Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage

Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage

This recipe was originally published in November, 2009 and has been updated. Today’s recipe is always a family favorite.  I have taken this dish into lots of family’s when someone was sick or had a new baby and it is always a hit.  The recipe is always requested.  It is also a great dish to make for company or when you are feeding two hungry 19 year old boys. As part of the Mormon faith we have a missionary program.  Our young men and women give up 18 months to [Continue Reading…]

Celestial Salad

Celestial Salad

Over the holiday weekend, we did a lot of eating.  Not all of it was “clean” eating and after a weekend like that I find myself craving a nice, light, delicious salad.  One of our all time favorite salads is Celestial Salad.  We have made it for years and it is always on our Easter menu as well as making frequent appearances on our dinner table on other nights of the year.  As far as I’m concerned it is pretty heavenly. I originally shared this back in 2011 but since [Continue Reading…]

Frosted Freckled Lemonade

Frosted Freckled Lemonade

Over Mother’s Day weekend Jim and I were in Utah.  We were able to attend the wedding of one of our niece’s and also celebrate Mother’s Day with Jim’s mom and all his siblings.  That hasn’t happened for a very long time.  There was lots of talking and visiting and one of the conversations with my sister in laws turned to food.  That does happen a lot!  We were discussing the Chick fil A Copycat Frosted Lemonade recipe I had posted a few weeks ago and my sister in law [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Hey-ohhhhh! Hoping everyone is having a lovely weekend. If you’re one of our partiers from the US, then we extend Memorial Day greetings to you, as well. And now that Memorial Day is here, I think it’s safe to welcome SUMMERTIME, also! Grab your flip flops and sunglasses…the lazy, hazy, cRaZy days are indeed upon us. I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom   twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom   As the temperatures warm up, cool down with some of these refreshingly [Continue Reading…]

25 Grilling Recipes

25 Grilling Recipes

Heat up the grill!  We’ve got 25 amazing grilling recipes for you for your grilling pleasure this holiday season.  Grilling season is officially open!  Lots of yummy recipes to choose from. Sweet & Tangy Marinated Grilled Chicken from Your Homebased Mom Grilled Vegetables from Your Homebased Mom Balsamic Steak Skewers from Julie’s Eats & Treats Barbecue Rubbed Grilled Chicken from Flavor the Moments Buffalo Turkey Burgers from Ari’s Menu Chili Rubbed Salmon with Avocado Salsa from Sweet Peas and Saffron Chipotle Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Avocado Salsa from Taste Love [Continue Reading…]

Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie – only 3 ingredients!

Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie

Do you have big plans for this holiday weekend?  Maybe a BBQ or other fun event with family and friends?  Well, if it’s a potluck and you have your choice of what to bring, pick dessert.  Then make this yummy Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie that only needs 3 ingredients.  It’s easy and it’s delicious so it is sure to be a hit. We are big fans of ice cream pie at our house and it always makes regular appearances during the holidays especially.  Today’s Creamsicle Pie is a little variation [Continue Reading…]

Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

2015We have been enjoying some summer like days here in Oregon and it has totally got me in the mood for homemade ice cream.  I just couldn’t help myself and this weekend I broke out the ice cream maker and made a batch of one of my favorite, favorite ice creams.  I first shared this recipe in 2008 so it was overdo for a recipe redo and some new photos and I am always looking for an excuse to make malted milk ball ice cream. I am a big malt [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

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Lettuce Wraps are a great option when you are trying to cut down on carbs or are eating gluten free. Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Jim and I made a trip to Seattle and went to a Mariner’s Game Friday  night.  My husband loves baseball and I basically go for the food.  Safeco Field where the Marnier’s play has some good places to eat.  Who can pass up those Rally fries when that garlic scent permeates the stadium and I always like Ivar’s fish & chips! [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome to Inspiration Monday, we’re so glad you are here! If you’re needing a little inspiration, you are definitely at the right place.   Spend a few minutes browsing all the fabulous and creative ideas our readers have shared below. Of course, if you’re 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 [Continue Reading…]