your homebased mom http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com Leigh Anne Wilkes Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Sour Cream Raspberry Pie http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/sour-cream-raspberry-pie/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/sour-cream-raspberry-pie/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:00:33 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=39007 Sour Cream Raspberry PieThis sour cream raspberry pie is the perfect combination of flavors and textures.  Eat it warm or cold! We planted raspberries in our garden for the first time this year.  The first year your harvest is not very big and each visit to the new plants to see how they are doing yields a small handful of raspberries which promptly get eaten.  Not really enough to do much with other than just eat and enjoy.  But I can’t wait until next year when they really produce.  We’ve got some new [Continue Reading...]

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This sour cream raspberry pie is the perfect combination of flavors and textures.  Eat it warm or cold!Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

We planted raspberries in our garden for the first time this year.  The first year your harvest is not very big and each visit to the new plants to see how they are doing yields a small handful of raspberries which promptly get eaten.  Not really enough to do much with other than just eat and enjoy.  But I can’t wait until next year when they really produce.  We’ve got some new marionberries too that I am anxious to taste.  They should be ripe in a few weeks.

So for this sour cream raspberry pie I had to buy raspberries at the Farmer’s Market.  This pie is so yummy.  I judge how good a recipe is by how quickly I give it away after I make it and taste it.  You see, if it is really good, I give it away right way because I basically have no self control and I know if I don’t give it away I will eat the entire thing myself!  This pie was given away quickly!!!

Raspberry Sour Cream Pie

I made this pie with a shortbread crust but it could also be made with a pastry crust or a graham cracker crust but I really liked the shortbread crust.  A shortbread crust is easy too, no rolling.  Just press the dough into the pan.  You don’t bake the crust beforehand for this recipe.

Shortbread Crust

Add in your mixture of eggs, sugar, vanilla, sour cream, flour and raspberries.

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

One of the best parts of this pie, besides the raspberries, is the streusel topping.  Love me a good streusel topping!  Cut your butter into your sugar and flour until it is nice and crumbly.  Sprinkle it on top of your pie after it is partially baked.

Streusel ToppingYou can then let the pie cool and set up.  For how long depends on how much self control you have.  This is one of those pies that tastes great warm or chilled – you decide.  I went for it warm, so let it cool a while but ate it while it was still warm.

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

I love the crunch of the streusel topping, the warm, yummy raspberries, the gooey sour cream filling and the sweetness of the shortbread crust.  A pretty awesome combination.

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 pie
Ingredients
Shortbread Crust
  • 1 C butter
  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
Pie Filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⅓ C sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅓ C flour
  • zest of one lemon
  • 4 C raspberries
Streusel Topping
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C flour
  • ½ C chopped pecans
  • ¼ C butter, chilled
Instructions
Shortbread Crust
  1. In a large bowl combine butter and sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in flour and baking powder. Blend together
  3. Pat dough into 9 inch pie plate. (You may have excess dough)
Pie Filling
  1. In a bowl beat eggs until lemon colored.
  2. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and lemon zest.
  3. Add in sugar, flour and salt. Stir to combine
  4. Gently fold in raspberries.
  5. Pour into shortbread crust.
  6. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 30-35 minutes. You may need to cover the edge of the crust with foil it it begins to brown too much. (do not cover center of pie, just edge of crust)
  7. Sprinkle the pie with streusel topping and return to oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool.

 

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Fruit Slush http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/fruit-slush/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/fruit-slush/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:25 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=38550 Always have a refreshing, fruity drink on hand with this fruit slush. Store the frozen slush cubes in the freezer and just pull them out and add soda!Fruit Slush is a delicious and quick way to cool off on a hot summer day. One of my childhood memories is going to visit my mom’s friend Vera Jean.  My mom was an only child and Vera Jean was like a sister to her.  After we moved away from California, whenever we returned to visit, we visited Vera Jean.  And whenever we visited Vera Jean she always served us a yummy fruity, slushie drink.  I always remembered that and now one of my favorite things to keep in my [Continue Reading...]

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Fruit Slush is a delicious and quick way to cool off on a hot summer day.Always have a refreshing, fruity drink on hand with this fruit slush.  Store the frozen slush cubes in the freezer and just pull them out and add soda!

