Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken

Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken

This spicy honey glazed chicken is so easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Can cook it on the grill or in the oven. Buying my husband a new grill for Father’s Day was one of the best presents I ever gave myself,  I mean gave my husband! It makes summertime cooking so easy and the no mess in the kitchen is even better.  Putting some meat in to marinade first thing in the morning and then pulling it out thirty minutes before we want to eat is the perfect kind [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade

Simple and delicious marinade - use fresh or dried herbs.

Every good cook needs to have a repertoire of good marinade recipes.  A good marinade can be a total life saver, especially in the summer. I have been in a total non cooking mood lately.  It may be due to the fact that I planned and prepared three meals a day for 15 people for a week (love my family!) or that it has been hot here in Portland (something we aren’t really use too)  Who wants to heat up the kitchen on a hot summer day?  I have just [Continue Reading…]

Sticky Coconut Chicken

Sticky Coconut Chicken is a family favorite at our house - one of our favorite ways to grill chicken.

Sticky Coconut Chicken is definitely a Wilkes Family Favorite. Sticky Coconut Chicken  is one of our favorite ways to grill chicken in the summer.  We really don’t call it Sticky Coconut Chicken at our house though. We call it “Tar” Chicken.  It earned it’s nickname from the sauce that you put on the chicken – you cook it until it is almost as thick as tar but not quite! I originally shared this recipe back in July of 2008 and when my son recently brought a group of 17 friends [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Breasts Supreme with Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms

Chicken Breasts with mushrooms and artichoke hearts is a delicious and elegant

Today’s recipe for Chicken Breasts Supreme with Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms is a keeper.  We’ve been making it in our family for decades! This post is sponsored by  Foster Farms® but all opinions are my own. Today’s recipe is one my mother and I have made for years.  I’ve made it for many a dinner party and for several large group events at church.  My mom just recently used the recipe for a woman’s event at church.  It is one of those recipes that always gets lots of oohs and [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Tacos with Salsa Cream Sauce

These Chicken Tacos with Salsa Cream Sauce are easy to make and full of lots of great flavor. A perfect family meal. @yourhomebasedmom.com

Chicken Tacos with Salsa Cream Sauce are so easy to make and full of lots of great flavor.  The cream sauce adds another flavor dimension to this easy family meal idea! Tacos are a go to meal at our house.  They were when I was a kid too except then they usually were made with a crispy shell, hamburger with taco seasoning mix and some grated cheese on top and a drizzle of ketchup!  Although I still love a good basic taco like we ate when I was a kid, [Continue Reading…]

Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos

Chipotle-Lime Chicken Tacos

Enjoy these flavorful and easy to prepare chipotle lime chicken tacos for dinner this week. We still subscribe to the newspaper.  I know it may soon be a thing of the past but I still like a real newspaper.  There are two main reasons why I subscribe to the newspaper.  One is for the Tuesday FoodDay section  and the other is for the Friday Arts & Entertainment section and their restaurant suggestions.  You see, the newspaper is all about food for me, not news! Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

slow cooker chicken fajitas

These slow cooker chicken fajitas are sure to be a winner! Do you have a little bit of  March Madness happening at your house?  We sure do at our house even though or favorite team (Go BYU Cougars) is out of the running but the men in my family are finding plenty of other teams to cheer for.  At last count, my 8 year old niece had the winning bracket! Whether your team wins or loses though, I’ve been experimenting with some new recipes to share with you and today [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken

This month I got together with a group of bloggers to have a little fun and take the Mystery Basket Challenge.  We all contributed ideas to a list of ingredients and then we all made up a recipe using at least 3 of the ingredients on the list.  It’s kind of like that TV show “Chopped.”  Have you seen it? Here is the list of ingredients we had to work with: I am a big fan of chicken thighs so I knew that was one of my ingredients.  I wanted [Continue Reading…]

Penne Rustica

Penne Rustica @yourhomebasedmom

Today’s pasta recipes is one of my favorites.  I first shared it back in April 2008 when my blog was just a baby and my photos were pretty bad. I’ve been making it ever since then. I  make it often because it makes a lot and it is the perfect thing to make when you  need to take dinner to someone who just had a baby or is sick and you want to feed your family too.  The original recipe is enough to feed 3 families!  Today’s revised version is [Continue Reading…]