Wild Rice, Dried Cherry & Jones Sausage Dressing

Gluten Free Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffing

I love Thanksgiving.  It probably gets the award for the most cheated holiday though.  In the retail world it seems like we go right from Halloween to Christmas and Thanksgiving just gets skipped right over and cheated out of it’s time in the holiday limelight. I always look forward to Thanksgiving.  Usually for our family it means a trip to Utah to enjoy the holiday with our extended family and our own kids who were all going to school in Utah. This year, though, I am even more excited because [Continue Reading…]

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

Spaghetti – it is one of my favorite childhood food memories.  It was one of my mom’s go to meals when we were growing up,  spaghetti and these awesome enchiladas!    Both of these recipes are pure comfort food to me. Today’s recipe is a fun twist on my favorite homemade Spaghetti and Meat Sauce. Johnsonville put a challenge out to take a favorite recipe that usually calls for hamburger and to substitute sausage. I immediately knew mine had to be spaghetti.  So not only did I change up the [Continue Reading…]

Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage

skillet potatoes with peppers, onions and sausage

I look for every opportunity I can to cook in my cast iron skillet.  I love that thing!  When Johnsonville  asked me to come up with a recipe using their Premium Smoked or Cooked Sausage along with the “secret ingredient” of peppers I decided to pull out my cast iron skillet.  If you don’t own a cast iron skillet, no worries!  This recipe is totally doable in any skillet or frying pan. In addition to the Johnsonville Sausage and red and yellow peppers I used some onions, potatoes and fresh [Continue Reading…]

Not Your Average Baked Beans!

baked beans

I don’t know why it is but baked beans seem to be a generational thing.  They seem a little bit old fashioned or out dated when it comes to food trends.  You don’t see them very often at a party or on a menu except if you are in England where they eat them for breakfast. But I love baked beans and have shared my very favorite baked bean recipe before. Whenever we have a BBQ I make a big batch of baked beans and I am always amazed that [Continue Reading…]

Spanish Rice and Sausage Skillet Dinner – Ready in 20 minutes!

spanish rice and sausage skillet

I love a recipe that can be done in one pan. Not only does it make for a quick and easy dinner but doing the dishes is quick and easy too!  Besides that I am always looking for excuses to cook in my cast iron skillet.  I don’t know what it is about that thing but I think food taste better that’s been cooked in it!! Because one of my girls is allergic to red meat I am always on the look out for alternatives. I have discovered that Johnsonville [Continue Reading…]

Sausage and Pepper Crock Pot Chili

Crock pot Sausage and pepper Chili @yourhomebasedmom.com

Note:  If you haven’t entered to win a beautiful new KitchenAid mixer you must do so.  We’re giving one away here on the blog. Go over and enter and then come back and check out this delicious recipe! For Valentine’s dinner my husband treated me to an evening out. But there was a group of men who didn’t get to take their wife or sweetheart out to dinner for Valentine’s to celebrate.  Our local fireman.  They were working to help keep us all safe.  When Johnsonville asked if I’d like [Continue Reading…]

Tortellini and Sausage Soup

tortellini

  Today we have a Recipe Redo and it is one of my favorite all time recipes. Tortellini and Sausage Soup.  It is probably the recipe I have had the most requests for. Everytime I have made it someone or multiple someones ask me for the recipe.  Yes, it is that good.  For years it was our family’s “traditional” Halloween Night meal.  So I thought I would update it and add photos (yes, another post that had no photos)  just in case you wanted to try it out for your [Continue Reading…]

Sausage and Egg Stack

Egg & Sausage Stack

I love breakfast for dinner, especially since I am not a big breakfast for breakfast girl. My body is just not quite ready to eat first thing in the morning, it prefers breakfast in the liquid form.  As a kid I lived on one of those chocolate drink mixes for breakfast and nowadays I enjoy my green smoothie my husband makes for me every morning.  Got to get my veggies. But breakfast for dinner is perfect.  Today’s recipe is one of those “clean out the refrigerator” kind of recipes.  It [Continue Reading…]

Roasted Tomato,Pesto and Sausage Gnocchi with Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Tomato,Pesto and Sausage Gnocchi with Toasted Walnuts

Recently, Johnsonville Sausage sent me a box full of lots of fun Italian foods to play with in conjunction with their Johnsonville Kitchen Italian Inspiration competition where you can win a trip to Italy!  In the big box was a small box of gnocchi.  For those of you not familiar with gnocchi it is basically an Italian dumpling made out of flour and potato. But for me gnocchi brings back some fun childhood memories.  Growing up in Wisconsin my very English blooded father started an Italian gnocchi company and named [Continue Reading…]