Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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The temperatures are heating up and so are your links! You guys are blowing us away with your amazing content every week…thank you for joining us every week for a fun time! Inspiration Monday is getting jam-packed every week with some seriously PHENOMENAL ideas!     I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom   We’re starting to see LOTS of red, white, and blue fun in the party.Check out all of these fun patriotic ideas from last week’s [Continue Reading…]

Fast Fire Flank Steak

Flank Steak

Fast Fire Flank Steak is one of the top favorite meals for the men at my house!   This was one of the earliest recipes I shared here on the blog back in 2008.  It’s been a family favorite for a long time.  Today you are getting an updated and improved version! The Fast Fire Flank Steak is a standard here at the Wilkes’ house.  If you ask any of the men at my house what their favorite dinner is, Fast Fire Flank Steak would be in the top two choices [Continue Reading…]

Places to See and Eat in New York City}Part Two

Things to do and eat in New York City

Part Two of my favorite places to see and eat in New York City.  Find Part One here. Today is a continuation of all the fun places I visited and ate at while on my recent trip to New York City.  If you missed Part One you can find it here. Before I visit a city I always do some research to figure out where I want to eat and what I want to see.  I talk to people who have been there, visit travel blogs and Google.  Before this [Continue Reading…]

Places to See and Eat in New York City}Part One

Places to See and Eat in New York City

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I just enjoyed a fun and food filled trip to New York City to visit my youngest daughter who is living there this summer.  First of all I have to say, as a parent, there is nothing better than seeing your child thrive in a new situation.  Tessa is loving every minute of her time in NYC and is relishing every minute there and discovering this new city. I couldn’t decide how to share my adventure with you.  Originally I thought [Continue Reading…]

25 Berrylicious Desserts

25 Berry Desserts

Berry season is in full swing here in Oregon and we’ve been enjoying strawberries from our garden and the farmer’s market  Raspberries are coming on and then marionberries and blueberries  I’m going to be ready for all those berries with these 25 Berrylicious Desserts!  Enjoy! Frosted Freckled Lemonade from Your Homebased Mom Gluten Free Flourless Almond Honey Cake with Berries from Your Homebased Mom Strawberry Angel Food No Churn Ice Cream from Mom’s Test Kitchen Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits from Cupcakes & Kale Chips Lemon Blueberry Mini Pies [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome back to Inspiration Monday, we’re so glad you are here!   If you’re needing a little inspiration, you are definitely at the right place.   Spend a few minutes browsing all the fabulous and creative ideas our readers have shared below. And of course if you’re 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 It’s heating up [Continue Reading…]

Sticky Coconut Chicken

Sticky Coconut Chicken is a family favorite at our house - one of our favorite ways to grill chicken.

Sticky Coconut Chicken is definitely a Wilkes Family Favorite. Sticky Coconut Chicken  is one of our favorite ways to grill chicken in the summer.  We really don’t call it Sticky Coconut Chicken at our house though. We call it “Tar” Chicken.  It earned it’s nickname from the sauce that you put on the chicken – you cook it until it is almost as thick as tar but not quite! I originally shared this recipe back in July of 2008 and when my son recently brought a group of 17 friends [Continue Reading…]

Summer Bedroom Refresh

Summer Bedroom Refresh.

I am a big fan of white bedding in my bedroom.  I always feel like I’m going to bed in a luxury hotel when I crawl into bed.  One of the other reasons I love white bedding is it makes it easy to change up the look of my bed by just switching out the pillows.  Here in Portland, some days I think summer has arrived and other days, I’m not so sure.  But whether it is here or not I’m ready for it and I want our bedroom to look ready [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Breasts Supreme with Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms

Chicken Breasts with mushrooms and artichoke hearts is a delicious and elegant

Today’s recipe for Chicken Breasts Supreme with Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms is a keeper.  We’ve been making it in our family for decades! This post is sponsored by  Foster Farms® but all opinions are my own. Today’s recipe is one my mother and I have made for years.  I’ve made it for many a dinner party and for several large group events at church.  My mom just recently used the recipe for a woman’s event at church.  It is one of those recipes that always gets lots of oohs and [Continue Reading…]