August 2018

Nine Favorite Things.
August 5, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. So far, I am really loving August! I kicked the week off in New York City, and I know I’ve been saying this, but I really love spending time there. NYC has so much energy, it’s the complete opposite of living in small town Colorado, […]

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Peach Ricotta Layer Cake with Browned Butter Buttercream.
August 3, 2018
Peach Ricotta Layer Cake with Browned Butter Buttercream.

Peach Ricotta Layer Cake with Browned Butter Buttercream. Favorite cake of the summer….hands down. Three layers of fluffy cake, filled with bourbon peach jam, raspberry jam, and the most delicious browned butter buttercream. This cake is light, airy, peachy, sweet, and all the things you want in a summertime cake. Trust me, you just have […]

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Heirloom Tomato, Basil, and Manchego Toast.
August 2, 2018
Heirloom Tomato, Basil, and Manchego Toast.

Heirloom Tomato, Basil, and Manchego Toast…summer on toast and so delicious. Toasted garlic bread with a mix of fresh tomato sauce, sliced tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, then drizzled with olive oil, and seasoned simply with flaky salt, pepper, and plenty of fresh basil. When the weather is hot and the tomatoes are at their peak, […]

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Pesto Zucchini and Peach Pizza with Burrata.
August 1, 2018
Pesto Zucchini and Peach Pizza with Burrata.

Pesto Zucchini and Peach Pizza with Burrata. All of summer’s best produce on a pizza! Three of my favorite cheeses, fresh garden herbs, sweet peaches, savory zucchini, and a little bit of spiciness to balance it all out. It’s the only pizza recipe you need this summer…it’s true! Welcome to August everyone! We’ve officially entered […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta. Because Monday night is always better with a cozy pasta. I mean, right? This is just like classic alla vodka, but minus the tomato and plus roasted butternut squash. It's creamy, warming, and finished off with salty, crispy prosciutto bread crumbs. So. Good. And since it's Monday, that's all my brain has has to say...sharing the recipe on HBH today (linked in profile) AND making this over on my stories tonight too. Get at it. #eatingfortheinsta #f52grams #instayum #butternutsquash #pasta
  • It’s officially apple season and I’m so excited to be apart of @krogerco zero hunger | zero waste campaign. The Kroger family brands are making efforts across their stores to reduce waste and even something as simple as baking with “flawed” produce can help work towards a more sustainable future. Personally? I look for the flawed produce when creating new recipes. I love the character each “flaw” adds. You’d never know I used a few bruised apples to bake this apple cider pandowdy (an apple pie, but with a lot more of a “caramel” like sauce and a crust that is beyond perfect). It’s just as sweet and delicious as it looks. Find the recipe on HBH and make sure to shop @krogerco for seasonal produce. #sponsored #zerohungerzerowaste #apples
  • Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Zucchini Soup. It’s cozy, but healthier than the average broccoli cheddar soup, easy, and so delicious. Hands down this one of my favorites and it's so incredibly easy to make with an instant pot OR slow cooker. Trust me, this will become a new fall go-to. Recipe below. Get at it. Perfect Sunday night...but really any chilly night works. PS. it's better than Panera's. It's true. Slow cooker and stove top directions are on HBH (linked in profile). ..
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 medium zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
kosher salt and pepper
3 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth
4 cups broccoli florets
2 bay leaves
1 cup whole milk or coconut milk
2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheeseSet Instant pot to sauté. Sautè together the butter, olive oil, and onion, carrots, zucchini, thyme, nutmeg, cayenne and a large pinch each of salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Pour in the broth. Add the broccoli and bay leaves. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.Use the quick release and release the steam. Remove the bay leaves. Blend the soup until chunky smooth (not totally puréed). Set the Instant pot to sauté. Stir in the milk and cheese, and cook 5 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with fresh thyme...and more cheddar. Eat and enjoy.
#eatingfortheinsta #feedfeed #instayum #instantpot #recipevideo
  • Baked (extra crispy) Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots. Because it's Sunday and Sunday requires all the snacks. These are some of the best --> sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, butter, fresh herbs, plenty of flaky sea salt and black pepper. The secret? Rolling the mashed sweet potatoes in bread crumbs for a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside tater tot. Finish with a drizzle of herb butter. SO GOOD. Perfect fall appetizer, side dish, game-day snack, it all works. Shared the recipe on HBH this week - linked in profile. #eeeeeats #f52grams #sweetpotatoes #fallfood