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.

  • No-Guilt Fettuccine Alfredo --> the healthy...ish version of classic alfredo complete with a creamy hummus "alfredo sauce" and roasted broccoli. The hummus makes the sauce extra creamy, but without actually adding in any cream! Don't worry though, I still left in some of the parmesan. I mean, it is Alfredo and you always need a little parmesan. Always. Watch the video, then grab the recipe link in my profile...and make pasta this weekend. Happiest Friday! #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #recipevideo #pasta
  • Whipped Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake. For no reason other than you just need a creamy ricotta cheesecake in your life today. V-day or not. This is light, creamy, a touch buttery, lightly sweetened, and perfectly hinted with fresh (meyer) lemon and vanilla. so good. and?? There’s no fancy water bath required. yesss. why? because you shouldn't worry about the cracks as those should be covered with fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar. trust me. recipe linked in profile 🖤 #eeeeeats #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes #valentinesday #cheesecake
  • Saucy Garlic Butter Shrimp with Coconut Milk and Rice Noodles. Because you can never have too much sauce, too much garlic, or too many noodles...I mean, right?! yup. This is my current winter go-to. It takes maybe 30 minutes to throw together, it's a mix of salty/savory/sweet, it has veggies, it’s kind of Thai inspired, but then kind of Italian too, and there is really nothing not to love. Recipe up on HBH today - link in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast  #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #shrimp
  • My favorite Vegan Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake. Vegan or not, this cake is sooo delicious. It's rich, super creamy, heavy on the chocolate, and every last bite is so good. The secret? Soaking those raw cashews in boiling water (then draining). Takes a minute to do but it's worth it. BEST chocolate mousse cake that happens to be on the healthier side, and a million times easier than a classic mousse cake. Recipe on the blog - link in profile. PS. so excited that so many of you have made this and loved it! #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #healthyfood #valentinesday