Home Baked Joy

Home Baked Joy

A blog filled with recipes, tips, and joyful living

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders. Yum.  You guys!!!  This recipe is SO easy to make and my kids went crazy about it.  I had some shaved Parmesan Cheese leftover from Costco and wanted to make something quick but yummy for my family.  I also had some […]

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 4

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 4

My mom was in town this week and we had a lot of fun touring different retirement communities and watching my son be Aladdin in his school play.  It was a busy but fun week!  While I made a healthy menu plan for this week, […]

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 3

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 3

So…Dave went to the doctor and was told he needed to lose a little bit of weight:)  He was sent home with some healthy menu plan tips and advice and will go back for a follow up visit in a few months.  To show my […]

Potato Spinach Egg Scrambler

Potato Spinach Egg Scrambler

This is just a quick little post to share one of my favorite ways to get vegetables in for breakfast.  I LOVE making Egg Scramblers.  This one is a Potato Spinach Egg Scrambler, though you can really adapt it to what you have on hand […]

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

What’s for dinner?  Have you ever heard those words?  I know I do, ALL THE TIME lately.  When you have a gaggle of kids like I do, you are constantly trying to come up with good meals.  That said, more often than not, you need […]

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

With summer comes an abundance of zucchini in my garden.  While the harvest is amazing, I needed to come up with different ideas on how to use it so I decided to make a Zucchini Chili.  I must say, it was a HUGE success.  My […]

Food Blogger Pro Review – Monetize and Improve YOUR Blog

Food Blogger Pro Review – Monetize and Improve YOUR Blog

Disclaimer:  Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! I just wanted to take a minute and write a review for Food Blogger Pro.  I first signed for Food Blogger Pro when I wanted to improve upon my food photography.  I found […]

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Today for lunch I made a Strawberry Balsamic Salad recipe.  It was SO good!!!  I live in California and right now we are surrounded by local, fresh strawberries.  There are several strawberry stands close to my home and it is my favorite time of year […]

Four Cheese Italian Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Four Cheese Italian Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Italian lasagna with a homemade bolognese sauce is a special treat for our family.  I was SO lucky to marry into a family with an Italian heritage.  “Boompa,” as we called him, was 100% Italian and my husband is quarter Italian, so I have learned […]

Garage Photography Studio Tour Video

Garage Photography Studio Tour Video

Do you want to convert your Garage into a Photography Studio? Watch this video to take a tour of my garage photography studio and I’ll show you what I’ve done!

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming fear will be a lifetime struggle and challenge for most of us.  We may have fear of failure, abandonment, rejection, or fear of the unknown.  I think I struggle with the last one most of all.  Fear of the unknown.  I went on a […]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

For my daughter’s birthday we made Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with strawberries, whipped cream, pure maple syrup and Butterfinger baking bits (these were really good!).  The combination of peanut butter, chocolate, maple and whipped cream was super yummy.  We have a birthday tradition that […]


Inspiration

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Let your faith be bigger than your fear

Overcoming fear will be a lifetime struggle and challenge for most of us.  We may have fear of failure, abandonment, rejection, or fear of the unknown.  I think I struggle with the last one most of all.  Fear of the unknown.  I went on a Pretty Sisters cruise in 2008 and took a class on dreaming big and how to overcome your fears.  The speaker, author Rebecca Hintze, gave an acronym for fear.  She said that fear is False Evidence Appearing Real.  To me this means that what we are afraid of is perhaps something that isn’t even real – just our perception of what is real.  Fear is, I believe, one of the biggest reasons we sabotage ourselves and halt our progression.  That said, it isn’t something you can simply remove from your life.  You have to replace it with something good. (more…)


Finding Joy

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming fear will be a lifetime struggle and challenge for most of us.  We may have fear of failure, abandonment, rejection, or fear of the unknown.  I think I struggle with the last one most of all.  Fear of the unknown.  I went on a […]

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

This is a book review for the new release of the book Evarance – Rise of the Shadows.  First of all, I am a little bit biased because my sister wrote the book.  That said, I LOVED this book!!!  I mean, wow.  I had no […]

Finding Joy through Adversity

Finding Joy through Adversity

Today I want to talk about finding joy through adversity.  This past week I flew back East to attend a funeral which is why I haven’t posted recently.  This is a poem that was read at the funeral: Timur’s  Poem Although your work on earth […]

The Art of Homemaking

The Art of Homemaking

There is an art to homemaking.  It is one I think I will have to take my entire life to figure out.  I often have to remind myself that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  Often I tend to have an all or nothing attitude, […]

Thirty Day Sugar Fast

Thirty Day Sugar Fast

Dave approached me and wants to do a 30 day sugar fast.  What exactly is that? In the simplest of terms, a sugar fast is going without any sugar for a specified amount of time.  We are also doing a white flour fast.  Since beginning […]