your homebased mom http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com Leigh Anne Wilkes Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/raspberry-cream-meringue-pie/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/raspberry-cream-meringue-pie/#respond Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:00:14 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35980 Raspberry Meringue PieRaspberry 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...]

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Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie is light and sweet.  A pretty and delicious treat for your Valentine dessert.

Raspberry Meringue PieOne 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 recipe for a raspberry cream meringue pie I knew I had to try it!  No questions asked.  I am a sucker for anything involving meringue and whipped cream. We were having a gathering at our home this past week to welcome new members of our church congregation so I decided to try it out on them.   I also knew that I was going to love it and I would be tempted to eat the entire thing myself if I didn’t share it.  Let’s just say there wasn’t any left.

Raspberry Meringue Pie

This meringue crust has a fun texture to it.  The addition of crushed soda crackers and pecans folded into the meringue gives it a nice twist. If you have a nut allergy or want to make this dessert gluten free you can leave out the crackers and/or the nuts.  The crust will work fine without them.

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Just spread the meringue mixture into a 9 inch pie plate, pushing it up the sides and along the bottom.

raspberry meringue pieBake the meringue for 35-40 minutes or until it is light golden.  Cool.

The filling for the pie is a combo of whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and of course raspberries! All of that gets folded together and then poured into the cool meringue crust.

Raspberry Meringue Pie

Let it refrigerate for several hours to set up and then slice yourself a nice big piece.  It is so light you won’t feel like there are any calories! I garnished mine with a little more whip cream and some more raspberries.

Raspberry Meringue PieThen just dig in.  It is a wonderful choice for Valentine’s Day dessert.

Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie

Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 16 saltine crackers, crushed
  • ½ C pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 C whipping cream
  • ⅓ C granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 C fresh or frozen raspberries
Instructions
  1. Grease and flour a 9 inch deep dish pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl beat together egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.
  3. Mix in vanilla
  4. Gradually beat in 1 cup of sugar until it forms a stiff peak.
  5. Fold in crackers and pecans.
  6. Place mixture into the prepared pie plate. Pressing mixture over the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until meringue begins to turn golden. Cool.
  8. For filling add whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat until soft peaks form.
  9. Fold in berries.
  10. Fill crust with mixture.
  11. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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The Perfect Rice Krispie Treat http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/perfect-rice-krispie-treat/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/perfect-rice-krispie-treat/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:16 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35951 Rice Krispie TreatsDo 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...]

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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.

Rice Krispie TreatsEveryone 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 it is so easy to be perfect!

I shared my secret Rice Krispie Treat ideas years ago when I first started this blog but I decided it was time to dig it out of the archives and freshen it up a bit for you.

I love a good Rice Krispie Treats and they are popular at our house because they are naturally gluten free!  Just make sure the marshmallows you are using are gluten free.  I prefer Kraft Marshmallows because they are gluten free.  I also use the mini marshmallows but the large will work just fine too.

Rice Krispie Treats

So what is the secret?  Two things.  More butter and more marshmallows! I like to use an entire bag of marshmallows and an entire cube or stick of butter (1/2 C)  I also make mine in the microwave but you can do it on the stove top if you prefer.  I just microwave the marshmallows and butter for a couple of minutes and then stir until the everything is melted and smooth.

Rice Krispie Treats Step  1Then add in the Rice Krispies.  I used an entire 12 oz. box of cereal which is about 10 cups.

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Next you want to stir it well, until ever last piece of cereal has a nice coating of melted marshmallow and butter surrounding it.  Work those arm muscles. Then pop it into your 9 x 13 pan and flatten.  I don’t like to flatten mine too much.  I like to leave them a bit airy, but if you prefer compact Rice Krispie Treats go for it and really push those babies down into the pan.

Rice Krispie Treats Step 2Now here is the question.  Do you like to eat  your Rice Krispie Treats while they are still warm and gooey or do you let them set up and cool?  I am a fan of both!

Rice Krispie Treats

Nothing beats a classic and that is what a Rice Krispie Treat is. Who knew perfection could be so easy.

