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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 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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Penuche Coffeecake Recipe

Sometimes life is about breaking the rules. Like, who says penuche is only for German Chocolate Cake? For new readers, I worked in one of the Seattle area’s most popular bakeries back in the eighties & nineties. It is where

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Old-Fashioned Fresh Coleslaw Recipe

Sweet, humble, colorful, and healthy. Cole slaw is all that I strive to be. This dressing is also fantastic for other salads. One might consider making a couple batches and keeping some in the fridge for BBQ nights on the deck.

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Easy Homemade Maple Nut Ice Cream Recipe

I have fond memories of my parents taking us kids to Baskin Robbins when I was little. I could never understand why they chose to eat maple nut ice cream when there were 31 perfect flavors such as root beer float

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How to Make Easy Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Recipe

I have to be honest, I wasn’t a fan of homemade ice cream the first time I made it. In fact, my ice cream maker sat in the top of a barn for about 8 years after the overwhelmingly creamy,

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