60 Minute Skillet Focaccia Bread


I love any form of fresh baked bread and over at Your Homebased Mom I have lots of yummy bread recipes.  Lots of people are scared of making bread because they think it’s hard and takes a long time.  Today’s recipe will dispel all those rumors.  In less than 60 minutes you can have delicious and savory skillet focaccia bread that will go great with any meal and it’s practically [Read More…]

My All Time Favorite Holiday Dish: Frosted Cranberry Squares

My all time FAVORITE holiday dish - Frosted Cranberry Squares. A tradition in our family! www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

When anyone in my family talks about food for the holidays, there is one dish that is a MUST HAVE.  It is not considered Thanksgiving if we don’t have Frosted Cranberry Squares on the table.   My mom has been making it for years and years and all of us look forward to it every year. I started making it to bring when we spend the holidays with Josh’s side [Read More…]

Reindeer Peanut Butter Ritz Holiday Cookies

Super easy and fun reindeer peanut butter Ritz holiday cookies | Thirty Handmade Days

I’ve seen Christmas stuff out for months and I couldn’t resist anymore.  I grabbed a few ingredients and made these super duper easy and adorably cute holiday cookies. They are so sweet but really take a small amount of work.  That’s a win in my book! They’d be perfect for a cookie exchange party and to make with your kids. I made Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies for a cookie exchange [Read More…]

Printable Snowflake Holiday Tag

Cute holiday printable "Some of my best friends are flakes!" Make with snowflake apples from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

It’s the 10th of the month and time for another round of ideas.  This month’s theme was snowflakes.  At first I was a little stumped.  And then I remembered one of my favorite holiday sayings “Some of my best friends are flakes!”  You know I can resist a good pun.  I created a printable snowflake holiday tag. I found a cute little mason jar, added a treat (below) and this [Read More…]

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Who doesn’t love the Crockpot? Just throw everything in and let it cook all day. I especially love it for parties and today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders is perfect for your next football get-together. Here’s what you’ll need: 2.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs or tenders (thawed), 6 oz. can tomato paste, 1 (1.75 oz.) pkg. buffalo wing seasoning (I used French’s Mild Buffalo Wing Seasoning), [Read More…]

Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Families

Slow Cooker Meals for busy families - a round up full of ideas to make crazy days easier. Compiled by www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Things are about to get nuts! It’s the end of October and that means November is soon here and then December.  The last three months of the year just zoooooom by.  I have had lots of requests for slow cooker meals so I’m back for another go at it.  I gathered this round up with busy families in mind (it applies to everyone though!).  You know those days when you [Read More…]

Caramel Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies

A yummy twist on a classic chocolate chip recipe - caramel and crunch make these cookies all the better. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Have I mentioned a few hundred times that we like to spend time together in the kitchen?  Well we do. I fully believe kids can cook and am proud of my little baker.  He loves to get in there with me and crack eggs, add ingredients and mix.   Cookies and bread are his specialties.  So he was more than happy to chip in for these Caramel Crunch Chocolate Chip [Read More…]

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels

Super simple dessert - 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We’re getting close to the holidays when things move at the speed of lightning.  And also the time that treats are made and delivered.  Or just made and eaten.  Ahem.   I’m always looking for simple things to make for family and friends.  These Turtle Pretzels only have 3 ingredients and are the perfect salty/sweet/crunchy combo. Yes they have been around for a million years and you might have already [Read More…]

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Dip


Is a pumpkin a vegetable or fruit?  That is the question. Well, the answer is…..pumpkin is a FRUIT!  It is a member of the gourd family and because of it’s fleshy seedy, center it is a fruit not a vegetable. Pumpkin season is in full swing! I hosted a girls night out craft night at my home the other  night and we had several pumpkin themed crafts so a pumpkin treat [Read More…]