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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 and her daughter (affectionately known as Dotter) Brittany's food truck plans as seen on New Day Northwest - The Old Hen on Tour coming soon! Here's to starting from scratch. Talking about The Old Hen online? Our hashtag is #theoldhen . Thank you so much for supporting us!
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Red Wine, Steak, and Mushroom Risotto

I’m going to be honest with you. I’m not a huge fan of eating mushrooms – it’s a texture thing. But, you absolutely cannot beat the flavor they add to dishes… especially saucy ones. If you can relate, please promise me

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe

So this happened. It started with a couple rhubarb roots and grew into this after just a few months. Jurassic Park. Or, you know, just rhubarb. And by “just rhubarb,” I mean beautiful, tart, pink, sassy filling for pie. Strawberry

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Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

This super dooper easy salad option flew off my radar for years. In fact, this very post has been a draft in my reserves waiting for me to publish since 2012. And then I saw how gorgeous it was again and

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7 Unique Eats in the Snoqualmie Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley is a fascinating northwest wonderland but I must admit that I did not fully realize all the amazing things to see, do, and, perhaps most importantly, taste – that is, until I opened a B&B (now closed).

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Old-Fashioned Date Bars Recipe

The date. Strong and subtle. Pair him with sugar-y, oats-y goodness and you have the perfect escort for your next potluck. Preheat oven to 350F. Ingredients 1 pound dates, diced 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 cups oatmeal 2

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Magic Bars Recipe

Published on April 13, 2016, in Bars, Cookies, Desserts, Recipes.

At church last weekend I was reminded of God’s goodness through an inspiring message, fun chats with friends, and let’s be honest. The potluck. This Sunday brought memories back of a classic – Magic Bars. No church cookbook (or blog)

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Limoncello White Chocolate Cocktail

My friends on the east coast are shoveling snow while I’m over here in the Northwest with my door open to let the sunshine pour inside. This calls for a drink that brings us all together.  Makes about 4 servings. Ingredients 2 cups heavy

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How to Make Limoncello

Published on April 8, 2016, in Cocktails, Recipes.

Limoncello: Sunshine in a jar. This recipe takes one afternoon to make and about four days to complete. Ingredients 4 large lemons, peels and juice 1 1/4 cups water 1 1/2 cups sugar 8 ounces vodka Using a sharp paring

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Basic but not boring. Golden brown disks filled with dreamy chocolate nuggets. Childhood memories all in one perfectly baked cookie. Deliciousness that makes the whole household come to a complete halt almost as fast as homemade rolls or bacon. Preheat oven

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Spinach Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing and Fried Onion Crisps Recipe

Glory. glory. I didn’t think I could love spinach salad anymore than I do. And then I added homemade  crispy, sweet fried onion strips. And. my life was complete. And, the point of having salad in the first place became obsolete.

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