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…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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The temperatures are heating up and so are your links! You guys are blowing us away with your amazing content every week…thank you for joining us every week for a fun time! Inspiration Monday is getting jam-packed every week with some seriously PHENOMENAL ideas!     I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom   We’re starting to see LOTS of red, white, and blue fun in the party.Check out all of these fun patriotic ideas from last week’s [Continue Reading…]

Fast Fire Flank Steak

Flank Steak

Fast Fire Flank Steak is one of the top favorite meals for the men at my house!   This was one of the earliest recipes I shared here on the blog back in 2008.  It’s been a family favorite for a long time.  Today you are getting an updated and improved version! The Fast Fire Flank Steak is a standard here at the Wilkes’ house.  If you ask any of the men at my house what their favorite dinner is, Fast Fire Flank Steak would be in the top two choices [Continue Reading…]

Places to See and Eat in New York City}Part Two

Things to do and eat in New York City

Part Two of my favorite places to see and eat in New York City.  Find Part One here. Today is a continuation of all the fun places I visited and ate at while on my recent trip to New York City.  If you missed Part One you can find it here. Before I visit a city I always do some research to figure out where I want to eat and what I want to see.  I talk to people who have been there, visit travel blogs and Google.  Before this [Continue Reading…]