Easy Homemade Blackberry Sauce

 Easy Homemade Blackberry Sauce is the delicious over pancakes or ice cream! It’s like eating blackberry pie for breakfast!

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I’ve expressed my love of the Pacific Northwest and it’s amazing summer berries a lot here at Real Housemoms, but I’m gonna do it again!  They’re EVERYWHERE!!!  So with that being said, I have to use them while they’re here.  I just love that I can walk right around the corner from my house and they’re growing like weeds, beautiful, delicious weeds.  My youngest little guy was with me this last time and I think he thought Mom went crazy.  I was just picking berries from the side of the road.  I had to explain that they were the same as the berries they were selling in the grocery store and his mind was blown! [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry and Lime Freezer Jam

 This Strawberry and Lime Freezer Jam takes strawberry jam to a whole new level with the addition of lime zest!  Now you can enjoy the flavors of summer year round!

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I’ve been wanting to make jam or jelly for so long but I don’t quite have my courage up.  Something about all the boiling and disinfecting and so on that has me intimidated.  I WILL conquer my fear though and this Easy Strawberry and Lime Freezer Jam is just the way for me to get my toes wet and enjoy super yummy homemade jam.  I wanted to make strawberry jam but then I started thinking (or dreaming) about a strawberry and lime drink by the pool.  It just screams summer and this jam was my way to taste summer all year so I knew I HAD to make this Easy Strawberry and Lime Freezer Jam!!! [Read more...]

Very Berry Coffee Cake

 Not much could make a coffee cake better except maybe adding fresh berries!  Very Berry Coffee Cake has blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and it’s out of this world good!

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Growing up I though coffee cake was a cake made out of coffee and I avoided it like that plague.  I’m so glad that I 1. starting drinking coffee and 2. realized that one of the best things to have in the morning with a nice warm cup of coffee is coffee cake!  It’s so light and fluffy and topped with sugary, cinnamon crumbs.  There really isn’t any need to keep going from a basic coffee cake unless you’re making a Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake or filling it with delicious ripe summer berries, to make this Very Berry Coffee Cake. [Read more...]

Cinnamon French Toast Waffles

 Cinnamon French Toast Waffles are out of this world good!  The outside is warm and slightly crisp while the inside is soft and delicious, while the warm cinnamon flavor is through out!

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Growing up my favorite weekend breakfasts were always French toast.  We didn’t have the fancy French toast made out of French bread, we had French toast made out of sliced sandwich bread.  To this day I think I like it the best.  I love that it’s so thin that you get a soft custard texture in the center of the bread while the outside is slightly eggy.  This morning I couldn’t decide between waffles and French toast so I decided not to decide and make them together. [Read more...]

Fluffiest Whole Wheat Oatmeal Blackberry Pancakes Ever!

 These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Blackberry Pancakes are truly the fluffiest pancakes ever!!!  No one will know they’re whole wheat but you!

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When I think of a delicious breakfast on the weekends I think of pancakes.  They’re so good but I usually feel a little guilty eating them.  I’ve made them with whole wheat flour before but they turn out HEAVY and dry.  I’ve started using whole wheat pastry flour and I really love the difference.  I’m still getting more fiber without feeling like I just ate a brick.  Now, don’t get me wrong, there is sugar and butter in these but if I was going to have pancakes anyway I think making simple swaps is better than no swaps.  After I made them I thought that they’d be good with honey in place of the sugar.  Next time.  If you decide that you want to just do an equal swap sugar for honey and let me know what you think. [Read more...]