25 Grilling Recipes

25 Grilling Recipes

Heat up the grill!  We’ve got 25 amazing grilling recipes for you for your grilling pleasure this holiday season.  Grilling season is officially open!  Lots of yummy recipes to choose from. Sweet & Tangy Marinated Grilled Chicken from Your Homebased Mom Grilled Vegetables from Your Homebased Mom Balsamic Steak Skewers from Julie’s Eats & Treats Barbecue Rubbed Grilled Chicken from Flavor the Moments Buffalo Turkey Burgers from Ari’s Menu Chili Rubbed Salmon with Avocado Salsa from Sweet Peas and Saffron Chipotle Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Avocado Salsa from Taste Love [Continue Reading…]

Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie – only 3 ingredients!

Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie

Do you have big plans for this holiday weekend?  Maybe a BBQ or other fun event with family and friends?  Well, if it’s a potluck and you have your choice of what to bring, pick dessert.  Then make this yummy Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie that only needs 3 ingredients.  It’s easy and it’s delicious so it is sure to be a hit. We are big fans of ice cream pie at our house and it always makes regular appearances during the holidays especially.  Today’s Creamsicle Pie is a little variation [Continue Reading…]

Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

2015We have been enjoying some summer like days here in Oregon and it has totally got me in the mood for homemade ice cream.  I just couldn’t help myself and this weekend I broke out the ice cream maker and made a batch of one of my favorite, favorite ice creams.  I first shared this recipe in 2008 so it was overdo for a recipe redo and some new photos and I am always looking for an excuse to make malted milk ball ice cream. I am a big malt [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

slow cooker korean beef lettuce wraps @yourhomebasedmom.com

Lettuce Wraps are a great option when you are trying to cut down on carbs or are eating gluten free. Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Jim and I made a trip to Seattle and went to a Mariner’s Game Friday  night.  My husband loves baseball and I basically go for the food.  Safeco Field where the Marnier’s play has some good places to eat.  Who can pass up those Rally fries when that garlic scent permeates the stadium and I always like Ivar’s fish & chips! [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome to Inspiration Monday, we’re so glad you are here! If you’re needing a little inspiration, you are definitely at the right place.   Spend a few minutes browsing all the fabulous and creative ideas our readers have shared below. Of course, if you’re a blogger, link your latest creations and have your work seen on 7 different blogs!     I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom   This [Continue Reading…]

20+ of the BEST chocolate chip cookie & treat recipes

20+ of the best chocolate chip cookie and treat recipes from yourhomebasedmom.com

Did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?  I think every day should be Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.  It is my favorite cookie of all time and I have made it my life’s mission to find the best chocolate chip cookie.  I’ve tried a lot of recipes and it’s become quite the hobby.  I’ve shared a lot of chocolate chip cookies since I started my blog so I decided I needed to put them all in one place.  This post is a roundup of all the chocolate [Continue Reading…]

Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars - no one will know these are gluten free.  They are amazing!

Lemon bars are one of my favorite treats.  I have a couple of amazing lemon bar recipes.  One that our family has been making for 50 years  – they truly are the Best Lemon Bars.  And then another recipe for Lemon Cheesecake Bars which are heavenly too.  I have a hard time choosing between the two.  Now I have a third recipe to add to my list of amazing lemon bar recipes.  That would be today’s recipe for gluten free lemon bars. Let  me tell you NO ONE will know [Continue Reading…]

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Serendipity –  a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. Serendipity is the perfect description for our most recent family photos.  Our entire family was going to be in Utah at the end of April for Tessa’s college graduation.  Now that my children are all grown up, graduated from college and have jobs and live in different states,  the times we are all together in one place are getting fewer and fewer (this is one of things I don’t like about being an empty nester) So I decided to take advantage of the fact [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket}only 4 ingredients

slow cooker beef brisket - only needs 4 ingredients!

While my kids were in high school, I spent a lot of time in the costume shop at the school.   One of my favorite things about it was the opportunity it gave me to meet some of the other moms of my children’s friends. It never fails, when moms get together, the conversation always makes it around to… “So what are you having for dinner?” I love to ask that question.  I have gotten a lot of great new recipes by asking it. Today’s recipe is one that I got that [Continue Reading…]