your homebased mom http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com Leigh Anne Wilkes Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:07:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/gluten-free-peanut-butter-cookies/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/gluten-free-peanut-butter-cookies/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:58 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=29952 Our gluten free journey continues.  Jim has been gluten free for a month now and is doing great.  Even though there are lots of gluten treats available out there I have not purchased too many because part of this gluten free journey for Jim has been to lose some weight.  I worried if I bought the gluten free cookies and other treats that would slow down the weight loss.  He has been so good about not having too many treats.  But once in a while a guy just needs a [Continue Reading...]

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GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesOur gluten free journey continues.  Jim has been gluten free for a month now and is doing great.  Even though there are lots of gluten treats available out there I have not purchased too many because part of this gluten free journey for Jim has been to lose some weight.  I worried if I bought the gluten free cookies and other treats that would slow down the weight loss.  He has been so good about not having too many treats.  But once in a while a guy just needs a treat.  The other day he asked for a treat and I obliged.

GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I used my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe and just used my favorite gluten free flour mix instead of regular flour.  This mix does not disappoint. I used chunky peanut butter because that is what I had on hand but I normally use creamy.  Both are great. Of course I had to add in some chocolate chips too.  He had been such a good boy after all!

GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made the cookies on a day we were having company for dinner.  They loved them too and wouldn’t have known they were gluten free if I hadn’t have told them.

GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are good – in fact they are more than good – they are awesome!

I froze half the batch so that we wouldn’t be tempted to eat them all.  Now whenever Jim needs a little treat he can grab a cookie out of the freezer!

GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

For  more gluten free goodness check out these:

Gluten Free BrowniesGluten Free BiscuitsGluten Free Banana Bread

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 3/4 C peanut butter, creamy
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 C gluten free flour mix.
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Cream together butter and peanut butter.
  • Add in sugars.
  • Mix in egg, milk and vanilla
  • Next add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Form dough into balls.
  • Roll in sugar or add 1 C chocolate chips
  • Place on cookie sheet and use hand to slightly flatten the balls of dough
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until barely brown. Do not over bake. They should look like they need to bake for another minute or two.

Enjoy!

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Pillsbury Funfetti Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/pillsbury-funfetti-bold-ice-cream-cupcakes/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/pillsbury-funfetti-bold-ice-cream-cupcakes/#respond Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:00:20 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=30016 Bold Ice Cream CupcakesThis post brought to you by the new vibrant Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mixes  I love color. Color in my home, in my clothes and in my food. And there are occasions when only BOLD color will do.  Bright, intense color.  That is what you get with the new Pillsbury Funfetti®  Bold Cake Mixes.  The folks at Pillsbury really went bold when they released their new Funfetti® line of cake mixes and bold frostings. Thanks to my friend Heather over at Whipperberry for the photo above! They come in 5 bold colors and food [Continue Reading...]

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Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

This post brought to you by the new vibrant Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mixes 

I love color.

Color in my home, in my clothes and in my food.

And there are occasions when only BOLD color will do.  Bright, intense color.  That is what you get with the new Pillsbury Funfetti®  Bold Cake Mixes.  The folks at Pillsbury really went bold when they released their new Funfetti® line of cake mixes and bold frostings.

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Thanks to my friend Heather over at Whipperberry for the photo above!

They come in 5 bold colors and food shouldn’t be this fun!  My favorite occasion to really go bold is birthdays and I decided the Neon Yellow Bold Funfetti® Cake mix was my favorite.  Love me some yellow.

Of course cake and ice cream are a must at every birthday so why  not combine the two into an ice cream cupcake.  I mixed up the cake mix according to the directions and lined my muffin tins with liners.  I then placed about 2 teaspoons of cake batter in the bottom.

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

and baked them for about 5 minutes or until a toothpick came out clean.

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Let the cake cool and then fill the rest of each muffin tin with your favorite ice cream.

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Guess what flavor mine is?  Lemon of course!  I used some lemon sorbet on half and some lime sherbet on the half of the cupcakes for a fun lemon/lime combination.