One of my childhood memories is going to visit my mom’s friend Vera Jean.  My mom was an only child and Vera Jean was like a sister to her.  After we moved away from California, whenever we returned to visit, we visited Vera Jean.  And whenever we visited Vera Jean she always served us a yummy fruity, slushie drink.  I always remembered that and now one of my favorite things to keep in my freezer in the summer are fruit slush cubes.

It is an easy and delicious way to always have something cool to drink in the summer.  I  have made these fruit slush cubes for years and they are definitely a family favorite.

Fruit Slush Cubes - all you have to do is add lemon lime soda

Fruit Slush is a combination of sugar, water, lemon juice, orange juice and pineapple juice.  I just pour the juice combination into ice cube trays and freeze.

Fruit Slush

Now I realize a lot of people no longer have ice cube trays because of their built in ice cube makers but no worries.  If you don’t have ice cube trays just pour it into a 9 x 13 pan and then cut it into cubes.  I actually keep ice cube trays I purchased at Goodwill on hand just for fruit slush!  After they are frozen just pop them out and store them in a zip lock bag.  They are ready to pull out at a moments notice, whenever you need a cool, slushy drink.

Fruit slush cubes

Just place your fruit slush cubes into your glass and pour some lemon lime soda over the top.

Fruit SLush

Then let it get slushy.  Use your spoon to smoosh up the cubes a bit to hurry along the process.

Fruit SLush

Now just sit back, relax and enjoy a frosty summer treat!

Fruit slush is cool and refreshing on a  hot summer day @yourhomebasedmom.com

This recipe was originally shared at Thirty Handmade Days.

For more refreshing summer treats be sure to check out:

Chick fil a Copycat Frosted Lemonade Frosted Freckled Lemonade – Caramel Corn Milkshake

Fruit Slush
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 100 cubes
Ingredients
  • 4 C sugar
  • 4 C water
  • 1 6 ozs. can frozen orange juice concentrate (do not add water)
  • ½ C lemon juice
  • 1 46 oz. can pineapple juice
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add juices.
  3. Fill 6 or 7 ice cube trays with mixture.
  4. Freeze until firm.
  5. Remove cubes from trays and store in freezer bags.
  6. Use within 6 months
  7. Place cubes in glass and add lemon lime soda.
  8. Let stand a few minutes and stir to turn to slush.

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25 Perfect for a Potluck Side Dishes http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/potluck-side-dishes/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/potluck-side-dishes/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:11 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=39042 25 'Perfect for a Potluck' Side Dishes  A great collection of the perfect potluck side dishes for your next party. Who is going to a potluck BBQ this holiday weekend?  If you are, we’ve got you covered and if you aren’t you are still going to want to try some of these 25 amazing potluck side dishes.  Perfect for a potluck or your dinner this week!   Balsamic Roasted Potato Salad from Your Homebased Mom Broccoli Salad from Your Homebased Mom Antipasto Tortellini Salad from Neighborfood Asian Broccoli Slaw with Pineapple from The Adventure Bite Bacon [Continue Reading...]

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A great collection of the perfect potluck side dishes for your next party.25 'Perfect for a Potluck' Side Dishes

Who is going to a potluck BBQ this holiday weekend?  If you are, we’ve got you covered and if you aren’t you are still going to want to try some of these 25 amazing potluck side dishes.  Perfect for a potluck or your dinner this week!

 

Balsamic Roasted Potato Salad from Your Homebased Mom

Balsamic Roasted Potato Salad

Broccoli Salad from Your Homebased Mom

Broccoli Salad

Antipasto Tortellini Salad from Neighborfood

Antipasto Tortellini Salad

Asian Broccoli Slaw with Pineapple from The Adventure Bite

Asian Broccoli Slaw with Pineapple

Bacon & Cheese Cornbread Salad from The Seasoned Mom

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Baked Jalapeno Popper Phyllo Cups from Peas & Crayons

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Berry, Arugula & Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Chia Seed Dressing from The Floating Kitchen

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Cucumber Melon Fruit Salad from Delightful E Made

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French Onion Dip Deviled Eggs from Chocolate Moosey

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Fried Smashed Potatoes with Onions & Meyer Lemon Dressing from Cravings of a Lunatic

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Grilled Chili Lime Sweet Corn Salad from Joyful Healthy Eats

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Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad from The Healthy Maven

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Homemade Potato Chips from Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Italian Pasta Salad from My Kitchen Craze

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Macaroni Salad with Bacon from Mom’s Test Kitchen

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Mojito Fruit Salad (Non-Alcoholic) from Iowa Girl Eats

