December 2013

Ridiculously Easy Classic Fiesta Guacamole.
December 31, 2013
Ridiculously Easy Classic Fiesta Guacamole.

I know. All guacamole is ridiculously easy, but I really just did not know what to call it and was coming up with nothing creative. Sorry, I think my brain is fried. The end of the year can do that to ya. So this guac? There is nothing weird and nothing fancy about it. Although […]

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Tortilla Chip Crusted Oven-Fried Ravioli with Spicy Fontina Queso Fundido.
December 30, 2013
Tortilla Chip Crusted Oven-Fried Ravioli with Spicy Fontina Queso Fundido.

It is official, I COULD do Mexican food all the time… but for now I will limit it to just this week. Oh, and the title? Do not run off screaming thinking you have to make your own ravioli. Seriously, please do not do this. I promise, if you do not want to, you do […]

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Loaded Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos + Video
December 29, 2013
Loaded Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos + Video

You did not think I would do Mexican week without some tacos did you!? I mean tacos are a MUST. Watch the how-to video here: Especially for a holiday like New Years when some people don’t want to sit down for a fancy meal, but they still want to… you know.. eat some real food.

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Mexican Beer Spiked Churros with Chocolate Dulce De Leche.
December 27, 2013
Mexican Beer Spiked Churros with Chocolate Dulce De Leche.

And the Mexican continues. I mean I did tell you it was going to be all Mexican for at least the next few days.

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Breakfast Chimichangas with Avocado + Cotija Cheese.
December 26, 2013
Breakfast Chimichangas with Avocado + Cotija Cheese.

And just like that it is over. Bummer, right?!? The good news is… I have Mexican for you. Yes.

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Mom’s Secret Christmas Eve Chex Mix.
December 24, 2013
Mom’s Secret Christmas Eve Chex Mix.

And it is Christmas Eve!! Personally, I am just a tad sad. My very favorite time of year if almost over and it seems like Thanksgiving was just yesterday. I think the month of December needs to be like a whole sixty days and not just thirty-one. Really, the Christmas holiday deserves a whole two […]

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3-Ingredient Blue Cheese Appetizer (Idiot Proof) + Video.
December 23, 2013
3-Ingredient Blue Cheese Appetizer (Idiot Proof) + Video.

This is as easy as it gets. Make this SIMPLE 3 Ingredient blue cheese appetizer and have your guests begging for the recipe! And also possibly as good as it gets. Like I said yesterday, sometimes you just don’t mess with an already good thing. Sometimes you just use the store-bought biscuits and shut your […]

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Mom’s Ridiculously Easy Butterscotch Monkey Bread.
December 22, 2013
Mom’s Ridiculously Easy Butterscotch Monkey Bread.

Sometimes, you just should not mess with a good thing. Like your mom’s recipes. Especially when she only has a handful of them. Seriously, do not be stupid like me and try to make them better or give them more of a wow factor. It just does not work.

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Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Baklava.
December 20, 2013
Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Baklava.

Because it is cookie season, I made this Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Baklava for you guys! And I have yet to actually make a single cookie this December. Sure, I have made a lot of treats, but ZERO cookies. I made Sugar Cookie Cupcakes, Gingerbread Boy Granola, Potato Chip Fudge, Hot Chocolate French Toast and Dark […]

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Brussels Sprout + Avocado Winter Rolls with Grapefruit Hoisin Dipping Sauce.
December 19, 2013
Brussels Sprout + Avocado Winter Rolls with Grapefruit Hoisin Dipping Sauce.

There is Spring Rolls and then there is Winter Rolls. These are obviously winter rolls, which I feel is fitting since the first official day of winter is Saturday. Which means Christmas is just days away. Are you guys ready? I am nowhere near ready. Not ready for the month of December to be over, […]

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Fontina Spinach and Artichoke Breakfast Pasta Hash.
December 18, 2013
Fontina Spinach and Artichoke Breakfast Pasta Hash.

We’re switching things up today. Today we are doing dinner for breakfast and I promise, it is not weird at all. It is actually totally awesome.

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Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark
December 17, 2013
Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark

Because really, we can’t live on cookies alone. We need a little health food. And this bark? Yes, it is practically health food.

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Your Saturday is about to be made that much better with a mug…or two, of this Minty Moscow Mule → or as I am calling it, Frosty’s Frosted Moscow Mule. Made extra minty and wintery with @mccormickspice peppermint along with plenty of vodka, lime, and gingerbeer.  Simple, quick, easy. So. Good. Recipe below.
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2 ounces vodka
juice from 1/2 lime juice
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
a dash of McCormick Peppermint Extract, to your taste
ginger beer, for topping
pomegranate arils and mint, for serving
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Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and peppermint extract. Stir to combine. Top of with ginger beer. Garnish with pomegranate arils, a grapefruit slice, and fresh mint. DRINK.
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  • The countdown is on, 10 days till Christmas! 🎄 So excited to share that I am now offering signed bookplates for anyone who purchases the HBH cookbook. Just fill out the form in my bio (and linked in stories) by December 19th. All you need is your order number. Give the gift of a signed HBH cookbook this holiday season! #imsomartha #CLkitchen #howiholiday
  • When it comes to potato dishes, this Cheesy Hasselback Potato Au Gratin is everything. These potatoes are legit the best thing ever. Crispy, creamy, soft, cheesy, and a little salty. Literally every bite is perfect. You need to make them. Full recipe is up today on halfbakedharvest.com (link in stories) #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #christmas #imsomartha #CLkitchen #howiholiday
  • I have cheesy pasta things to share today in the form of this Crispy Prosciutto White Lasagna. It’s filled with a creamy Béchamel sauce and layered with spinach, ricotta, provolone, and then topped with prosciutto just before baking, which allows it to get nice and crispy in the oven. So. Good. You need to make this. Preferably very soon or maybe for your next holiday dinner? Either works. Full recipe below. .
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + pepper
1/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
2 cups chicken or veggie broth
1 cup each shredded mozzarella + parmesan
2 cups whole milk ricotta
2 cups shredded provolone
2 packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 box no-boil lasagna noodles
3 ounces prosciutto, torn
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Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook 30 seconds. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Add the milk and broth. Bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. .
Combine the ricotta, provolone and spinach. Spread 1/4 of the cheese sauce in the bottom of a greased baking dish. Top with 3-4 lasagna sheets. Spread with 1/2 the ricotta cheese mixture and then another 1/4 of the cheese sauce. Repeat the layers. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Arrange the prosciutto on top. Bake at 350, uncovered for 45 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes before serving (right, right). Enjoy!! #feedfeed #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #video #christmas #imsomartha #CLkitchen #howiholiday