December 2018

Holiday Pear Sangria + a Giveaway.
December 17, 2018
Holiday Pear Sangria + a Giveaway.

Every good party needs a great cocktail, and this Holiday Pear Sangria is just that. It’s my favorite festive drink to serve up this season. White wine mixed with pear brandy, fresh pears, cranberries, winter citrus, spices, and a splash of ginger beer. It’s sweet, refreshing, so easy to make, and perfect for all holiday parties. […]

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Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas.
December 16, 2018
Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas.

Just in time for Christmas, I’m so excited to share my 6 easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas. All using items you have on hand at home, or that can be easily picked up. My secret is to use inexpensive brown craft paper, and decorate each gift using spices, herbs, candies, ribbon, and so much […]

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Christmas Snowstorm Margarita.
December 15, 2018
Christmas Snowstorm Margarita.

Bring on the winter snow with my Christmas Snowstorm Margarita. Silver tequila mixed with a splash of coconut rum, orange liquor, a touch of citrusy lime, and sweet coconut milk. This snow white margarita is a cozy take on the classic, and the perfect wintry margarita to sip on a snowy night. Finish these snowy margaritas […]

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Gifts That Give Back with The Little Market.
December 15, 2018
Gifts That Give Back with The Little Market.

Gifts That Give Back with The Little Market | halfbakedharvest.com

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Browned Butter Buttercream.
December 14, 2018
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Browned Butter Buttercream.

If there’s anything that truly screams Christmas, it’s these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Browned Butter Buttercream I made in partnership with McCormick. Sweet gingery cupcakes made with brown sugar, molasses and a touch of vanilla extract. Then baked up and frosted with a cinnamon infused buttercream. These cupcakes are moist, full of warming spices, so […]

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Baked Brie Mac and Cheese.
December 13, 2018
Baked Brie Mac and Cheese.

Baked Brie Mac and Cheese – two words…SO GOOD! Pasta shells tossed with a creamy Brie and sharp cheddar cheese sauce and baked with homemade sourdough bread crumbs. Melt in your mouth good and the perfect holiday indulgence that both adults and kids will enjoy. Serve as a main course, or as a side dish to […]

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Rosemary Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce.
December 12, 2018
Rosemary Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce.

This Rosemary Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce is my go-to fancy holiday dinner that impresses everyone. Beef tenderloin steaks (filet mignon) seasoned with fresh rosemary and garlic and served with a rich and creamy wild mushroom sauce. There’s nothing more elegant or delicious to serve family and friends this December. Serve this alongside […]

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Easy Cheese and Prosciutto Croissants.
December 11, 2018
Easy Cheese and Prosciutto Croissants.

These cheese and prosciutto croissants are my go-to, make-ahead breakfast, that double as an easy appetizer this December. Buttery puff pastry layered together and baked with prosciutto and a cheesy egg filling. Made complete with both Gruyère and Gouda cheese. Top these croissants with fresh thyme and your favorite jam for a sweet and savory […]

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White Pesto Spinach Lasagna.
December 10, 2018
White Pesto Spinach Lasagna.

Kicking Monday off with my White Pesto Spinach Lasagna. Simply the BEST. Layers of creamy cheese bechamel sauce with basil pesto, spinach, and caramelized mushrooms. This dinner is always a favorite with our Christmas crew. It’s a great meal for entertaining, just make it ahead of time, and bake it off before guests arrive. Perfect […]

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2018 Holiday Cookie Box.
December 9, 2018
2018 Holiday Cookie Box.

So excited to share my 2018 Holiday Cookie Box. This year’s box is filled to the brim with homemade cookies. Everything ranging from chocolate covered, to caramel stuffed, to vanilla frosted. It’s packed full of all my best cookies, bars, and brownies. Anyone you gift this box to is going to love you just that […]

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Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch.
December 8, 2018
Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch.

Get into the spirit of the season with this Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch. Warming bourbon, sweet pomegranate juice, zesty citrus, and bubbly Prosecco, all mixed together to create the perfect holiday punch that’s both festive and delicious. Serve this poured over homemade festive “holiday” ice cubes for the prettiest seasonal cocktail. This Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch […]

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North Pole Cake.
December 7, 2018
North Pole Cake.

Sharing my most festive holiday cake yet, the North Pole Cake. Three layers of buttery chocolate cake, layered with sweet chocolate ganache, and frosted generously with a browned butter vanilla frosting. Finish the cake off with a frosting dipped candy cane “north pole” and you’ll have the cutest holiday cake, that’s beyond delicious too. {This […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Fig Dark and Stormy. A touch sweet, citrusy, and warming. Basically the perfect September cocktail with a good amount of rum (bourbon would be SO good too) and topped with ginger beer. Recipe on HBH today - linked in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #autumnrecipes #fall #CLkitchen
  • Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake. Kind of tastes like an old school apple cider doughnut…but in cake form. It's layered with a buttery, cinnamony apple pecan streusel. And real true secret? A ripple of sweet maple throughout the center of the cake. It's beyond good and best enjoyed while still warm, with a steaming mug of coffee…or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Sooo, the perfect thing to bake this weekend. Recipe on HBH - linked in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #autumnrecipes #fall #CLkitchen
  • Creamy, buttery Pesto Polenta with Thyme-Roasted Mushrooms and Chickpeas. The polenta is made perfectly buttery with @landolakesktchn butter with olive oil and sea salt, and swirled with pesto. The wild mushrooms and chickpeas are slowly roasted together with fresh thyme and garlic. Put the two together and you have the perfect dinner to slowly ease into the cooler days ahead. Recipe on HBH – grab the link in my profile.. #sponsored
  • French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese. I mean? Apples and gouda? Caramelized onions and crispy prosciutto? Fresh thyme and sage? It’s all of the best fall ingredients in a cheesy sandwich. Maybe a little unusual, but something about the savory onions and the sweet apples, together with cheese really works. It’s kind of sweet, kind of savory, and kind of really good. Promise. Recipe up on HBH today - linked in profile. #eeeeeats #f52grams  #grilledcheese