Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

Well, what can I say? I hit the ground running this week. And while it wasn’t what I would call my favorite kind of work week, it was very productive. And I’m really excited for all that’s coming in 2019.

After a couple of good meetings, a day full of creating new recipe videos, and multiple days (and countless hours) spent typing away on the computer, I am really looking forward to being back in the kitchen this week!

Coming up on HBH, we’ll be continuing on with week two of Healthy January. I will be sharing a new cauliflower recipe (that I’m so excited to tell you all about). One of my favorite soups that I’ve made in a long time. An addictingly good noodle dish. And a healthy dessert that’s a chocolate lover’s dream.

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 post holiday weekend, and enjoy this Sunday’s Favorites!

1. Top 20 Places to Travel in 2019.

I always love reading Architectural Digest’s top places to travel, but this year’s list is full of so many good ones. I’m feeling like this is the year of travel for me, which is both scary and exciting. Here are my top 5 picks from the list…not really in any particular order.

1. Liechtenstein

2. Copenhagen

3. Matera, Italy

4. Berlin

5. St. Barth’s (mostly because it looks so nice and tropical…and warm)

Question: What are your favorite places to travel and what are your favorite food spots?

2. Some Wintry Photos. 

{all photos via Malachi}

3. Winter Skincare Favorites…

I am very much into skincare right now. Here are a few products I’ve recently splurged on, or plan to splurge on very soon. Anything you love that I simply must try? Please let me know!

4. Current Winter Necessities I Can’t Live Without…

this crockpot…because what’s winter without crockpot recipes?

my Honest Beauty Oil…keeps my skin from drying out.

my favorite hot cocoa recipe…it was in the negatives at night all last week. enough said.

these combat boots…to keep my feet extra toasty, but still looking cute.

this cashmere sweater and these jeans…my daily uniform.

5. New Videos:

sheet pan chicken shawarma and sweet potatoes…healthy, easy, and SO GOOD.

crockpot Moroccan lentil and chickpea soup…one of my tried and true favorites.

best easy Greek sheet pan chicken souvlaki and potatoes…go-to Sunday night dinner.

6. Current Favorite Crockpot Recipes. 

Crockpot Tuscan White Bean and Lemon Soup | #soup #slowcooker #crockpot #easy

crockpot Tuscan white bean and lemon soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Butter Roasted Mushrooms | @hbharvest

slow cooker creamy wild rice soup with butter roasted mushrooms

Crockpot Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup | @hbharvest

crockpot spicy chicken tortilla soup

crockpot sun-dried tomato penne alla vodka

Red Wine Cranberry Braised Short Ribs | #slowcooker #easy #dinner #familyrecipes #holidayrecipes

red wine cranberry braised short ribs

Slow Cooker Vodka Bolognese Pasta | #pasta #italian #bolognese #slowcooker

slow cooker vodka bolognese pasta

Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken and Rice Pilaf | #slowcooker #easyrecipes #chicken #wildrice #healthy #fallrecipes

slow cooker herbed chicken and rice pilaf

Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey and White Bean Chili | #slowcooker #chili #healthyrecipes #turkey

healthy slow cooker turkey and white bean chili

slow cooker hearty chicken soup

7. A Few Links I Am Loving…

the buzziest wellness trends of 2019…which trend are you jumping on?

7 bad work habits that are making you look unprofessional…hint, put your phone away.

14 influencers reveal the destination they’re itching to return to…so many amazing destinations.

the runway debuts of 21 iconic Golden Globe looks…all about Kendall Jenner’s look.

14 cocktails that will not ruin your new year’s resolutions…should I bring back cocktail Saturday, but healthy?

the working girl detox…because we all need something doable and delicious.

this kitchen…so unique. so pretty.

8. Cozy Army Green Pieces for Winter…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower | #healthyrecipes #Indian #cauliflower #30minutes #easyrecipes

Monday: Indian coconut butter cauliflower

Saucy 30 Minute Thai Basil Salmon Curry | #healthyrecipes #salmon #curry #winterrecipes #thairecipes

Tuesday:  saucy 30 minute Thai basil salmon curry

Sheet Pan Cuban Chicken With Citrus Avocado Salsa | #sheetpan #cuban #chicken #recipes #easy

Wednesday: sheet pan cuban chicken with citrus avocado salsa

Super Green Sun-Dried Tomato Herb Salad with Crispy Chickpeas | #healthyrecipes #salad #easyrecipes #chickpeas #feta

Thursday: super green sun-dried tomato herb salad with crispy chickpeas

Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza | @hbharvest

Friday: whole wheat spinach and artichoke pizza

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.