Category Archives: Food

One-skillet Mediterranean Chicken with Tomatoes and Green Olives

 Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts of equal size 2 tbsp minced garlic or garlic paste Salt and pepper 1 tbsp dried oregano, divided Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil ½ cup dry white wine 1 large lemon, juice of ½ cup chicken broth 1 cup finely chopped red onion 1 ½ cup small-diced tomatoes ¼ cup sliced green olives… Read More »

Ginger Cookies

We love ginger snaps, but my wife, Denise, says I can’t call these ginger snaps because ginger snaps are hard; I like them soft. When I bake them, I make half of them hard by keeping them small and half soft by making them large. That way we’re both happy. I am so grateful to… Read More »

Meatloaf

I had a ‘best of Sunset’ cookbook that I used until it literally fell apart and this recipe is one that I used most often. It’s an excellent meatloaf recipe. FAMILY MEATLOAF 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (I usually use 93 percent lean) 2/3 cup quick cooking rolled oats (or 1 cup of fine… Read More »

Columbia Gorge Hotel

Never stayed there – a bit out of my price range – but have enjoyed dinner a few times and once enjoyed an amazing brunch. I would recommend checking on the brunch thought – it was many years ago and I’m not seeing much information about it on the web.

Italian Basil Pesto Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS 12 oz. Pesto, either purchased or home-made 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta 2 cups grape tomatoes 7 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 1/2 cup pickled banana pepper rings 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained 4 thin slices hard salami,… Read More »

Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

This is a favorite in our home – my wife asks for it frequently. Simple and quick, it’s healthy as well. Enjoy. Ingredients 1 15- to 19-ounce can beans, such as chickpeas, black-eyed peas or kidney beans, rinsed 2 5- to 6-ounce cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and flaked (see Note) 1 large red… Read More »

Salmon With Warm Tomato-Olive Salad

Ingredients 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes Kosher salt 4 6 -ounce salmon fillets (about 1 1/4 inches thick) 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives 2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, cut… Read More »