August 2018

Better Together Chocolate Vanilla Birthday Cake.
August 31, 2018
Better Together Chocolate Vanilla Birthday Cake.

Better Together Chocolate Vanilla Birthday Cake. Because sometimes you just want chocolate and vanilla. Now you don’t have to choose! Soft and fluffy vanilla cake, sandwiched between two layers of soft and fluffy chocolate cake, and frosted with both chocolate and vanilla buttercream. Truly the best of both worlds! Fridays and cake are honestly just […]

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Basil Pomodoro Shrimp with Creamed Corn Polenta.
August 30, 2018
Basil Pomodoro Shrimp with Creamed Corn Polenta.

Oh how I love this extra saucy, extra delicious basil pomodoro shrimp. It’s quick, simple, easy, so good, summery, and the perfect way to use all the end of summer tomatoes, corn, and herbs that are flooding the markets right now. If you need a quick weeknight dinner full of color and flavor, make this […]

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Skillet Moroccan Chicken with Tomatoes, Peaches, and Feta.
August 29, 2018
Skillet Moroccan Chicken with Tomatoes, Peaches, and Feta.

Skillet Moroccan Chicken. Spice rubbed chicken, pan seared, and finished with peaches, tomatoes, and lots of salty feta. Filled with color and flavor, this dish is pretty and delish! It’s also quick, easy, and a great way to use up any peaches and tomatoes you currently have sitting on your counter. If there’s any week that needs […]

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Buttery Pull Apart Whole Wheat Potato Rolls.
August 28, 2018
Buttery Pull Apart Whole Wheat Potato Rolls.

{This post is sponsored by AncestryDNA. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Half Baked Harvest cooking!!} Buttery Pull Apart Whole Wheat Potato Rolls. Is there anything better?! These rolls are easy, extra soft, buttery, doughy, and perfect. Made using a mix of whole wheat flour, mashed potatoes, salted butter, and eggs, this recipe takes the classic […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with White Beans and Basil.
August 27, 2018
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with White Beans and Basil.

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with White Beans and Basil. Pasta tossed with homegrown red bell peppers, fresh basil, lemon, and creamy white beans. It’s a bowl full of harvested summer produce and comfort, and I could not love it more. The best part? It’s SO easy to make, (almost) vegan (I added cheese, but you […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
August 26, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Hard to believe, but it’s already the last Sunday of August. Next Sunday will officially be September! Up here the summer days are really dwindling down. School has started back up again, and the leaves are just beginning to turn. Fall is just around the […]

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Bursting Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles.
August 24, 2018
Bursting Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles.

Because your weekend very much NEEDS blueberry waffles. These waffles are extra special, made with a touch of cornmeal, buttermilk, fresh blueberries, and topped with a simple homemade blueberry syrup. Bring on weekend mornings and plenty of fresh blueberry waffles!   Those of you have been reading or following along with me on Instagram this […]

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Rosemary Chicken, Caramelized Corn, and Peach Salad.
August 23, 2018
Rosemary Chicken, Caramelized Corn, and Peach Salad.

Rosemary Chicken, Caramelized Corn, and Peach Salad. Also known as the ultimate dinner salad that’s anything but boring. Loaded with rosemary seasoned chicken, sweet summer corn, peaches, greens, and avocado, and tossed with a tangy extra virgin olive oil bacon vinaigrette. This is quickly going to become your new favorite salad, it surely is mine. […]

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Garlic and Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza with Caramelized Onions.
August 22, 2018
Garlic and Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza with Caramelized Onions.

Hands down this is my favorite Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza. I topped this homemade pizza dough with crème fraîche, quick caramelized onions, mixed herbed cherry tomatoes, and finished the pizza with some yummy burrata cheese. DELICIOUS, and perfect for using up those garden fresh cherry tomatoes. Here’s the deal. I may be slightly day dreaming about […]

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The Best Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirled Cookie Bars.
August 21, 2018
The Best Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirled Cookie Bars.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirled Cookie Bars. Sweet, doughy, and buttery, filled with chocolate chips, and swirled with creamy peanut butter. If your day needs a sweet, chocolatey treat, you should be making these bars…because sometimes all you need to brighten your day is a really good cookie! You’ve probably guessed by now, but for whatever […]

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30 Minute Korean Beef and Peppers with Sesame Rice.
August 20, 2018
30 Minute Korean Beef and Peppers with Sesame Rice.

30 Minute Korean Beef and Peppers with Sesame Rice. Oh my gosh…this is the BEST! Stir fried sweet, spicy, and tangy Korean beef, with garden fresh bell peppers, basil, and green onions, all served over toasted sesame rice. It’s colorful, super quick, so delicious, and possibly the best recipe you’ll make this week. Trust me, […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
August 19, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. We are less than two weeks out from the start of September and I am all things excited. September is one of my favorite months, as it’s the true start to fall. And along with September comes the four most magical months of the year… […]

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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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