Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Carnitas

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This slow cooker salsa verde carnitas is definitely a family favorite around here! I think today’s recipe gets the award for the most cooked recipe by my college kids.   I’ve had college kids for about the past 13 years (the baby graduates this April!!) and my four kids have probably made this recipe more than any other one while they’ve been away at college.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  It’s easy and it’s delicious! It is made in a slow cooker and it also makes a [Continue Reading…]

Using Instagram to share your Family History

Using Instagram to share your family history@yourhomebasedmom

I grew up with a love for family photos and stories and a mother who loved family history, stories and photos too.  She was lucky to have had a grandmother who loved sharing the family stories and photos with her.  That is how family history is preserved.  It is passed down from generation to generation.  The scary thing is though, that if a story is not shared and written down, it can disappear in just three generations.  Three generations is only you, your parents and your grandparents.  If that story [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party… Can you believe it is already March FIRST??? Wow! Each week is a struggle to feature just a few of you, because there is SO much inspiration linked up. Thank you so much for taking the time to be here. It is inspiring to see your creativity and talent. To search all of our features and faves, use hashtag #InspirationMonday, Don’t forget to tweet the post(s) you link up using our hashtag. We love to search the hashtag and retweet you as a big [Continue Reading…]

Lime Sherbet Freeze

Lime Sherbet Freeze

Lime Sherbet Freeze is such a fun thing to make for St. Patrick’s Day.  It is a nice alternative to all the green mint treats out there right now! We are big ice cream fans at our house, always have been.  When I was young one of my favorite treats to get at the local drive, The Spot was a “freeze.”  I loved pulling up at the drive-in, having the server come out of her little booth and hook that tray onto our car window.  They made their own root beer [Continue Reading…]

February 2015 Stitch Fix

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It’s been a few months since I shared what came in my Stitch Fix box.  The holidays kind of got in the way I guess.  I’m still getting a box each month and still loving it.  Some months are definitely better than other months.  Last month I only kept one thing out of the five but this month I kept three.  Some months I’ve kept all five!  The best part of Stitch Fix is that I can keep what I want and send back what I don’t want so easily. [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar @yourhomebasedmom.com

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…]