November 2018

Slice n’ Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookies.
November 30, 2018
Slice n’ Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookies.

Kicking off December with my favorite cookie, Slice N’ Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookies. Soft slice n’ bake peanut butter cookies, frosted generously with creamy peanut butter, covered with chocolate, and finished with a dusting of flaky sea salt. These cookies are buttery, sweet, easy to make, and completely addicting. Just as perfect as an […]

Read More >
One Pan Broccoli Cheese Wild Rice Casserole.
November 29, 2018
One Pan Broccoli Cheese Wild Rice Casserole.

Keeping things healthy and cozy today with this one pan Broccoli Cheese Wild Rice Casserole. Roasted broccoli, fresh herbs, hearty wild rice, and plenty of melty cheese, all together in one casserole. This is equally great as a healthy vegetarian main course or as a side dish for your next holiday roast. Either way you […]

Read More >
Roasted Mushroom Kale Pizza.
November 28, 2018
Roasted Mushroom Kale Pizza.

This Roasted Mushroom Kale Pizza is my go-to for busy nights. Homemade pizza dough topped with goat and havarti cheese, balsamic mushrooms, kale, and fresh herbs. All baked in a super hot oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, the mushrooms roasted, the kale crisp, and the crust golden and perfect. Every last bite […]

Read More >
Vanilla Mocha Hot Cocoa.
November 27, 2018
Vanilla Mocha Hot Cocoa.

Keeping warm this season with my favorite Vanilla Mocha Hot Cocoa. Steamed milk, sweet chocolate, hints of coffee, and spiced with real vanilla. This is creamy, rich, perfectly sweet, and best enjoyed with a large helping of homemade whipped cream. Perfect for sipping while trimming the tree. this recipe requires just 6 simple ingredients (that […]

Read More >
Ginger Sesame Chicken Potstickers with Sweet Chili Pomegranate Sauce.
November 26, 2018
Ginger Sesame Chicken Potstickers with Sweet Chili Pomegranate Sauce.

Better than takeout Ginger Sesame Chicken Potstickers with Sweet Chili Pomegranate Sauce. Easy homemade potstickers with chicken, ginger and sesame crusted wrappers, served alongside a sweet and spicy chili pomegranate sauce. These are a fun and healthy dinner to make any night of the week, or serve them up as an appetizer at your next […]

Read More >
Nine Favorite Things.
November 25, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. I hope you have all been enjoying a long slow weekend with family and friends! Over here it’s been a snowy winter wonderland, so we’ve been decking the halls, baking, and doing a little holiday shopping. Thanksgiving Day was spent cooking from morning to night. […]

Read More >
Gingerbread White Russian.
November 24, 2018
Gingerbread White Russian.

Officially kicking off the holiday season with this cozy Gingerbread White Russian. Homemade ginger and cinnamon simple syrup, mixed with the classic White Russian ingredients of vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream. This is the perfect holiday twist on the classic White Russian cocktail, and it’s a delicious holiday treat! I’ve been waiting for this day […]

Read More >
Turkey and Wild Rice Pot Pie.
November 23, 2018
Turkey and Wild Rice Pot Pie.

This Turkey and Wild Rice Pot Pie is the perfect dinner to feed family and friends. Leftover turkey, colorful veggies, and wild rice, all mixed together in a creamy gravy like sauce and topped off with flaky pie dough. Bake this as one large pie or as cute mini pies. Either way this pot pie […]

Read More >
Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts.
November 21, 2018
Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts.

These Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts are my favorite last-minute appetizer. They’re quick, easy, and most importantly, everyone loves them! Puff pastry, creamy brie, and fresh cranberries all baked together to create the perfect cheese filled mini tarts. Finish each tart off with a little fresh thyme for a festive appetizer that’s perfect for holiday entertaining. […]

Read More >
Holiday Cheese Board.
November 20, 2018
Holiday Cheese Board.

This holiday cheese board is THE appetizer of the season. Homemade Chex Party Mix elevates the classic cheese board, replacing bland crackers and stale bread. It’s the best addition to any cheese board, plus it’s extra festive for the holidays. Fill out your cheese board with your favorite cheeses and seasonal fruits to create the […]

Read More >
Red Wine Cranberry Braised Short Ribs.
November 19, 2018
Red Wine Cranberry Braised Short Ribs.

Red Wine Cranberry Braised Short Ribs. Slow cooked short ribs in red wine with fresh herbs and sweet cranberries. If there’s one cozy holiday meal you need to be making, it’s these braised short ribs. They’re a one pot and done kind of dinner, festive, and totally delicious. Serve these over a bed of creamy […]

Read More >
Nine Favorite Things.
November 18, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. {my favorite Gal Meets Glam holiday dress} Happy Sunday and welcome to one of the last favorite’s post of the year. With Thanksgiving this Thursday that means it’s time to start back up our Homemade Holiday’s series for the month of December. I still can’t believe […]

Read More >

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