your homebased mom http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com Leigh Anne Wilkes Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:18:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Chicken Coconut Korma http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/chicken-coconut-korma/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/chicken-coconut-korma/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:00:43 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=33067 Chicken Coconut Korma  I have mentioned before that my children are much more adventerous eaters than I ever was at there age.  In fact they are more adventerous than I am at my age now!  In fact it was my children who introduced me to my first Indian food on one of my trips to Provo, Utah.  We had dinner at the Indian Palace in downtown Provo and it was delicious!  I think I might just like anything if I could wrap it up and eat it in fresh naan bread!! Last time [Continue Reading...]

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Chicken Coconut Korma

I have mentioned before that my children are much more adventerous eaters than I ever was at there age.  In fact they are more adventerous than I am at my age now!  In fact it was my children who introduced me to my first Indian food on one of my trips to Provo, Utah.  We had dinner at the Indian Palace in downtown Provo and it was delicious!  I think I might just like anything if I could wrap it up and eat it in fresh naan bread!!

Chicken Coconut KormaLast time we went out for Indian food my son did the ordering and one of the dishes he ordered was today’s recipe for Chicken Coconut Korma.  One of the things I love about this dish is that it is dairy free but it doesn’t taste dairy free.  It is a nice creamy dish thanks to the use of coconut cream and coconut milk.  The chicken is marinaded in a mixture of coconut cream and spices.

Chicken Coconut Korma

The sauce is a combination of coconut milk, tomatoes and more yummy spices such as coriander, tumeric, cinnamon, cumin, garlic and ginger.  I also used red pepper flakes which gives it a bit of heat. This dish smells heavenly and tastes even better!

Chicken Coconut Korma

I like to serve it over cilantro rice with a sprinkling of cilantro and cashews.  Of course a side of naan bread is nice too.

Chicken Coconut Korma

We’ve had it three times in the last couple of weeks we love it so much!

Chicken Coconut Korma

This dish is somewhat similar to Chicken Tiki Masala.   Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

For other yummy Indian dishes try these:

Curried Coconut Chicken - Butter Chicken - Crock Pot Butter Chicken

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Chicken Coconut Korma

Ingredients

  • 2-3 chicken breasts, skinless, bonesless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Chicken Marinade
  • 1 C coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less depending on heat desired)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1/2 C cashews
  • cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

    Chicken Marinade
  • Mix together coconut cream and marinade spices.
  • Add chicken.
  • Marinade 1-3 hours
  • Cook chicken in frying pan until cooked through
  • Melt butter in another pan.
  • Add onion, garlic and ground ginger. Cook until onions are soft.
  • Add in spices, stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add in tomatoes, coconut milk.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add chicken
  • Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro and cashews

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Plum Cake http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/plum-cake/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/plum-cake/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:00:25 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=33053 Plum CakeA few weeks ago we were invited to  potluck birthday celebration for a dear friend.  This celebration was extra special because this friend has been fighting cancer and is winning! I know there are people who don’t care for potlucks but I’m not one of them.  I love a good potluck and I knew given the people that were invited to this party it would be a good one.  Some of my favorite cooks would be there. I took some homemade crescent rolls and some of those yummy garlic ginger green [Continue Reading...]

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Plum Cake

A few weeks ago we were invited to  potluck birthday celebration for a dear friend.  This celebration was extra special because this friend has been fighting cancer and is winning!

I know there are people who don’t care for potlucks but I’m not one of them.  I love a good potluck and I knew given the people that were invited to this party it would be a good one.  Some of my favorite cooks would be there. I took some homemade crescent rolls and some of those yummy garlic ginger green beans I can’t get enough of.

One of the desserts was a plum cake.  Initially I wasn’t interested because I don’t really care for plums, or at least I thought I didn’t.   But then several of my friends starting eating the cake and the rave reviews starting coming.  How could I not try a piece.  Still a little skeptical because I thought I didn’t care for plums, I sliced off a small sliver of the cake.  Boy was I sorry!  Sorry that I hadn’t taken a bigger piece!!

This cake was delicious and guess what?  I like plums!
Plum Cake

I pretty much couldn’t stop thinking about the plum cake for the next few days.  I emailed my friend and asked her to PLEASE share the recipe with me.  Because she is a good friend, she did!  Today I get to share it with you.

