Fudgy Marshmallow Brownies

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

I’ve spent some time lately going through my piles and piles of recipes and some old family recipe books.  I have shared many of these recipes over the years here on the blog.  But as I was going through the recipes I realized there were some good old family favorites that weren’t here on the blog.  Ooops!  I shared one last week with these yummy Cowboy Cookies. Today’s recipe is one I got from Jim’s Aunt Dawn.  Dawn is a great cook and I’ve gotten lots of yummy recipes from her [Continue Reading...]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! It’s time to get this party started…on all SEVEN blogs. You only need to link up on one blog to be seen on all of them!   We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty MomtwelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased MomFall is definitely in the air! Looks like everyone’s been baking and enjoying [Continue Reading...]

How To Grow Your Blog}Tips, Tricks and Tutorials from 30+ Top Bloggers


It is Saturday and you know what that means!  I get to share something I’m loving. You may or may  not have guessed that I love blogging.  After 7 years of blogging, I’m still going strong!  For those of you who have been with me since the beginning – THANK  YOU!  For those of you who are new to the blog – WELCOME and THANK YOU for being here. When I decided to start a blog 7 years ago I knew NOTHING and I mean NOTHING about blogging.  I just [Continue Reading...]

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes aka Tomato Candy

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes - Tomato Candy

Some years I kind of dread cherry tomato season.  We always have way more than we can use and Jim ends up walking up and down the street giving them away to the neighbors!  But not this year.  I’m not sure what happened to our tomatoes this year but they are not doing well.  We had lots of sun this summer so you would think they would!  So now I have resorted to walking up and down the street asking my neighbors to share their cherry tomatoes! If you don’t [Continue Reading...]

Garlic Ginger Green Beans

Garlic Ginger Green Beans

I have lost track of how many times I have made these garlic ginger green beans this summer.  We have become somewhat addicted.  In fact,  I made them twice this past holiday weekend for two different parties we went too.  They disappeared both times and the comments and compliments didn’t stop coming! My green beans in the garden are finished so I’m now buying them at the farmer’s market and/or the grocery store.  I never leave the store without a bag of fresh green beans because these beans are on [Continue Reading...]

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies - soft, chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookie

Today is the first day of school here in the Pacific Northwest.  I realize some of you have been in school for almost in a month but we start late, always the day after Labor Day.  The first day of school means one thing at my house – chocolate chip cookies.  For many years I made chocolate chip cookies on the first day of school to welcome my kids home.  There is nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk to welcome them home and get [Continue Reading...]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party


Today’s Inspiration Monday is a special one! We’re adding a seventh permanent hostess to our fun! Please welcome Meegan from What Meegan Makes! And we also have a fabulous giveaway from One BLESSED Mommie!   We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media. To search for features, use #InspirationMonday.  Feel free to follow along via our blogs below: I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased MomLast week’s party had us drooling [Continue Reading...]

Cilantro Lime Coconut Pork Kebobs

Cilantro Lime Coconut Pork Kebobs

Lately I have felt like I have lost my groove when it comes to fixing dinner. After we came back from our week at the beach I was totally unmotivated to cook. I think I overcooked! I loved every minute of cooking 3 meals a day for 7 -10 people but after having cooked for just two people for the last few years it took a little adjustment. I did warn Jim though that I wasn’t cooking for a week!  I don’t think he thought I was serious, but I [Continue Reading...]

Teriyaki Chicken Bento Box with Dipping Sauces #HorizonB2S

Jazz up your back to school lunch selection with a teriyaki chicken bento box and 3 different dipping sauces

We’re a little late to the game here in Oregon and school doesn’t start until after Labor Day. My college girl starts school next week too. Back to school means back to fixing school lunches. When I was in school I always took my own lunch to school. It might have had something to do with the fact that I was a very picky eater and through elementary school and junior high I think I took a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch every day! Every day! If I [Continue Reading...]