Swedish Cream

Swedish cream with Raspberry Sauce

Today’s recipe is the perfect treat for your non chocolate lovers for Valentine’s Day or just about perfect for any day. I love chocolate as much as the next person but there are actually times when I will pick a non chocolate dessert over a chocolate one.  Can you believe it!?  If I do, there is usually some kind of fruit involved.  Chocolate seems to be the choice of the season with Valentine’s Day fast approaching but today I’d like to share with you a pretty and delicious dessert idea for [Continue Reading…]

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

queso fundido

This queso fundido is cheesy heaven. Add in a layer of chorizo for even more goodness. I love cheese in just about any shape or form. But hot, melted cheese is definitely one of my favorite ways to eat cheese. Since my husband has gone dairy free, cheese is the thing I have missed most. The other day I was having a major craving for cheese.  Some hot, ooey, gooey cheese.  One of my favorite ways to eat cheese is in the form of queso fundido.  Add in a handful [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Party

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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! 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 Jamie from Scattered [Continue Reading…]

25 Paleo Friendly Recipes

25 Paleo Friendly Recipes on Your Homebased Mom

Are you curious about the Paleo diet that is so popular?  Here are 25 great Paleo Friendly Recipes for you to try. 3 Ingredient Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Ari’s Menu Chipotle Pork Chop with Tomato Onion Relish from Your Homebased Mom Chocolate Covered Cherry Bites from Spoonful of Flavor Clean Cobb Salad from Cooking with Curls Coconut Cream Pie Energy Bites from Spoonful of Flavor Crockpot Curry Soup with Sweet Potato, Chicken & Kale from Ari’s Menu Cucumber Avocado Basil Mint Gazpacho from Self Proclaimed Foodie Garlic Ginger [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Short Ribs

These slow cooker balsamic short ribs are so tender and delicious but the best part is they are easy! One of my New Year’s goals is to use my slow cooker more, at least once a week.  So guess what that means?  You’ll be seeing lots more slow cooker recipes here on the blog.  Hope that’s o.k.  If the pageviews on my 30+ easy, delicious family friend slow cooker meals is any indication how you feel about slow cooker meals, I think  I’m o.k.!  That post brought in more traffic to my [Continue Reading…]

Roasted Carrot Salad

Roasted Carrot Salad

It’s a new year and we are all trying to healthier right?  Which means eating more veggies!  Let me tell you, you won’t feel like you are eating your veggies with today’s recipe. It is so good.  I didn’t know I liked carrots so much. In fact my husband hasn’t stopped talking about this salad since I made it. Roasting a carrot makes them so sweet that you almost feel like you are eating candy.  Really! This salad is a fun combination of colors, flavors and textures. I started by [Continue Reading…]

Paper Straw Arrows of Love

Paper Straw Arrows of Love

Today I am sharing with  you a fun little craft idea for Valentine’s Day.  These cute little paper straw arrows of love are fun for all kinds of things.  First of all they just look cute! Second, they make a cute little embellishment on a gift. I bagged up some of those yummy meringue heart cookies I shared with you the other day in a cellophane bag , some baker’s twine and added a little arrow of love! The best part is they are quick and easy to make too.  You will [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Dipped Meringue Cookies

Meringue Hearts

Creating the perfect meringue cookies is easy with this step by step tutorial.I love meringue.  I love the taste of it, the texture of it and I love that it is naturally gluten free.  I’m not gluten free but several people in my family are so it is a cookie that we can all  enjoy.  I also love how light and airy it feels in my mouth – there must not be any calories in it, right?  As far as cookies go, it is pretty low calorie and there is no [Continue Reading…]

20 Top Books of the Past 10 Years

Top 20 Books

  Sharing my 20 Top Books I’ve read in the 10 Past Years Last week I shared with you my Top Tips on How to Read More this Year.   For the past several years I have shared with a list of the books I’ve read each  year.  Today I wanted to share with you some of my all time favorite books, at least from the last ten years! Do you keep track of the books you read each year? I’ve been keeping a list since 1998. If you don’t keep a list, [Continue Reading…]