I headed to the farmer’s market to pick up some plums.  I’m not sure what type they are but I am sure the cake would work with any type of plum.  The baking time will be effected though by how much juice there is in the plum.

The hardest part of the whole recipe, which isn’t very hard, is cutting up the plums.  Plums do have a pit so you have to cut around that.

Plum Cake

Because I wanted my plum cake to be pretty too I only used the two big slices I cut off the plum and then we just ate the two small ones.  Remember, I like plums now. Mix up your batter and place half of it in a greased round cake pan.  I placed a piece of wax paper on the bottom of the pan too for easier removal. Put half the batter in the bottom of the pan and lay half the cut plums cut side up on top of batter.  Then add other half of batter and place half of plums cut side down.  Again, I only used the bigger slices of plum and we ate the small pieces.  It just looks prettier that way.  I also sprinkled it with a little bit of cinnamon sugar right before I put it in the oven to give it a little cinnamon kick.

Plum Cake

After it bakes, allow it to cool for a while and then remove from pan.

Plum Cake

This cake has all kinds of potential.  Just think of all the different fruits you could try and fruit combos!

Plum Cake

My friend freezes plums so she can make this cake all winter long!  I can’t wait to try it with some other fruits.

Plum Cake

 

Other yummy fruity desserts:

Apple Crisp- Blackberry Cobbler - Raspberry and Blueberry Crisp

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Plum Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ c butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 20 plum halves
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top.

Instructions

  • Cream together sugar, butter, eggs and salt until light and fluffy
  • Add in flour and baking powder.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Pour half of batter into 9 inch greased floured pan
  • Place half of plums on top of batter, cut side up
  • Spread remaining batter over plums and then top with remaining plums, cut side down.
  • Top with 1 Tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • Bake 350 for about 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • (baking varies depending on moisture in plums)

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Pumpkin Donuts http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/pumpkin-donuts/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/pumpkin-donuts/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:20 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=32784 Donut PumpkinsI am a big fan of Halloween and even though my husband and I are now empty nesters we celebrate up big.  Since I no longer have children at home to plan costumes for I have talked my husband into dressing up with me for Halloween.  He’s a good guy.  Last year I got him to be Popeye! You can see some of our past costumes here.   I’ll be unveiling this year’s couple costume on September 26th! Each year we host a Halloweenie Roast for our neighbor kids.  It is [Continue Reading...]

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Donut Pumpkins

I am a big fan of Halloween and even though my husband and I are now empty nesters we celebrate up big.  Since I no longer have children at home to plan costumes for I have talked my husband into dressing up with me for Halloween.  He’s a good guy.  Last year I got him to be Popeye!

Popeye and Olive Oyl

You can see some of our past costumes here.   I’ll be unveiling this year’s couple costume on September 26th!

Each year we host a Halloweenie Roast for our neighbor kids.  It is a lot of fun and donuts are usually a big part of it!  Last year we even had a Decorate Your Own Donut Party!  The kids loved it!

This year I decided to create some pumpkin donuts.  I really wasn’t sure if I should call them donut pumpkins or pumpkin donuts because there technically is no pumpkin in these donuts.  They just look like pumpkins!

I had so much fun making Apple Donuts for back to school that I couldn’t  resist doing a pumpkin version.  Oh and then there were those Ruler Donuts too.  I told you we like donuts!

Pumpkin Donuts are easy to make.  I purchased my unglazed cake donuts at our local donut shop and mixed up some glaze with powdered sugar and a little milk.  You just want a nice smooth consistency that is easy to dip into.  Of course you will need some sprinkles too.  I am a firm believer that sprinkles make everything better!!

donut dipping

Be sure and gently shake the donut after dipping it so you get a nice smooth surface.

Donuts

Then go crazy with those sprinkles.

Donut Pumpkins

Place them  on a parchment paper covered surface to dry and let the glaze set up.

Donut Pumpkins

Every pumpkin needs a stem and a leaf.  I used some fun Halloween straws I picked up at the Dollar Tree or you could also use pretzel sticks like I did on the Apple Donuts.  I created the pumpkin leaf out of some green apple fruit leather I got at WinCo. I just cut out a leaf that somewhat resembles a pumpkin leaf.  Use the straw or pretzel to push the leaf down into the donut.

pumpkin leaf

And there you have it, a pumpkin donut or a donut pumpkin!

