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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Jolly Santa Cookies
December 7, 2012
Jolly Santa Cookies

Ho Ho Ho Last week it was Rudolph and this week it is Santa! I know I am a Christmasaholic. Get over it. You know you love it to! You simply cannot have reindeer without Santa. And I know, there are all kinds of Santa Christmas cookies all beautifully decorated with royal icing. But Honestly, […]

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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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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Fig Dark and Stormy. A touch sweet, citrusy, and warming. Basically the perfect September cocktail with a good amount of rum (bourbon would be SO good too) and topped with ginger beer. Recipe on HBH today - linked in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #autumnrecipes #fall #CLkitchen
  • Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake. Kind of tastes like an old school apple cider doughnut…but in cake form. It's layered with a buttery, cinnamony apple pecan streusel. And real true secret? A ripple of sweet maple throughout the center of the cake. It's beyond good and best enjoyed while still warm, with a steaming mug of coffee…or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Sooo, the perfect thing to bake this weekend. Recipe on HBH - linked in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #autumnrecipes #fall #CLkitchen
  • Creamy, buttery Pesto Polenta with Thyme-Roasted Mushrooms and Chickpeas. The polenta is made perfectly buttery with @landolakesktchn butter with olive oil and sea salt, and swirled with pesto. The wild mushrooms and chickpeas are slowly roasted together with fresh thyme and garlic. Put the two together and you have the perfect dinner to slowly ease into the cooler days ahead. Recipe on HBH – grab the link in my profile.. #sponsored
  • French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese. I mean? Apples and gouda? Caramelized onions and crispy prosciutto? Fresh thyme and sage? It’s all of the best fall ingredients in a cheesy sandwich. Maybe a little unusual, but something about the savory onions and the sweet apples, together with cheese really works. It’s kind of sweet, kind of savory, and kind of really good. Promise. Recipe up on HBH today - linked in profile. #eeeeeats #f52grams  #grilledcheese