I made the doughs and will put them in the freezer until I am ready [...]

Thanksgiving Classics – Healthy Alternatives to Classic Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving!  I put together a couple of recipes that are full flavored, healthy alternative to Thanksgiving classics:  Sweet Potatoes and Sausage Stuffing.  I shared these recipes with Mark [...]

Q13 Fox This Morning Back to School Segment

It's getting to be that time of year again, Back to School, and I've got some great breakfast and lunch ideas your kids will love! Momma's Egg in a Nest Peanut Butter, Berry & Honey [...]

New Day Northwest with Jill

Today I was interviewed on New Day Northwest, a Seattle based morning talk show about reaching the finals in the Food Network Youtube Challenge. I shared how to make the Pesto recipe that was [...]