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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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How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top

Published on May 23, 2016, in Asian, Recipes, Rice, Side Dishes.

This may seem like a plain post. And, you’re right. It is. But in a world where we are bombarded with gimmick-y kitchen utensils every day, it is good, sometimes, to go back to the basics. I’m not completely sure

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Berry Hand Pies With Lemon Glaze

Published on May 22, 2016, in Desserts, Fillings, Pies, Recipes.

I am afraid there is about to be a berry shortage. I am always afraid there is about to be a berry shortage. It is the only explanation for a grown woman to have bags of berries in her freezer. Every

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Chicken Makhani AKA Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

When my kids were little, they learned about various countries by studying not just the history of the country, but the foods. Son and dotter had to cook dinners that represented the country they had been learning about. In my

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Raspberry Almond Mazarin Tart Recipe

One of my favorite Scandinavian treats is the mazarin tart. It is rich and regal yet one of the easiest things one could make for friends… the perfect dessert. Preheat oven to 350F. Dough Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar

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Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese frosting Recipe

I admit, my memories of carrot cake are a bit abnormal. When a bakery shelf becomes your natural before school nap habitat, you catch glimpses of bakers taking full sheetcakes out of a room-size, ferris-wheel oven. You watch your mom

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Emergency Chocolate Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

I am so proud of my kids. Most importantly, I’m proud of who they have worked hard to become. But I am also proud of their accomplishments. There are too many to list; but, last night I received a typical

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Southwest Salad Recipe

I’ve had some fantastic Southwest salads and I’ve had some horrible ones. One restaurant served theirs covered in a vinaigrette – heavy on the vinegar. I couldn’t eat it. I puckered up, pecked at it like an Old Hen would, cut

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Southwest Rub Recipe

One has not lived until one has entered into a simple shop at Pike Place Market in Seattle and asked an old Mexican woman which spices to buy if one were to want to cook authentic Mexican food. How she

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10 Television Shows Featuring Bed & Breakfasts

It is no coincidence my home was turned into a B&B. I blame Gilmore Girls. It went off the air in 2007. I spent 2008 getting ready. And opened up my gorgeous wooden doors to guests in 2009. My kids and I watched

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Eggs Benedict Recipe

I’m on a kick lately. Back to basics… the traditional, if you will. The basics are good for the soul. Here are some others I’ve been in touch with lately: Take road trips. Be happy. Be kind. Be silly. Keep

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