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Pea Salad from The Kitchen is My Playground

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Pizza Pasta Salad from A Dish of Daily Life

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Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad from Bread Booze Bacon

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Slow Cooker Mango BBQ Baked Beans from Kitchen Treaty

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Strawberry Poppy Seed Pasta Salad with Chicken from Food Done Light

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Sweet Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto from Food Faith Fitness

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Tex-Mex Couscous from Real Housemoms

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Tri-Color Quinao, White Bean & Bell Pepper Salad from An Edible Mosaic

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Watermelon Salad with Mint from Oh Sweet Basil

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Slow Cooker Al Pastor Tacos http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/slow-cooker-al-pastor-tacos/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/slow-cooker-al-pastor-tacos/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:03 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=38986 slow cooker al pastor tacosThese 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...]

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These yummy al pastor tacos are full of amazing flavor and so easy because they are done in the slow cooker.

slow cooker al pastor tacos

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.

Portland has been having some pretty hot days lately.  In fact it is forecast to hit 108 degrees here next weekend.  That rarely, if ever happens and if it does happen it is not in June, more like August.  Well, I don’t know about you but when it is that hot the last thing I want to do is cook, especially at 5:00 pm when it is many times the hottest temperatures of the day!  Well,  I have discovered a secret and it is my slow cooker.

Last week I popped some pork into the slow cooker first thing in the morning when it was still cooler and when it was 5:00 pm and it was too hot to cook, I had dinner done!  The crockpot gives off very little heat and a lot less than my oven so it is the perfect thing to use in hot weather too!

slow cooker al pastor tacos

We are big fans of street tacos, the yummy little tacos you buy at the food trucks that are all over Portland.  One of my favorite tacos to get is the al pastor.  It is made with pork and pineapple and is a cross between  Middle Eastern shawarma and the chili-rubbed grilled pork served by Mexican street vendors.  It’s delicious.

To make true al pastor is a little bit labor intensive and it requires roasting the chilies and the pork.  I wanted a simpler version but one that tastes good too and this slow cooker version is it.

When I served it last week for dinner my husband’s comment was, “If you are going out of town soon, make me a pot full of this and I will be good.”  I think he liked it!  The fact that I had made something for dinner the night before he didn’t care for (which rarely happens because he basically eats anything!) might have had something to do with it but it was good.

al pastor tacos - easy and delicious!

The pork cooks in the slow cooker for about 6 hours on high or 8 on low.  It is covered in a mixture of adobe chilies, pineapple, chicken broth which I had on my pantry shelf.   These are pretty much items I always have in my “cantry”  which makes meal planning so much easier.

 You can control the “heat” of the dish by the number of peppers you put in.  I used about 1/3 – 1/2 of the can and it was perfect for us.  If you have young eaters though you might want to use less.

Cans Get you Cooking

Because canned fruits and vegetables are harvested at their peak you know you are always getting fresh!  I can’t count how many times I’ve bought a fresh pineapple only to find it isn’t ripe when I’m ready to use it.  Canned pineapple is always ready and tastes fresh and delicious. For more info on the nutritional value of canned foods check out the Cans Get You Cooking website.

This al pastor meat works perfect for tacos but would also be delicious in enchiladas, burritos, quesadilla, or just eat it by itself!

slow cooker tacos al pastor

We made tacos out of it and added in some additional pineapple, cotija cheese, sliced radishes and cilantro.  Yum!

slow cooker al pastor tacos

Simplify your summer meal planning and use that slow cooker.  Being able to use some canned ingredients along with your slow cooker makes for a quick and easy dinner solution.

For more great recipes featuring canned ingredients check out the Cans Get You Cooking website.

Slow Cooker Al Pastor Tacos
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4-5 lbs pork carnitas or pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 12 oz. can chicken broth
  • 2 8 oz. cans pineapple tidbits with juice
  • 1 7 oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • ⅓ C chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • corn tortillas, sliced radishes, cotjia cheese, pineapple, cilantro for garnish.
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle meat with 2 tsp salt and place into a slow cooker.
  2. Pour chicken broth and 1 can pineapple tidbits over roast.
  3. In a blender, blend chipotle peppers and remaining can of pineapple in blender or food processer until smooth.
  4. Pour over roast.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  6. Remove pork and shred.
  7. Add pork back into juice in slow cooker. Stir.
  8. Serve and garnish as desired.

 

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