Greek Orzo Pasta

Well, my neighbor did me wrong. She offered me a deli prepared Greek Orzo Pasta Salad from Safeway, and I fell in LOVE. What I don’t love is $8.99 a pound pasta salad. So, I went on a hunt to recreate this salad. Here are the fruits of my labor. Be forewarned, this recipe makes … More Greek Orzo Pasta


My Paw Paw, Glyndell Wilbert Ebarb, passed away Wednesday night. Sorrow, grief and heartbreak come in waves, but I feel so fortunate. He was a part of my life for over 31 years and I can’t think of him without smiling. He taught me about hard work. He would come for a visit and find … More GWE

One month in Oregon

We’ve been here a month. We made the move, are basically settled and Derek found an accounting job! This is huge news. Let me update you on our adventures in Portland, Oregon. Okay, okay…so, we don’t technically live in Portland. We live in Hillsboro, which I’ve heard is like living in Canada to a true … More One month in Oregon

2073 Miles

It is with much excitement, a bit of anxiety & a twinge of sadness I officially announce the S Family is moving to Portland, Oregon this month. To our loyal readers, all three of you, this is not a shock, I hope. How did we come to this decision? What does Oregon have in store … More 2073 Miles


Well, I can check one thing off the resolution list. I made croissants! Here are some things I figured out in this baking marathon. Dedication is one of the requirements of making croissants from scratch. Teamwork & communication is another requirement when making croissants, especially with two small children present. Pounding butter with a rolling … More Croissants