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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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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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Rich, Meaty Bolognese Sauce Recipe

I’m pretty sure every last one of my Facebook friends has visited Italy this week. There are beautiful pictures of naked male statues standing by glorious fountains, bold red wines, and churches – oh, the churches. And I’m all sittin’

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Fresh Roasted (or Grilled) Restaurant Salsa Recipe

I haven’t met a soul yet who can resist Mexican restaurant salsa and chips. We get full before our meal comes. Amirite? How spiffy would it be to make your own salsa at home and have the power of making

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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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