Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

2015We have been enjoying some summer like days here in Oregon and it has totally got me in the mood for homemade ice cream.  I just couldn’t help myself and this weekend I broke out the ice cream maker and made a batch of one of my favorite, favorite ice creams.  I first shared this recipe in 2008 so it was overdo for a recipe redo and some new photos and I am always looking for an excuse to make malted milk ball ice cream. I am a big malt [Continue Reading…]

25 Citrus Packed Sweets

25 Citrus Packed Sweets perfect for the warm Spring days!

If you’ve read this blog for any period of time you know how I feel about lemon.  I love it!  I am also a big fan of other citrus flavors like orange and lime.  We’ve got an amazing citrus round up for you today including all the citrus flavors! We rounded up 25 of the best sweets that are just packed full of everything from lemon to lime to tangerine to help you fill the warmer days with lots of citrus love!   The Best Key Lime Bars from Your [Continue Reading…]

25 Non-Chocolate Valentine’s Day Treats

25 Non-Chocolate Valentine's Day Treats

A great roundup of Valentine’s Day Treats for the non-chocolate lovers in your life!   I know it may be hard for some of you to believe but there are actually people who don’t like chocolate!  So today, we’ve got 25 pretty and delicious Valentine’s Day Treats  just for them.  So many yummy things to choose from   Angel Food Cupcakes from It Bakes Me Happy Cherry Bread from Tastes of Lizzy T Cherry Gum Drops from The Lady Behind The Curtain Strawberry Cream Bars from The 36th Avenue Easy Strawberry Mousse from The [Continue Reading…]

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

It is still berry season in Oregon.  Blackberries are the latest berries to ripen along with the fall raspberries.  The blackberries grow wild along the roads, in the parks and even in people’s backyards.  In fact some people spend a lot of time and effort trying to get rid of the wild blackberries in their yard.  They can literally take over! There are dozens of blackberry bushes lining the road by my house.  But since I prefer my blackberries not be infused with car fumes I bought mine at the Farmer’s [Continue Reading…]

Strawberry Cream Pie

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This recipe is an oldie but a goodie.  I first shared it back in June of 2008.  This one is so deserving of a pretty redo and I have given the recipe a little tweak. June is strawberry season here in Portland and this year the strawberry crop has been awesome.  Our own little strawberry patch in the garden has been producing like crazy and every morning I can go out and pick a bowl full.  Because of that I’ve been able to make a lot of our strawberry favorites [Continue Reading…]

Strawberry Pizza

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Strawberry Pizza is a delicious and fun way to serve those fresh ripe strawberries! We picked our first strawberries from the garden this last week.  There is nothing like a strawberry fresh out of the garden. I didn’t have to think long about what to make with the strawberries.  Traditionally one of our family’s favorite “first strawberries of the season” recipes is Strawberry Pizza,  a sure sign that strawberry season is here.   It is from my favorite cookbook – Portland Junior League Portland Palate. I never have trouble finding the [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Angel Pie

lemon angel pie

Today’s recipe is another Recipe Redo.  I have found that I shared some of my all time favorite recipes in the beginning days of the blog and the photos aren’t as great as I would like so I am gradually revisiting some of those recipes and redoing the post so you have better photos. It’s fun to dig through the archives too and reacquaint you with them. Today’s recipe for Lemon Angel Pie has been a favorite of mine for over 25 years – it has definitely stood the test [Continue Reading…]

S’mores Ice Cream}Real Mom Kitchen

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  Today I am excited to welcome Laura from Real Mom Kitchen to the blog.  Laura was one of the very first bloggers I met when I attended my first blogging conference.  She was so nice and welcoming to me and has been a sweet blog friend every since.  Today she is sharing a recipe that includes two of my favorite things about summer – Homemade ice cream and s’mores.  She has combined the two for a real treat.  Please welcome Laura and leave her a comment to say hi!! [Continue Reading…]

Caramel Brownie Bites – Pillsbury Bake Off Finalist!

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Today I get to introduce you to my friend Marjean.  Marjean is a finalist in the Pillsbury Bake Off!  Yes – that famous baking/cooking competition.  That contest where the prize is one million dollars!! Marjean leaves for Florida in a couple of days to compete with 99 other Pillsbury Bake Off finalists so I thought it would be fun to share with you the yummy recipe she will be competing with and give you an opportunity to send her lots of positive thoughts and good wishes. Marjean is a sixth [Continue Reading…]