31
Oct
2014

Easy Pie Crust

Posted by Tamara

Some things are better homemade. Some things that are homemade are not easy. Some things that are homemade should be easy. Which is why we need to get down with an easy pie crust recipe. It is better than store bought and it doesn't take as much time as people claim. I used to think that making pie crusts took forever. Now I think people just told me that to make me think their pie was even better knowing all the time they put into it. While some pie crusts maybe do take a lot of time, this was doesn't. 

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Friends, coronas pouring into frozen margaritas are a thing. If you haven't already experienced this delight, you are missing out. I didn't know they had an official name. I've been calling them "coronas pouring into margaritas", but they are apparently called "Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margaritas" on the internet. I like my name better; it's more descriptive of what it really is.

Chocolate is really good. This isn't news. Certain chocolate combinations do need to be discussed like mixing orange with chocolate. Instead let's mix chocolate with peanut butter fluff espresso nuggets. I don't even know if this can be a thing, but it sound a lot better than orange. I know there are a lot of people who think differently and there are better things we can talk about, so just stop doing the orange chocolate thing and we'll call it good. 

24
Oct
2014

Motorcycle Camping

Posted by Tamara

I don't want to sound like a bad ass or anything, but riding down the road with all your camping gear on your motorcycle is kind of rock star. I started to understand the appeal of a cruiser. Kind of. It was like having a lounge chair with all of the stuff piled on. The scariest thing about motorcycle camping is being unsure of where the location is and the possibility of getting on rough terrain. We purposefully picked a spot ahead of time that would not be too much trouble. We camped at Timothy Lake, highly recommend in the warmer summer months when there are no mosquitoes. 

23
Oct
2014

Annie's Donut Shop in Portland

Posted by Tamara

Donuts are a serious topic in Portland. Everyone claims a different place is the best donuts shop in Portland. Consistently, I hear VooDoo Doughnuts to be the visitor favorite and Blue Star to be the local favorite. VooDoo Doughnuts may have national recognition and Blue Star might have cool, interesting flavors. But, Annie's Donut Shop on NE Sandy & 72nd has glorious donuts that don't need non-traditional flavorings to be interesting and delicious. This place is an inexpensive, no nonsense donuts shop. It's what donuts have always been. It is a place of donuts dreams. I dare say it is the best donuts place in Portland, Oregon. 

22
Oct
2014

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Posted by Tamara

Slow cookers change lives. If you don't have one of these yet, you might want to get on that. Slow cookers make cooking after a long day a reality. Imagine coming home and dinner is already cooked and warm. There are many days when I really want to cook, but I'm just tired and don't want to spend an hour cooking a delicious warm meal. Slow cookers rescue. 

This recipe is so easy that I almost didn't want to share it. Care bears say sharing is caring. It's a good thing I care. Let's get started on this pulled pork, it takes a while to cook but the slow cooker does all the work. 

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