Birthday Cake Milkshake

A Birthday Cake Milkshake - the perfect combination, ice cream and cake all in one

Celebrate your birthday with a Birthday Cake Milkshake this year! I originally posted this recipe over at my friend Kristen’s blog. I knew she would post this during her birthday week so I texted to ask her what her favorite birthday cake was and she had a hard time coming up with an answer for me but one thing was clear, she loves sprinkles.  What birthday would be complete without sprinkles, lots of sprinkles.  A birthday also requires cake and ice cream so I decided to combine the two in a [Continue Reading…]

25 Patriotic No Bake Sweets & Treats

25 Patriotic No Bake Sweets & Treats

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  All of my children are usually home and we head to the beach for an old fashioned 4th complete with a small town parade.  Today we’ve got 25 Patriotic No Bake Sweets & Treats for you to make  your holiday celebration even easier –  no baking!! Patriotic Popcorn Cake from Your Homebased Mom Red, White & Blue Cookie Bark from Your Homebased Mom 4th of July Marshmallow Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories 4th of July Tie Dyed Fudge from Taste [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…]

Gluten Free Flourless Almond Honey Cake with Berries

Gluten Free  Almond Honey Cake with Berries

No one is going to believe this cake is gluten free!  This Flourless Almond Honey Cake with Berries is divine. When I need to earn a few brownie points with my husband I make a yummy gluten free treat. Let’s just say I may or may not have been a little onery this weekend so I thought a few brownie points were in order. I know you are probably shocked, Leigh Anne, onery?  Well, it happens now and then. Jim has been eating gluten free for over a year now and [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart

This lovely lemon tart is the perfect addition to any  meal. Lemon season is in full swing at our house and with Easter just a few days away I’ve been trying out a couple of new lemon dessert ideas for Easter Brunch.  Now, Easter is not Easter at our house without Lemon Angel Pie.  It is required and has been for the last 30 years.  But I’m thinking a second lemon dessert may be needed this year and today’s Lemon Tart is it! Now you  may think two lemon desserts [Continue Reading…]

Lime Sherbet Freeze

Lime Sherbet Freeze

Lime Sherbet Freeze is such a fun thing to make for St. Patrick’s Day.  It is a nice alternative to all the green mint treats out there right now! We are big ice cream fans at our house, always have been.  When I was young one of my favorite treats to get at the local drive, The Spot was a “freeze.”  I loved pulling up at the drive-in, having the server come out of her little booth and hook that tray onto our car window.  They made their own root beer [Continue Reading…]

Swedish Cream

Swedish cream with Raspberry Sauce

Today’s recipe is the perfect treat for your non chocolate lovers for Valentine’s Day or just about perfect for any day. I love chocolate as much as the next person but there are actually times when I will pick a non chocolate dessert over a chocolate one.  Can you believe it!?  If I do, there is usually some kind of fruit involved.  Chocolate seems to be the choice of the season with Valentine’s Day fast approaching but today I’d like to share with you a pretty and delicious dessert idea for [Continue Reading…]

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…]