Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie

Raspberry Meringue Pie

Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie is light and sweet.  A pretty and delicious treat for your Valentine dessert. One of my favorite desserts, EVER, is this lovely lemon angel pie.  We have been making it at our house for almost 30 years and it is still my favorite lemon dessert. One of my favorite parts of it is the meringue crust the filling is put into.  I am a big meringue fan.  Remember those meringue heart shaped cookies I shared a few weeks ago?  Another favorite. When I came across this [Continue Reading…]

The Perfect Rice Krispie Treat

Rice Krispie Treats

Do you think you know how to make a Rice Krispie Treat?  Today I’m sharing a few secrets on how to make the Perfect Rice Krispie Treat. Everyone knows how to make Rice Krispie Treats right?  You just follow the directions on the back of the marshmallow package or the cereal box.  You can do that and you will get an average Rice Krispie Treat.  Today I want to share with you a few secrets on how to get the Perfect Rice Krispie Treats.  Who wants to be average when [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! We’re so happy you stopped by to party with us today. Need some inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Check out all the fabulous and creative  ideas below.  Of course, if you are a blogger, link your latest creations and have your work  seen on 7 different 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 week’s features were selected by Leigh Anne from [Continue Reading…]

25 Heart-Shaped Treats

25 Heart-Shaped Treats on yourhomebasedmom.com

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts from Real Housemoms Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe Chocolate Dipped Meringue Cookies from Your Homebased Mom Chocolate Heart Pretzels from Simply Designing with Ashley Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod Cupid’s Arrows {with Homemade Gumdrops} from Mom on Timeout Dark Chocolate Cookie Butter Truffles from Lady Behind the Curtain Dark Chocolate Heart Cut-Out Valentine’s Cupcakes from Persnickey Plates Ding Dong Valentine’s Chocolate Hearts from Chocolate Desserts OMG Easy Lollipops from Bitz & Giggles Easy Red Velvet Oreo Sandwiches from [Continue Reading…]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Today I’ve got a yummy and healthy recipe for you over at The NY Melrose Family as part of a Healthy Recipe series my friend Jenny has going on.  Aren’t we all trying to eat a little healthier this year?  I do pretty good with meal time but snack time is always a challenge for me.  That’s when I want to grab something sweet.  Today I am sharing one of our favorite go to healthy snack foods  – Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! Head on over and visit me at The NY [Continue Reading…]

Oatmeal Carmelitas


The other day I was having a major chocolate and caramel craving.  No amount of water or healthy eating could satisfy the craving.  So I caved. I made a batch of Oatmeal Carmelitas.  When I went to get the recipe I realized it wasn’t on the blog!  How could such a cookie staple not be on my blog.  Oatmeal Carmelitas is a recipe that any serious baker/cookie maker should have in their baking repertoire! Oatmeal Carmelitas are a classic.  I have made them for years and years.  The original recipe [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

slow cooker chicken chili verde

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile  Verde is oh so easy and so delicious! So I am holding true to my promise of more slow cooker recipes for the new year!  This is the second one. I wish I could say I had kept all of my goals for this year for two weeks already! If you missed the first slow cooker recipe of the year be sure and check out these amazing slow cooker Balsamic Short Ribs I posted last week.  Just a hint,  they are delicious served with the Roasted [Continue Reading…]

Swedish Cream

Swedish cream with Raspberry Sauce

Today’s recipe is the perfect treat for your non chocolate lovers for Valentine’s Day or just about perfect for any day. I love chocolate as much as the next person but there are actually times when I will pick a non chocolate dessert over a chocolate one.  Can you believe it!?  If I do, there is usually some kind of fruit involved.  Chocolate seems to be the choice of the season with Valentine’s Day fast approaching but today I’d like to share with you a pretty and delicious dessert idea for [Continue Reading…]

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

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This queso fundido is cheesy heaven. Add in a layer of chorizo for even more goodness. I love cheese in just about any shape or form. But hot, melted cheese is definitely one of my favorite ways to eat cheese. Since my husband has gone dairy free, cheese is the thing I have missed most. The other day I was having a major craving for cheese.  Some hot, ooey, gooey cheese.  One of my favorite ways to eat cheese is in the form of queso fundido.  Add in a handful [Continue Reading…]