Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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One of my favorite emails to get is an email from one of my readers sharing a recipe with me.  I love it (hint, hint!) A few weeks ago I received just such an email from Jenny and it contains today’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.    Jenny said, “I have found an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe since moving to Sammamish. It is usually the first to be eaten up at any event. Trick is to under bake.” You know what a chocolate chip cookie fan and there was no way [Continue Reading…]

How to Start a Blog

How to Start a Blog

I love being a blogger.  I feel so blessed to have been able to do something I really love and make money doing it for the last 7 years! Blogging is a lot of work but it is also a lot of fun. This past weekend I was able to attend the Build Your Blog Conference put on by Six Sisters Stuff in Salt Lake City Utah.  This is my third year attending this conference.  Besides looking for any excuse I can find to go to Utah (where my girls [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes from yourhomebasedmom.com  Sweet and Tangy!

I am a day late with this week’s slow cooker recipe.  That’s what happens when you go out of town for 12 days.  I had a lot of fun attending two conferences and playing with my girls though!  I’ll be sharing some of the fun places I ate in Utah later this week.  You know I can’t live without my slow cooker. Did you know that February is National Canned Food Month?   I am excited to be working with Mom It Forward as part of their Cans Get You [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Pull Apart Rolls

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If you have followed my blog for any length of time you  know what a lemon fan I am and these lemon rolls have moved up to the top of my list of favorite lemon recipes!   Now that the “red and chocolate season” is over and I’ve h ad enough of “green and mint season” I officially declare it “lemon season”.  As far as I am concerned, it is always lemon season and I look for every opportunity I can to use lemons.  Lemons make me happy. Today’s recipe is [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Hello Friends!! We are SO excited to have you joining us for another awesome week of baking, DIY’s, crafts, tips and all around creative goodness! 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 week’s features were chosen by Tanya at twelveOeight…   Duck Tape Cross Curtains by The Striped House   Fence Picket Wall by Clover House   DIY PVC Pipe Table by brepurposed Free Spring Chalkboard Printable by On Sutton Place DIY Dryer Sheets by [Continue Reading…]

25 Mint Desserts Roundup

25 Mint Desserts Roundup

It’s been the week of green mint desserts. We started with that yummy No Bake Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie followed by BYU Mint Brownies. I just couldn’t help myself and we are going to close up this lovely mint chapter here on the blog with a yummy Mint Dessert Roundup!  All you non mint lovers, hold on.  I’ve got some lovely lemon recipes coming soon!!    Andes Mint Ice Cream from Your Homebased Mom Chocolate Mint French Macarons from bake.love.give Chocolate Mint Halfway Bars from The Gunny Sack Chocolate Mint [Continue Reading…]

BYU Mint Brownies

BYU Mint Brownies

I’ve spent the last 10 days in Utah, the home of my college alma mater.  One of my favorite things to do when I visit there is buy a BYU Mint Brownie in The Wilkinson Center.  With today’s recipe I can make them at home too.  This recipe was originally posted August, 2008.  Enjoy the recipe and some pretty new pictures. After a long drive we have arrived in Provo, Utah.  Cali is moved into her dorm and we are enjoying our last couple of days with her visiting some [Continue Reading…]

Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie

Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie

The season of green is upon us and for me that means mint!  If something is green, it should be mint in my book.  We have a divided house when it comes to mint.  Half of us love it and half of us don’t but all my mint haters have moved away from home so bring on the mint! Grasshopper ice cream pie is one way to enjoy some green and some mint. Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie is really one of those non recipe recipes!  You don’t have to have [Continue Reading…]

Malted Milk Ball Rice Krispie Treats

Malted Milk Ball Rice Krispie Treats

The addition of malted milk powder and malted milk balls to make malted milk ball rice krispie treats is pretty much brilliant!A few weeks ago I shared with you my Perfect Rice Krispie Treat recipe.  Several of you have tried them and agree with me!  I love it when that happens.  The secret to a perfect rice krispie treat is more butter and more marshmallows!  But guess what,  you can make it even better.  How you may ask?  Just add malted milk balls!  And for even more malted milk flavor [Continue Reading…]