Plum Cake

Plum Cake

A few weeks ago we were invited to  potluck birthday celebration for a dear friend.  This celebration was extra special because this friend has been fighting cancer and is winning! I know there are people who don’t care for potlucks but I’m not one of them.  I love a good potluck and I knew given the people that were invited to this party it would be a good one.  Some of my favorite cooks would be there. I took some homemade crescent rolls and some of those yummy garlic ginger green [Continue Reading...]

No Bake Banana Split Dessert

Banana Split Dessert

Today’s recipes is another one of those oldies but goodies.  I have had it in my recipe file for over 30 years and it originally belonged to my mother.  It is on a nice little type written 3 x 5 index card in my collection of recipes.  I remember spending hours on my typewriter typing out all my recipes!  Now all I have to do is log onto my blog. I served today’s recipe at a farewell dinner party for a sister missionary in our ward this past week.  Her [Continue Reading...]

Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry SOrbet

It’s been a sweet treat week here on the blog. Strawberry season is still going strong around here so I’m taking advantage.  Usually one of the first things I make with the fresh Oregon strawberries is strawberry ice cream.  It is so yummy.  But this year my husband is on a diary free diet and ice cream is not dairy free.  But sorbet is!  So instead of fresh strawberry ice cream I made strawberry sorbet. I can’t tell you how delicious this is.  My husband thought he had died and [Continue Reading...]

Strawberry Shortcake Roundup

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Because I’ve got strawberries on the brain and strawberry shortcake is one of the most favorite dessert here in the USA I’ve put together a fun roundup of  ideas for you. It comes in all shapes and forms!  Meringue Cups by Thank Your Body  No Bake Treat Bars from Iowa Girl Eats  Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcake from Your Homebased Mom. Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler from Recipe Girl Strawberry Shortcake Waffles from Taste and Tell  Muddy Buddies from Lemon Tree Dwelling. Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Bars from Taste of Lizzy T Strawberry Shortcake [Continue Reading...]

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake

When I asked on Facebook what I should make with all my strawberries the number one vote was for Strawberry Shortcake.  I think if you polled any group of people their favorite strawberry dessert would be hands down strawberry shortcake. I have eaten lots of strawberry shortcake in my day and the problem with it is you take a risk of getting a dried out shortcake.  A good shortcake can make or break a strawberry shortcake, no matter  how amazing the strawberries are.  If there is a dried out old [Continue Reading...]

Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

We’ve got a bumper crop of strawberries this year in our garden.  More than we’ve ever had before and we’re loving it.  Just about every other day we’ve got a bowl full like this! So the other day I asked on Facebook for some suggestions on what to make with all my strawberries and you had some great ideas.  I decided to go with a fresh strawberry milkshake. Here in the NW we have a local burger franchise called Burgerville and every May/June they have fresh strawberry shakes that are [Continue Reading...]

Caramel Corn Ice Cream Sundae

Caramel Corn Ice Cream Sundae

Have you entered to win the $250.00 gift card and grill kit yet? Go here to enter! I first had a Caramel Corn Ice Cream Sundae when we were invited over to some friend’s house for dinner.  These friends are amazing, creative cooks and I know whatever they serve is going to be delicious! For dessert we had this fun dessert.  They had gotten the idea from a fancy restaurant in New York.    I love so many things about this Caramel Corn Ice Cream Sundae. First,  I love ice [Continue Reading...]

Pillsbury Funfetti Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

This post brought to you by the new vibrant Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mixes  I love color. Color in my home, in my clothes and in my food. And there are occasions when only BOLD color will do.  Bright, intense color.  That is what you get with the new Pillsbury Funfetti®  Bold Cake Mixes.  The folks at Pillsbury really went bold when they released their new Funfetti® line of cake mixes and bold frostings. Thanks to my friend Heather over at Whipperberry for the photo above! They come in 5 bold colors and food [Continue Reading...]

Mint Striped Delight and $25.00 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

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So I couldn’t let this green season go by without at least one new mint recipe! You may have noticed that I’ve been in a bit of a key lime mood lately when it comes to green foods but I love mint too.  One of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day treats is a Shamrock Shake.  Life changing when I learned to make them at home!! Today’s recipe is chocolately, minty and light and fluffy  It is made with a layer of crushed oreo cookies, then a layer of minty cream [Continue Reading...]