Winter in Douglas County is unique for many reasons when comparing it to other locations around the world. This area rarely has sustained temperatures below freezing, and winters seem to be getting milder as time goes on.
When I was a kid, my sister and I would watch the Food Channel and attempt to cook our own versions of some of the recipes we would find there. That was long before finding a recipe on the Internet was as easy as it is today, so we had the luxury of a pen and paper to jot down the ingredient…
The color red is so prominent this time of year. Red makes you think of the holidays and is warm and inviting on a cold day. Cranberries can even provide that hint of red to your food this season.
This year was my husband’s and my first year hosting the family for the holiday. Earlier this year, my husband shot a 12-pound turkey for us to feast on. Now, not only was this our first year hosting Thanksgiving, it was the first time I had the honor of cooking a turkey, and a wild turkey at that.
I noticed it when I was just a girl — my mom had a way of making others feel comfortable. She welcomed guests in our home without hesitation. Those who needed a place to stay or just an afternoon meal found their way to our home.
Oftentimes, it is the unexpected changes in life that make it the most fulfilling. This was certainly the case for Erin Keller when she and her family moved back to the Roseburg area.