your homebased mom http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com Leigh Anne Wilkes Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 25 Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipes http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/25-decadent-hot-chocolate-recipes/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/25-decadent-hot-chocolate-recipes/#respond Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:00:14 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35125 25 Decadent Hot Chocolate RecipesSharing an amazing round up of 25 Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipes for your drinking pleasure! Hot Chocolate is a part of our Christmas morning traditions.  Every Christmas morning starts with a yummy mug of hot chocolate and a slice of Breakfast Pizza and a 60 Minute Cinnamon Roll.  Doesn’t that sound yummy! Today we’ve put together an amazing round up of delicious, decadent hot chocolate recipes for you.  I can’t wait to try them all. {Slow Cooker} Best Ever Hot Cocoa from Mandy’s Recipe Box Cardamom & Orange Spiced White [Continue Reading...]

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Sharing an amazing round up of 25 Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipes for your drinking pleasure!25 Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot Chocolate is a part of our Christmas morning traditions.  Every Christmas morning starts with a yummy mug of hot chocolate and a slice of Breakfast Pizza and a 60 Minute Cinnamon Roll.  Doesn’t that sound yummy!
Today we’ve put together an amazing round up of delicious, decadent hot chocolate recipes for you.  I can’t wait to try them all.

{Slow Cooker} Best Ever Hot Cocoa from Mandy’s Recipe Box

{Slow Cooker} Best Ever Hot Cocoa

Cardamom & Orange Spiced White Hot Chocolate from Will Cook For Friends

Cardamom & Orange Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Roll Hot Cocoa from Wine & Glue

Cinnamon Roll Hot Cocoa

Coconut Hot Chocolate from The Crafting Chicks

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Bean Hot Cocoa from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Bean Hot Cocoa

Easy Two-Minute Hot Chocolate by the Mug from Kitchen Treaty

Easy Two-Minute Hot Chocolate By the Mug

Eggnog Hot Chocolate from Kleinworth & Co.

Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate from The Cookie Rookie

Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate from Your Homebased Mom

frozen hot chocolate

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa from The Hopeless Housewife

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix from Tastes of Lizzy T’s

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Mexican Mocha Hot Chocolate from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Homemade Mexican Mocha Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Floats from Sugarhero

Hot Chocolate Floats

Malted Hot Chocolate Mix from Your Homebased Mom

MALTED HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

Minty Hot Chocolate Mix from Your Homebased Mom

Minty Hot Chocolate Mix

Nutella Hot Chocolate from Gimme Some Oven

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float from Your Homebased Mom

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate from Pics and Pasteries

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Raspberry White Hot Chocolate from Sugarhero

Raspberry White Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Caramel Hot Chocolate from Julie’s Eats & Treats

Slow Cooker Caramel Hot Chocolate

S’mores Hot Chocolate from Our Best Bites

S'mores Hot Chocolate

Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa

The Best Vegan Hot Cocoa from The Pretty Bee

The Best Vegan Hot Cocoa

Thin Mints Hot Chocolate from Your Homebased Mom

Thin MInt Hot Chocolate

Whiteout Cocoa from Sprinkle Bakes

Whiteout Cocoa

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Inspiration Monday Linky Party http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-35/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-35/#respond Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:00:12 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35297 inspiration_monday_fall_2014 (1)Christmas is in 4 days, what!! Time to relax and be inspired! Welcome back to another edition of Inspiration Monday Linky Party. The place were you are featured on 7 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 We hope you enjoy this weeks features chosen by: Debbie, from Refresh Restyle Christmas Tree Brownie Pops from Five Heart Home Gingerbread House from Shop Girl Maria Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies [Continue Reading...]

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Christmas is in 4 days, what!! Time to relax and be inspired!

