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Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Nearly everyone I know has a banana bread recipe they like to bake. I am no different, though the banana bread I prefer is one a bit more hearty than it’s cake like compadres. This loaf isn’t cloyingly sweet, instead it is rich with a dark molasses tang and has almost crisp oats dotting the loaf …

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I will take any excuse for cake making I can. I love planning flavors, scheming stylings, the stress involved in stacking layers, & of course eating it… everything about it to me is fun. So when I was asked to make a girlfriend’s baby shower cake with “make it something chocolate-y” as the only stipulation, …

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It’s the holiday season as everyone is keenly aware. I successfully finished nursing school last week and with my free time I now know, I have since thrown myself head first into holiday projects, trying to get the most out of everyday. Today in particular is the winter solstice – the shortest day of the …

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Hiking, baking & berrypicking are near the top of my favorite activities list, and when they are done with family it only enhances the pleasure. This past Monday, we caught a few rays of sun and found some very late harvest plump wild blueberries on a hike up China Cap here in Dillingham. China Cap …

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For several months now I have had an obsession of the cheesecake variety. I wanted a rich, creamy, not overly sweet, decadent cheesecake. I wanted it mini, I wanted it to stand up to a variety of toppings, and I wanted it easy… but real. Now I don’t think this too much to ask of …

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Hands down this is my favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie. Period. The fresh mint in the soft buttery cookie with chunks of chocolate imparting a sweet crunch… I can’t ask for more… Except perhaps a glass of milk or mug of coffee while sneaking one for breakfast. That is assuming they make …

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