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The Old Hen B&B closed May 31, 2014. We recommend The Roaring River B&B 425.888.4834 and The Log Cabin B&B 425.533.8278 for your North Bend get-away. Please stay tuned for Deanna's cookbook and food truck plans as seen on New Day Northwest. Here's to starting from scratch. Talking about The Old Hen online? Our hashtag is #theoldhen .
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Pineapples Wearing Shades Cookies Recipe

No matter how cool you are, you’re probably never gonna be as cool as pineapples wearing shades cool. Pinterest has made chalkboards, foxes, pallets, and owls popular; and, lordy, I don’t know who is responsible for this, but bless them. Pineapples

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When Life Gives You A Lemonade Banner

Published on July 5, 2016, in As Seen on TV.

A few years ago, these lemon-y tarts hit the Seattle scene. They were featured on New Day Northwest. And while they made a stunning TV debut, there were a couple of things which may have accidentally upstaged their refreshing beauty –

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Homemade Praline Swirl Ice Cream Recipe

Everything caramel is better.  Just ask Ben and Jerry and Haagen and Daz and, basically, any nut. Never mind the small talk. Imma just gonna let this recipe speak for itself with a moment of silence…. Make caramel sauce first

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Homemade Pulled Pork Sammich Recipe AKA The Hot Mess

If you’re having a casual, little dinner party for about six people and want to go all out, let me introduce you to The Hot Mess… in the best possible way, that is. Have plenty of wet towels ready. And

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Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

Hard ciabatta buns housing chicken salad make chamber of commerce lunches exceptionally awkward. Don’t ask me how I know, I just do. Corn dogs purchased for $9 at the county fair that are covered in unsweetened, bread-y cornbread deserve a first

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Steak Salad Recipe

The older I get, the more have to face the fact that green needs to be the most prominent color on my plate. Gone are the days of pasta and cheese. Enter rainbows of veggies… okay, and blue cheese dressing…

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Well-aged, savory, and a wee but sassy. I present thee with the amazing (very grown up) blue cheese dressing for your summer salad. Ingredients 1/4 cup salad oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 3/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise

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Cheesy Beef and Bean Burritos Recipe

Our pre fourth of July weather has settled in this week. Sunshine doesn’t normally commit in Seattle until July 5th. After that, summer is perfect. But, for now, it is burrito weather. And that ain’t half bad. Things are looking brighter

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Cobb Salad in a Tomato Bowl Recipe

It’s time for summer. It’s time for salads. With bacon. Because, well, bacon. One of the least snobby is the cobb-y. There are no candied pecans, or fresh berries, lemon dressing, or anything very hob nob. These things are loverly, but

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Queso Cheese Sauce Recipe

Is there anything that brings Americans and Mexicans together like queso sauce?  And our love of siestas. And fiestas. Well, and margaritas. Yeah, margaritas trump them all. But I have to say, queso sauce has to be runner-up. Just start with a couple

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