Welcome back to another edition of Inspiration Monday Linky Party.
The place were you are featured on 7 blogs…
We hope you enjoy this weeks features chosen by:
Debbie, from Refresh Restyle
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Christmas Tree Brownie Pops from Five Heart Home

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House from Shop Girl Maria

Chewy Peanut butter cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies from Virginia Sweet Pea

Snow globe ornament with car and Christmas tree

Snow Globe Ornament from It All Started With Paint

Rustic Pallet Christmas Card Holder

Pallet Christmas Card Holder from Making it in The Mountains

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– Be sure to mingle with other party guests (it’s always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to.)

– Link up all of your creative fun…including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog.

– Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
– By linking up to Inspiration Monday Party you are giving the seven blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.

 


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60 Minute Skillet Focaccia Bread http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/60-minute-skillet-focaccia-bread/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/60-minute-skillet-focaccia-bread/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:12 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=34654 Skillet Foccacia BreadAre you on a little bit of a sweet overload?  Christmas cookies, Christmas candy…..  I was totally in the mood for something delicious and savory today. I love any form of fresh baked bread.  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 fail proof. I love cooking in my [Continue Reading...]

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Skillet Foccacia Bread

Are you on a little bit of a sweet overload?  Christmas cookies, Christmas candy…..  I was totally in the mood for something delicious and savory today.

I love any form of fresh baked bread.  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 fail proof.

I love cooking in my cast iron skillet and it is perfect for today’s recipe.  If you don’t have a cast iron skillet you can definitely use a glass 8 x 8 or other oven safe casserole type pan that would be around the same size. My skillet is 10″ wide.

Skillet Foccacia Bread

While you are mixing up your dough, preheat your oven to 220 degrees and then when it beeps turn off the oven and keep the door closed. After mixing up your dough,  roll it out into a circle the size of your pan.

Skillet Focaccia BreadPlace the dough into a greased pan and push it up onto the sides too. Cover with a towel and place the skillet into your warm oven and let it rise for 20 minutes.  Keep the door closed. After it has doubled in size  (about 20 minutes) remove from oven and poke holes using the end of a wooden spoon into the dough.  It will fall a little bit.

Skillet Foccacia Bread

Brush with half of the buter, herb and cheese mixture and then bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.Skillet Foccacia BreadAfter you take it out of the oven brush with the remaining butter/herb/cheese mixture. Allow to cool

Skillet Focaccia BreadThe next step is to slice yourself off a nice big piece and enjoy!

Skillet Foccacia BreadThis Skillet Focaccia bread goes perfectly with just about every meal but is especially good with soup or pasta.

Skillet Foccacia BreadYou can play around with the herbs and other types of cheese too.

Skillet Foccacia BreadHappy bread baking.

 

60 Minute Skillet Focaccia Bread
 
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Serves: 1 loaf of bread
Ingredients
  • ¾ C warm water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
Parmesan Butter Topping
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Mix together water and sugar in a bowl, stir to dissolve sugar.
  2. Sprinkle yeast over top and allow to sit until foamy (about 5 minutes)
  3. In a mixer add 1 C flour and salt. Add oil and mix well.
  4. Add in remaining cup of flour until the dough easily pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  5. While mixing up bread preheat oven to 220 degrees and turn off the oven once the temperature is reached.
  6. Keep oven door closed
  7. Grease skillet
  8. Place dough on floured counter and roll out to size of pan.
  9. Place dough in skillet and stretch up the dough to the sides of the pan. Cover with towel and place in warm oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove skillet from oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Make indentations into dough with the end of a wooden spoon.
  12. Mix together melted butter, cheese and seasoning in a bowl.
  13. Brush half of the mixture gently onto the dough.
  14. Place skillet in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Remove from oven and brush with remaining butter mixture.
  16. Cool and enjoy!

Recipe from CrunchyCreamySweet.com

 

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Merry Kissmass to You} Last Minute Gift Idea http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/merry-kissmass-to-you-last-minute-gift-idea/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/merry-kissmass-to-you-last-minute-gift-idea/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:00:37 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35265 Merry Kissmass to YouStill scrambling for some last minute gift ideas?  I’ve got you covered today. I wanted to do a little something for my Activity Day girls for Christmas.  I am no longer their leader but I am still t heir friend!  My girls and I love the EOS lip balm so I bought a package of them at Costco. I added in some Hershey’s Kisses and then a cute little  gift tag, a little cellophane bag and some twine  and I was good to go! What girl doesn’t love a good [Continue Reading...]

