Freese pancakes


3  eggs                                               1/2  cup butter, melted

3/4  cups milk                                      juice of 1/2  a lemon

3/4 cups all purpose  flour                  confectioners’ sugar

1/2 tsp salt


Preheat  oven to 450 degrees. beat  the eggs and milk until they are well blended. Add flour and salt, stirring the batter until it is slightly lumpy.

Set  10′ pie  plate in the  oven to melt the  butter. when the butter is very hot , pour in the  batter and bake for about twenty  minutes or  until the pancake is brown and  puffed. sprinkle with lemon juice and confectioners sugar and  cut into wedges.

Serve immediately as it will  deflate  quickly.

Serves 4

Eggs Issaquah


4  eggs                                             2  Tbs  melted  butter

1/2  cup  cream                                 1/2 tsp pepper

pinch of cayenne                               2 tbs grated cheddar  cheese

2  toasted english  muffins                6  slices of  crisp  bacon


Melt  Butter with Cream in skillet.  ad  eggs and sprinkle with pepper and  cayenne. when egg whites begin to set , sprinkle with cheese. Finish cooking and place on English muffin half with some of the  hot cream and  butter.  Serve with bacon slices.

serves 2

Grape Bread! For my friends in wine country!

 I just added a recipe tab to the website to share some of my favorite recipes. I will be adding recipes as I get time. I thought I would do a  special  post for this recipe as I was inspired by  all the time I  spent in  Prosser WA. 

 Grape Bread- This recipe is for my friends in Prosser! 

labor day 127


3 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup oil

3 cups flour

3 cups seeded Concord grapes

3 cups brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt 3/4 tsp baking soda

¾ cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until light in color. Mix dry ingredients together and fold the dry mixture into the egg mixture until moist.  Do not beat!

Gently fold in grape skins and nuts.  Pour into two greased and floured pans.

Bake for one hour or until it tests done in the center with a toothpick. Gently remove from pans and cool.

Makes 2 loaves



My first cast… well of this kind.

first cast I recently starting  working for Native Stone Concrete as a  regional  sales rep. The owner thought it would be a  good idea  for me to  learn as much about the process as possible.

So  last week I rolled up my  sleeves and  got a bit dirty. The art design is by  artist Joe Illig.  This morning Joe picked this piece up to deliver  to a doctors  office. He was very happy with my first pour.

As a child I was  fascinated  with Native American Art so  working with Native Stone Concrete and Joe Illig is like living in a dream.


Military Retirement

pensjpgI am pretty excited to  be preparing to attend a Military  Retirement  party next month. Having  never attended  a retirement party of  any  kind  I  phoned my father in law and asked for gift  suggestions.  He told me he had a  friend that gave him a  lovely gift when he retired. I called his friend and we discussed what I wanted and days later I received a phone call that the  piece was ready!   Now all I have to figure out is what to wear!