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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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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Extra Cheesy Classic Homemade Lasagna.
December 16, 2013
Extra Cheesy Classic Homemade Lasagna.

Really, you can’t beat the classics. Classics are always good and most people love them. They never disappoint. This is the story of the way I make lasagna through photos. Be prepared, there are lots of photos, but I think you guys will find them helpful.

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo. It's Italian, but with a fall twist. It's creamy, warming, and finished off with salty, crispy pan fried cheese (yes. pan fried cheese. because I always like an extra special touch). So. Good. Recipe on HBH (linked in profile) Make this one soon. What’s your go-to Sunday night dinner? #eatingfortheinsta #f52grams #instayum #pumpkin #pasta
  • Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake. Because nothing is better than Sunday baking in the fall. This is a new favorite. The key is ripple of sweet maple throughout the center of the cake makes it gooey and so dang good. And then well, butter and apples, and a good amount of cinnamon sugar too. Make this please. It will make your Sunday...and the leftovers are good all week long. Full recipe with details on HBH (link in profile). 🍎🍂
For the batter, beat together:
12 tablespoons soft salted butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup apple butter
1 cup apple ciderAdd in:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon kosher saltMix streusel:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold butter cubed
2 honeycrisp apples, chopped
1 cup pecans, roughly choppedMix Maple sauce:
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large eggLayer 1/2 the batter, then 3/4 of the streusel, and all of the maple sauce. Cover with the remaining batter, add the remaining streusel. Bake at 375 for 55-60 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then invert the cake onto a plate. Brush the with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Eat warm and enjoy!! #eatingfortheinsta #recipevideo #instayum #applecake
  • October nights require a good cocktail, enter the “Sleepy Hollow” Cocktail. An "eerie" name for a dang good tequila cocktail because I like to have fun with these drinks...but I like to make them GOOD 🎃 made with rosemary, orange infused honey, a good shot of tequila, a splash of pomegranate, some other things, and finished with an extra fancy sugared rim (mostly because it’s fun). Kind of like a margarita, but dressed up for October. Recipe on HBH - linked in profile. PS. I had the HARDEST time name this. What would you call this drink?? Get creative 💀#spookycocktailsaturday #Halloween #hbhcocktailsaturday #tequila
  • It is FREEZING here…think single digits cold! Sooo, I’m making my 3 Cheese Stuffed Shells, because when it’s this cold, you make cheesy pasta. To me this dish is kind of like cheese filled ravioli, but without all the work. These shells are beyond good (the sauce is everything...and it's all made in 1 skillet…easy). The full recipe lives in the new cookbook, HBH Super Simple. BUT I’m going to make the recipe - start to finish - on my stories currently...because we should all be making stuffed pasta shells this weekend. And? If you haven't pre-order the cookbook yet, the link is in my profile. #pasta #f52grams #hbhsupersimple

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