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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.

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  1. you can cross Liechtenstein right from the list. there is really nothing to see 🙂 it‘s so small! I live right next to it, so ig you don‘t combine it wirh Switzerland, Austria (this is where I am from) or Germany it‘s not worth the trip. I travelled to Matera last summer, it was absolutely amazing! I habe some pictures on the blog, if you‘re interested. Copenhagen is foodie heaven!

  2. i think my favouritest place to travel has to be iceland, hands down–the nature is gorgeous, im a sucker for COLD weather, and…mostly….the horses…they’e some of the nicest ive ever ridden, and their tolt is SO COMFORTABLE to ride. really hoping to go again for a 10 day riding holiday sometime soon, haha (on the same vein, i’d love to visit greenland sometime soon!)
    chile is also a beautiful, beautiful place, though i’ve only been to santiago and la serena–in santiago i only went to this korean place where i had The best japchae, and then this cute bakery where i got a cream cheese and blueberry brioche that was? fantastic, imho
    la serena has this lovely cafe called lighthouse café that had the best waffles though honstly….my favourite bite of the day was getting some completos from a food truck (completos are hotdogs with avocado and mayonnaise, plus we added some hot sauce and garlic sauce to ours… was a calorie bomb, but so so worth it (with fries too!)

  3. Anywhere warm, sunny, palms and clear water oh and seashells…and why I love and have always lived in south Florida. No snow for me except for a quick visit. Lol.
    You will love St Bart’s and mega luxury yachts and more. Beautiful and $$$

  4. You are giving me all the travel inspiration!! Trying to start early and book some good trips in for 2019!
    I always love your cocktail Saturdays and look forward to them every winter. We tried so many this year and made the cheermiester for our family Christmas, so YES, bring on the healthy cocktails!

  5. Your passion for just about everything you do is contagious!! Recipes are doable, (mostly healthy!) and delicious! Scenic photos amazing! Keep up the great work!

  6. What beautiful snowy pictures! And that mushroom soup looks SO yummy! I can’t wait to make it this week. I’ve been slowly making my way through your book and made cinnamon rolls for the first time for New Years Day!

    1. Thank you so much Rachel! I am so glad you like this post! How did the cinnamon rolls turn out?! I hope amazing!

  7. Great post! I ordered your cookbook for myself as a Christmas present to me and I loved it. I made the meatballs for everyone over the holidays and they were a big hit! Love your blog. You are very talented.