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.

  • Brown Butter Brussels Sprout and Bacon Ravioli. Because Monday night just needs really GOOD and easy food. So ravioli for the win --> it's tossed in a nutty bacon pan sauce and topped with crispy Brussels sprouts (soo delicious). Every bite is a touch buttery, a little cheesy, and pretty close to perfection. Recipe link in profile. If you need a 30 minute dinner make this...I'm about to on stories. #eeeeeats  #f52grams  #imsomartha
  • Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting. Did nothing but cook and bake all day because what else do you do on a snowy Sunday? This is an oldie, but such a goodie. The cookies are soft, sweet, hinted with cinnamon and pretty close to perfect. But the frosting? It is perfect. Recipe link in profile - What did you make today?? #eeeeeats #imsomartha #CLkitchen #pumpkin
  • Baked (extra crispy) Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots...with a drizzle of herb butter. SO GOOD. Perfect for Sunday snacking. And so EASY. And just slightly addicting.
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Add 4 sweet potatoes and 1 1/2 cups water to the instant pot (or bake in the oven, directions on HBH). Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release the steam.
Mash the potatoes with...
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
kosher salt and black pepper
1 clove garlic, gratedIn a shallow bowl combine...
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons chipotle or regular chili powderScoop about 1 tbs of the sweet potato out, roll into a cylinder and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat. Roll the sweet potatoes in the crumbs to coat and place back on to the baking sheet. Lightly brush/mist each tots with olive oil. Bake at425 for 15 minutes, flip and bake another 10-15 minutes.For the butter, melt together...
4 tablespoons salted butter
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sageDrizzle over the taters tots. Serve with ketchup. Eat and ENJOY.  #eeeeeats #f52grams #sweetpotatoes #fallfood #recipevideo
  • It’s cold and I am 100% ready for the "cozy" cocktails. Sooo --> Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita. A little tequila (or mezcal), a splash of orange liquor, spiced cider + a squeeze of citrus. Not too sweet, perfectly spiced, and just a touch bit smoky. it's GOOD. Grab the recipe link in my profile. PS. sharing the pitcher version too for easy entertaining...because yes, I am already thinking ahead 🍂#spookycocktailsaturday #Halloween #hbhcocktailsaturday #tequila

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