Malia

Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

Homemade Garlic Croutons

What is a salad without croutons? Well, it’s a little healthier and less carby but that’s no fun! And sure, you probably have a bag or box somewhere in your pantry full of them right? But have you ever made your own? I’m hear to tell you, store bought vs.…

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20+ DIY Halloween Decorations

Happy haunting season everyone! Halloween is a holiday that’s all about decorating! Pumpkins, ghosts, cats, spiders, there is so much you can do to spook our your home. Whether it’s for a party or your porch, making your own Halloween decorations is rewarding and fun! Check out these awesome crafts…

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Roasted Zucchini Caprese Stacks

Roasted Zucchini Caprese Stacks are a quick, easy, and a delicious way to use up all that surplus zucchini growing in your garden. Similar to my Zucchini Pizza Bites and Early Harvest Caprese Stacks which take 5 minutes to put together and only 15 minutes to baked or fry to…

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State Fair Burger Sliders

The ultimate in cheese burger sliders. Loaded with sautéed onions and cheese! It’s like having The Puyallup Fair in your home anytime of the year! In Washington, there is no bigger event than the Puyallup Fair. It is ranked one of the top 10 largest fairs in the nation. 160…

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Greek Salad

Greek salad is a fast, easy, and delicious recipe. It can be served as a side dish or an appetizer with pita chips and hummus.  Seriously the Greeks really had the best flavors to play with. If you’re a vegetable gardener, chance are you already have most of the ingredients…

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Sparkling Rum Punch

Sure it’s August but we still have a lot of warm days ahead of us. There is still plenty of time for fun in the sun. Speaking of fun, check out my latest cocktail creation: Sparkling Rum Punch! My Sparkling Rum Punch is everything summer! Refreshing, fruity, tropical, and fizzy.…

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20+ Salads for Dinner

I love salad, especially for dinner. We have it at least once a week as a meal. It’s wonderful! Fresh lettuce and vegetables with a lean protein and fun flavorful ingredients like pecans, fruit, and goat cheese, what’s not to love? The sky is truly the limit as to how…

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Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

It’s August. It’s hot. Too hot to turn on the oven for any reason. The idea of introducing any heat into our house in the evening makes me cringe. We have a little air conditioner in our bedroom upstairs that actually does a great job of cooling the house most…

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Caprese Cobb Salad

Probably you already know that I love salad for dinner. It’s one of my favorite things. Per our meal planning, Mountain Man and I have it once a week. Why? It’s healthy, tasty, and so easy to make. Often people fear that they won’t feel satisfied after eating just a…

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Eastern Washington Joyride

One of my favorite things in life are long winding roads through vast swaths of open fields. I love driving on them, alone. Just me, my car, and some great tunes. This week I had the pleasure of taking highway 231 North off of I-90 just outside of Spokane.  The…

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