Artichoke Mushroom Marinara Sauce

marinara sauce

This Artichoke Mushroom Marinara Sauce is a grown up version of your basic marinara sauce. Kid’s will love it too! This post is sponsored by Tapinfluence and Cans Get You Cooking but all opinions are my own. I first served this marinara sauce several years ago at a dinner party. Typically I don’t serve spaghetti at a dinner party but this sophisticated marinara sauce is definitely dinner party worthy. It was a big hit at the party too. The addition of mushrooms, artichoke hearts and black olives dresses up a [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!!! This is the place where you can be inspired, inspire others, or both. Take a look through the 100’s of links below to find inspiration from around the globe, or if you’re a blogger, link up at the bottom and be featured by 7 blogs! I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom This weeks main features were chosen by Julie from Redhead Can Decorate… [Continue Reading…]

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

This sour cream raspberry pie is the perfect combination of flavors and textures.  Eat it warm or cold! We planted raspberries in our garden for the first time this year.  The first year your harvest is not very big and each visit to the new plants to see how they are doing yields a small handful of raspberries which promptly get eaten.  Not really enough to do much with other than just eat and enjoy.  But I can’t wait until next year when they really produce.  We’ve got some new [Continue Reading…]

Fruit Slush

Always have a refreshing, fruity drink on hand with this fruit slush. Store the frozen slush cubes in the freezer and just pull them out and add soda!

Fruit Slush is a delicious and quick way to cool off on a hot summer day. One of my childhood memories is going to visit my mom’s friend Vera Jean.  My mom was an only child and Vera Jean was like a sister to her.  After we moved away from California, whenever we returned to visit, we visited Vera Jean.  And whenever we visited Vera Jean she always served us a yummy fruity, slushie drink.  I always remembered that and now one of my favorite things to keep in my [Continue Reading…]

25 Perfect for a Potluck Side Dishes

25 'Perfect for a Potluck' Side Dishes

  A great collection of the perfect potluck side dishes for your next party. Who is going to a potluck BBQ this holiday weekend?  If you are, we’ve got you covered and if you aren’t you are still going to want to try some of these 25 amazing potluck side dishes.  Perfect for a potluck or your dinner this week!   Balsamic Roasted Potato Salad from Your Homebased Mom Broccoli Salad from Your Homebased Mom Antipasto Tortellini Salad from Neighborfood Asian Broccoli Slaw with Pineapple from The Adventure Bite Bacon [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Al Pastor Tacos

slow cooker al pastor tacos

These yummy al pastor tacos are full of amazing flavor and so easy because they are done in the slow cooker. This post is sponsored by Mom It Forward and Cans Get You Cooking.  All opinions are my own. I was living under a misconception. All these years I thought slow cooker cooking was only for the fall and winter.  Not for summer.  I was wrong.  I’m not sure where this idea came from but I firmly believed that you only cooked with your slow cooker in the cooler months. [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome back! We hope you’re ready to be inspired! Thank you so much for stopping by our linky party, we love all your creative ideas and can’t wait to share them! I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom Summer is a great time to start those big projects, I hope you enjoy my picks. Big projects followed by a few yummy recipes! The below features were selected by Debbie from [Continue Reading…]

Red, White & Blue Ice Cubes

Red White and Blue Ice Cubes

I love going a little red, white and blue crazy on the 4th of July.   When my kids were little I always bought them coordinating red, white & blue outfits (usually at Old Navy).  You have to wear red, white & blue on the 4th of July.  It is just unpatriotic not to.  This year we will be spending the 4th down at our house on the Oregon Coast.  I love being at the beach for the holiday.  It is a small town who does the 4th right.  There [Continue Reading…]

25 Patriotic No Bake Sweets & Treats

25 Patriotic No Bake Sweets & Treats

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  All of my children are usually home and we head to the beach for an old fashioned 4th complete with a small town parade.  Today we’ve got 25 Patriotic No Bake Sweets & Treats for you to make  your holiday celebration even easier –  no baking!! Patriotic Popcorn Cake from Your Homebased Mom Red, White & Blue Cookie Bark from Your Homebased Mom 4th of July Marshmallow Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories 4th of July Tie Dyed Fudge from Taste [Continue Reading…]