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.

  • Cauliflower Al Pastor Quesadillas with Lime Smashed Avocado...and grilled pineapple too. Load it up, you know? This one is best for when you’re craving hearty Mexican, but want to keep things on the healthier too. It's a little cheesy, a touch smoky, stuffed with spicy chipotle cauliflower, pineapple, and finished with smashed avocado. My ideal meal anytime of the day. SO GOOD. Grab the recipe link in my profile. PS. I'm very ready for Cinco de Mayo. Anyone else? The margarita recipe is coming this weekend 🌺 #eatingfortheinsta  #f52grams #buzzfeast  #eeeeeats #easyrecipes #feedfeed
  • Finding inspiration to create new and exciting recipes each day can sometime have its struggles. I flew to South Korea last year to watch my bother compete at the Olympics…giving me plenty of inspiration to create new recipes like this Stir Fried Korean Beef and Toasted Sesame Noodle recipe! As a food influencer it’s the travel and memories that keep me creative and since I started using my Wells Fargo Propel® card last year I’ve earned 3X points on all of my trips.Traveling is my favorite way to keep the inspiration flowing and with the points I’ve earned with my Propel card I plan on doing a lot more trips this year! You can find the recipe for the Korean beef on HBH - link in profile.  #ad #LifewithPropel
  • Roasted Lemon Artichoke and Browned Butter Pasta. Sometimes I worry I share too much pasta, but really, is there such a thing? Ah no, there is no such thing as too much pasta. This one is a new springtime favorite that is super easy and so good --> roasted artichokes, fresh herbs, buttery walnuts, and a little bit of burrata cheese too. Best part? All you need is pantry staples, fresh herbs and 30 minutes. Pretty much perfect. Shared the recipe on HBH - link in profile. #buzzfeast #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #pasta #easyrecipes
  • Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins. Bursting with blueberries and better than the bakery. It's true. When it comes to blueberry muffins, I take them pretty seriously. Mine need to be extra moist, filled with plenty of real blueberries AND double the streusel. The game changer here though? Using both fresh blueberries and blueberry jam for a muffin that’s literally bursting with blueberries. Beyond good and perfect any day and anytime of the of the week. Sharing the recipe today - link in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #muffins