Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

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We’ve enjoyed a few sunny and warmer days here in the Northwest.  Now warmer for us is 60 degrees. I know that isn’t as warm as some places but I know it is warmer than others!  A little sunshine and warmer temperatures always puts me in the mood for a good salad for dinner. Today’s salad is a recipe I got from my sister in law.  It has been in [Read More...]

Caramel Corn Cookies

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We love cookies at our house and we love caramel corn so why not combine the two! I am a big fan of adding fun things into my cookies to give it texture and flavor.  Who would have thought that adding caramel corn into your cookie would work?  Yeah for caramel corn cookies!  There are several things I love about this cookie.  The caramel corn doesn’t give the cookie a [Read More...]

Overnight Heart Shaped French Toast with Strawberry Syrup

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When I was little my mother would cut various foods into different shapes, grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes etc.  There is just something that makes food cut into fun shapes taste better. So why not start off Valentine’s Day with a little fun and some heart shaped overnight french toast.  Valentine’s Day falls on a school/work day this year so getting a big fancy breakfast fixed before everyone heads out the [Read More...]

Inside Out S’more Brownies

Inside Out S'more Brownies

Happy  Holidays!  We’re busy getting ready for the big day over at Your Homebased Mom with lots of cooking and baking going on. One of my weaknesses during the holiday season is all the holiday baking magazines that come out.  Over the years I have acquired quite a collection. Usually there are 2-3 recipes that really stick out to me that I want to try but this year I purchased a [Read More...]

Balsamic & Pesto Chicken Pasta

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Last week I was totally craving pasta and cheese.  Not sure if it was the weather or hormones! I thought about making this yummy Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage but I didn’t have any sausage and I had some chicken that needed to be used. I also wanted something a little different, not a tomato based dish so I decided to use pesto and balsamic vinegar in a chicken pasta [Read More...]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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One of my favorite flavors of fall is cinnamon.  Over at Your Homebased Mom we love cinnamon rolls, cinnamon cookies and even cinnamon ice cream! I also love Cinnamon Coffee Cake. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a yummy treat. This recipe is easy and delicious thanks to the help of a cake mix and some instant pudding mix. The pudding mix helps make the coffee cake nice and [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Bark

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I first discovered cookie bark or also known as cookie brittle several months ago. Let me just warn you – it is addicting. Just remember, I warned you! The first bark we tried out over at Your Homebased Mom was Toffee Brownie Bark. That stuff is good! If you love the crispy edges of the brownies you are going to go crazy over this stuff. So I couldn’t leave well [Read More...]

Orange Blueberry Bread

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We planted blueberry bushes in our backyard for the first time last year so this summer is the first time I have been able to step out into my backyard and pick blueberries! So fun! The birds got most of one bush but we still have another bush full. I love going out first thing in the morning and picking a handful to add to a bowl of cereal or [Read More...]

Crock Pot BBQ Beef

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School is out here in the NW and so it is officially summer!   Summer time brings it’s own set of challenges when it comes to dinner time.  I like to play as much as the kids do in the summer so the goal is to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. When you get rid of the routine of school somehow that routine of dinner gets harder [Read More...]