Circus Animal Cookies and Sprinkles Ice Cream

Circus Animal and Sprinkles Ice Cream

So Portland had it’s hottest day of the year last week and I decided it was the perfect day to make ice cream.  Well, it may be the perfect day to make and eat ice cream but not the perfect day to photograph ice cream!  Even in my air conditioned house I was racing to get photos taken of this yummy ice cream before it melted! I think I have visited every ice cream store in Portland.  If you ever  need a run down on Portland’s best ice cream shops, [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Happy Sunday Everyone and welcome back to Inspiration Monday! We are so glad you are here! I have some good news to share today: we are welcoming two new hostess  to the Inspiration Monday party! Please welcome, Laura from Inspiration for Moms and Christy from Our Southern Home. We also have a pretty new graphic for the party: I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom Inspiration for Moms | Our Southern home So lets get to it! The [Continue Reading…]

Strawberry Watermelon Orzo Salad

Strawberry Watermelon Orzo Salad is both pretty & delicious. A wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

This Strawberry, Watermelon Orzo Salad is both pretty and delicious – the way food should be! Even if this salad didn’t taste yummy I would still want to make it because it is just so darn pretty.    Besides being pretty it is full of lots of great flavor and texture.  I have to make a confession though, I am not a watermelon lover.  I know I always get lots of gasps of disbelief when I confess it.  I have a family full of watermelon lovers though so I decided [Continue Reading…]

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

This Fresh Blueberry Pie can be made with fresh or frozen berries.  The streusel topping adds extra texture and flavor.Which do you prefer – a fruit crisp or a fruit pie?  On one hand I love a fruit crisp because I love the streusel like topping that goes on top of it.  I love the sweet crunchiness of it.  On the other hand I love a good pie too and a nice buttery, flaky crust.  Well, with today’s recipe I no longer have to choose one over the other.  I [Continue Reading…]

Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping

Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is perfect on ice cream, yogurt or on pancakes or waffles

This Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is perfect on ice cream, yogurt, waffles, pancakes – just about anything and everything! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DOLE Canned Fruit. Fruit and ice cream are two of my favorite summer time dessert treats and combining the two of them together is even better. When it comes to dessert, especially in the summertime, I like to keep it simple, delicious and fresh!   Today’s recipe for Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is all three of those things and [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome, welcome to the Inspiration Monday party! It has been a great week full of more inspiration, ideas, crafts, recipes than we could ever hope for. WE are so happy you have decided to join us once again. If you are new to our party, enjoy the fun of being linked to several blogs at one time. I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom With so many fabulous links it make it [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade

Simple and delicious marinade - use fresh or dried herbs.

Every good cook needs to have a repertoire of good marinade recipes.  A good marinade can be a total life saver, especially in the summer. I have been in a total non cooking mood lately.  It may be due to the fact that I planned and prepared three meals a day for 15 people for a week (love my family!) or that it has been hot here in Portland (something we aren’t really use too)  Who wants to heat up the kitchen on a hot summer day?  I have just [Continue Reading…]

Birthday Cake Milkshake

A Birthday Cake Milkshake - the perfect combination, ice cream and cake all in one

Celebrate your birthday with a Birthday Cake Milkshake this year! I originally posted this recipe over at my friend Kristen’s blog. I knew she would post this during her birthday week so I texted to ask her what her favorite birthday cake was and she had a hard time coming up with an answer for me but one thing was clear, she loves sprinkles.  What birthday would be complete without sprinkles, lots of sprinkles.  A birthday also requires cake and ice cream so I decided to combine the two in a [Continue Reading…]

Roasted Mexican Corn Salad

Roasted Mexican Corn Salad - all the flavor of Mexican Corn without having to eat it off the cob!

Enjoy all the flavors of Mexican Street Corn without the mess with this Roasted Mexican Corn Salad. During the summer Portland has a lot of street fairs.  Last weekend Jim and I hit up the Mississippi Street Fair which is one of my favorites.  One of my favorite things about those street fairs is all the fun people watching (especially in Portland – always keeping Portland weird!)  and the yummy food.  One of the items that always seems to make an appearance at any street fair, no matter which one you [Continue Reading…]