Berry Lemon Tart

This Berry Lemon Tart is almost too pretty to eat but I'll force myself!

This Berry Lemon Tart is the true definition of pretty and delicious! This week one of my sweet friends is enjoying her first trip to Paris, a place she never thought she would get to visit.  I am so excited for her and when she sent me a video of her boat trip down the Seine to see the Eiffel Tower I felt a little like I was there with her.  Paris is one of my most favorite places to go. When we were in Paris a few years ago we couldn’t [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…]

25 Very Berry Recipes

25 Very Berry Recipes

An amazing roundup of delicious berry recipes to get you in the mood for berry season! Berry season is my favorite time of year and we are in the middle of it right now here in Oregon.  The strawberries were amazing and the raspberries are just coming on and it won’t be long until the blueberries and marionberries are here too.  To get us all in the mood for berry season check out these amazing, mouthwatering berry recipes! Berries and White Chocolate Muffins from Something Swanky Berry Lemonade Popsicles from [Continue Reading…]

Triple Berry Cream Cheese Crepes

Triple Berry Cream Cheese Crepes

Last week I hosted book club at my home which means I am in charge of serving refreshments after our book discussion. I loved the book we read this month.  In fact, I think it may be my favorite book I have read so far this year.  We read the book Swan House by Elizabeth Musser.  The person who presented the book had actually purchased the book in the gift shop of the Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia.  The house is a real place but the story is fiction based [Continue Reading…]

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

fresh strawberry ice cream

This has turned into sweet week on the blog!  I usually don’t do so many sweets all in a row but I got started and I just couldn’t stop.  Today I’ve got one more for you and I promise next week I’ll be back with a week full of savory – how’s that? As I’ve mentioned a time or two this week, we’ve got a few strawberries at our house.  The Strawberry Pizza I shared earlier is definitely an old family favorite and Strawberry Sour Cream Cake is becoming a [Continue Reading…]

Raspberry and Blueberry Crisp

fruit crisp

One thing the Northwest does right is berries! You name it – we’ve got it. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, tayberries and even loganberries. And I know there are more I haven’t even named. My oldest son’s name is Logan – I teased my husband I wanted to name him after my father Barrie – therefore he would have been Logan Barrie (loganberry) He didn’t go for it! Yesterday I shared a fun Mason Jar Picnic idea and the dessert I took on the picnic was today’s recipe for Raspberry [Continue Reading…]

Valentine Desserts


Do you celebrate Valentine’s as a couple or a family?  Of course, now that we are empty nesters it is definitely a couple celebration but when we had kids at home I enjoyed creating  special Valentine  and dinner for the whole family. Today I am sharing some of my favorite Valentine Desserts.  They seem to have a common theme – chocolate, berries, pink or red!   What is your preference?  Do you prefer something nice and chocolatey or would you rather have something with berries or maybe a combination. Here are [Continue Reading…]

Layered Chicken & Berry Salad

Layered Chicken & Berry Salad

We are trying to take full advantage of berry season here in the Northwest by adding berries into every recipe we can.  Desserts, breakfast, appetizers, main dishes and salads.  I’ve been doing  a pretty good job of it if I do say so myself.  Is it possible to get berried out?  I don’t think so! I’ve got lots of fun berry recipes coming up. But if you have already forgotten, I am sharing dinner recipes this week that can be made from a rotisserie chicken – quick and easy summer [Continue Reading…]

Berries and Cream

Berries & Cream

A delicious bowl of berries and cream – pretty much heaven in a bowl. We are in full berry season here in the Northwest. Our lack of sun this summer has delayed everything a bit but the berries are alive and well. I went raspberry picking last week and the vines were covered and they were falling off the vines. I’ve been having fun playing with lots of fun berry recipes this week but sometimes nothing is better than just simple berries and cream. A bowl of ripe, sweet, fresh picked [Continue Reading…]