Pumpkin Butter Ravioli  

Pumpkin Butter Dessert Squares

These dessert squares might just replace your thanksgiving pumpkin pie. They are certainly just as delicious and simpler to make than you might expect. Pumpkin butter has a much more intense flavor than the usual canned pumpkin filling and it already has all the spices thrown in, making it easier for you. Read More…


 

Glazed Honey Drunken Salmon

For the dads who are seafood lovers out there, this is the perfect father's day meal using a couple of our great Columbia Empire Farms products! Father's day is a special time to thank the men in your life for all they do, so whether you're preparing this for your husband, father, or anyone. Read More…


 

Bruschetta with Tomato, Bacon, Arugula and Hazelnuts

It is late summer in the Northwest and we are bringing the last of our tomato harvest in. Beloved by most is Bruschetta. Here is an Oregon twist on this tomato standby. It features roasted Columbia Empire Farms Hazelnuts and melted Rogue Blue Cheese that combines for a delicious savory bite. Read More…


Rugelach  

Rugelach – Raspberry, Nuts And Chocolate
Wrapped In Cream Cheese Dough

My maternal great great grandmother, Shirley Sierra (the name given to her at Ellis Island), had a bakery in Kiev, Russia (now part of Ukraine). She moved to Brooklyn, NY at the turn of the 20th century and continued her “bakery” there. It wasn’t a shop as we imagine now, it was just her, baking in her apartment. Read More…


Sweet Potato Hazelnut Cake  

Sweet Potato, Chocolate And Hazelnut Cake

A delicious, moist, fall dessert cake or hot beverage companion. Perfect for a brisk morning, mid-afternoon break, a not too sweet evening dessert or a cozy evening snack. Having folks over for Marsan, Bunko or just to visit, the point is everything is better with a cake. Read More…


The Most Wonderful Brownies  

The Most Wonderful Brownies Ever

I have been a Marion Blackberry Pie for judge for several years at both the Oregon State Fair and Oregon Berry Festival. This does not make me an expert with Hazelnut baking contests however I can personally attest that these Brownies are “The Most Wonderful Brownies Ever.” Read More…