your homebased mom http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com Leigh Anne Wilkes Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:55:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Fresh Blueberry Pie http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/fresh-blueberry-pie/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/fresh-blueberry-pie/#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:00:49 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=39206 Blueberry PieThis Fresh Blueberry Pie can be made with fresh or frozen berries.  The streusel topping adds extra texture and flavor.Which do you prefer – a fruit crisp or a fruit pie?  On one hand I love a fruit crisp because I love the streusel like topping that goes on top of it.  I love the sweet crunchiness of it.  On the other hand I love a good pie too and a nice buttery, flaky crust.  Well, with today’s recipe I no longer have to choose one over the other.  I [Continue Reading...]

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This Fresh Blueberry Pie can be made with fresh or frozen berries.  The streusel topping adds extra texture and flavor.Blueberry PieWhich do you prefer – a fruit crisp or a fruit pie?  On one hand I love a fruit crisp because I love the streusel like topping that goes on top of it.  I love the sweet crunchiness of it.  On the other hand I love a good pie too and a nice buttery, flaky crust.  Well, with today’s recipe I no longer have to choose one over the other.  I can have both in one amazing fresh blueberry pie

I started with my Perfect Pie Crust to make a flaky, buttery crust.

the perfect pie crust.When I make a fruit pie I like to par bake my crust to keep them from getting soggy from the liquid the berries make when they are cooked.  Just bake your crust at 350 degrees F for 5  minutes before filling it with fruit.

I also add flour and corn starch in with the fruit to cut down on the liquid.  No one likes a soupy pie!
Fresh Blueberry PieAnd then the crowning glory – the streusel topping.  Now you could always add a pastry crust to the top if you like but one crust on the bottom is enough for me and I love the texture of the streusel topping.

Blueberry Pie with Streusel toppingBake the pie until the crust is golden brown and the streusel topping is nice and brown too.  I let the pie cool for a while so it sets up a bit.Fresh Blueberry PieAs far as I’m concerned any and all berry pies must be served topped with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream – required!

Slice of Blueberry PieThanks to some lemon juice and lemon zest, this blueberry pie has a nice fresh lemon hint to it.  If you aren’t a lemon fan you can leave it out or just cut down on the amount.  I think blueberries and lemons are a perfect combination.

Fresh Blueberry Pie with Ice Cream

Fresh Blueberry Pie
 
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Serves: 1 pie
Ingredients
  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie crust
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ⅓ C flour
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 C fresh or frozen blueberries
Crumb Topping
  • ⅔ C brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ C rolled oats
  • ½ C flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Make pie crust according to my Perfect Pie Crust Tutorial. This recipe only requires one crust and the recipe makes two, so cut it in half if you are only make one pie.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  3. Place pie crust in bottom of 9 inch pie plate.
  4. Par bake the pie crust for 5 minutes in the oven to help prevent it from getting soggy.
  5. In a bowl, combine ½ C brown sugar, flour, cornstarch, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  6. Add in blueberries and stir to coat.
  7. Place blueberries in par baked crust.
  8. In another bowl, combine ⅔ C brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and butter.
  9. Cut butter in until mixture is crumbly.
  10. Spread crumb mixture onto of pie filling.
  11. Bake for 30-40 minutes in preheated oven until top is browned.
  12. Cool on a rack.

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Enjoy this fresh blueberry pie with a hint of lemon.  The crunch of the topping is amazing!

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Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/brown-sugar-tropical-fruit-topping/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/brown-sugar-tropical-fruit-topping/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:00:22 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=39234 Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is perfect on ice cream, yogurt or on pancakes or wafflesThis Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is perfect on ice cream, yogurt, waffles, pancakes – just about anything and everything! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DOLE Canned Fruit. Fruit and ice cream are two of my favorite summer time dessert treats and combining the two of them together is even better. When it comes to dessert, especially in the summertime, I like to keep it simple, delicious and fresh!   Today’s recipe for Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is all three of those things and [Continue Reading...]

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This Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is perfect on ice cream, yogurt, waffles, pancakes – just about anything and everything!Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is perfect on ice cream, yogurt or on pancakes or waffles

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DOLE Canned Fruit.

