December 2012

December 31, 2012
The First Three Months…….

Happy New Years Eve! I can’t believe another year is over and 2013 is here. I have been doing the food blog thing for almost three months now and I could not be happier! I love blogging and I love the response I am getting from you guys! I thought it would be fun to […]

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Chocolate Coconut Rum Cupcakes
December 28, 2012
Chocolate Coconut Rum Cupcakes

Ok, so originally this post was going to be vegan chocolate cupcakes…….. But then the coconut rum showed up……..at 10:30 am. (Yeah, people around here are having a good time. All I keep hearing is “I am on vacation……dont judge”) And something in my head just said, put this in a cupcake. Now! Honestly, I […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
December 27, 2012
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

I used to call myself a non-hummus eater. That was until today. When I made my own and fell in love. Like head over heels in love. Ok, so that maybe a little dramatic, but I am running on no sleep and pure adrenaline. And seeing as I probably will not be getting a whole […]

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Ciabatta French Toast with Raspberry Preserves
December 26, 2012
Ciabatta French Toast with Raspberry Preserves

It is the day after Christmas. Which means it is time to clean up the mass amounts of wrapping paper, play with our new toys, eat leftovers and enjoy the time with your family and friends. I am going to keep this post short today since we have 21 people in the house and my brain […]

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Espresso Glazed Nuts
December 24, 2012
Espresso Glazed Nuts

It is Christmas Eve! The house full, the fridge is stocked, the snow is falling and the frantic running around has begun (umm, actually that has been going on for the last two weeks!). We are prepping dinner, making chex mix, wrapping gifts and constantly snacking! Yes, Snacks. We need lots and lots of snacks! […]

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Chocolate Chip Kahlua Cookies
December 23, 2012
Chocolate Chip Kahlua Cookies

Twenty one. That is our new head count………… for the next eleven days. Eight have arrived. Seven more to go. If you remember last Wednesday I said we would have a total of seventeen people in our house over Christmas. Well that seventeen has now turned into twenty one. So to summarize, that would now be […]

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Kahlua Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
December 21, 2012
Kahlua Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Fudge! Is there really only 4 days till Christmas? I would love to say I am ready, but let’s be honest I have not wrapped one gift. Nor have I made or planned one item on our Christmas menu. Somehow I got myself signed up to make Christmas cookies for like… everyone. Teachers, siblings, UPS […]

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Aunt Katie’s White Lasagna
December 20, 2012
Aunt Katie’s White Lasagna

Trust me, my Aunt Katie was an amazing aunt, mom, teacher, friend, and wife. She was actually kind of crazy, but in the best way possible. What came out of this girl’s mouth was down right funny and a good part of the time inappropriate for anyone under the age of 16. Every time a […]

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese
December 19, 2012
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Do the math, eight + nine = Yes, seventeen. What is this number you ask? Seventeen is the number of people that will be in our house from Christmas day to January 2nd. That would be 8 days, 17 people, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and one kitchen table that seats 8. It being the holiday’s […]

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Peanut Butter Coconut Candies
December 18, 2012
Peanut Butter Coconut Candies

These happened by mistake. If you follow me on instagram or twitter you know that it is snowing like crazy up here in my little mountain town (seriously, it looks like Whooville around here!), and that we have a huge tree in the middle of our kitchen, and that I was having a rough day in the kitchen on Sunday. I […]

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Chorizo and Polenta Lasagna
December 17, 2012
Chorizo and Polenta Lasagna

Who does not love a good lasagna? I mean whether you are a meat eater, veggie hater, veggie lover, vegetarian, gluten free or vegan there is probably a lasagna out there for you. This recipe is kind of a weird one, but I promise in a totally good way! I never thought that using creamy polenta […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Dutch Baby
December 16, 2012
Cinnamon Sugar Dutch Baby

Tis the season………. Of sugar and spice (cinnamon to be exact) and everything nice! Apparently I can not get enough of it. How can it already be the middle of December? Christmas is only 9 days away? Seriously, how does it always come around so fast? I did not even realize we entered the 12 […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Your Saturday is about to be made that much better with a mug…or two, of this Minty Moscow Mule → or as I am calling it, Frosty’s Frosted Moscow Mule. Made extra minty and wintery with @mccormickspice peppermint along with plenty of vodka, lime, and gingerbeer.  Simple, quick, easy. So. Good. Recipe below.
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2 ounces vodka
juice from 1/2 lime juice
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
a dash of McCormick Peppermint Extract, to your taste
ginger beer, for topping
pomegranate arils and mint, for serving
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Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and peppermint extract. Stir to combine. Top of with ginger beer. Garnish with pomegranate arils, a grapefruit slice, and fresh mint. DRINK.
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  • The countdown is on, 10 days till Christmas! 🎄 So excited to share that I am now offering signed bookplates for anyone who purchases the HBH cookbook. Just fill out the form in my bio (and linked in stories) by December 19th. All you need is your order number. Give the gift of a signed HBH cookbook this holiday season! #imsomartha #CLkitchen #howiholiday
  • When it comes to potato dishes, this Cheesy Hasselback Potato Au Gratin is everything. These potatoes are legit the best thing ever. Crispy, creamy, soft, cheesy, and a little salty. Literally every bite is perfect. You need to make them. Full recipe is up today on halfbakedharvest.com (link in stories) #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #christmas #imsomartha #CLkitchen #howiholiday
  • I have cheesy pasta things to share today in the form of this Crispy Prosciutto White Lasagna. It’s filled with a creamy Béchamel sauce and layered with spinach, ricotta, provolone, and then topped with prosciutto just before baking, which allows it to get nice and crispy in the oven. So. Good. You need to make this. Preferably very soon or maybe for your next holiday dinner? Either works. Full recipe below. .
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + pepper
1/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
2 cups chicken or veggie broth
1 cup each shredded mozzarella + parmesan
2 cups whole milk ricotta
2 cups shredded provolone
2 packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 box no-boil lasagna noodles
3 ounces prosciutto, torn
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Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook 30 seconds. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Add the milk and broth. Bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. .
Combine the ricotta, provolone and spinach. Spread 1/4 of the cheese sauce in the bottom of a greased baking dish. Top with 3-4 lasagna sheets. Spread with 1/2 the ricotta cheese mixture and then another 1/4 of the cheese sauce. Repeat the layers. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Arrange the prosciutto on top. Bake at 350, uncovered for 45 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes before serving (right, right). Enjoy!! #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #video #christmas #imsomartha #CLkitchen #howiholiday