Pop them in the freezer and allow the ice cream to set up and get hard.

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Then just remove the liner and top them with some whipped cream and funfetti sprinkles.  I used the ones out of the Orange All Star Funfetti® Frosting.

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

These ice cream cupcakes are just the right ratio of cake to ice cream!  And of course the whipped cream and sprinkles on top makes it more fun to eat.

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Just think how much fun you can have with all the Bold colors and mixing then and matching them with your favorite ice cream flavors.  Go Bold!

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Visit Pillsbury Baking for all kinds of fun ideas on how to turn the everyday into something special! You can even enter to win a Pillsbury Baking Prize Pack!

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post. I did receive product and payment for this post. However, all thoughts, ideas and opinions are all my own!

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Pillsbury Funfetti Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 8.5 oz. Pillsbury Funfetti® Bold Cake Mixes
  • 1/2 gallon of ice cream of choice
  • Whipped Cream
  • Funfetti Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Make cake mix according to directions on package.
  • Line cupcake pan with liners.
  • Place 2 teaspoons batter into bottom of each cupcake.
  • Bake for 5 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool.
  • Fill each with ice cream of choice
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Enjoy!

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Mother’s Day Giveaway}a day of pampering http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/mothers-day-giveawaya-day-pampering/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/mothers-day-giveawaya-day-pampering/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:01:30 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=29996 Mothers Day GiveawayToday I am excited to join together with 18 other bloggers that I love for a Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway!  We have each put together a basket full of items we’d love to receive for Mother’s Day. When I was working on my basket I asked you a question on Facebook – “What would you like for Mother’s Day?”  I loved reading your responses and it was clear that a little pampering was what most mother’s want.  A massage, a pedicure/manicure, some chocolate, a little shopping all made the [Continue Reading...]

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Mothers Day Giveaway

Today I am excited to join together with 18 other bloggers that I love for a Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway!  We have each put together a basket full of items we’d love to receive for Mother’s Day.
When I was working on my basket I asked you a question on Facebook – “What would you like for Mother’s Day?”  I loved reading your responses and it was clear that a little pampering was what most mother’s want.  A massage, a pedicure/manicure, some chocolate, a little shopping all made the list numerous times.  So I did my best to include those things in my basket – a day of pampering.
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You could win one or all of the above baskets for you or your mom…or any special lady. To see all of the other baskets up close, as well as enter to win all of them, click on the links below.

Enter to win each and every basket or just the ones that really speak to you…your call! The baskets’ contents have been personally selected by each blogger— they’re filled with items to pamper, crafty fun, home decor and household items, beautiful jewelry, organizing supplies, yumminess, handbags, gift cards and even more! There’s something for everyone. 

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Mothers Day Giveaway
Value:$130.00
First off I included some chocolate.  What mother doesn’t love a little chocolate.  I included both milk chocolate and dark chocolate.
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For the pampering part I have included a gift card for a massage!  That is my idea of pampering.  The gift card will work at one of the over 850 Massage Envy locations.  There is also a Starbucks gift card for your favorite beverage as well as a Target gift card for a little shopping.  This mother loves to shop so I hope you do too!  The three gift cards are included in a fun little wallet to make shopping even more fun.
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There were lots of requests for a manicure/pedicure and since that is a little hard to gift to you I have included a fun new bottle of nail polish!
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And finally, my favorite candle at the moment.  This one smells so yummy and I hope you love it too.
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Being a mom is the hardest job I have ever done but also the best and most rewarding.  I love being a mom and even though my kids are  now gone from home and mothering has taken on a whole new dimension I still love it.  I am grateful for the four amazing kids that made me a mom!
Basket Value:  $130.00
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Enjoy!

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Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!

Thank you SO much for joining us every week-

You continue to INSPIRE us!!

When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all

FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

 

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too.
*Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?

(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)

Paint, Sew & DIY Your Home Ideas!!