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Merry Kissmass to You Last Minute Gift Idea

Still scrambling for some last minute gift ideas?  I’ve got you covered today.

I wanted to do a little something for my Activity Day girls for Christmas.  I am no longer their leader but I am still t heir friend!  My girls and I love the EOS lip balm so I bought a package of them at Costco.

I added in some Hershey’s Kisses and then a cute little  gift tag, a little cellophane bag and some twine  and I was good to go!

EOS Lip Balm  Merry Kissmass to You

What girl doesn’t love a good lip balm and some chocolate!?

EOS Lip Balm  Merry Kissmass to You

The gift tag can be printed off here on the blog  and all you have to do is add the kisses!

EOS Lip Balm  Merry Kissmass to You
Merry KissmassClick here to download gift tag

Here’s to last minute gift ideas !

Merry Kissmass to you!

 

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Frozen Themed Hot Chocolate Bar http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/frozen-themed-hot-chocolate-bar/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/frozen-themed-hot-chocolate-bar/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:00:44 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=35227 Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar 1A Frozen themed hot chocolate bar is the perfect way to celebrate your first snowfall, a birthday celebration for your Frozen fans or just because! Since I don’t have any little ones living at my house I was a little late to the Frozen game. It took me several months to finally watch the movie after it came out and after I heard the song “Let it Go” about a million times.  I have to say I loved it! So this winter I thought it might be fun to have [Continue Reading...]

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A Frozen themed hot chocolate bar is the perfect way to celebrate your first snowfall, a birthday celebration for your Frozen fans or just because!

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar 1Since I don’t have any little ones living at my house I was a little late to the Frozen game. It took me several months to finally watch the movie after it came out and after I heard the song “Let it Go” about a million times.  I have to say I loved it!

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

So this winter I thought it might be fun to have a little “Frozen” themed hot chocolate bar.  We haven’t had any snow yet here in Portland but what a fun way to celebrate a snow day or a pretend snow day.

Frozen Hot Chocolate BarI filled my hot chocolate bar with lots of white and silver.  White donuts from the grocery store, silver wrapped chocolate kisses, white meringue cookies from Trader Joes and white mini marshmallows of course.  I also added in some of those yummy homemade marshmallows I shared with you last week.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

Frozen Hot Chocolate BarRemember those fun Candy Corn Hot Chocolate On a Stick I shared with you at Halloween time?  Well I made a fun Winter/Frozen version for you too with the help of Kiki Comin who created the wonderful graphic! This Frozen hot chocolate Bar is not to be confused with this kind of Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

They are so fun to make and to use!  All you have to do is add hot milk and you have Frozen hot chocolate!.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

For detailed, step by step instructions on how to make the hot chocolate sticks check out my Candy Corn Hot Chocolate on a Stick post.   For my Frozen version I used white and blue Wilton chocolate melts, marshmallows and little snowflakes I bought at our local cake decorating shop.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

Frozen Hot Chocolate BarI added the cute tag to the straw.  The directions to make your Frozen hot chocolate are on the back of the tag.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

The process is easy.  Just pour your hot milk into your cup and then add in your Frozen hot chocolate on a stick.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

Stir it around until the chocolate melts and you have pretty blue Frozen hot chocolate!

Frozen Hot Chocolate BarThen add some more marshmallows and you are ready to go.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Bar

Thanks again, to Kiki Comin for the cute tags.  You can download them here.  We also did a “Winter” version in case you’re not into the whole “Frozen” thing!

 

frozen snowflake hot chocolateDownload Frozen Hot Chocolate Tags

 

 

winter snowflake hot chocolate

Download Winter Hot Chocolate Tags

For more fun Hot Chocolate Bar ideas check out this post:

Hot Chocolate Bar collage

 

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