Fruit and ice cream are two of my favorite summer time dessert treats and combining the two of them together is even better. When it comes to dessert, especially in the summertime, I like to keep it simple, delicious and fresh!   Today’s recipe for Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is all three of those things and the perfect thing to put on top of that ice cream.

Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Ice Cream Topping

Using a can of DOLE Tropical Fruit makes this easy dessert, even easier!!  You get the fresh, delicious taste of pineapple, red and yellow papaya in lightly sweetened passion fruit juice.

DOLE Canned Tropical Fruit

So delicious!  All I did was combine the DOLE Tropical Fruit with a brown sugar sauce, pour it over some vanilla ice cream and presto, you’ve got an amazingly easy and delicious summer time dessert.

Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Ice Cream ToppingServe the sauce warm and it will melt the ice cream a little, I like to stir the mixture into the fruit and you’ve got magic.

Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Ice Cream Topping

This Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping is not just for ice cream though.  It would be perfect over yogurt, or on top of a waffle or pancake.  Of course, you can always just eat it straight, with a spoon!

DOLE Canned Fruit is pretty much a staple in my pantry.   It is a convenient and easy ingredient for so many of your summer desserts and other recipes.  This was the first time I had tried the Tropical Fruit but it won’t be the last.  It now has a place of honor on my pantry shelf.  The  DOLE  Pineapple is one of my favorites and I keep it on my pantry in tidbits, chunks, crushed and slices.  One of my favorite things to do is just through some of the DOLE  Pineapple Slices on the grill when we are grilling hamburgers and then pop a slice onto each burger!!  So yummy and easy.

DOLE Canned Fruit is  naturally fat free, cholesterol free, and contains very low sodium. It’s also rich in Vitamins A & C.  Be sure and visit Dole.Com to check out all the other fruits available.

Make yourself a batch of this Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping and you’ll be find all kinds of things to put it on!

Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping on Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping
 
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Serves: 1½ C
Ingredients
  • ¾ C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ C syrup, drained from fruit
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 C fruit, drained
Instructions
  1. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.
  2. Stir in syrup.
  3. Add butter and place over medium heat.
  4. Cook and stir until it comes to a boil.
  5. Allow it to thicken.
  6. Add in drained fruit.
  7. Serve over ice cream.

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Brown Sugar Tropical Fruit Topping on Ice Cream is the perfect summertime dessertThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DOLE Canned Fruit.

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Inspiration Monday Linky Party http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-64/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-64/#respond Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:00:50 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=39394 inspiration_monday_fall_2014 (1)Welcome, welcome to the Inspiration Monday party! It has been a great week full of more inspiration, ideas, crafts, recipes than we could ever hope for. WE are so happy you have decided to join us once again. If you are new to our party, enjoy the fun of being linked to several blogs at one time. I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom With so many fabulous links it make it [Continue Reading...]

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Welcome, welcome to the Inspiration Monday party! It has been a great week full of more inspiration, ideas, crafts, recipes than we could ever hope for. WE are so happy you have decided to join us once again. If you are new to our party, enjoy the fun of being linked to several blogs at one time.

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With so many fabulous links it make it hard to pick our faves. You are all incredibly talented in various ways.
This week’s features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes

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Strawberry Salad with Grilled Nectarines and Balsamic Vinegar

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Best Painting Tips That will Save You Time and Money

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DIY Romantic Industrial Frames

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Please keep in mind:
– Be sure to mingle with other party guests (it’s always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to).
– Link up all of your creative fun…including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog.
– Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
– By linking up to the Inspiration Monday Party you are giving the seven blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs. Are you feeling inspired? We are too!


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Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/lemon-herb-chicken-marinade/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/lemon-herb-chicken-marinade/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:12 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=39314 Simple and delicious marinade - use fresh or dried herbs.Every good cook needs to have a repertoire of good marinade recipes.  A good marinade can be a total life saver, especially in the summer. I have been in a total non cooking mood lately.  It may be due to the fact that I planned and prepared three meals a day for 15 people for a week (love my family!) or that it has been hot here in Portland (something we aren’t really use too)  Who wants to heat up the kitchen on a hot summer day?  I have just [Continue Reading...]

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Simple and delicious marinade - use fresh or dried herbs.

