Spicy Honey Chicken — Your Homebased Mom

This Spicy Honey Chicken is covered in a rub of spices, grilled and then brushed with a sweet honey glaze for a perfect combination of sweet and heat. We can grill pretty much year round here in Portland, Oregon. Sometimes we have to stand under an umbrella but it’s totally doable! I’m not sure how…

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Spinach Apple Salad — from Your Homebased Mom’s blog

Spinach Apple Salad is my go to salad recipe. Dress it up or dress it down, either way it’s delicious! Spinach Apple Salad is something everyone needs in their salad repetoire. A good basic spinach salad you can change up depending on what is in your pantry. When you know you need to add a…

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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches from YourHomebasedMom.com

French Dip Sandwiches made in the Instant Pot are a perfect way to put together a quick and easy dinner that’s delicious!French Dip Sandwiches – I was having one of those food cravings the other day and it was for a French Dip Sandwich. They are my favorite. Whenever there is one on the…

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Mexican Shredded Beef from Your Homebased Mom

The beauty of this Mexican Shredded Beef is it can be done in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker and either way it’s delicious! Between my undying love for my slow cooker and my new found adoration for my Instant Pot I may never use my oven again. I’ve been asked whether I think…

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Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Pie — your homebased mom

Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Pie is the perfect combo of a brownie and a pie all in one! This post is sponsored by the California Walnut Board but all opinions are my own. Are there certain foods that when you cook with them or eat them they remind of you a certain person? I am that…

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Pumpkin Nutella Walnut Bars — from Your Homebased Mom

These Pumpkin Nutella Walnut Bars are a perfect collaboration of flavor and texture. This post is part of a brand partnership with the California Walnut Board but all opinions are my own. My two boys were home this weekend for their annual “Wilkes Men Football Weekend.” Each year they travel somewhere for a football game…

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Preserve Memories with Mixbook

Putting together a photo book of our Barn Wedding was so fun and easy with Mixbook. I spent 20 years teaching people how to preserve their photos. In the predigital era, it was a lot easier to get people to print their photos because that was the only way they could see their photos. But with the onset…

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No Churn S’mores Ice Cream — your homebased mom

Two of your favorite summer treats in one and no ice cream maker required!! No Churn S’mores Ice Cream is the perfect summer dessert. Summer means two things at our house s’mores and homemade ice cream. We have a fire pit in our backyard and we love having a fire and making s’mores on a…

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Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road fudge
Photo by Leigh Anne  of Your Homebased Mom blog


  • 12 oz pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks or cubes)
  • 4 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C evaporated milk
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 2 C nuts, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Bag of miniature marshmallows, frozen–cover the bottom of a large cookie sheet and freeze
  2. You will probably use about 2/3 of a 1 lb. bag of miniature marshmallow
  3. Mix together sugar, milk and 20 lg. marshmallows and boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly
  4. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and butter
  5. Stir until thick, add nuts and let sit awhile to thicken up a bit, add vanilla and frozen marshmallows
  6. If not adding nuts you may want more marshmallows
  7. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan

Spellbinding Witch-Theme Halloween Party

Leigh Anne Wilkes, author and creator of  Your Homebased Mom blog, works her magic creating a bewitching Halloween party.  Click on the link below for details.   I Scream You Scream Witch Halloween Party.

Halloween Witch Party
photo by Your Homebased Mom.com