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…]

Orange Brownies


Welcome to Emily of is this REALLY my life?  I met Emily a few years ago when she introduced me at an event I was speaking at.  She’s a doll and I have to tell you when I first saw the photos in this post my mouth starting watering.  I am a huge citrus lover and love the idea of Orange Brownies.  Can’t wait to try them.  Be sure to visit her over at her blog to enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as [Continue Reading…]

Orange Cranberry Bread Recipe


I am so excited to welcome Amy of The Idea Room to the blog today.  She was one of the first blogs I started following and has been a favorite ever since! She has a great recipe for you and a cute printable tag too. Be sure to visit her over at her blog to enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! I am so happy to be here today. I just love Leigh Anne, don’t you? [Continue Reading…]

Fresh Fruit Flavored Milk

Fresh fruit flavored milkl

Today we have our third installment of Kids Can Cook!  I’ve got my little helper Addy in the kitchen with me this week. I asked Addy’s mom to get me a list of things she would like to learn how to make.  One of the things on her list was Strawberry Milk.   Not only did we make strawberry milk but we made banana and orange too! We started with strawberry milk since that is what Addy had requested.  The first thing we had to do was hull the strawberries. [Continue Reading…]

Orange Creamsicles

orange creamsicles

We’re having an unseasonably hot summer here in Portland.  We’ve had multiple days over 90 degrees – that just doesn’t happen that often.  I’m not complaining but as a result I’ve needed a lot of ice cream and frosty treats to keep cool. We’ve even had a few days in triple digits!  We had a couple of those days last week and wouldn’t you know it – my air conditioner wouldn’t work!  I was glad I had a batch of these orange creamsicles in the freezer to help me keep [Continue Reading…]

Orange & Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle


I am excited to be a part of A Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. A group of 14 bloggers that are getting together to share some pretty amazing Christmas Cookie recipes.  I’ve got a guest blogger here on the blog today that I am excited to introduce you to her.  Please welcome Martha from A Family Feast! Hello there! I’m Martha, and I blog over at A Family Feast alongside my husband Jack! The holidays are such a fun time of year and one of our favorite family traditions is baking [Continue Reading…]

Orangesicle Sandwich Cookies

Orange Creamsicle cookies

We’ve been enjoying some summer like days here in Portland and temperatures in the 70’s.  Yes, that is summer like weather here in the Northwest! I am so ready for these warm weather days to stay but I’m sure they won’t.  I do live in the Northwest afterall.  Those warm weather days always make me feel so much better and like celebrating.  But even when the sun isn’t shining outside I love to bring that spring like mood into the house and celebrate anyway! Because, after all, life is too [Continue Reading…]

Quick Orange Rolls}Love Stitched


Only 4 more days until the wedding!  Thanks so much to Brittany of Love Stitched for helping me maintain my sanity and guest posting today!  She is sharing one of her family favorite recipes, Quick Orange Rolls,  and I am drooling over these orange rolls!! Hey Ya’ll! I’m Brittany from Love Stitched the blog and etsy shop! and am beyond thrilled to be helping Leigh Anne out today! I got to meet Leigh Anne a couple years back at a bloggers conference -She is so sweet and kind and uuumm [Continue Reading…]

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone it is time to get serious about Christmas.  I got a big chunk of my shopping done on CyperMonday!  How about you? One of my favorite holiday activities is our Annual Cookie Baking Day.  I spend a lot of time coming up with just the right menu of cookies.  Being sure flavors are balanced – can’t have all chocolate cookies.  There is always a list of our favorites like Lemon Drops and Snowballs. Each year I always add a few new recipes to [Continue Reading…]