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 & treat recipes

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

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.  This post is a roundup of all the chocolate [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…]

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

When I shared my recipe for lemon curd last week I promised a few recipes using that lemon curd.  I keep my promises.   These Lemon Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect way to use some of that lemon curd. And I’m always looking for excuses to use that yummy sunshine on a spoon. The dough for this cookie is a combination of powdered sugar,  finely ground walnuts, flour and cornstarch which makes for a very light, melt in your mouth cookie.  They are little too so you can eat lots and [Continue Reading…]

The Perfect Rice Krispie Treat

Rice Krispie Treats

Do you think you know how to make a Rice Krispie Treat?  Today I’m sharing a few secrets on how to make the Perfect Rice Krispie Treat. Everyone knows how to make Rice Krispie Treats right?  You just follow the directions on the back of the marshmallow package or the cereal box.  You can do that and you will get an average Rice Krispie Treat.  Today I want to share with you a few secrets on how to get the Perfect Rice Krispie Treats.  Who wants to be average when [Continue Reading…]