July 2019

Simple Blueberry Basque Cheesecake.
July 30, 2019
Simple Blueberry Basque Cheesecake.

The prettiest simple Blueberry Basque Cheesecake. Just what your Tuesday needs. Inspired by the Basque region of France, this cheesecake has a flaky puff pastry crust surrounding the creamy cheesecake filling. Its deep brown top has cracks all around for an old-world look. Sprinkle fresh summer blueberries over top to complete. It’s really not like […]

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Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad with Goddess Dressing.
July 29, 2019
Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad with Goddess Dressing.

Keeping Monday healthy, fun, and delicious with this Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad with Goddess Dressing. Filled with garden-fresh greens, crunchy celery, avocado, and a little cheese too. Each salad bowl is topped with oven-baked (and extra crispy) ranch seasoned buffalo chicken and served up with a light yogurt-based herby goddess style dressing. Promise this […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
July 28, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. (my favorite little sister) Looking at my calendar, I am only just now realizing that it’s somehow already the last Sunday of July. Summer 2019 is surely flying by, isn’t it? This makes me feel both sad and excited. Sad because like most of you, […]

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Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita.
July 26, 2019
Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita.

Mojito or Margarita? Have both with this Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita. A mix between the classic Mexican margarita and an extra minty Cuban Mojito. Made with plenty of tequila, fresh lime juice, sweet mango, summer garden mint, and served frozen in a salt-rimmed glass. It’s the simplest to make, but so delicious and so refreshing. Summer […]

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Prosciutto Goat Cheese Stuffed Peaches with Thyme Honey.
July 25, 2019
Prosciutto Goat Cheese Stuffed Peaches with Thyme Honey.

These Prosciutto Goat Cheese Stuffed Peaches with Thyme Honey are the perfect no-cook summer appetizer that everyone will LOVE. Market fresh peaches stuffed with creamy lemon basil goat cheese, wrapped in salty prosciutto, then grilled. The peaches caramelize, the goat cheese gets melty, and the prosciutto turns crisp. Then each peach is finished with a […]

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Better Than Takeout Sweet Thai Basil Chicken.
July 24, 2019
Better Than Takeout Sweet Thai Basil Chicken.

Under 30 minute Better Than Takeout Sweet Thai Basil Chicken. The super fast Thai chicken rice bowl that looks like takeout, but tastes so much better and is healthier too. Quick-cooking and lean ground chicken, tossed in a sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce with garden fresh bell peppers, cashews, and summer’s most flavorful basil. […]

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Blackberry Lavender Cobbler.
July 23, 2019
Blackberry Lavender Cobbler.

Extra juicy Blackberry Lavender Cobbler with double the berries…and buttery biscuits too! This cobbler is nothing short of delicious. Every bite is layered with fresh blackberries, hints of lavender, and buttery, flaky cream cheese swirled biscuits. It’s so pretty, super simple to make, and you can swap out the blackberries for any berry you love. […]

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20 Minute Ramen Carbonara.
July 22, 2019
20 Minute Ramen Carbonara.

20 Minute Ramen Carbonara…with Herb Buttered Corn!! This Italian meets Asian dish is such a fun twist on traditional ramen. Brown rice ramen noodles tossed with creamy Italian carbonara sauce, crispy bacon, and herby, buttery summertime corn. This simple recipe comes together in minutes using a mix of pantry staples, summer produce, and garden herbs. […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
July 21, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Hey, hi and happy Sunday! First, I have to thank you all for your outpouring of support and kindness this past week. I announced the new HBH Super Simple cookbook in last week’s favorite’s post as well as on Instagram. I am SO EXCITED that […]

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Crème Fraîche Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars.
July 19, 2019
Crème Fraîche Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars.

Crème Fraîche Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars. Sweet, doughy, buttery, filled with chocolate chunks, and swirled with a creamy crème fraîche that’s almost custard-like. If your day needs a sweet, chocolatey treat, you should be making these bars…Because sometimes all you need to brighten your day is a really good cookie! These bars are the BEST, […]

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California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado and Rice Bowls.
July 18, 2019
California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado and Rice Bowls.

California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado and Rice Bowls. Also known as the non-boring chicken and rice dinner bowl that’s so darn GOOD. Spice rubbed grilled chicken served up bowl style with grilled peppers, zucchini, mashed avocado, tomatoes, and crumbled cheese. This easy, healthy, chicken and rice bowl is made almost entirely on the grill, all in […]

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Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chili Garlic Oil.
July 17, 2019
Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chili Garlic Oil.

Weeknight style (under 30 minutes) Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chili Garlic Oil. Best for those nights when you’re craving extra saucy, slightly spicy peanut noodles, but don’t want to leave your house…or wait for take out. Noodles tossed with a spicy, sweet, and salty peanut sauce, bell peppers, fresh garden basil, and plenty of black […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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