Donut Pumpkins

They are just too cute!
Donut Pumpkins

And I had way too much fun taking photos of them!
Donut Pumpkins

And if you need even more fun Halloween donut ideas check out my fun Googly Eye Donuts!  I even have a tutorial on how to make your own Googly Eyes too.

This post was originally shared as part of Eighteen25’s Spooktacular September Series – be sure and check out all the fun over there!

Donut CollageDonut Fun

Decorate Your Own Donut Party/Mummy Donuts/ Ruler Donuts/ Googly Eye Monster Donuts/ Apple Donuts

Halloweenie Roast Fun!

Halloweenie Roast 2013

Halloweenie Roast 2013/2012/2011/2010/ 2009 

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Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/cookies-cream-rice-krispie-treats/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/cookies-cream-rice-krispie-treats/#respond Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:00:28 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=31964 _DSC0443This post was originally created for a fun series my friend Stephanie over at Somewhat Simple but together.  If you haven’t checked out all the fun posts, each starting with a letter of the alphabet hop on over there after you read my post of course! I think she is up to the letter N this week! I chose the letter C .  The first thing that came to mind was the song “C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me,” that Cookie Monster loves to sing.  So I [Continue Reading...]

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This post was originally created for a fun series my friend Stephanie over at Somewhat Simple but together.  If you haven’t checked out all the fun posts, each starting with a letter of the alphabet hop on over there after you read my post of course! I think she is up to the letter N this week!

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I chose the letter C .  The first thing that came to mind was the song “C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me,” that Cookie Monster loves to sing.  So I decided that if it was good enough for the Cookie Monster, it was good enough for me.  Of course chocolate also starts with C so I decided to combine cookie, chocolate and throw in cream for good measure and because it starts with C and make Chocolate Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats!

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I love rice krispie treats but I make mine a little different than the recipe on the box.  I like my rice krispie treats nice and gooey so I throw in extra butter and marshmallows.  This time I also added in some melted white chocolate and chocolate sandwich cookies too!

cookies and cream rice krispie treats

I then put them into the 9 x 13 pan and added more white chocolate and chocolate sandwich cookie goodness on top

cookies and cream rice krispie treats.

I first served these at a dessert potluck and they were one of the first things to disappear from the table! It’s a fun way to dress up a family favorite.

Today C is for Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats!

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For some other yummy treats that start with the letter C check out these:

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies - Cookies & Cream Ice Cream – The Best Chocolate Cake

CHocolate desserts

 

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 full bag of marshmallows, I used mini but you can also use the large
  • 1 cube of butter, 1/2 C
  • 7 C rice krispies
  • 2 1/2 C chocolate sandwich cookies, broken into small pieces, divided
  • 1 1/3 C white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 C white chocolate chips or melts for top of bars

Instructions

  • In a heavy pan melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add in marshmallows and 1 1/3 C of white chocolate chips and stir until melted
  • Stir in cereal and 2 C of broken cookies.
  • Put into a greased 9x13 pan.
  • Melt 1/2 C white chocolate chips and spread over top.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cookie.
  • Cool to room temperature and serve.

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Inspiration Monday Linky Party http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-23/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-23/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:00:23 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=33010 fall-home-decorating-ideas-Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! It’s time to get this party started…on all SEVEN blogs. You only need to link up on one blog to be seen on all of them! We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media. To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. Feel free to follow along via our blogs below: I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty MomtwelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom You have all been fabulously busy fluffing your nests [Continue Reading...]

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Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! It’s time to get this party started…on all SEVEN blogs.
You only need to link up on one blog to be seen on all of them!
We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.
To search for features, use #InspirationMonday.
Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:
You have all been fabulously busy fluffing your nests for Fall and baking
your hearts out.
Boy these features get harder to pick every week!
{Tanya at twelveOeight chose the features this week}
 diy fall ideas, fall craft, fall home decor, chalkboard, free printable, diy pumpkin
HOSTESS PICK:
vintage rattan rocker in front of tie dye curtains
I love EVERYTHING about this awesome space that
Corinna from For My Love Of created.
In this post she shows us how she made these sweet Tie-Dye Curtains!!

 


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