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Friday Favorites–Raspberry Season

There are a few signs that summer has officially arrived.  Bright sunshine, obviously.  Kids running around everywhere, free from the confines of school.  Mosquitos.  Longer days.  Shorter pants.  One of my favorites?  Raspberries.  We have one vine, but it isn’t exactly thriving, so fortunately I live in berry country and can pick some up just…

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Frozen Lime Cream Pie Cocktail

Last month, for a minute, it looked like we might get summer early.  Temps were in the 90s and we all pulled out our shorts and sandals.  But then…it was over.  We should have known better, because it happens almost every year. On one of those nice days before the sun disappeared I was making…

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #77

Happy Tuesday!  I know there’s the old saying about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb, or vice versa, but am I the only one that feels like May comes in like a tornado every time?  There’s a lot going on, and on top of everything else, look for an…

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Raspberry Jalapeno Cheese Tarts

This post is sponsored by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission.  I received a gift card and accessories as reimbursement for ingredients and time. Our boy is home!  We’re so excited to have him in the house again.  Now that he’s done with boot camp and advanced school, his next stop is his first full-fledged…

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Friday Favorites – Loving Lime

We had a little taste of summer here this week, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees and sunny, blue skies.  Ordinarily April is grey and wet, so it was like Christmas came early.  We were all running around in our shorts and sandals, unearthed from winter storage.  Sadly, we’re about to return to our regularly scheduled…

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Friday Favorites–Easter Sweets

When I decided this week was going to be about Easter food, I started collecting links to recipes that caught my eye.  It wasn’t until I sat down to write this that I realized every single thing I had saved was some sort of dessert.  There is clearly no hope for me, so I should…

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Friday Favorites–St. Patrick’s Day

There are lots of reasons to love St. Patrick’s Day.  Green is a great color, and the rainbows are a nice touch.  I enjoy the recognition of Irish culture (which I’m sure is mangled beyond all recognition at this point by the commercial aspects, but still).  The food is tasty and the crafts are fun. …