Every good cook needs to have a repertoire of good marinade recipes.  A good marinade can be a total life saver, especially in the summer. I have been in a total non cooking mood lately.  It may be due to the fact that I planned and prepared three meals a day for 15 people for a week (love my family!) or that it has been hot here in Portland (something we aren’t really use too)  Who wants to heat up the kitchen on a hot summer day?  I have just not been in the mood to cook but I still want to eat!!

Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade

When I am in the non cooking mood and it is too hot to cook that is when I love to use our grill.  My husband got a new grill for Father’s Day, not that he really wanted one, but I wanted one!  Do you ever do that, give your spouse a present you really want??  We have a Traeger which we love but I was really missing the high heat that gets you those grill marks on a piece of meat so I decided we needed a regular grill too.

It doesn’t get much easier than marinading a piece of meat and then popping it on the grill at dinner time.

Today’s simple but delicious marinade came from my friend Tracy and it has become my go to chicken marinade.  The use of lemon juice and herbs gives it a fresh, light summer time flavor.

Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade

This marinade is a combination of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and herbs.  You can use either fresh herbs or dried herbs.  In the summer when I have easy access to all the herbs in my garden I use fresh, in the winter dried herbs work just great.  You can even switch up the combo of herbs depending on what you have but I like to use basil, rosemary and thyme.  A little garlic, salt and pepper and you are good to go. The ratio of fresh herbs to dried herbs is 3 to 1.  Three teaspoons or 1 Tablespoon of fresh to 1 tsp of dried.

Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade

Just allow the chicken to marinade for about 4 hours and then pop it on the grill.  Dinner is ready!

Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade

Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 T lemon zest
  • ⅓ C fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil or 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary or 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a zippered bag and add chicken.
  2. I usually use 4-6 bonesless, skinless chicken breasts to this amount of marinade.

 

This lemon herb chicken marinade is the perfect summer dinner solution.  Just add chicken!

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Birthday Cake Milkshake http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/birthday-cake-milkshake/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/birthday-cake-milkshake/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:00:18 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=38604 A Birthday Cake Milkshake - the perfect combination, ice cream and cake all in one @yourhomebasedmom.comCelebrate your birthday with a Birthday Cake Milkshake this year! I originally posted this recipe over at my friend Kristen’s blog. I knew she would post this during her birthday week so I texted to ask her what her favorite birthday cake was and she had a hard time coming up with an answer for me but one thing was clear, she loves sprinkles.  What birthday would be complete without sprinkles, lots of sprinkles.  A birthday also requires cake and ice cream so I decided to combine the two in a [Continue Reading...]

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Celebrate your birthday with a Birthday Cake Milkshake this year!A Birthday Cake Milkshake - the perfect combination, ice cream and cake all in one  @yourhomebasedmom.com

I originally posted this recipe over at my friend Kristen’s blog. I knew she would post this during her birthday week so I texted to ask her what her favorite birthday cake was and she had a hard time coming up with an answer for me but one thing was clear, she loves sprinkles.  What birthday would be complete without sprinkles, lots of sprinkles.  A birthday also requires cake and ice cream so I decided to combine the two in a Birthday Cake Milkshake.  You can get the flavor of the cake and the ice cream all in one.

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It is pretty, delicious and easy!  You only need three ingredients for the shake, ice cream, milk and your favorite flavor of dry cake mix.  I used yellow cake mix.  Of course no milkshake would be complete without whipped cream and sprinkles so I guess that makes 5 ingredients.

Birthday Cake Milkshake from yourhomebasedmom.com

Add a few balloons, a colorful straw and a present or two and you’ve got a party.

Birthday Cake Milkshake

And don’t forget the spoon!

A spoonful of a delicious birthday cake milkshake to celebrate @yourhomebasedmom.com

For more yummy ice cream treats check out these:

Chick-fil-a Frosted LemonadeFrosted Freckled Lemonade Caramel Corn Milkshake

Birthday Cake Milkshake
 
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Serves: 1 milkshake
Ingredients
  • 2 C vanilla ice cream
  • 1 C milk
  • 3 Tbsp dry cake mix
  • Sprinkles
  • whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Put ice cream, milk and dry cake mix into blender.
  2. Blend until desired consistency
  3. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles

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