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!

20+ Essential Christmas Baking Recipes

I’ve been wanting to put all my Christmas Baking plans all in one convenient place for a long time. This is a collection of my favorite recipes to make, eat, and a few suggestions from friends and family. If you love holiday baking, try some of these outstanding recipes created…

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Everything you love about chicken pot pie made in the slow cooker. This easy meal is perfect for cold winter nights. Chicken, celery, onions, and carrots in a creamy broth topped with biscuits instead of pie crust. An ideal slow cooker recipe in that you simply throw everything in and…

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Pecan Butter Tarts

Crispy buttery shortbread topped with gooey pecan filling. Pecan butter tarts are my absolute favorite holiday cookie to make. You may have had or even made the fancier version that comes in a shortbread crust, but who has time for that? Not this girl! This recipe is super easy to…

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Apple Pie Pork Chops

Fresh apples simmered with sugars, spice, and everything nice in the slow cooker. Then lay down a few fat pork chops on top and let it simmer to perfection. That’s about all you have to do for this delicious dish. Let’s face it ladies and gentlemen, apples and pork chops go…

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Slow Cooker Meatball Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is a classic comfort food. Made with cube steak, a creamy sauce, and served over noodles. In a word, it’s heaven. Today, I’m going to show you how to make this easy dish, a little easier. First we’re going to make it in the slow cooker, which means,…

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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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