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

I am so excited about this Toasted Coconut Cream Rum and Chocolate Mousse Crepe Cake. 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.

  • Spicy Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Involtini. It's what you should be making with all that zucchini. Why? Because this is basically stuffed pasta shells, but minus the pasta. So it's healthier, right? I think so...either way this is GOOD and you need to make it before summers end --> roasted zucchini, cheese, pesto, spicy tomato basil sauce. All the good things.  Recipe below. AND grab the full (detailed) recipe on HBH - linked in my profile. ...
1. Heat 2 tbs olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add 1/2 pound ground chicken sausage and brown all over. Stir in 1 bell pepper, (14 oz) can crushed tomatoes, 1 tbs oregano, 1 tbs thyme, pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, and salt + pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.2. Using a mandolin or vegetable peeler, peel the zucchini into 1/4 inch wide strips and lay on a paper towel lined counter. Sprinkle with salt.
3. combine the ricotta, shredded fontina, and 1/2 cup pesto.
4. Assemble: spoon the tomato sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Grab 2 zucchini ribbons and lay them side by side lengthwise. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling onto the center of the zucchini. Roll up and place each in the dish as you go. Drizzle 1/4 cup pesto evenly over everything. Add 4 oz mozzarella. Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes. Serve with fresh basil and thyme. Enjoy!
#eeeeeats #feedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #howisummer #recipevideo
  • Because I love a good pasta twirl. Especially when it's all dressed up with "jammy" cherry tomato sauce, extra crispy rosemary chickpeas, and creamy burrata too. Late summer Saturday night dinner perfection. Linked to the recipe in my profile. Make this one before the tomatoes are gone. PS. I made this on IG stories too. Find it in my highlights. #eeeeeats #feedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #howisummer
  • Skillet Brown Sugar Peach Cobbler. The best end of summer dessert. Every bite is layered with late summer peaches, rich @vermontcreamery cultured butter, vanilla, warming cinnamon, and brown sugar to sweeten the deal. The peaches are juicy, while the topping is crisp on the edges, soft in the center, and extra buttery…almost cookie like. Bonus? This is insanely easy to make. And? It's best eaten warm, right out of the skillet. SO GOOD 🍑 Recipe linked in profile.  #cheesebutterlove #sponsored
  • Giveaway (enter below)! Baked Brie (wrapped in flaky pastry) with Maple and Thyme Roasted Plumcots from @familytreefarms most recent harvest. Have you guys tried plumcots? They are a cross between an apricot and a plum and I honestly cannot begin to describe how delicious...and pretty these plumcots are. Fully obsessed. I roasted them with a touch of maple and fresh thyme, then spooned them over pastry wrapped baked brie. It’s cheesy, flaky and the roasted plumcots give this easy appetizer the perfect sweet finish. The BEST. Recipe linked in profile - Enjoy!
GIVEAWAY- -Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes From My Barn
-12” Staub Cast-Iron Fry Pan
-1 Box of Plumcots -$250 Gift Card to Williams Sonoma
To enter, comment and tag a friend below. Giveaway ends 8/25 #PlumcotsPlease #sponsored