Crater Lake and Garfield Peak Trail

Let me start by telling you that the color of Crater Lake is even more mesmerizing when you are there. We still can’t get over the color,  neither one of us has ever seen anything like it before. We first arrived at the rim of the crater at 2 a.m. and there was a stunning reflection of the moon glittering … Read More

Chicken Parmesan

This is one of Tyler’s all-time favorite dinners. It has been a popular choice in the past, but we haven’t been eating it since we started trying to eat healthier. I thought is was more that time to come up with a healthier version that still has all the requisite crisp-cheesy-goodness. The good news is, the new recipe has the ‘Tyler Stamp of Approval’ which is probably the highest praise I could get.

Easiest Banana Nut Cake

I know that you’re not ‘supposed’ to eat cake for breakfast, but isn’t it great that this one is healthy enough to eat anytime of the day? This recipe is so fast and easy that I find myself making it every week because it makes the perfect grab and go. It also provides a healthier choice for any mid-day cravings that might appear. I’m not much for breakfast first thing in the morning, and that’s why I’ve been working on some recipes for on the go snacking around 10:00 a.m.

Coastal Adventure | Newport to Coos Bay

As we headed south toward Newport we said goodbye to the last of the sun rays. In the morning, we were lucky enough to catch a bit of sun for our walk on the beach. Even though our Newport days were foggy, it was definitely our favorite coastal town in Oregon. Although, it should be said that we may be partial due to the fact that we discovered two excellent restaurants. I tend to be enthusiastic about anywhere with good eats.

Sesame Chicken with Stir-Fried Vegetables

This is my version of the popular Chinese take-out, Sesame Chicken. I’ve lightened up the recipe considerably by not coating and deep frying the chicken. Omitting a step also shortens the preparation time by a lot, as well making this a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner.