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Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

Nine Favorite Things |

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.

Pomegranate Ginger Paloma | @hbharvest

pomegranate ginger paloma

Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch | #bourbon #holiday #christmas #cocktails #pomegranate

holiday cheermeister bourbon punch

Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule | #cocktails #christmas #holiday #drinks #pomegranate #vodka

spicy pomegranate Moscow mule

Holy Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail | #cocktail #Christmas #holiday #easyrecipes #citrus #winter

holly jolly Christmas citrus cocktail

Spiced Cranberry Rosé Spritzers | #cocktails #thanksgiving #christmas #holiday #easyrecipes #punch

spiced cranberry rosé spritzers

Cranberry Thyme Spritz | @hbharvest

cranberry thyme spritz

Blood Orange Champagne Mule | @hbharvest

blood orange champagne mule

poinsettia spritz punch

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 | #softpretzels #appetizer #easyrecipes #pretzels #snacks

spinach and artichoke stuffed soft pretzels

Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts | #brie #cranberries #appetizers #thanksgiving #christmas

cranberry brie pastry tarts

Holiday Cheese Board | #cheeseboard #holidayrecipes #easyrecipes #thanksgiving #christmas

holiday cheese board

Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Cheddar Flaky Pastries | #onions #tarts #fall #autumnrecipes #easy #holiday #appetizer

caramelized onion, spinach, and cheddar flaky pastries

Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread | @hbharvest

Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread

Sweet and Savory Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twist

Roasted Lemon Spinach and Artichoke Dip | @hbharvest

Roasted Lemon Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms |

Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso | @hbharvest

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:

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels | #softpretzels #appetizer #easyrecipes #pretzels #snacks

Monday: Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels

20 Minute Peanut Noodle Soup with Lime Mango | @hbharvest

Tuesday: 20 Minute Peanut Noodle Soup with Lime Mango

Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli Salad | @hbharvest

Wednesday: Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli Salad

Lightened Up Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Pineapple Avocado Salsa | @hbharvest

Thursday: Lightened Up Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

No-Guilt Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo | @hbharvest #healthy #pasta #Italian #hummus

Friday: No-Guilt Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.

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  1. Your photography is amazing! For 2019, I’d like to see styling tablescapes for family get togethers up to large scale parties. Menus for special occasions. Designs that incorporate florals, tableware and themes. My neighbor intro’d me to HBH and I love your posts!

  2. Happy New Year! I tend to agree that I love the site the way it is, and my favorite posts are the recipe ones, but lifestyle posts on occasion are really fun too! The “nine favorite things” posts are nice. I like the balance that you currently have now, with mostly food related content and a few other things mixed in. Would love to see more videos, too, those are always nice. 🙂


  3. Happy New Year, Tieghan. I’ve enjoyed cooking with you this year … and particularly feeling a “personal” connection with the Olympics! It was a real treat to know someone (at least as much as I know you) who was related to and so involved with one of our athletes. I’ve done many of your recipes and posted quite a few on Instagram (although mine seldom look as good as yours do). However, no matter how they look, the comments I receive from people who are fortunate enough to share a meal inspired by you are universally positive! Here’s a toast to you, HBH, and many good things in the New Year.

  4. I love the Asian dishes as this is a new genre I have just started trying at home! Then again, I try nearly all your recipes.

  5. I like HBH just as it is, although i hope you do lots of salads in 2019!! yours are always so good; love the creative flavor combinations. seeing that lemon garlic roasted broccoli salad reminds me i need to make it again! very delicious!!

  6. I love your posts just the way they are. Such a great combination of food and life style. Keep doing what you do best. Happy New Year.

  7. Hi Tieghan! I got an Instant Pot for Christmas but I’ve got no clue what to make in it; can you give us some recipe ideas for that? I love your “nine favorite things” posts (your style is on point girl). Can you show us more of the barn space too? Thanks for another awesome year in food. 🙂

  8. I would love to see more vegan recipes, but overall I agree with the others- I love HBH as is! The occasional DIY post would be cool with me but overall I mainly come here for the scrummy food!

  9. Hi! Happy New Year! I was first drawn to your Instagram page because of your recipes and how good they looked and how they were presented. Everything looks delicious and is easy to make! So obviously I’d love to see more recipe content rather than more lifestyle stuff. I like both healthy and not-so healthy recipes and I love when you do them as videos too!! Hope 2019 brings abundant blessings to you and your family!

  10. I’m glad 9 favorites is back! Happy New Year to you and your family. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2019!!
    One thing I’d like to see more of is adaptation for cocktails into mocktails. I’m a non-drinker, and your cocktails look so yummy! I’d love a non-alcohol version of some of them.

  11. Happy New Year! As far as going out or staying in my husband and I will be staying in this New Years Eve since he is battling a cold and I’m trying to fight one off. Looks like a cozy evening in front of the fireplace. Thank you for all of your great recipes. I enjoy your site as is. Looking forward to what you have in store for us in 2019.

  12. Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your great recipes. I enjoy your site as is. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new barn.

  13. Hi Tieghan, I don’t have any suggestions for new recipes in 2019, maybe more for the Instant Pot? Please keep the blog recipe-focused, not lifestyle/DIY. I come for the recipes. 🙂

    Happy new year!

    1. Hi Evelyn! Thank you so much for these suggestions! Don’t worry, my main focus on the blog will always be food even if I throw a few DIY or lifestyle posts! 66