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!

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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20+ Essential Asian Recipes

Asian cuisine is the best! It’s always surprising, adventurous, and different from what we (as Americans) expect. Upon starting this blog, one of my goals was to experiment in this arena. It started with MM introducing me to my first wok. If you don’t own a wok, please, I beg…

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Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup

Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup

I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a month! I’ve been so distracted with house stuff that the idea of writing a recipe post seemed so small and insignificant in comparison. Well now that I’m over that, I’m sharing, darn it! This was so easy to make and so tasty.…

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Waikiki Meatballs

Waikiki Meatballs. Sweet and sour goodness with pineapple and green peppers. Serve over rice for a savory saucy dinner. Onoliscious! Small Town Girl Blog

This recipe is from way back in the day! This is from my mothers college days at Central Washington University circa 1969! She made it for a family dinner a few month ago and I swooned! The sauce is the best homemade sweet and sour I’ve ever had, it may need to…

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Easy Stacked Enchiladas Verdes

Who’s got time to individually wrap each and every tortilla??? Not this girl! Stacked enchiladas are a fantastic and ridiculously easy method for those countless busy nights that leave you with little time to cook.  These came out oh so delicious and show up often in the meal rotation. It’s like…

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Easy Chow Mein

I love chow mein. It’s probably my favorite Chinese dish. It makes sense, if you are a follower of my blog, you know I am a noodle fiend! If I had to choose one thing that I would have to eat for the rest of my life, it would probably…

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