October 2012

October 31, 2012
Pull Apart Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread.

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone has enjoyed October and all that comes with it! But at last tomorrow will be November and the Holiday craziness can begin! I know, I know, it’s still Halloween and I need to take a serious chill pill. Please don’t get me wrong I love Halloween, but I have been looking […]

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October 30, 2012
Baked Chipotle Chicken Taquitos.

So apparently 7 Eleven has some really good taquitos…… That are kept warm in a hot dog rotisserie case all day, well actually 24/7. Call me crazy, but this sounds disgusting! Who knows what those things are really stuffed with. My brothers however have a very different opinion. So I of course had to come up with […]

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October 29, 2012
Spinach and Havarti Phyllo Casserole.

Spinach and Havarti Phyllo Casserole…just look at that crust! Flaky, buttery crust! I made this casserole over the weekend. It was the perfect Saturday night meal and nice change from the usual pizzas and pasta dishes we usually do on the weekends! I need to cook with Greek ingredients more often! I mean wow, this […]

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Peanut Butter Cookie Spiders + What’s for dinner?
October 28, 2012
Peanut Butter Cookie Spiders + What’s for dinner?

Ok, this is my last Halloween related recipe. Promise. Seriously it is. I already have a Thanksgiving post lined up! Anyone one else getting ready for the holidays? Or am I the only crazy exited holiday freak out there? In my defense there is a lot of people in my family which means lots of […]

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Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
October 26, 2012
Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

This is what it currently looks like outside….. So baking was a no brainer! In fact I am already plotting out my holiday baking! So excited… It seems we always have some brown banana’s on the counter. So when I was trying to think of something to make I decided banana’s must be included! I also […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna
October 25, 2012
Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Yesterday I gave you guys my favorite recipe for simple egg pasta dough. Today I want to share one of my favorite ways to use that dough – Lasagna! Typically I like to do a traditional lasagna with tomato sauce and meat, one because it is a huge hit and two because EVERYONE will eat […]

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October 24, 2012
Simple Pasta Dough

Two Christmases ago I was given a traditional pasta maker as a gift. For a while it sat unused. Then one day I realized how silly this is…I need to make fresh homemade ravioli! I’m not going to lie, the first time I made fresh pasta it turned out great, but it was HARD. It […]

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October 23, 2012
Black Spiders.

Well brown really, but who’s gonna tell? I was asked by Asher’s pre-school teacher if I would bring a in a desert for their Halloween party! Of course I was excited, especially since I had just gotten an idea for chocolate brownie spiders! I used one of my favorite fudgy brownie recipes and topped them […]

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October 22, 2012
Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Rustic butternut squash gnocchi, and I only say rustic simply because I was too lazy to make the little ridges (also called Rigagnocchi) on each gnocchi, is a must try for gnocchi lovers. Now you could do plain old potato gnocchi, which you know, is fine, but why not do butternut squash gnocchi? I mean it […]

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October 19, 2012
Chocolate Frankenstein Cake

He did the mash, he did the monster mash, the monster mash, it was a graveyard smash! Chocolate Frankenstein Cake…ok, so he may not be so scary, but I mean how cute is he? My sister, Asher told me I could not make him too scary or she might to be too scared to eat […]

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October 18, 2012
Jack-O-Lantern Spinach Stuffed Pastries.

Happy Thursday! Hope you guys are getting excited for the weekend, any fun Halloween parties? Just a little note for any of you out there who may have tried to hit my “subscribe” button and received an error message, sorry still working out the kinks, it does now works!! Looking for a really cute dish […]

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Witches Broom Sticks
October 17, 2012
Witches Broom Sticks

My sister Asher, who is 4 years old asked me to come to preschool with her for a day! I was so excited that she wanted me to come, of course I said yes! Asher and I are really close, she is so much fun and she loves to “make” with me (Asher calls any […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo. It's Italian, but with a fall twist. It's creamy, warming, and finished off with salty, crispy pan fried cheese (yes. pan fried cheese. because I always like an extra special touch). So. Good. Recipe on HBH (linked in profile) Make this one soon. What’s your go-to Sunday night dinner? #eatingfortheinsta #f52grams #instayum #pumpkin #pasta
  • Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake. Because nothing is better than Sunday baking in the fall. This is a new favorite. The key is ripple of sweet maple throughout the center of the cake makes it gooey and so dang good. And then well, butter and apples, and a good amount of cinnamon sugar too. Make this please. It will make your Sunday...and the leftovers are good all week long. Full recipe with details on HBH (link in profile). 🍎🍂
For the batter, beat together:
12 tablespoons soft salted butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup apple butter
1 cup apple ciderAdd in:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon kosher saltMix streusel:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold butter cubed
2 honeycrisp apples, chopped
1 cup pecans, roughly choppedMix Maple sauce:
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large eggLayer 1/2 the batter, then 3/4 of the streusel, and all of the maple sauce. Cover with the remaining batter, add the remaining streusel. Bake at 375 for 55-60 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then invert the cake onto a plate. Brush the with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Eat warm and enjoy!! #eatingfortheinsta #recipevideo #instayum #applecake
  • October nights require a good cocktail, enter the “Sleepy Hollow” Cocktail. An "eerie" name for a dang good tequila cocktail because I like to have fun with these drinks...but I like to make them GOOD 🎃 made with rosemary, orange infused honey, a good shot of tequila, a splash of pomegranate, some other things, and finished with an extra fancy sugared rim (mostly because it’s fun). Kind of like a margarita, but dressed up for October. Recipe on HBH - linked in profile. PS. I had the HARDEST time name this. What would you call this drink?? Get creative 💀#spookycocktailsaturday #Halloween #hbhcocktailsaturday #tequila
  • It is FREEZING here…think single digits cold! Sooo, I’m making my 3 Cheese Stuffed Shells, because when it’s this cold, you make cheesy pasta. To me this dish is kind of like cheese filled ravioli, but without all the work. These shells are beyond good (the sauce is everything...and it's all made in 1 skillet…easy). The full recipe lives in the new cookbook, HBH Super Simple. BUT I’m going to make the recipe - start to finish - on my stories currently...because we should all be making stuffed pasta shells this weekend. And? If you haven't pre-order the cookbook yet, the link is in my profile. #pasta #f52grams #hbhsupersimple

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