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!

Pan Roasted Ham Steak + 5 Easy Glaze Recipes

This is a guest post written for the fabulous ladies at Simple Goodness Farm. Venise, Belinda, and their families strive to be as self sufficient as is possible. They raise cows and goats, grow their own vegetables, and have a talent for bringing the community together to celebrate farming life.  If…

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The Best Damn Chicken Noodle Soup on Earth!!!

Yet again I find myself in search of the ultimate version of a dish. I scour recipes, play a lot of trial and error until finally, it all falls into place. One delicious, satisfying place. And then I share it with you! Let me introduce you to the best damn…

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Irish Nachos

Crispy red potatoes, bacon, and chives smothered in the most decadent cheese sauce courtesy of Kerrygold Cheeses. Serve this at your next St. Patrick’s day party or for any occasion to impress guests with your flavor prowess! Irish nachos are a staple at most American/Irish pubs, they use crispy sliced potatoes…

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The Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2017

As I try to tolerate the dreariness that is Washington in February, I find hope when I walk outside and see my tulips peeking out and preparing for the sun…. And I find an oasis of joy attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Every year my dear…

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Risotto in the Rice Cooker

I have a confession to make, I find rice boring. Just plain old white rice doesn’t do a damn thing for me. I need sauce, or vegetables, or something! It just confuses me those who can eat plain white rice as a side on a regular basis. Nobody eats plain…

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Creamy Artichoke Halibut

I got a new cookbook! Mountain Man pointed it out me at the Sportsmen’s Show a few weeks ago. Tiffany Haugen is a cooking columnist for many outdoor and sportsmen’s magazines in the Pacific Northwest including MM’s favorite, Salmon-Trout-Steelheader. With a job like that, you better believe she knows what…

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40+ Romantic Dinner Recipes

This may come as a bit of a surprise but one of my favorite ways to show people I love them is through food. Naturally when Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, and other celebrations come along, I show my sweetheart how much I love him by making him delicious meals. I…

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pot Pie

Have you ever tried to make chicken cordon bleu? It’s a royal pain in the ass! I’ve never had it come out right. The chicken is too dry, the sauce is too thin, the breading falls off, the cheese falls out, the roll falls apart after taking the toothpicks out!…

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30+ Football Party Foods

Are you ready for some football!?!? Throwing a big bash for the big game? Then you need to check out these awesome recipes guaranteed to blow your guests minds! Loaded with cheese, meat, and usually deep fried this is how you keep a pack of football fans happy! For even…

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Totchos Supreme

This, my friends, is what you should be serving for Super Bowl. Why? There are so many reasons. First, it’s frikin delicious! Like the kind of delicious that keeps you coming back for just one more bite after bite, after bite. Think about your favorite gooey messy nachos from a…

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