Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream…a summer treat for fall!

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We had gone to bed in summer and we awoke in autumn; for summer passes into autumn in some imaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf. ~Henry David Thoreau Summer transitions into Fall.  We exchange Garden Trowels for Rakes.  Swimsuits for Sweaters. Popsicles for Pies. But there is one summer treat we don’t have to give up even … [Read more...]

Canned Apricots 3 Ways & Slow Cooker Giveaway!

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I am obsessed with Fall. It's my "most wonderful time of the year". I love the colors, the smell of leaves burning, my favorite mulled cider candle and frankly, I look better in Fall clothing. ;-) But (and I can't believe I'm going to utter these words), there are some things I don't like about this season. I feel like a Fall … [Read more...]

Blackberry Cobbler and a Secret Ingredient

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August in Oregon means one thing...blackberries! And in our family, blackberries are meant to be put in yogurt, cereal, pies, popped into your mouth as you're walking past the bowl and most of all, turned into blackberry cobbler. … [Read more...]

Bruschetta Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

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Mushrooms. You either love 'em or hate 'em.  Where do you land on that one? I used to land on the "hate 'em" side but that might be due to the fact that I had only ever been exposed to the slimy, slightly gray colored version that come in a can. Now, if from the very beginning, I had tasted Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms, Bruschetta Style...well...I … [Read more...]

Summer treat…all natural fruit popsicle ideas!

All Natural Fruit Popsicle Recipes!

Hello Picket Fencers this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am so excited to be here again sharing some Summer Fun with you. Summer was always my favorite time of year when I was a kid, as I am sure I am not alone in this. It meant time away from school, family vacations, staying up late and sleeping in. All of which I would LOVE to do on a … [Read more...]

Last Minute 4th of July Decor & Recipes!

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Don't you just love it when kids are singing "My Country Tis of Thee" and they say "sweet land of 'liver'ty"? Or when they are saying the Pledge of Allegiance and instead of indivisible they say invisible? There is nothing quite like watching a child develop a sense of patriotism and pride in their nation and no time is that more true than on the … [Read more...]

It’s “wicked awesome” ~ Ice Cream Chipwich

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I’ve lived on the west coast for the last seven years and it’s taken me about that long to form a west coast orientation in my brain.  I no longer envision the cliff walk  overlooking mansions when people say "Newport" or the rocky shores of Maine when people say "Portland". But every now and then I’ll wax nostalgic on something from … [Read more...]

Homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt!

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I have a confession to make. And I hope you still like me and want to be my friend after you hear it. Ready? I don't really like cake all that much. Gasp! And if I had my druthers (seriously one of my favorite words ever!) I would rather have a bowl of cereal as a treat than a bowl of ice cream. Which leads me to my next … [Read more...]

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus With Goat Cheese

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I was thinking recently about how often I find myself saying something to my children that sounds so ridiculous but makes perfect sense to us. Things like, "Hey guys, we're not going to pretend to be cheetahs while we're at church, OK?" And then there are those times when you're having a simple conversation with your child, innocently answering … [Read more...]

How to Make an 8 Layer Surprise Cake

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Thank you so much for all of your kind words yesterday about my daughter's Super Science Party! I promised I'd be back today to show you just how I managed to make her 8 Layer Surprise Cake and I never go back on a promise. When dreaming up a birthday cake for my daughter’s science party, I stumbled upon a photo of a wedding cake that looked … [Read more...]