25 Very Berry Recipes

25 Very Berry Recipes

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 Le Creme de la Crumb Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Tutti Dolci Blueberry Crumble Bars 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 Blueberry Ice Cream


I have to begin this post with a direct quote from my husband upon tasting today’s treat. “This is the BEST ice cream you have ever made!” This comment was not made once but made multiple times while he enjoyed his bowl full of Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream. This is REALLY the BEST ice cream you have ever made!” I think he liked and I liked it too.  Actually I think you can say we LOVED it!  We had the sister missionaries from our church over for dinner this week [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…]

Lemon Blueberry Marble Cake

Lemon Blueberry Marble Cake

MUST. MAKE. This was the body of the email my friend Sherra sent me with a link to the recipe I am sharing with you today. The recipe was for a Lemon Blueberry Marble Cake. We celebrated my mom’s birthday this last weekend so I thought that was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.  I love baking cakes.  Cakes like this one take a little time and effort and I really enjoy that process and time in the kitchen.  This is not a “quick I need a dessert” [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…]

Baked Oatmeal

baked oatmeal

I have been doing a lot of experimenting in the kitchen the last few weeks.  Most of it has involved things like rice flour, tapicoa flour, potato starch, xanthan gum, honey, agave,  etc.  All of this in our attempts to help Cali feel better.  We paid a visit to our favorite naturopath and after a series of food sensitivity tests we decided to pull her off wheat (gluten is not a problem), sugar, dairy, red meat, yeast, and a whole list of other things.  The whole thing was a little [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Blueberry Muffins


After a few spring like days here in Portland I have a definite case of Spring Fever.  And with Spring Fever comes a longing for lemons. Lemons and Spring just go together and so do lemons and blueberries – yum!! But a lemon blueberry muffin? Even better! Today’s muffin is a result of my brief case of Spring Fever (Spring has now left the NW and the gray skies and rains are back) I played around with this muffin recipe a few times to get the texture just right.  The [Continue Reading…]

Blueberry Banana Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


What do you usually do when you have ripe bananas on the counter?  Make banana bread? I usually do.  Well, that was until I found this recipe for Blueberry Banana Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting over at my friend Laura’s site – Real Mom Kitchen. I now have a new reason to let my bananas get too ripe. Cali and I had just been out blueberry picking. So in addition to the ripe bananas, I had a bucket full of fat, juicy, yummy Oregon blueberries too!  How lucky can [Continue Reading…]