December 2013

Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Fudge (+ A KitchenAid Giveaway).
December 15, 2013
Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Fudge (+ A KitchenAid Giveaway).

This a good post.  You are going to want to read all of it. Promise, I will make it short.

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Best Ever Hot Chocolate French Toast.
December 13, 2013
Best Ever Hot Chocolate French Toast.

Yes, I am one hundred percent serious. Now please, do not get confused. I am in no way suggesting this for breakfast, although I can totally find many ways in my brain to justify this as breakfast. No, this is dessert and this dessert does not mess around.

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Coconut Crusted Brie Stuffed Quinoa Bites.
December 12, 2013
Coconut Crusted Brie Stuffed Quinoa Bites.

Quinoa just got so much better. And I really loved it before. But this quinoa? It’s bite size and it is stuffed to the max with ooey gooey brie.  

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Gingerbread Boy Granola.
December 10, 2013
Gingerbread Boy Granola.

I put some ginger cookie boys (or girls) in our granola! Yes, I really did and yes, it is just as awesome as it sounds. I have had this idea for what feels like months now. I even bought this mini gingerbread man cookie cutter weeks ago in preparation for this granola. Really, I just had the […]

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Middle Eastern Chicken and Couscous Wraps with Goat Cheese.
December 9, 2013
Middle Eastern Chicken and Couscous Wraps with Goat Cheese.

Monday, you come too fast. At least I am bringing a little excitement, pleasure and color (aren’t they kind of Christmassy?) to the table. You know, a little kick-start to the week. These are not just any wraps either, these are some of the best I have ever made. They are kind of like the middle […]

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Simple Whole Wheat Challah Bread.
December 8, 2013
Simple Whole Wheat Challah Bread.

Hi, hi! Happy Sunday! I am sort of out of words to say today. Well actually, my brain is just a little distracted. I have tons to tell you, but it needs to wait until the time is right. I am all about the right timing.

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Sugar Cookie Hot Cocoa Cupcakes.
December 6, 2013
Sugar Cookie Hot Cocoa Cupcakes.

Let me ask you guys a question. When you think of Christmas, how do you picture it? In my head, it is a winter wonderland full of snow, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Oh, and of course, the North Pole, Santa, his elves and his reindeer. No, I am not five. I am just currently stuck […]

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Crazy Greek Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pistachio Truffles
December 5, 2013
Crazy Greek Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pistachio Truffles

I think I need to start making more appetizers. And more Greek food. I love Greek food. I think it cures all things. Or at least I wish it cured all things. I am currently not feeling so good. I have that whole sore throat, achy thing going on. Complete with the chills and a […]

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Easy Chicken Tamale Burrito Bowls
December 4, 2013
Easy Chicken Tamale Burrito Bowls

Let me tell you about the time I made Tamales. It was almost exactly a year ago. Well, it was just after Christmas and if you were reading back then you may remember we had twenty-one people in ONE house. Food was going quick, but we always have some sort of Mexican dish on New […]

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Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies + Video
December 3, 2013
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies + Video

Sometimes life just needs a little milk chocolate. Or in this case, a lot of milk chocolate. It is a good, good, thing. Plus, tis the season for truffles. Yes! There is milk chocolate MELTED into the brownie batter, chunks STIRRED into in the brownie batter and then just a little MORE on top… to […]

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30 Minute Sweet Asian Chili Pork, Ginger and Tangerine Stir Fry
December 2, 2013
30 Minute Sweet Asian Chili Pork, Ginger and Tangerine Stir Fry

So I get a lot of questions. Some of them super weird (like really weird), some of them super creepy, some super nosy and most that are thankfully – normal. By far my most asked question is how I come up with new recipes. I think I get asked this everyday, and not just by […]

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Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
December 1, 2013
Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Prepare for a ton of photos. We’re doing the nog today. To be honest, I am not really into eggnog. Well, eggnog as a drink. Eggnog in cinnamon rolls and these cheesecake bars? That I am into.

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Creamy (garlic butter) Sun-Dried Tomato Tuscan Chicken and Orzo. Just like your favorite Italian chicken and pasta dinner, but all made in one skillet. It's everyone's favorite --> creamy, a little garlicky, lemony and best served with crusty bread for scooping up that cream sauce. Maybe add some wine too :) ENJOY. ... ... 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 pound chicken breasts 1 tsp each dried oregano + paprika red pepper flakes kosher salt and black pepper 2 tbs butter 1 medium shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 cup dry orzo pasta 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 cup heavy cream (or canned coconut milk) 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, oil drained juice of 1 lemon .. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet set over medium-high heat. Rub the chicken with olive oil, the oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Sear on both sides until golden, 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add the butter and shallot, cooking 3 minutes. Add the garlic and orzo, cooking until lightly golden, 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and de-glaze the pan. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cook 3-5 minutes, then add the cream, mustard, parmesan, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, stirring until the spinach has wilted. Slide the chicken and any juices left on the plate back into the skillet. Transfer to the oven and bake at 425, uncovered for 10-15 minutes Serve the chicken topped with lemon juice. #recipevideo #easyrecipes
  • (simplest) Whipped Ricotta Toast with lemon thyme honey --> olive oil toasted sourdough bread (favorite) + creamy whipped ricotta (nothing is better) + caramelized oranges (sooo good) + salty prosciutto (not needed, but especially delicious + honey infused with lemon and thyme. Simple, but yet, so much going on. Takes 15 minutes to make...and it's good any time of the day. Recipe on the blog - linked in profile. #hbhhealthyjanuary #toast #f52grams
  • 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