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…]

The Munchies Ice Cream

Munchies Ice Cream - full of all your favorite things to munch on. Pretzels, Potato Chips, Ritz Crackers and M & M's

The Munchies Ice Cream is full of all of your favorite things to munch on – potato chips, Ritz crackers, pretzels and M & M’s. This Munchies Ice Cream is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.  A perfect balance. On my trip to New York we had to  make a visit to Ample Hills Ice Cream. It has been voted the number ice cream in New York State after all!  I couldn’t pass up a chance to check it out.    They have such fun and creative flavor combinations.  We [Continue Reading…]

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Pineapple & Mint

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Pineapple and Mint

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Pineapple & Mint is the perfect summer side dish.  So delicious and an amazing flavor combination. If you followed along on my fun trip to NYC on Instagram you saw that we visited alot of bakeries and ate a lot of ice cream.  But we did eat some amazing “real food” too.  My first night in NYC Tessa took me to a delightful restaurant, Westville.  We ate at the one in Chelsea but they also have two other locations.  One of the side dishes we had was [Continue Reading…]