December 2019

One Skillet Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Orzo.
December 9, 2019
One Skillet Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Orzo.

This One Skillet Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Orzo is the perfect winter dinner…quick, easy, hearty, and delicious! Pan-seared Italian seasoned chicken breasts in a creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach sauce. Cooked together with orzo pasta for a complete dinner made in just ONE skillet. Truly one of those all-in-one dinners that everyone at the […]

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2019 Holiday Cookie Box.
December 8, 2019
2019 Holiday Cookie Box.

I’m excited to share my 2019 Holiday Cookie Box…along with some tips and tricks to help you create the perfect cookie box at home! This year’s box is filled to the top with all our most favorite Christmas cookies and bars. There’s everything from caramel snickerdoodles, to old school pecan cookies, to milk chocolate brownies, […]

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The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail.
December 7, 2019
The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail.

Keeping things festive and fun with my Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail. Vodka mixed with fresh lime juice, a squeeze of grapefruit juice, spicy jalapeños, and topped off with ginger beer. It’s a touch of sweet and a little bit spicy…perfectly fitting for “the Grinch”. Finish this cocktail off with minted sugar-rimmed glass for the perfect […]

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Cream Cheese Swirled Chai Gingerbread Cake.
December 6, 2019
Cream Cheese Swirled Chai Gingerbread Cake.

If there’s anything that truly screams Christmas, it’s gingerbread. Therefore, I can’t think of a better way to kick the holiday season off than with this Cream Cheese Swirled Chai Gingerbread Cake. This sweet, super moist gingerbread cake is made with brown sugar, molasses, and a touch of vanilla extract. It’s spiced up with the […]

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White Wine Braised Short Ribs with Buttered Mushroom Cream Sauce.
December 5, 2019
White Wine Braised Short Ribs with Buttered Mushroom Cream Sauce.

Keeping it cozy but fancy…ish with White Wine Braised Short Ribs with Buttered Mushroom Cream Sauce. Slow-cooked short ribs in white wine with fresh herbs. Topped with a creamy French-inspired mushroom sauce made using herbs, Dijon mustard, and parmesan cheese. Serve over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, polenta, or buttered noodles and you’ll have […]

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30 Minute Chinese Egg Drop Chicken Rice Soup with Garlicky Chile Oil.
December 4, 2019
30 Minute Chinese Egg Drop Chicken Rice Soup with Garlicky Chile Oil.

30 Minute Chinese Egg Drop Chicken and Rice Soup with Garlicky Chile OIl. For nights when you’re craving Chinese, but don’t want to leave the comfort of your kitchen. Classic egg drop soup made with a touch of soy sauce, tangy rice vinegar, creamy eggs, winter greens, and steamed rice. Top each warming healthy bowl […]

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Snickerdoodles.
December 3, 2019
Salted Caramel Pretzel Snickerdoodles.

The BEST Salted Caramel Pretzel Snickerdoodles for your holiday cookie baking. Homemade snickerdoodle cookies, made with browned butter, plenty of chocolate-covered caramel chunks, pretzels pieces, and a small pinch of flaky sea salt. Each cookie dough ball is rolled through cinnamon sugar for that classic snickerdoodle finish before baking to perfection. There’s nothing not to […]

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Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Bacon.
December 2, 2019
Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Bacon.

These homemade Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Bacon are the perfect meal to make with family and friends. Simple potato-filled Pierogi dumplings tossed in a nutty, buttery pan sauce and topped with crispy caramelized onions, sharp cheddar cheese, and bacon. Every bite is a little cheesy, a touch buttery, and full of creamy potatoes […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
December 1, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Happy December first! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. And with only twenty-four days until Christmas Eve it’s already full-on holiday craziness. I was looking back at last year’s favorites post and wishing that Thanksgiving wouldn’t have fallen so late this year. Suddenly it […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • 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
  • Hot and Spicy Potstickers. Addictingly good with gingery vegetable filling, sesame crusted wrappers...and garlicky sesame chile oil too because I love a good sauce. One of my favorites from the new cookbook (linked to the book in my profile) what are you guys making today? f52grams #hbhsupersimple
  • The North Pole 🎄 sweet and a little bit chocolatey with just a hint of ginger. Think gingerbread meets chocolate white Russian (yup...there is Kahlúa). Just add a shot of vodka. A true oldie but goodies recipe, this is always the most popular this time of year because it's basically Christmas in a cocktail. It's over the top and it's GOOD. Recipe on HBH - link in profile.  #christmasdrinksaturday #chirstmas #vodka
  • GIVEAWAY 🎄Kicking off 3 weeks of holiday giveaways and I could not be more excited to share my favorite things with you all this December. Tis' the season. Gifting 3 winners each a 5 piece set of @staub_usa cookware along with a @zwilling_usa knife set + block (the very same that I own...and love). These are my can't live without pieces...you guys will LOVE them. With each HBH giveaway, we'll be donating the amount of the items to a different charity each week. This week I want to highlight Together We Rise, which contributes to programs that transform the way kids experience foster care. Providing items like bikes, birthday boxes, college scholarships, and even duffle bags with essentials ☃️ ... ... To enter: follow @halfbakedharvest and tag a friend or friends in the comments! Giveaway ends 12/12 #giveaway