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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 .

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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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

I collect old church cookbooks. I figure if you can’t trust the old recipes of good, Christian women trying to show off to their congregation, who can you trust? One day I went hunting for a pineapple upside down cake

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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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