Celebrate Autumn – with Apple-Plum Pork Chops

WSU Family-Graduate Housing, has a lot of great programs, but one of my favorites has always been the fall apple picking at Bishop’s Orchard in Garfield, Washington. This event was last weekend and it was a beautiful day for it! We came away with 12 pounds of apples –  some of them, of course, have…

Asian-dumpling soup – Carol McFarland

As we count down to the first Farmer’s Markets and experiencing the uncertainty of dressing appropriately for the Palouse spring weather – I keep digging into the remnants of my frozen and dried foods from last season. This soup is perfect for a rainy spring day, and was inspired after inheriting some wonderful (super-authentic) Chinese…

Bacon, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Sandwich Filling – Carol McFarland

Here’s a bit of delicious, mid-week inspiration. I made this yummy dish for a picnic last weekend and it turned out to be one of the most delicious things I’ve cooked recently! It is really versatile and can be eaten alone, with your favorite bread as a sandwich/wrap/pita etc… or over something like rice, quinoa…

Breakfast of (Local) Champions! -Carol McFarland

Price: $$  Servings: 6 Budget Value Rating: 3  Time: 10 minutes or less (after canning peaches and roasting potatoes) It is easy to run out of the house and under-serve or totally skip “the most important meal of the day.” It’s really great to get a solid start to the day with a good breakfast;…