Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

Nine Favorite Things | @hbharvest

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Happiest Sunday everyone! Excited to be sharing yet another favorite’s post today. I can’t tell you guys how much I am loving writing these posts. I write so much about food, that it’s fun to talk with you guys about my other interests, and what’s happening in my life outside of cooking…

Speaking of which, my mom’s entire side of the family was in town this past week, and for some of them, this was the very first time they’d been out to visit us in Colorado. Everyone stayed with my parents, so it was quite a packed house. They did one carry out dinner, but for the rest, I made my guacamole’s, salsa’s, and Friday night pasta dish all from the HBH cookbook. I also made carnitas…and a few too many cakes. Even though I was pretty busy, it was really great getting to see everyone, and I’m so glad they finally made the trip out. Can’t wait to see them all again soon, but next time back in Cleveland, for the Indian’s Home Opener. My brother Red is throwing out the first pitch, so my entire family will be headed back to Ohio. Can’t wait.

Coming up on the blog this week, I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes of the month, a new Mediterranean recipe, a very springy tart, and one of my favorite cakes. I’ll also be sharing a new studio barn post, so be on the look out for that! In the meantime, enjoy today’s favorites and check out my menu for the week below!

1. Inspiring me this Week.

Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam: I started following Julia about a year ago on Instagram and I have quickly become so inspired by her. Not only has she created a gorgeous blog, she’s built a brand that is truly inspirational. From her beautifully laid out Instagram, to her detailed travel posts and guides, to her make-up tips and tricks, to her daily emails that have you excitedly checking your inbox, to the start of her own dress line, Gal Meets Glam Collection. Julia is truly doing it all, and with so much passion. She built Gal Meets Glam from the bottom up and I am so inspired by her work ethic, authenticity, and passion. And I of course love seeing her gorgeous photos of the blooming spring flowers. If you haven’t yet checked out Gal Meets Glam, I’d take an hour or two this Sunday to scroll through what has become their site, as Julia’s husband Thomas joined her full time a few years back in their successful venture. It’s simply gorgeous and the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

2. Six Random Things about Me.

  1. I have a love hate relationship with the name Half Baked Harvest. I love it because it symbolizes my crazy and very “half baked” family, along with my love of “half baked” cookies (because everyone knows under baked cookies are the best). I also love it because harvest is one of my favorite words. I hate it because it is so commonly associated with marijuana. But maybe it’s time to get over that and try to just embrace it. It probably brings me some extra attention, so hey, maybe it’s a bonus?
  2. I hate having my picture taken, but on the flip side, I’m getting much more comfortable in front of the camera. Baby steps.
  3. My favorite TV show growing up was Gilmore Girls…and it will probably forever be my favorite.
  4. I didn’t know anything about photography when I started HBH. I bought my first camera off my brother Malachi, who taught me the basics. I googled everything else…and still google anything I don’t know. And when that doesn’t work, I bug Kai and he always helps me out.
  5. I had a lot of anxiety growing up, and while I still have anxiety, working hard on HBH has helped me to instead focus my anxious energy into growing a brand that I am so proud of.
  6. Tomato paste is honestly one of my favorite foods…so weird.

3. My favorite Picks for Easter…

dinner plate | bunny plates | pastel linen napkins | porcelain cake stand

carrot layer cake pan | spring spatulas | petter rabbit cupcake kit | white Easter basket

4. Dreaming of Spring Flowers…

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My favorite pins from my FLOWERS Pinterest board to bring you spring vibes.

5. New Video:

Homemade Vegetable Potstickers with Sesame Honey Sauce…homemade is always BEST.

6. Six St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:

Irishman’s Beef Brisket Burrito

Irishman's Beef Brisket Burrito | @hbharvest

Irish Pub Spinach and Artichoke Melt

Irish Pub Spinach and Artichoke Melt | @hbharvest

Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger

Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger with Guinness Cheese Sauce + Crispy Onions |

An Irishman’s Mac and Cheese

An Irishman’s Mac and Cheese | @hbharvest

Beer and Rye Irish Soda Bread

Beer and Rye Irish Soda Bread

One Bowl 8 Ingredient Irish Coffee Fudge Brownies

One Bowl 8 Ingredient Irish Coffee Fudge Brownies | @hbharvest

7. A Few Links I am Loving…

Olivia Culpo covets combat boots and pinky rings…her ideal food day is on point.

15 chic Italian homes…that are all for rent. OMG.

the best Trader Joes products of all time…4 words…peanut butter filled pretzels.

exactly what a healthy day looks like…love how real (and doable) this post it.

Sunday pasta…with burrata. yes.

7 unexpected food combos…all about that sea salt and watermelon. How about you?

forget perfection…why everyone wants you to be real on social media.

hair and make-up with Daphne Oz…love her 5 minute routine.

8. Spring Style Picks Under $50…

wide leg jeans | mini dress | floral swing dress | zip front jumpsuit

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Monday: Broccoli Cheddar Melts

Broccoli Cheddar Melts | #grilledcheese #broccoli #easyrecipe

Tuesday: Best Easy Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Souvlaki and Potatoes

Best Easy Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Souvlaki and Potatoes | @hbharvest

Wednesday: 30 Minute Artichoke and Pea Rigatoni Pasta

30 Minute Artichoke and Pea Rigatoni Pasta | #pasta #spring #artichokes #recipes

Thursday: Coconut Lime Chicken Curry with Rice Noodles

Coconut Lime Chicken Curry with Rice Noodles | @hbharvest

Friday: Pesto Potato and Burrata Pizza

Pesto Potato and Burrata Pizza | #pizza #easy #recipes #spring

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.