June 2018

4th of July Party Menu and Entertaining Tips.
June 29, 2018
4th of July Party Menu and Entertaining Tips.

Sharing my 4th of July party menu, along with some easy entertaining tips and tricks, to make your patriotic gathering the best ever. Talking about everything from cocktails, to appetizers, to main courses, to sides, and of course desserts. This menu has something for everyone! Happy Friday before 4th of July week! I decided I […]

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Korean Grilled Steak with Toasted Sesame Chimichurri.
June 28, 2018
Korean Grilled Steak with Toasted Sesame Chimichurri.

A simple Korean grilled steak marinated in Korean spices, soy sauce, a little fresh ginger and topped with a green onion and toasted sesame chimichurri sauce. This recipe screams summer grilling, and it’s one that family and friends will all love. Wow, it’s already Thursday? And next week is the 4th of July? This week […]

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Skillet Burst Cherry Tomato Summer Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs.
June 27, 2018
Skillet Burst Cherry Tomato Summer Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs.

A very simple pan roasted cherry tomato summer pasta, with white wine, garlic, fresh herbs, topped with the most addicting lemony breadcrumbs, and finished with luscious burrata cheese. Perfect summer dinner…made using pantry staples, and ready for eating in under 30 minutes. Hands down, this is my favorite recipe of the week, and maybe even […]

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Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies.
June 26, 2018
Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies.

Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies. Fresh summer cherries made into a sweet cherry-blueberry jam and wrapped up in flakey, buttery pecan pie dough. These cherry pies are not average cherry pie…they are so much better. Perfect summer dessert to go along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Believe me, your summer needs these! How […]

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Thyme, Honey, Peach, and Goat Cheese Crostini.
June 25, 2018
Thyme, Honey, Peach, and Goat Cheese Crostini.

Thyme, Honey, Peach, and Goat Cheese Crostini. Grilled ciabatta bread with creamy goat cheese, sweet peaches, thyme, honey, walnuts, and fresh basil. This crostini screams summer entertaining and light lunches, and is the perfect way to use up those fresh farmers market peaches from now until early fall. Trust me, once you try this recipe, […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 24, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Can you all believe it’s the last Sunday of June? Next week is the 4th of July, and I am in awe of how fast this summer is going by. After almost two weeks away from home, I’ll be heading back on Tuesday. But before […]

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6 Ingredient Rice Krispie Treat Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches.
June 22, 2018
6 Ingredient Rice Krispie Treat Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches.

6 Ingredient Rice Krispie Treat Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches. Chocolate peanut butter swirled ice cream, sandwiched between homemade rice krispie treats, frozen, and then dipped lightly in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Made with just six ingredients and so delicious. You have to make these ice cream sandwiches. Happy Friday! I’m spending my last few […]

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Whole Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette.
June 21, 2018
Whole Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette.

Whole Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette. Here’s a chicken dinner that everyone will love and crave. Perfectly grilled chicken with peaches and fresh basil vinaigrette makes for an easy summer dinner that’s equally great for a family meal or entertaining. Try making this for Sunday dinner and using the leftover chicken and vinaigrette in […]

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Grilled Vegetable and Cheese Quesadillas with Mango Salsa.
June 20, 2018
Grilled Vegetable and Cheese Quesadillas with Mango Salsa.

These grilled vegetable and cheese quesadillas are loaded with grilled peppers, zucchini, and corn, then tossed together with a mix of cheeses plus a delicious mango salsa. Everything is then stuffed inside tortillas, pan-fried, and cooked until crisp and golden. Crispy on the outside, melty and cheesy on the inside. Kind of like a vegetable […]

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Melon Caprese Salad.
June 19, 2018
Melon Caprese Salad.

Sweet cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon make up this untraditional caprese salad. Tossed with a basil infused lemon vinaigrette and finished off with fresh burrata cheese, this melon caprese salad is the perfect light, refreshing, and delicious appetizer or snack. Fresh fruit, buratta, and prosciutto? Yes, please. Hey, hi all the way from the Caribbean. I’m here on […]

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Zesty Grilled Shrimp, Bread and Sweet Peach Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette.
June 18, 2018
Zesty Grilled Shrimp, Bread and Sweet Peach Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette.

A zesty grilled shrimp salad, with bread and sweet peaches topped with an avocado vinaigrette. The best bright, colorful, and fresh summer salad, full of grilled shrimp, corn, peaches, and tomatoes and finished with a creamy avocado vinaigrette. All made in under 30 minutes, and all done on the grill. This is quickly going to […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 17, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Happy Father’s Day everyone! I’m hoping you’re spending the day spoiling your dad and showing him just how much you love him. I’m so very happy to be spending the day with my dad, along with the rest of my very large family, while on […]

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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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