November 2013

Homemade Holiday Gifts: Easy Double Chocolate Vanilla Bean Hot Cocoa Mugs + Marshmallows
November 30, 2013
Homemade Holiday Gifts: Easy Double Chocolate Vanilla Bean Hot Cocoa Mugs + Marshmallows

These mugs may just be the very best gift you can give this Christmas. What they hold and what they symbolize (warm and cozy) just say “Merry Christmas”…and that you actually spent some time (but not hours!) and put thought into the gift. I just feel like everyone can really get excited about a good, creamy, […]

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Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts
November 29, 2013
Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts

Also known as the ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Melt. There is mashed potatoes (in the waffles!!), turkey (that your gonna butter up!), cranberry sauce, brie and some bacon if you are into it. Oh, and an egg. You need the extra protein for all that shopping today.

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Curried Sweet Potato Rounds with Honeyed Walnuts, Cranberries and Blue Cheese
November 27, 2013
Curried Sweet Potato Rounds with Honeyed Walnuts, Cranberries and Blue Cheese

And welcome to the day before Thanksgiving. In twenty-seven days I will be saying it is Christmas eve. So crazy.

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Salted Chocolate Covered Pretzel Nutella Turtle Cookies
November 26, 2013
Salted Chocolate Covered Pretzel Nutella Turtle Cookies

I feel like these are fitting for today. Thanksgiving is in less than forty-eight hours, which means the holidays are in full swing. I think everyone could use an easy recipe right about now.

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Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa
November 25, 2013
Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa

Tacos! It’s been too long. Well, not really. I make tacos at least once a week, but I have not posted tacos since these Caribbean Jerk Salmon Tostadas with Grilled Pineapple Peach Coconut Salsa. That was back in August and those are technically not even tacos. So yeah, it has just been too long.

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Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing
November 24, 2013
Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing

I know this is a little last-minute. And I also know it is a little out there. Buffalo sauce in stuffing and with beer bread? Well, I know it’s weird, but it works. And if you are into it, there is bacon too. Bacon and stuffing work, right?

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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Vanilla Bean Salt + Vanilla Bean Sugar
November 23, 2013
Homemade Holiday Gifts: Vanilla Bean Salt + Vanilla Bean Sugar

Things are getting crafty around here with these vanilla bean salt + vanilla bean sugar. Hope you don’t mind. But really, how cute are these? Plus, they are such good holiday gifts. Vanilla salt is great for things like these Butterscotch Sticky Buns and Salted Pretzel Cookie Dough Snickers Bars and vanilla sugar is good to […]

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Toasted Coconut Cream Rum and Chocolate Mousse Crepe Cake
November 22, 2013
Toasted Coconut Cream Rum and Chocolate Mousse Crepe Cake

This cake. I am so excited about it. It has moved up to one of my favorite cakes of all time. Also, I have made it three-times just to get one pretty enough to share with you.

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Creamy Brie Four Cheese Mac and Cheese with Buttery Ritz Crackers + Video.
November 21, 2013
Creamy Brie Four Cheese Mac and Cheese with Buttery Ritz Crackers + Video.

How about some cheese today? This creamy brie four cheese mac and cheese with buttery ritz crackers is melt in your mouth GOOD. And pasta!! It is kind of perfect after the day I had yesterday, or really the day the site had. Not real happy with my VPS host, Bluehost. We are not even going […]

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Kale and Wild Rice Casserole
November 20, 2013
Kale and Wild Rice Casserole

Once there was green bean casserole. Now there is kale. Yay!! Of course, the yay is only if you like kale. If you don’t like kale maybe make this a spinach casserole, but in my book kale is better.

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Giant Vanilla Salted Butterscotch Sticky Buns
November 19, 2013
Giant Vanilla Salted Butterscotch Sticky Buns

I have some news. No, I am not writing a cookbook (I wish!) and no I am not getting married (only twenty, although my mom was married at eighteen). Nope, yesterday my mixer broke.

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Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds
November 18, 2013
Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds

I almost forgot about this soup. Well, not really I just realized that I better get it posted. Time is a running out. I mean jeez (or geez?? I never know), Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday! Yikes.

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Roasted Lemon Artichoke and Browned Butter Pasta. Sometimes I worry I share too much pasta, but really, is there such a thing? Ah no, there is no such thing as too much pasta. This one is a new springtime favorite that is super easy and so good --> roasted artichokes, fresh herbs, buttery walnuts, and a little bit of burrata cheese too. Best part? All you need is pantry staples, fresh herbs and 30 minutes. Pretty much perfect. Shared the recipe on HBH - link in profile. #buzzfeast #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #pasta #easyrecipes
  • Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins. Bursting with blueberries and better than the bakery. It's true. When it comes to blueberry muffins, I take them pretty seriously. Mine need to be extra moist, filled with plenty of real blueberries AND double the streusel. The game changer here though? Using both fresh blueberries and blueberry jam for a muffin that’s literally bursting with blueberries. Beyond good and perfect any day and anytime of the of the week. Sharing the recipe today - link in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #muffins
  • 30 minute better than takeout Szechuan Noodles with Sesame Chili Oil. Best for those nights when all you want to do is watch your favorite show and eat Chinese takeout. Pretty much every Monday night, right? YUP. Good news is you now have this recipe. Not only are these noodles healthier, but they taste so much better than your average takeout noodle. Promise. Recipe up on HBH - link in profile. PS. these noodles have been a HUGE favorite with everyone.  #recipevideo #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #noodles #asianfood
  • Fell back on an oldie, but goodie tonight --> One Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken and Orzo. Sometimes you just need something quick and something everyone will love. This is that meal. It's a family favorite. Happy Easter!! (linked to the recipe in my profile) #eeeeeats #feedfeed #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes