December 2012

Christmas Chocolate Crunch Blondies
December 14, 2012
Christmas Chocolate Crunch Blondies

It is Friday! Lets do some holiday making… with some Christmas blondies….of course. I mean would you expect anything less? First can we have a little chat? Why are Blondies called Blondies? Really, I can not figure it out. I mean I know some blondies do not have chocolate in them, so I can understand why those blondies would be called blondies. But what about […]

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Mediterranean Vegetable Chip Crusted Chicken
December 13, 2012
Mediterranean Vegetable Chip Crusted Chicken

Chicken. We eat it. A lot of it. And I am not exaggerating. With a house full of boys it is inevitable. Inevitable. We have this family recipe. A recipe I make sometimes 3 times a week. Honestly, I do not know where it originated from, but we have been making it since I can […]

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Chipotle Cheddar Potato Latkes
December 12, 2012
Chipotle Cheddar Potato Latkes

Latkes, lat-kee, lat-kuh, potato pancakes, fritters, lakes (what I say, because I have awful grammar and am obviously not jewish). Whatever you decide, know one thing. They are good! Crispy, spicy, cheesy and delicious! I was flipping through one of my many food magazines I subscribe to (I am a complete magazine hoarder! I love um! Oddly, […]

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Chocolate Covered Pecan Butter Truffles
December 11, 2012
Chocolate Covered Pecan Butter Truffles

Something pretty awesome happened over the weekend. I made roasted, salted, pecan butter and then I covered it with chocolate to make some pretty awesome truffles. Well, actually I am not sure it is really a truffle. More like chocolate covered pecan butter balls, but I just really like the word truffle. It sounds fancy…….and […]

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Buffalo Broccoli Pasta
December 10, 2012
Buffalo Broccoli Pasta

You guys, I promise. This pasta is way better than it looks. Some foods looks especially pretty on camera (i.e ravioli, cookies, bagels) and some foods just don’t. I think this is one of those foods. But it tastes good. Really good. Homemade buffalo sauce mixed with cheddar cheese and blue cheese to create a […]

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Candy Cane Bagels
December 9, 2012
Candy Cane Bagels

I promise I am not obsessed with candy canes. Really, I promise. I just happened to be obsessed with Christmas, that’s all. Before we moved to Colorado, we lived in a normal civilized town were kids go to school (like all day 7:45-3:15), malls within 15 miles, and Einstein Bagels. The last Christmas we were in […]

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Crispy Thai Chicken Wraps
December 6, 2012
Crispy Thai Chicken Wraps

The most frustrating thing happened while writing up this post. It disappeared! Like everything, gone in the blink of an eye! My reaction? OMG! What jut happened? Where did my recipe go? No please it has to be somewhere, where is it? Yeah, it was not a pretty site. I was a little dramatic to […]

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Blackened Salmon Fish Tacos
December 5, 2012
Blackened Salmon Fish Tacos

Taco’s are a staple over here. A once a week kind of thing. Plain and simple ground beef taco’s. The boys love taco’s. Probably because they are just that plain and simple beef, soft or hard taco shells, and a whole lot cheese. Fish tacos however are a different story. Six out of the nine […]

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Snikerdoodle Muffins with Kahlua Chocolate Ganache
December 4, 2012
Snikerdoodle Muffins with Kahlua Chocolate Ganache

Remember when I made Fluffy Snickerdoodles? And there was actually no chocolate! In or on top! And they were insanely addicting! Well, I had intended to do the same with these snickerdoodle muffins, but then the ganache thing happened. Not just any ganache, Kahlua Chocolate Ganache.  See I was having a grand old-time on this […]

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Christmas Eve Sesame Asparagus Quiche
December 3, 2012
Christmas Eve Sesame Asparagus Quiche

Buttery crackers, eggs, cheese, asparagus, and bacon. And mmm, more cheese. YUM. Before my family moved to Colorado, every Christmas Eve ( and I mean every Christmas Eve. My mom has done this as long as I can remember) my mom would have a huge party for my dad’s side of the family. This meant […]

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Sesame Crackers
December 2, 2012
Sesame Crackers

I live in a small town. I mean not that small, but small enough to not be able to find sesame crackers, sesame sticks or sesame anything for that matter! Anywhere! Actually I take that back, occasionally I find a box at target. But that is it, just one box! I know, crazy right? So I wiped away […]

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  • Creamy (garlic butter) Sun-Dried Tomato Tuscan Chicken and Orzo. Just like your favorite Italian chicken and pasta dinner, but all made in one skillet. It's everyone's favorite --> creamy, a little garlicky, lemony and best served with crusty bread for scooping up that cream sauce. Maybe add some wine too :) ENJOY. ... ... 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 pound chicken breasts 1 tsp each dried oregano + paprika red pepper flakes kosher salt and black pepper 2 tbs butter 1 medium shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 cup dry orzo pasta 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 cup heavy cream (or canned coconut milk) 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, oil drained juice of 1 lemon .. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet set over medium-high heat. Rub the chicken with olive oil, the oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Sear on both sides until golden, 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add the butter and shallot, cooking 3 minutes. Add the garlic and orzo, cooking until lightly golden, 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and de-glaze the pan. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cook 3-5 minutes, then add the cream, mustard, parmesan, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, stirring until the spinach has wilted. Slide the chicken and any juices left on the plate back into the skillet. Transfer to the oven and bake at 425, uncovered for 10-15 minutes Serve the chicken topped with lemon juice. #recipevideo #easyrecipes
  • (simplest) Whipped Ricotta Toast with lemon thyme honey --> olive oil toasted sourdough bread (favorite) + creamy whipped ricotta (nothing is better) + caramelized oranges (sooo good) + salty prosciutto (not needed, but especially delicious + honey infused with lemon and thyme. Simple, but yet, so much going on. Takes 15 minutes to make...and it's good any time of the day. Recipe on the blog - linked in profile. #hbhhealthyjanuary #toast #f52grams
  • Creamy Tuscan Pesto and Burrata Pasta...with artichokes, white beans, lemon, and even some greens too. Because when Monday feels more like Sunday, why not make the biggest pot of creamy pasta? Trust me, it's a good idea. Added bonus? This is all made in one pot, start to finish. So it's easy + creamy and delicious too. Recipe on the blog today - linked in profile. What's everyone making?  #f52grams #burrata #hbhhealthyjanuary
  • Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with Crispy (buttery) Mushrooms. All the things you love about chicken soup but with the addition of an extra creamy broth, soft pillowy gnocchi, and even some garlicky mushrooms too. So, it's better. And? It’s the easiest dinner. Just throw everything into the slow cooker (instant pot OR make on the stove) and done. It's creamy + herby + a little cheesy. And then gnocchi + mushrooms!?! SO GOOD. Grab the full recipe in Half Baked Harvest Super Simple. Link in profile 🖤 do I make this on stories? #hbhsupersimple #instantpot #soup