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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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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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Homemade Crispy Fried Onion Strips Recipe

Published on April 5, 2016, in Recipes, The Old Hen.

Crispy fried onions. If you only thought they came in a can or at a restaurant, please allow me to change your life. These are perfect as a side treat, on a barbecue pork sandwich, on burgers, or if you

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Homemade Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe

My first meeting with honey mustard dressing was at Scandia Bakery where I spent most of my teenage years. I sold doughnuts while listening to Scandinavian music by day and vacuumed floors while listening to Air Supply by night. We

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How to Cook Bacon For a Crowd

After discussing squashed squash, one can only assume it is appropriate to follow up with baking bacon. No? While cooking breakfast for six people at a time at my inn plus a family of bacon snitchers, I was forced to figure

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Roasted Butternut Squash

I’ve always disliked squashed squash. Pumpkin ravioli? Meh. Soup? Even more meh. Overcooked? There are not enough mehs in the world. But I’ve wanted to like it. I’ve tried with my whole heart. I’ve even ordered it at fancy restaurants

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