Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is a  simple and delicious solution to dinner! I love starting the week off with a good slow cooker dinner idea!  If you need a little help and inspiration for what to feed the family this week, here it is.  I always said that I don’t mind cooking, in fact I rather enjoy it.  What I don’t enjoy is having to decide what to cook every single night.  When my kids were younger and living at home I use to make each of them come up with [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket @yourhomebasedmom.com

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is the delicious and easy.  The perfect combination. I love using my slow cooker on Mondays.  It is a nice way to ease back into the week.  This past weekend we went down to the San Francisco area to visit our son and his wife.  If you follow me on Instagram you saw some of the fun we were having! After all our fun and playing,  I needed some easing into my week! We love a good beef brisket at our house and cooking it in the [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…]

Asian Marinated London Broil & Giveaway

Asian Marinaded London Broil

The Giveway is now closed.  Congratulations to Comment #16 .  Email me your mailing info Sandy S and we will get you y our prize! Sandy S says  My favorite is a good ribeye or a roast! 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 [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Copycat Barbacoa Beef

slow cooker barbacoa beef

Fall is here and I’m breaking out the slow cooker! There is nothing better than arriving home on a cool, rainy afternoon and smelling dinner cooking away in the slow cooker.   I love that smell anytime of year but especially in the fall.  Makes me all warm and cozy. Today’s recipe is a copycat recipe for one of my favorite fast food places – Chipotle. I am not much of a fast food kind of girl  but when I am running around and need lunch now, Chipotle will always [Continue Reading…]

Steak Bites

Steak Bittes

Steak Bites are about as easy as they get – just three ingredients. For more pretty and delicious be sure and follow me on Instagram.   Today I’ve got a recipe redo for you.  The photos in the original post were so bad it just had to have a redo.  I had actually taken the original photos at the dinner table as we were sitting down to eat and the lighting was terrible.  I have made these twice in the last few weeks because they are so easy and delicious. [Continue Reading…]

Middle Eastern Beef Gyro with Tzaziki Sauce

Middle Eastern Beef Gyro

Last Monday we had guests for dinner.  Once a month we get together with several other couples from our church that are about our age and whose children have now left home (i.e. empty nesters). One of the practices our church encourages is a weekly family home evening.  When our children were growing up, every Monday night was set aside and reserved for our family.  We spent the evening together. Family Home Evening usually consisted of a short lesson (scriptural based, a game, song, prayer and a treat.)   I [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup

Are you ready for fall?   I had to scrap ice off my windows twice this week.  I think that means fall is here with winter not close behind, ready or not! We enjoy soup year round at our house but especially in the fall and winter.  Nothing is quite as satisfying as getting a pot of  hearty soup going in the slow cooker in the morning, smelling it simmer all day and then enjoying a big bowl full for dinner! Today’s recipe for slow cooker beef and barley soup [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Cuban Beef

Slow Cooker Cuban Shredded Beef Tacos

Me and my slow cooker or should that be my slow cooker and I have a thing going!  I’m in love. As I’ve mentioned before I was late to embrace the slow cooker but now that I have that baby has taken up permanent residency on my counter.  I’m cooking in it at least once or twice a week. We are big into food carts here in the Portland area and one of our favorite things to get at a food cart is a “street” taco.  Today’s recipe makes great [Continue Reading…]