Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Pecans

Add Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans to your holiday  menu.  You’ll be glad you did. Sometimes I just want to ask, “Brussels Sprouts, where have you been all my life?”  I am a late bloomer as far as brussels sprouts are concerned and can honestly say I only tasted my first brussels sprouts about a year ago.  I’ve had fun experimenting and cooking with them ever since. They are going to be the newest addition to our Thanksgiving menu this year replacing the traditional green beans.   We’ll see [Continue Reading…]

German Chocolate Fudge

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Today we are welcoming Mandy’s Recipe Box to the blog.  Fudge has always been an important part of our holiday food gift giving traditions at our house.  My mom is the expert fudge maker in our family.  I’m excited to have Mandy share this delicious 3 ingredient fudge recipe as part of Bake Craft Sew.  Be sure to visit her blog to enter a Blendtec Blender and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hey there! I am Mandy and I blog over at Mandy’s [Continue Reading…]

25 Pecan Recipes to Fall For

25 Pecan Recipes to Fall For

Pecans are one of my favorite nuts and today we have an amazing roundup of recipes both sweet and savory that use pecans.  The recipes are perfect for your holiday menu planning. Enjoy! Artichoke Spinach Dip with Chopped Pecans from Your Homebased Mom Browned Butter Toffee Pecan Bites from Life Made Simple Candied Pecans from Gimmie Some Oven Caramel Pecan Blondies from White Lights on Wednesday Chocolate Chunk, Toasted Coconut, and Pecan Cookies from Cooking on the Front Burner Gluten Free Butternut Pecan Scones from Gluten Free Goddess Honey Pecan [Continue Reading…]

Fresh Egg Gift Idea & Printable

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Please welcome Melissa of Bless this Mess to the blog today.  She’s got a fun, easy and non-traditional edible gift to give this holiday season.  I love the idea!  Please be sure to visit Melissa at her blog to enter to win a new Blendtec Blender and and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! I’m Melissa and I blog at Bless this Mess. My blog is a happy picture of a simple small town life. I share recipes (healthy garden fresh and plenty of [Continue Reading…]

Chili Relleno Egg Bake

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Chili Rellano Egg Bake is the perfect  make ahead breakfast idea for the upcoming holidays The holiday season is here whether we want to admit it or not. The stores are full of it! I’ve got the Thanksgiving menu planned and now I’m thinking about Christmas dinner ideas! Holiday dinners are not the only menus that need to be planned. With the holidays come visitors, family, friends and we have to fix meals other than just dinner. Funny thing is when the kids come home to stay or you have [Continue Reading…]

Cranberry Orange Marmalade

Cranberry Orange Marmalade

 Welcome to Danelle of Let’s Dish Recipes today!  I love orange marmalade and her cranberry orange version looks amazing!  Be sure to visit her blog to enter the Blendetec Giveaway and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hello everyone! I’m Danelle from Let’s Dish Recipes and I’m so excited to be sharing a delicious edible food gift with you here at Your Home Based Mom as part of this month’s Handmade Holidays series. This Cranberry Orange Marmalade is a perfect holiday gift [Continue Reading…]

Asian Marinated London Broil & Giveaway

Asian Marinaded London Broil

This Asian Inspired London Broil is marinaded over night and then cooked to perfection! In October I had the opportunity to attend a blogger trip to Ohio hosted by Certified Angus Beef.  It was a blast!  I met so many new amazing bloggers and Certified Angus treated us like royalty.  I also learned ALOT about Certified Angus Beef. Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) is a non-profit organization that was formed 36 years ago to increase demand for high-quality Angus beef. In order for any beef product to be labeled as Certified [Continue Reading…]

Coconut Snowball Cookies

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Welcome Martha of A Family Feast to the blog today!  I have been virtual friends with Martha for a while and we recently met up in person at Blogher Food in Miami and in Ohio at a blogger event.  I love spending time with Martha and always learn something new from her.  She blogs along with her husband which I think is so fun (You up for it Jim??) Be sure and visit her over at A Family Feast and enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what [Continue Reading…]

Be Grateful Banner and Blessing Bags}Activity Day Idea

Be Grateful Banner

For my very last Activity Day Girl activity (yes, it really was my last) we had a fun Gratitude Activity.  Here I am with my cute girls I am going to miss so much! We had 3 projects we did. Candy Corn Blessings Each of the girls put together Candy Corn Blessing bags for each member of their family and I encouraged them to use them at Thanksgiving dinner or as part of a family night activity.  Be sure to check out the post I did along with the free [Continue Reading…]