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.

  • No better way to welcome the weekend than with this Maple Glazed Apple Pull Apart Bread. This bread is all things sweet, ooey, gooey, applely, cinnamony, and basically so amazing…especially when warm out of the oven. Fall baking is the best. <-- enough said. 🍂🍁Full recipe is on halfbakedharvest.com today. #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #thebakefeed
  • sweet potato gnocchi with rosemary parmesan cream sauce. This gnocchi…it’s like a bowl of softy, pillowy, fall goodness. Is that too cheesy to say? Potentially, but I mean, all of it is true. This gnocchi is like biting into pillows of soft sweet potato and creamy ricotta. And you guys? That rosemary cream sauce? It. Is. Everything. Creamy, hinted with rosemary, and finished with a little parmesan. Too good. Full recipe is on halfbakedharvest.com today. #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #thebakefeed
  • One Pan Autumn Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole. Today I am going the more classic route and loving it. This is cozy, healthy, filling, and all things delicious. Just simple, feel good kind of food...maybe with a good amount of cheese on top too. What? Always got to have a little cheese 😉Get the full recipe on halfbakedharvest.com #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #thebakefeed
  • white chocolate pumpkin scones with espresso glaze.You guys, say hello your you new favorite scone of fall…or maybe even new favorite pumpkin recipe? Could we possibly say move over pumpkin latte? I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is that these scones are all things delicious.These are pumpkiny, buttery, hinted with cinnamon, super flakey and soft, and finished with the most perfect espresso maple glaze. Kind of like a pumpkin spice latte, but in scone form…which as you might imagine, is so good. Get the full recipe on halfbakedharvest.com #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #thebakefeed #pumpkin