My Favorite Healthy…ish Recipes.
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 in and out, but it’s been nice catching up with everyone. I may still be working, but there’s a little less “urgency” running through me and things are just a touch more relaxed this week. Not having emails coming in by the minute is truly one of the best feelings.
We have no major New Year’s Eve plans, but a round of homemade pizzas, some fun cocktails, family, and friends sounds like the perfect night…that or a night spent on the couch with a good movie. Which are you? Go out and ring in the New Year in a sparkly dress and heels, or stay in with a good blanket, movie, and a fire?
Can you guess my choice?
Coming up this week on HBH… On Monday I’ll be sharing my favorite healthy recipes to kick-start 2019 in a healthy (but delicious) way. We’ll be taking Tuesday off to welcome in 2019. Wednesday is the official start to “Healthy January 2019” and I’ll be sharing a new detox style salad. On Thursday it’s all about a new cozy soup. And Friday will have something sweet, and oh so good for you too.
Keeping today’s favorites on the the shorter side, but including lots of delicious recipes. I’ll have a few exciting project announcements and more coming your way in 2019. I can’t wait to share!
Lastly, if you missed anything from this past week, be sure to sign up for our newsletter here. Hope you’re all having the best holiday weekend, and enjoy this Sunday’s Favorites!
1. My Favorite NYE Cocktails.
holiday cheermeister bourbon punch
holly jolly Christmas citrus cocktail
spiced cranberry rosé spritzers
2. What Would You Like to See in 2019?
I’d love to hear what recipes and new content you’d like to see on HBH this year.
What would you like to see more of?
What might you like to see less of?
Do you want more lifestyle and DIY post?
Or would you prefer to keep it all recipe focused?
Let me know. It’s always so helpful having your feedback so that I can provide you guys with content you really want to see!
3. Home Decor Pieces for The New Year.
Here’s what I’m loving to freshen up my space!
4. Do What Feels Good.
A new year brings new goals and a fresh start. I know so many of you may be looking for ways to get healthier in 2019 and I have a book that’s going to help. Do What Feels Good by my friend Hannah Bronfman is truly one of the best healthy lifestyle/cookbooks I have ever come across. It’s filled with everything from beauty tips, to confidence boosting tips, to beyond delicious recipes. Hannah approaches healthy living in a way that isn’t scary or restrictive. The book will help you feel your best in your own skin and it’s the best book I could recommend for starting out the new year right.
Pre-order your copy here so it arrives on your doorstep on January 8th.
5. New Videos:
red wine cranberry braised short ribs…favorite winter recipe.
cranberry brie tarts…best easy party appetizer.
creamy fettuccine with crisp prosciutto…just so good.
north pole cake…one last holiday recipe.
6. The Best NYE Appetizers.
spinach and artichoke stuffed soft pretzels
caramelized onion, spinach, and cheddar flaky pastries
Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread
Sweet and Savory Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twist
Roasted Lemon Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso
7. A few Links I am Loving…
add to cart…bar stools.
New Year’s Eve outfits for going out or staying in…I love both, but staying in looks so cozy.
15 romantic comedies on Netflix…which is your favorite?
the best New Year’s Eve makeup…learn from the pro herself.
a winter weekend destination you’ve likely overlooked…New Paltz, New York.
9 NYC New Year’s Eve ideas…I’d be adventurous and do the New Year’s Masquerade, you?
13 LA New Year’s Eve ideas…I’d go mellow and see the LA zoo lights, you?
a country retreat near Paris with charm…so cute and cozy.
getting ready for bed with Gwyneth Paltrow…I have my eye on that eye cream.
the coziest scarves…because it has been ZERO degrees here all week.
the easiest New Year’s Eve cocktails…it’s all about a little bubbly.
how you make a perfect New York bagel…yum.
21 things to do on New Year’s Day that will fill your soul…brunching and meal prepping for me please.
the Nordstrom half-yearly sale picks from Gal Meets Glam…love these classic styles.
the best winter skincare products…I need them all.
8. Winter Style Favorites…
9. This Week’s Dinners:
Monday: Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels
Tuesday: 20 Minute Peanut Noodle Soup with Lime Mango
Wednesday: Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli Salad
Thursday: Lightened Up Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Pineapple Avocado Salsa
Friday: No-Guilt Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
Check out all the past Favorites posts here.
I am loving this site!! It’s so inviting and inspiring. I’ve made the spicy Lasagna soup as well as the monster cookies with my daughter, we had so much fun together and enjoyed the fruits of our labor.
Thank you so much for being here and trying the soup and monster cookies, love to hear that they were enjoyed! xTieghan
Happy New Year!
I love your site the way it is. Your food photography makes me want to try EVERYTHING!!
I’m with the others who are looking for some interesting Instant Pot recipes. Seems a lot of us got one for Christmas!
Hi Joanne! I am so glad you have been loving my blog and recipes! Happy New Year!
What would you like to see more of? I honestly love all your content but I am excited to see your take on “healthy-ish” recipes. You have the hearty and savory down!
I DO WANT TO SEE some fundamental stuff, example, removing chicken breast and tenderloin from the breastbone; deconstructing a whole chicken or proper way to cut a beef tenderloin. Some essential cooking skills/knife skills like that.
What might you like to see less of? You said that the instant pot recipes have been very popular, but for those of us with dutch ovens/cocottes/crock pots it would be great if you could add a note to how long you would cook with these kitchen items.
Do you want more lifestyle and DIY post? Maybe, but I come to your blog for the food 🙂
Thank you so much Amanda! I am so glad you have been enjoying my blog and these are great suggestions!
More recipes! Casseroles and soups, please. Breads. Love you and your site!!
Thank you Danica!
Thanks for all the great recipes. Please keep the site recipe focused. Love to see more Instant Pot, pizza, good vegetable sides…like maybe entree + sides. Not into the “lifestyle” stuff. Looking forward to new 2019 recipes. Maybe more fruit desserts.
Thank you so much Joyce!
Hi Tieghan! I always like reading nine of my favorite things and of course, I love your photography! I’m always on the lookout for new quick breads recipes to bake for my parents, some new cookies to bake and bundt cakes too would be fun.
Have a Healthy and Happy New Year with your family! ???
Thank you so much! I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year as well!
I would love to see more meal prep/freezer friendly recipes as well as some more vegetarian or vegan recipes! Love the balance of recipes and style at the moment. Your Thanksgiving menú posts are always helpful and fun.
Thank you so much Kristen!
I would love to see more Instant Pot recipes for 2019! I am new to cooking with an instant pot so would appreciate tips, suggestions, ideas for different uses of my new appliance.
Thank you Carla!
I’ll be alone to welcome in 2019, but I’ve decided that the Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Pretzels must join me! The leftovers will be served as appetizers on New Year’s Day, should any remain. Nine Favorite Things is always, always my favorite thing and today’s is overflowing with yumalicious recipes and inspiration. Wishing you and your family the Happiest New Year ever! “The new year stands before us like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie.
Yes I love that! I hope you have an amazing New Year Ellen! Thank you!