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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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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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German Chocolate Cake

There is something quite perfect about an imperfect cake. Especially a German Chocolate Cake. I’m a sucker for dark chocolate, so I make mine with dark cocoa powder rather than traditional German chocolate. The magic of the German Chocolate Cake

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Homemade Fig Newton Cookies Recipe

Published on June 9, 2016, in Bars, Cookies, Desserts.

I loved eating Fig Newtons when I was little. I never thought about what a fig was and I never realized it’s proper place was halved upon a rustic, proper antipasto platter, drizzled with honey. I never knew how grown up I

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Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Published on June 7, 2016, in Beverages, Cocktails, Recipes.

Of all the outlandish, hilarious, and awesome names of cocktails, the one that bothers me the most is my very favorite drink… the Bloody Mary. You know what. We’ll just call her Mary. After trying Marys out in various locations, I

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