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Caprese Panini |The Good Hearted Woman

Caprese Panini Without a Press {3 Ways!}

It’s that time of year! The tomatoes are ripe, the basil is lush, and a freshly-pressed panini sounds like the perfect meal. However, if you are like me, you might not have a Panini Press just sitting around. They are expensive, they take up a boatload of room, and they don’t do a whole lot […]

Hike to Witch's Castle |The Good Hearted Woman

Hike to Witch’s Castle {Forest Park, Portland}

Once upon a time, I had visions of hiking through the hills and valleys of the Pacific Northwest with my happy little train of children, traipsing along whilst singing our hearts out all Von Trappified and such.  (In my perfect world, it would be totally acceptable to break out into song at any given moment.) […]

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Dad’s 10 Life Lessons

Dad would have been 88 today. He died eight years ago from Parkinson’s related complications, and I still miss him every day. I miss his dumb jokes, and how he always started laughing halfway through the telling. I miss his “just one more crescent roll” at holiday dinners. I miss his face lighting up when […]

HQ Southern BBQ Review | The Good Hearted Woman

HQ Southern BBQ {Casper, WY}

Notes from the Man Cave I travel to Wyoming once or twice a year on business, and Renée occasionally goes with me. When I’m on the road, I always try to find places to eat that are a little off the beaten path – the food is … [Read More...]

Make a Tortilla Warmer {Tutorial} | The Good Hearted Woman

DIY Fabric Tortilla Warmer {Tutorial}

Do you have an indispensable gadget in your kitchen that you didn’t know you needed until you got it? Something you can't imagine life without now? For me, one answer is my fabric tortilla warmer.  I discovered these little … [Read More...]

Sweet & Spicy Buffalo CHicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Dip |The Good Hearted Woman

Happy National Chicken Wing Day!

Notes from the Man Cave Today is National Chicken Wing Day!  (I would never have known that if Renée hadn't told me, but she says it is, so it must be true.) To celebrate this auspicious occasion, I thought I'd share … [Read More...]

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream | The Good Hearted Woman

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream {Sponsored}

Ice cream is the stuff memories are made of. The bell of the ice cream truck ringing through the neighborhood, a cone at Goodale’s after a haircut, a chocolate soda with my big brother. These are my earliest recollections – … [Read More...]

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

Fancy That! {PDX Bloggers}

Sometimes you just need to get your craft on. Last month, I spent a few lovely hours with a few of Portland’s best bloggers enjoying tea, cookies, and crafting at Fancy That at Orenco Station in Hillsboro. Fancy That is … [Read More...]

Delish Deviled Eggs - Cookbook Review 2

Ginger-Chili Deviled Eggs

When I write a book review, I tend to jump in with both feet. Prepping to write about D'lish Deviled Eggs, a micro-focused cookbook by Chef Kathy Casey, was no exception: I ended up making four dozen eggs (that's 96 deviled … [Read More...]

Delish Deviled Eggs - Cookbook Review 3

D’Lish Deviled Eggs {Book Review}

After attending a media event at Portland’s Heathman Restaurant celebrating the launch of their new happy hour menu, I went home curious to find out more about the woman who had developed it – Chef Kathy Casey. I learned that … [Read More...]