December 2018

My Favorite Healthy…ish Recipes.
December 31, 2018
My Favorite Healthy…ish Recipes.

2019 is here and to kick-start the new year, I’m sharing my Favorite Healthy…ish Recipes. I’ve included healthy recipes for everything from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, to dessert. And each and every one of them is delicious. Let me know which recipe is your favorite? Did you know that the most googled words on […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
December 30, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. This week between Christmas and New Years is always such a great time to take some time away from work, take a minute to breath and to reflect on the year. As usual, it’s a little chaotic over here with our of town guests shuffling […]

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The 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2018.
December 28, 2018
The 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2018.

As the end of the year is only days away, I thought it might be fun to share the 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2018. Can you guess the most popular? I know most everyone feels the same, but it’s crazy to think that New Year’s Eve is on Monday. So with 2019 on the horizon, […]

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Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels.
December 27, 2018
Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels, simply the best. Homemade soft pretzel dough, stuffed with a cheesy spinach and artichoke dip, and shaped into a pretzel. Baked until the pretzel is golden and the dip inside has melted and turned ooey, gooey, and all kinds of perfect. These pretzels are such a hit. Try serving […]

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Everything Cheesy Potato and Egg Breakfast Casserole.
December 26, 2018
Everything Cheesy Potato and Egg Breakfast Casserole.

This Everything Cheesy Potato and Egg Breakfast Casserole is the best make ahead holiday brunch recipe. Leftover mashed potatoes, mixed with two cheeses, baby spinach, and crispy bacon. Then topped off with eggs and baked until the eggs are just set. Finish the casserole off with a sprinkle of everything bagel spice and fresh herbs. This […]

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An Easy Christmas Tablescape + My Christmas Menu.
December 23, 2018
An Easy Christmas Tablescape + My Christmas Menu.

I finally set aside a few hours last week to create this tablescape, and had so much fun doing so. I wanted to create a table that was inexpensive, festive, and easy to achieve. Seeing as Christmas Eve is tomorrow, I thought I’d share an easy Christmas Tablescape + My Christmas menu, along with a […]

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Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail.
December 22, 2018
Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail.

Welcoming in Christmas with this Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail. A delicious mix of vodka, St. Germain (elderflower liquor), and fresh squeezed winter citrus juice. All mixed together and topped with bubbly ginger beer and extra festive pomegranates. It’s so simple, refreshing, cheerful, and beyond good. Serve this festive cocktail pitcher style for friends and family […]

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Easiest Overnight Eggnog Brioche Cinnamon Rolls.
December 21, 2018
Easiest Overnight Eggnog Brioche Cinnamon Rolls.

I could not let Christmas pass by without sharing my overnight eggnog brioche cinnamon rolls. Buttery, eggy brioche dough made with seasonal eggnog, sprinkled with warming cinnamon sugar, and frosted generously with a browned butter and cream cheese frosting. There’s nothing not to love, every bite is melt in your mouth delicious. These rolls are […]

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Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches with Pomegranate Honey.
December 20, 2018
Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches with Pomegranate Honey.

Today I’m sharing my favorite holiday appetizer, fried mozzarella sandwiches with pomegranate honey. Mozzarella stuffed inside soft brioche bread, crusted in breadcrumbs and pan-fried until the cheese is melty and the bread is golden. Finish each sandwich with a drizzle of sweet honey and a pinch of sea salt for a truly mouth-watering experience. Try […]

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Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli.
December 19, 2018
Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli.

Turning a slow cooked classic into a weeknight dinner for the family with this Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli. A mix of wintry vegetables, tomatoes, parmesan, herbs, pasta, and beans, all simmered together in the instant pot to create a healthy and warming bowl of soup. Serve with a good crusty bread and extra parmesan. […]

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Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate Brownies.
December 18, 2018
Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate Brownies.

The holidays just got a little bit sweeter with these Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate Brownies. Homemade caramels stuffed into a milk chocolate and hazelnut brownie batter. Then baked and finished with a light sprinkle of flaky sea salt. Every last bite of these indulgent brownies is melt in your mouth delicious. Package them up […]

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Pesto Bolognese Lasagna.
December 17, 2018
Pesto Bolognese Lasagna.

My go-to dinner for feeding the family, Pesto Bolognese Lasagna. Slow cooked Italian style Bolognese sauce with a mix of beef, peppers, sweet tomatoes, and herbs. All layered with basil pesto ricotta, provolone cheese, and no-boil lasagna noodles. This is the classic lasagna updated with an easier method and so much more flavor. Serve this […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Creamy (garlic butter) Sun-Dried Tomato Tuscan Chicken and Orzo...tittle pretty much tells you all you need to know. This is kind of like your favorite Italian chicken and pasta dinner, but all made in one skillet and in under an hour too. It’s creamy, a little garlicky, lemony, and as close to perfect as it gets. Tip? Add crusty bread for scooping up that cream sauce. It’s very good. Recipe up on HBH - linked in profile. #f52grams #easyrecipes
  • Cream Cheese Swirled Chai Gingerbread Cake. It’s that time of year when nothing is better than baking all day long…enter this cake. It’s heavy on the ginger, made buttery with @landolakesktchn Extra Creamy Butter, swirled with cream cheese, just a little decadent, and just about as close to perfect as it gets. It’s generously drizzled with a buttery lemon glaze for a perfectly sweet and spiced gingerbread cake. It’s delicious. Sharing the recipe on HBH today - link in profile.  #sponsored
  • Caramelized Mushroom and Kale Pizza. Monday night is better with pizza. Truth. This is my favorite when the weather is cold. It's simple, but GOOD. Fresh herbs, balsamic mushrooms, kale, and 2 cheeses (because more cheese is always better). Every last bite is delicious. And there is kale...so it's almost like eating a salad. All about that balance. Recipe on HBH - linked in profile.  #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha
  • 30 Minute Coq au Vin Chicken Meatballs. One of best recipes make for these cold December nights. It feels fancy…and cozy, but is ready in less than an hour and is the easiest to put together. The coq au vin sauce is KEY. It’s made with whole lot of red wine and it is loved by everyone…which is why I am making this for the fam over the holidays. Just one thing? Don’t skip the browned butter mashed potatoes. Everything is better with a side of creamy mashers. ENJOY. … … 1 1/4 pounds ground chicken or turkey 1 egg 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese kosher salt and black pepper 2-3 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated 4 carrots, chopped 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced 2 tbs tomato paste 1 1/2 cups dry red wine 1 cup low sodium chicken broth 2 bay leaves 4 thyme sprigs Add the chicken, egg, bread crumbs, parmesan, and a pinch each of salt and pepper to a bowl. Roll into tablespoon-size balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove the bacon and reserve. If there's excess bacon grease, drain off all but 1 tbs. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the garlic, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook another 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste. Add the wine, chicken broth, bay leaves, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, cook 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Stir in the meatballs, cover and cook 5 minutes, until the meatballs are coated in the sauce. Remove the bay leaves and thyme. Stir in a handful of parsley and the bacon. Eat the meatballs and sauce over mashed potatoes. #recipevideo