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

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 Salad with Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing

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 & Cream

berries and cream

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 berries covered in a light, lovely whip cream. Because I have been on [Continue Reading...]