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.

  • Creamy (garlic butter) Sun-Dried Tomato Tuscan Chicken and Orzo...tittle pretty much tells you all you need to know. This is kind of like your favorite Italian chicken and pasta dinner, but all made in one skillet and in under an hour too. It’s creamy, a little garlicky, lemony, and as close to perfect as it gets. Tip? Add crusty bread for scooping up that cream sauce. It’s very good. Recipe up on HBH - linked in profile. #f52grams #easyrecipes
  • Cream Cheese Swirled Chai Gingerbread Cake. It’s that time of year when nothing is better than baking all day long…enter this cake. It’s heavy on the ginger, made buttery with @landolakesktchn Extra Creamy Butter, swirled with cream cheese, just a little decadent, and just about as close to perfect as it gets. It’s generously drizzled with a buttery lemon glaze for a perfectly sweet and spiced gingerbread cake. It’s delicious. Sharing the recipe on HBH today - link in profile.  #sponsored
  • Caramelized Mushroom and Kale Pizza. Monday night is better with pizza. Truth. This is my favorite when the weather is cold. It's simple, but GOOD. Fresh herbs, balsamic mushrooms, kale, and 2 cheeses (because more cheese is always better). Every last bite is delicious. And there is kale...so it's almost like eating a salad. All about that balance. Recipe on HBH - linked in profile.  #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha
  • 30 Minute Coq au Vin Chicken Meatballs. One of best recipes make for these cold December nights. It feels fancy…and cozy, but is ready in less than an hour and is the easiest to put together. The coq au vin sauce is KEY. It’s made with whole lot of red wine and it is loved by everyone…which is why I am making this for the fam over the holidays. Just one thing? Don’t skip the browned butter mashed potatoes. Everything is better with a side of creamy mashers. ENJOY. … … 1 1/4 pounds ground chicken or turkey 1 egg 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese kosher salt and black pepper 2-3 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated 4 carrots, chopped 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced 2 tbs tomato paste 1 1/2 cups dry red wine 1 cup low sodium chicken broth 2 bay leaves 4 thyme sprigs Add the chicken, egg, bread crumbs, parmesan, and a pinch each of salt and pepper to a bowl. Roll into tablespoon-size balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove the bacon and reserve. If there's excess bacon grease, drain off all but 1 tbs. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the garlic, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook another 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste. Add the wine, chicken broth, bay leaves, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, cook 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Stir in the meatballs, cover and cook 5 minutes, until the meatballs are coated in the sauce. Remove the bay leaves and thyme. Stir in a handful of parsley and the bacon. Eat the meatballs and sauce over mashed potatoes. #recipevideo