Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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How are we already halfway through July? Before we know it, those school buses are going to be heading out again and summer will be gone (sniff, sniff). Not to worry, we still have loads of summery fun and inspiration right here at the party every week! So happy you’re here to join us. I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom I don’t know about you, but I’m really not ready for the summery inspiration to end [Continue Reading…]

Lemonade Ice Cream

Lemonade Ice Cream is the perfect summer combination - lemonade and ice cream all in one!

Lemonade Ice Cream is the perfect summer combination of two favorite summertime treats – ice cream and lemonade all in one. Summer came early to the Northwest this year and it has stayed.  Temperatures have been in the high 90’s for several weeks now and we aren’t quite sure how to handle that here in the NW.  As a result of all the warm weather, my summer ice cream cravings kicked in early. Besides ice cream, another one of my favorite summer treats is lemonade so I decided to combine [Continue Reading…]

Ooey Gooey Cake

Ooey Gooey Cake with Berries

Ooey Gooey Cake is just what it’s name implies – ooey and gooey and oh so wonderful. This recipe was first posted in July of 2008.  On my recent trip to NYC I enjoyed some ice cream with chunks of ooey gooey cake in it and it reminded me of how much I loved this recipe and that it was due for a recipe redo!  Here is the original recipe with new photos. Here are three reasons why I love Oregon… Blueberries… …Raspberries…. … and Marionberries. I love berries and [Continue Reading…]

Artichoke Mushroom Marinara Sauce

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This Artichoke Mushroom Marinara Sauce is a grown up version of your basic marinara sauce. Kid’s will love it too! This post is sponsored by Tapinfluence and Cans Get You Cooking but all opinions are my own. I first served this marinara sauce several years ago at a dinner party. Typically I don’t serve spaghetti at a dinner party but this sophisticated marinara sauce is definitely dinner party worthy. It was a big hit at the party too. The addition of mushrooms, artichoke hearts and black olives dresses up a [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!!! This is the place where you can be inspired, inspire others, or both. Take a look through the 100’s of links below to find inspiration from around the globe, or if you’re a blogger, link up at the bottom and be featured by 7 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 weeks main features were chosen by Julie from Redhead Can Decorate… [Continue Reading…]

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

This 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…]

Fruit Slush

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…]

25 Perfect for a Potluck Side Dishes

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…]

Slow Cooker Al Pastor Tacos

slow cooker al pastor tacos

These 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…]