Rice Krispie Treats

How to make the perfect Rice Krispie Treat

The Perfect Rice Krispie Treat
 
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Recipe type: cookie
Serves: 12 bars
Ingredients
  • 16 oz. bag of marshmallows
  • 12 oz. box of crispy rice cereal
  • ½ C butter, cut into pieces
Instructions
  1. Place marshmallows and butter into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Melt in microwave on high for 1½ - 2 minutes.
  3. Stir until marshmallows and butter are melted and smooth. If butter is not totally melted, microwave for an additional 15 seconds.
  4. Pour in cereal.
  5. Stir until cereal is totally coated with marshmallow mixture.
  6. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan and press down into pan

 

 

 

 

 

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Inspiration Monday Linky Party http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-38/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-38/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:00:56 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35934 inspiration_monday_fall_2014 (1)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...]

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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!
This week’s features were selected by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom.
Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas and I’ve had hearts on my brain this week as I’ve pulled out the Valentine decor.
I love that Valentine’s is all about chocolate and everything heart shaped.   Today I’ve put together some fun Valentine and heart shaped ideas from last week’s linky party for you.  And of course a little chocolate too. So many fun ideas!

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Heart Shaped Cherry Pies by Grace and Good Eats

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Hidden Hearts Pound Cake by Frugal Coupon Living

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Cherry Filled Heart Cookies by Oh My Sugar High

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from my Organized Chaos

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Hot Fudge Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting for Two from Life With the Crust

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake from Munchkintime

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25 Heart-Shaped Treats http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/25-heart-shaped-treats/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/25-heart-shaped-treats/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:00:22 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35899 25 Heart-Shaped Treats on yourhomebasedmom.comCandy 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...]

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Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts from Real Housemoms

Candy Cane Chocolate Heart

Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats

Chocolate Dipped Meringue Cookies from Your Homebased Mom

Meringue Hearts

Chocolate Heart Pretzels from Simply Designing with Ashley

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Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod

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Cupid’s Arrows {with Homemade Gumdrops} from Mom on Timeout

Cupid’s Arrows {with Homemade Gumdrops}

Dark Chocolate Cookie Butter Truffles from Lady Behind the Curtain

Dark Chocolate Cookie Butter Truffles

Dark Chocolate Heart Cut-Out Valentine’s Cupcakes from Persnickey Plates

DARK CHOCOLATE HEART CUT-OUT VALENTINE CUPCAKES

Ding Dong Valentine’s Chocolate Hearts from Chocolate Desserts OMG

Ding Dong Valentine's Chocolate Hearts

Easy Lollipops from Bitz & Giggles

Easy Lollipops

Easy Red Velvet Oreo Sandwiches from Sew Licious Home Decor

Easy Red Velvet Oreo Sandwiches

Easy Valentine’s Day Patties from Mom on Timeout

Easy Valentine’s Day Patties

Heart Shaped Cherry Pies from Grace and Good Eats

HEART SHAPED CHERRY PIES

Homemade Jumbo Heart Sprinkles from Cake Whiz

Homemade jumbo heart sprinkles

I Love You S’Mores from The Cake Blog

I Love You S’Mores

Linzer Tart Cookies from Cooking of the Front Burner

Linzer Tart Cookies

Overnight Heart Shaped French Toast from Your Homebased Mom

Overnight French Toast

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies from Annie’s Eats

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Slice n’ Bake Valentine Heart Cookies from Lauren’s Latest

Slice n’ Bake Valentine Heart Cookies

Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Strawberry Heart Pie from Miss Buttercup

Strawberry Heart Pie

Strawberry Nutella Poptarts from The Novice Chef

Strawberry Nutella Poptarts

Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls from Lady Behind the Curtain

Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls

Valentine’s Day Peek-A-Boo Pound Cake from Very Culinary

Valentine’s Day Peek-A-Boo Pound Cake

Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Bark Bites from No. 2 Pencil

Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Bark Bites

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/roasted-red-pepper-hummus/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/roasted-red-pepper-hummus/#respond Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:00:52 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35888 Roasted Red Pepper HummusToday 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...]

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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 Melrose Family and be sure to check out some of the other healthy recipes she’s been sharing.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

For my regular hummus recipe go here.  And for a black bean hummus go here.

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