{Congrats to all of you who were featured}

 

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What’s For Dinner}Weekly Meal Plan #25 & Giveaway! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/whats-dinnerweekly-meal-plan-25/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/whats-dinnerweekly-meal-plan-25/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:00:17 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=30004 Meal Plan #25What Leigh Anne’s Loving: Many of you know I spent 20 years helping people organize, preserve their photos and record their memories.  I watched the industry move from paper scrapbooking to digital during t hose 20 years.  And with it came a big problem.  People stopped printing their photos.  They left them on their computer, their memory cards and their jump drives.  There is a problem with this.  Computers crash! I lost count of how many people I knew that lost priceless, irreplaceable photos as a result of not backing [Continue Reading...]

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Meal Plan #25

What Leigh Anne’s Loving:

Many of you know I spent 20 years helping people organize, preserve their photos and record their memories.  I watched the industry move from paper scrapbooking to digital during t hose 20 years.  And with it came a big problem.  People stopped printing their photos.  They left them on their computer, their memory cards and their jump drives.  There is a problem with this.  Computers crash! I lost count of how many people I knew that lost priceless, irreplaceable photos as a result of not backing up their photos.

Today I am excited to share with you a great way to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.  Picture Keeper is the easiest way to make a backup copy of your pictures. There is embedded software on the Picture Keeper drives that does all of the work for you. No software to install, no wires to connect, and no passwords to remember.

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The PK 4 Holds up to 4,000* photos and costs $29.99.   The Picture Keeper also  comes in bigger sizes with the largest size holding 250,000 photos!  

The best part is how easy it is to use! Once the device is plugged in, a pop up will show up on your screen.   It works well with your Mac and PC.  Once you connect the device to your computer, an icon will appear in your desk top. When you click the icon, you will see the Picture Keeper logo. Once there, click on the start backup.  It’s that easy!

The Picture Keeper Difference

  • No software to install, wires to connect, passwords to remember, or monthly fees.
  • Use on multiple computers; both PC and Mac compatible.
  • Once one Picture Keeper fills, just use another and the second will continue where the first left off.  Amazing!
  • Can backup videos too!
  • Works well with all photo organizing softwares like Kodak Easy Share, Picasa, etc.  
  • Easily use with your digital photo frame, favorite print kiosk or keep in a fire proof safe.

Today I’ve got one to giveaway too!  Just scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter.

 Picture Keeper has agreed to giveaway the PK4 device. I was not paid in cash for this posting. I was sent a product for review and all opinions are my own.” 

Now for this week’s meal plan.

Monday:

Breakfast Pizza is in order after all the cooking you probably did this weekend with Easter.  This has been a family favorite at our house for years!

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Tuesday:

Oregano Chicken is a quick and easy dinner to fix.  It uses chicken thighs which I love but can be made with a chicken breast too. Serve with rice pilaf  or lemon herb roasted potatoes.

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Wednesday:

Flat Bread Tacos is another easy dinner.  Quick & easy to make with store bought biscuits and so yummy!  Serve with some Cafe Rio Black Beans.

Flatbread Tacos

Thursday:

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are the way to go on a busy night.  I love to serve them with a crunchy creamy cole slaw.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

 

Friday:

Baked Zitu with Spinach and Sausage . I made this last week to take to two new moms and I forgot how yummy it is.  It makes a lot which is nice!  I served it with some store bought french bread and roasted brocooli.

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Sunday:

Sweet & Sour Chicken is a favorite at our house.  Serve it with basmati rice and some chinese style green beans.

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And for a sweet treat this week how about some lemon bars!  The Best lemon bars ever!!

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You can see last week’s Meal Plan here.  My friend Kristen also posts a weekly meal plan.  Check her’s out here.

Giveaway!

Up for grabs: A Picture Keeper PK4 (a $29.99 value!).

How to enter: We’ll be using Rafflecopter for this one, so there are multiple ways to enter…pick one or pick them all!

This giveaway ends on Friday, April 25, 2014 at midnight PST.

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Enjoy!

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