Roasted Hazelnuts and Being an Oregonian

Roasted hazelnuts recipe from atthepicketfence.com

I've lived in Oregon for 15 years and yet I've never considered myself an Oregonian. My husband was born and raised here, my children were born and are being raised here but I'm the odd one out. Born in Ohio, raised in Missouri and California and now here I am... ...in Oregon. … [Read more...]

Creamy Brie and Mushroom Soup

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Hi again ATPF friends!  It's me Claire from A Little CLAIREification with another delicious recipe to share with you all.  This one is perfect as temperatures are finally starting to drop and cooler weather is on the way. … [Read more...]

Plum Puff Pastry Tart

Plum Puff Pastry Tart atthepicketfence.com

Anne clasped her hands and looked at the dresses. "I did hope there would be a white one with puffed sleeves," she whispered disconsolately.  "I prayed for one, but I didn't much expect it on that account.  I didn't suppose God would have time to bother about a little orphan girl's dress.  I knew I'd just have to depend on Marilla for it.  Well, … [Read more...]

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Since I've been on this weight loss journey, and by the way I've lost 130 pounds and am now maintaining…whoop! whoop!, I have totally changed how I think about food and my relationship with it.  BUT….that doesn't mean I still don't appreciate, and like to have, a great party dip, especially during football season! … [Read more...]

Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels

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Hi there my ATPF friends!  It's me Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, back again with a delicious recipe just for you!  This month, I decided to make these Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels for One. Main. Reason. I know it's hard to believe we are already into August, but I happen to know that a lot of people are doing a little happy dance.  No, … [Read more...]

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Hi there, At The Picket Fence friends! It's me, Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, and I am so excited to be here. I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Heather and Vanessa in person at the SNAP conference a couple of months ago.  They are just both so beautiful, inside and out, and I am thrilled to be part of the ATPF contributor … [Read more...]

Leg Warmers & Last Minute 4th of July Ideas!

Last Minute 4th of July ideas from atthepicketfence.com

Once upon a time there were two little girls. They spent their days in an imaginary world. Sometimes they were on the prairie collecting eggs and doing daily battle with Nellie Olsen. Other days they were Super Girl and Wonder Woman. Robes became capes and knee socks did double duty as the most fabulous boots in the universe. And every 4th … [Read more...]

Memories of Summer…and creamsicle pie!

No Bake Orange Creamsicle Pie

  I can remember the sound so distinctively.  I would be playing in the backyard with Vanessa.  Maybe having a tea party, or playing house or bossing her around…or reenacting the latest Little House on the Prairie episode and off in the distance the melodious notes would resound.  Starting softly, getting a little louder and then fading off … [Read more...]

Five Fabulous Frozen Summer Treats!

Five Fabulous Frozen Treats

  The temperatures rising and there's nothing like a frozen summer treat to cool you off! Here are five fabulous frozen summer desserts that will help you "chill out" this summer! … [Read more...]

Fruit Infused Liquor for Summer Cocktails

fruit infused liquor in jars atthepicketfence.com

Whenever I even see the word 'cocktail' I immediately want to go put on a flouncy outfit, swipe some bright red lipstick over my lips and slip my feet into stiletto heels. There is just something about that word that makes you feel like you should be in an episode of 'Mad Men', don't you think? Or maybe flinging bottles behind the bar … [Read more...]