October 2018

Spicy Italian Pesto Noodle Soup.
October 31, 2018
Spicy Italian Pesto Noodle Soup.

This Spicy Italian Pesto Noodle Soup is my go-to dinner on nights when I am craving Italian, but also want something warming. Spicy Italian chicken sausage simmered in a basil pesto broth with carrots, kale, a little lemon, and plenty of noodles. Finish each bowl off with a sprinkle of cheese and serve with crusty bread. […]

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Extra Sticky Maple Pecan Sticky Buns.
October 30, 2018
Extra Sticky Maple Pecan Sticky Buns.

Not much can beat these homemade Extra Sticky Maple Pecan Sticky Buns. Soft and fluffy homemade bread dough, swirled with cinnamon sugar, and baked with a maple pecan “sticky” sauce. These rolls are nothing short of perfect and better than anything you could get from a bakery. Try making these as a weekend morning treat, or […]

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Healthier Instant Pot Coq au Vin.
October 29, 2018
Healthier Instant Pot Coq au Vin.

This Healthier Instant Pot Coq au Vin is for those cold fall and winter nights when you want a fancy slow braised chicken, but you want it ready in less than an hour. All made in the instant pot (or the slow cooker), using simple, wholesome ingredients that you might already have on hand. This […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
October 28, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. I am so excited to have a full weekend at home, and a Sunday night that does not require any kind of packing. The last two weeks have been full of back to back travel (details below). And while I am slowly getting better about […]

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Pumpkin Patch Punch.
October 27, 2018
Pumpkin Patch Punch.

Pumpkin Patch Punch. Apple cider, orange juice, hints of lemon, spiced pumpkin butter, vodka, and brandy all mixed together to create an autumn punch that’s great for all of our upcoming entertaining. Rim the glasses in cinnamon sugar, and top each drink off with ginger beer, to create an extra special fall cocktail that everyone […]

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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Drizzled Cider Caramel Apples.
October 26, 2018
Sweet and Salty Chocolate Drizzled Cider Caramel Apples.

Starting the weekend off on a sweet note with these Sweet and Salty Chocolate Drizzled Cider Caramel Apples. Crisp autumn apples dipped into homemade apple cider caramel…made with cider, honey, and a touch of bourbon. Each caramel apple is then drizzled generously with chocolate, and finished off with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. The […]

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One Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings.
October 25, 2018
One Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings.

One Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings. Taking a classic and upping the flavor with caramelized shallots, slow cooked chicken, fresh sage, and creamy gorgonzola cheese. All mixed into a warming herb filled soup base with light and airy dumplings that make every bite so delicious. This is a cozy recipe that’s one pot and done, […]

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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash 4 Cheese Pesto Lasagna.
October 24, 2018
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash 4 Cheese Pesto Lasagna.

Taking a classic white lasagna and making it just a touch healthier with this Spaghetti Squash 4 Cheese Pesto Lasagna. Seasonal spaghetti squash stuffed with a creamy 4 cheese béchamel sauce, basil pesto, and fresh herbs. All baked together until the cheese is melted and perfect. This is an easy, delicious, and healthier way to […]

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Monster Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
October 23, 2018
Monster Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

Tuesday made better with Monster Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for snacking. These one bowl homemade oatmeal cookie bars with chocolate chips and Reese’s Pieces are the perfect way to use up any leftover Halloween candy. They’re super easy, festive for both Halloween and Thanksgiving, and most importantly, everyone LOVES them! It’s been so long since […]

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Herby French Shallot Soup.
October 22, 2018
Herby French Shallot Soup.

Herby French Shallot Soup. Caramelized shallots with fresh thyme, sage, and a splash of white wine give the classic French Onion soup a whole new delicious flavor. This soup is everything you love about a warming, cheesy bowl of French onion soup. But better, because slowly caramelized shallots are truly one of the most delicious […]

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Friendsgiving 2018 with Anthropologie.
October 21, 2018
Friendsgiving 2018 with Anthropologie.

So excited to be sharing my Friendsgiving 2018 with Anthropologie! I’ve included tips on setting a beautiful table, simple and traditional recipes…but with a twist, and a couple of my latest favorite cocktails. Hands down this has to be one of my favorite posts that I will share this year. It consist of all the things […]

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The Black Widow Smash.
October 20, 2018
The Black Widow Smash.

The Black Widow Smash. The “spookiest” of Halloween cocktails, but also one of the simplest. Fresh blackberries muddled with rosemary, lemon, a couple dashes of orange bitters, tequila, and topped off with sparkling water, for a little bit of fizz. It’s both eerie and warming, perfect for the cool nights ahead. Back with another cocktail Saturday […]

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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