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.

  • Creamy Tuscan Pesto and Burrata Pasta...with artichokes, white beans, lemon, and even some greens too. Because when Monday feels more like Sunday, why not make the biggest pot of creamy pasta? Trust me, it's a good idea. Added bonus? This is all made in one pot, start to finish. So it's easy + creamy and delicious too. Recipe on the blog today - linked in profile. What's everyone making?  #f52grams #burrata #hbhhealthyjanuary
  • Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with Crispy (buttery) Mushrooms. All the things you love about chicken soup but with the addition of an extra creamy broth, soft pillowy gnocchi, and even some garlicky mushrooms too. So, it's better. And? It’s the easiest dinner. Just throw everything into the slow cooker (instant pot OR make on the stove) and done. It's creamy + herby + a little cheesy. And then gnocchi + mushrooms!?! SO GOOD. Grab the full recipe in Half Baked Harvest Super Simple. Link in profile 🖤 do I make this on stories? #hbhsupersimple #instantpot #soup
  • Chipotle Tortilla and Rice Soup made plant-based with @fieldroast Plant-Based Mexican Sausage. #ad So. Much. Flavor. We love this soup. The sausage brings a  spicy, smoky flavor plus it’s super simple to make. The toppings finish it off  plenty of tortilla chips, cheese, avocado, dollop of yogurt, cilantro…all the (very good) things. … … 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 sweet onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 2 teaspoons cumin kosher salt and pepper 2 Field Roast Plant-Based Chipotle Sausages, sliced 3 cups red enchilada sauce 3-4 cups vegetable broth 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1-2 cup cooked rice … Cook together the olive oil and onion, garlic, cumin, and a pinch each of salt and pepper until the onion is soft and fragrant. Add the Field Roast Plant-Based Chipotle Sausages, cook until browned, 1-2 minutes. Stir in the enchilada sauce and broth. Simmer over medium heat until warmed through, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Spoon the rice into bowls and ladle the soup overtop. Top each bowl as desired with tortilla chips, avocado, cheese, yogurt, cilantro + lime juice.
  • Persian inspired Herb and Beef Stew with Rice. Because it's very much stew weather and I love a cozy weekend dinner. This stew isn't your average stew. It's different and it's VERY GOOD. It's lemony, spiced with turmeric, heavy on the herbs, served over rice, and it's even made in all ONE POT. Very into it. Shared the recipe on HBH this week - link in profile. PS. the key word is inspired, not authentic :) #hbhhealthyjanuary #stew #comfortfood