Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars are a delicious layer of blueberries sandwiched between sugar and butter! Blueberry season has come to an end here in Oregon but I’m not tired of blueberry recipes yet! I love berry pies – all kinds. Just like the Marionberry Bars I posted a few years ago, these Blueberry Crumb Bars are almost like eating a berry pie – just in the form of a bar!  And if you haven’t tried the Marionberry Bars you are definitely going to want to do that!!  They are so good.  If [Continue Reading…]

Circus Animal Cookies and Sprinkles Ice Cream

Circus Animal and Sprinkles Ice Cream

So Portland had it’s hottest day of the year last week and I decided it was the perfect day to make ice cream.  Well, it may be the perfect day to make and eat ice cream but not the perfect day to photograph ice cream!  Even in my air conditioned house I was racing to get photos taken of this yummy ice cream before it melted! I think I have visited every ice cream store in Portland.  If you ever  need a run down on Portland’s best ice cream shops, [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Icebox Cookies

Lemon IceBox Cookies

Lemon Icebox Cookies are a delicious lightly lemon flavored butter cookie.  Keep a roll of this dough in the refrigerator so you always a lovely cookie on hand. Wondering what an icebox is and what it has to do with cookies?  For my “younger” readers, an ice box is what we now know as a refrigerator.  Back in the really olden days (long before my time), the ice box existed.  It is the predecessor to the refrigerator.  It was basically a cabinet with a big piece of ice in it and that is [Continue Reading…]

20+ of the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipes

20+ of the best chocolate chip cookie and treat recipes from yourhomebasedmom.com

A collection of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes Did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?  I think every day should be Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.  It is my favorite cookie of all time and I have made it my life’s mission to find the best chocolate chip cookie.  I’ve tried a lot of recipes and it’s become quite the hobby.  I’ve shared a lot of chocolate chip cookies since I started my blog so I decided I needed to put them all in one place. [Continue Reading…]

School Colors Chocolate Covered Oreos

Graduation Chocoalte Dipped Oreos

If you follow me on Instagram you know that we just had a big event in our family.  Our baby graduated from college.  Yikes!  Not sure how I could possibly be that old but we are proud and she is off to the Big Apple to live her dream.  Mom’s just a little nervous.  She had only been in New York City for 24 hours and I think I had called or texted her a dozen times to see how she was.  When her phone died for a couple of [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars @yourhomebasedmom.com

Pecan Pie is not just for Thanksgiving.  You are going to want to enjoy these White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars all year round! *This post is sponsored for One2One Network on behalf of ACH Food and Karo® Corn Syrup.  I am partnering with them as a Become a Better Baker Blog ambassador.* I was lying in bed reading in the evening after having made these White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars. My husband had been out and I heard him come into the house.  A few minutes later I heard him [Continue Reading…]

20 Cookie Recipes Everyone Should Have

20 cookie recipes everyone should have!

There are certain recipes that every cook or baker should have and today I am sharing 20 Cookie Recipes Everyone Should Have! Do you follow me on Instagram?  Please do!  I share lots of pretty and delicious over there. Every one should have a complete and proper repertoire of cookie recipes. Today I’m sharing with you  20 Cookie Recipes Everyone Should Have, or at least I think they should have!  Most of these recipes are ones I have been making for years because they are classics.  You probably have many similar [Continue Reading…]

Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies

Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies

Celebrate St. Paddy’s day or any day with these yummy triple chocolate mint cookies. So when my kids were young and living at home I pretty much ignored St. Patrick’s Day. Call me a bad mother if you must.   Even though I have Irish blood in me, it just wasn’t my thing.  Some years  I didn’t even wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m a bit of a rebel!  But living in the blogging world that I do, I’m not sure I could call myself a real blogger if [Continue Reading…]

BYU Mint Brownies

BYU Mint Brownies

I’ve spent the last 10 days in Utah, the home of my college alma mater.  One of my favorite things to do when I visit there is buy a BYU Mint Brownie in The Wilkinson Center.  With today’s recipe I can make them at home too.  This recipe was originally posted August, 2008.  Enjoy the recipe and some pretty new pictures. After a long drive we have arrived in Provo, Utah.  Cali is moved into her dorm and we are enjoying our last couple of days with her visiting some [Continue Reading…]