January 2013

Smoky Chipotle Chocolate Chicken Chili.
January 31, 2013
Smoky Chipotle Chocolate Chicken Chili.

Is it cold where you live? Cause let me tell you, it is COLD here. Currently I am in my flannel pajamas, knee-high socks, heaviest, warmest sweater + down puffy coat + cozy slippers that go all the way up to my ankles, oh and my hat and gloves too. Then I have proceeded to […]

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Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl with Grilled Steak
January 30, 2013
Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl with Grilled Steak

I am kind of excited about this one. For one, just look at those colors! Don’t they just sorta make you feel happy? Like the feeling you get when you feel that first spring breeze after a long, cold, snowy winter (which around here lasts till June, and even then it’s still pretty cold). Noodle […]

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Valentine Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
January 29, 2013
Valentine Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Valentines day? For it or not? Obviously, I am for it. Only because I love any reason to make cute holiday themed foods. Which is why it may seem like I am so into football. I mean have posted not 1, not 2, but 3 recipes with the Super Bowl in mind. Buffalo Oven “Fried” Goat Cheese, Homemade Soft […]

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Spinach and Artichoke Melts
January 28, 2013
Spinach and Artichoke Melts

Ah, ha. I’ve got a doozy for you today. Spinach and Artichokes Melts! Yes! So you know your favorite party dip, spinach and artichoke? Yeah, I totally slathered that ALL over some bread and grilled it up grilled cheese style. It’s pretty much the best thing your face is gonna meet today. I mean it’s […]

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Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas.
January 27, 2013
Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas.

Meet your new favorite snack. Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas. They’re crazy good. Like you’ll eat them like you wolf down cups upon cups of popcorn. Yeah, they’re that good. I love beans. I eat them EVERYDAY. No joke. My family however, does not. Oh well. More for me. Poppin’ um like popcorn. Yeah, it’s as good […]

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Double Chocolate Cookies……..Stuffed with Peanut Butter
January 25, 2013
Double Chocolate Cookies……..Stuffed with Peanut Butter

When the truffle cookie met the peanut butter cookie. The best most gooey cookie ever, quite possibly was invented. Truffle Cookies + Peanut Butter Cookies = what dreams are made of. Seriously. PATIENCE. I have none. Especially when it comes to baking! I swear waiting for that dough to rise is the most awful thing. […]

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Crispy Kale Salad with Coucous, Grilled Chicken and Pomegranates
January 24, 2013
Crispy Kale Salad with Coucous, Grilled Chicken and Pomegranates

So, you think you don’t like kale? Think again. Raw kale > Crispy kale! Yeah, it’s like addicting. So, I made salad. I know, that never happens around here. It’s mostly chocolate, chicken, pasta, cheese, pizza and more chocolate. Ah, that sounds way worse than it actually is. Really I promise. We totally eat our vegetables […]

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Thai Salmon Burgers
January 23, 2013
Thai Salmon Burgers

Is it Wednesday? I mean it feels like Tuesday, but word on the street is that is most definitely Wednesday. You guys, I have started like 10 different paragraphs and then proceeded to delete all of them. My brain is just not thinking properly. Honestly, I do not think it is functioning at ALL today. […]

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Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Muffins
January 22, 2013
Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Let’s talk pomegranates. Pleazzzz tell me you have had pomegranate seeds or arils as they are properly called, but who am I kidding we are SO not proper over here. Pomegranate seeds are the most delicious thing about winter, I mean why should summer have all the fun? Now, normally I don’t mix fruit and […]

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Red Pepper Garlic Chicken Sausage Pasta
January 21, 2013
Red Pepper Garlic Chicken Sausage Pasta

Simple. Siiiiiimple. Simple. Simple. That would be this pasta. Simple and delicious. Quick and easy. Perfect for a busy Monday night when all you want is a bowl of pasta. Seriously, it is kind of embarrassing how simple this pasta is. So, I have a confession to make. I just did not want to cook […]

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Homemade Soft Pretzels with Buffalo Cheddar Cheese Sauce
January 20, 2013
Homemade Soft Pretzels with Buffalo Cheddar Cheese Sauce

OMG. Yes! Homemade Soft Pretzels, generously sprinkled with sea salt. And to top it off? Buffalo Cheddar Cheese Sauce! Yes, I know. Wow! Can I just say that this might be the best Super Bowl snack there is? Well, actually I don’t know the Buffalo “Fried” Goat Cheese is pretty amazing too. But I mean […]

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Fugdy Brownie Stuffed Banana Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting
January 18, 2013
Fugdy Brownie Stuffed Banana Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

I have no words. Bananas. Brownies. Bananas. Toasted Marshmallow Frosting. Fudgy Chocolate. Yes, I made banana cupcakes and put brownie batter in the middle and then I made a toasted marshmallow meringue frosting. Then I proceeded to broil my cupcakes. Yes, I said broil! You gotta toast those marshmallows! I had some very brown bananas […]

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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