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    Eggs Benedict

    Eggs Benedict is not a small feat, especially when it’s just so much easier to toast up some Poptarts in the morning. For that  special occasion or a nice Sunday brunch, it is an impressive dish. Make it the poached eggs ahead of time, keep it in cold water, and warm it up slightly in […]

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Cilantro Lime Rice Pilaf

October 23rd, 2014 | Gluten free, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Fresh chopped herbs and chicken broth turn plain rice into a something special. Make this easy and flavorful rice recipe as a side dish or a light lunch with a salad.   Cilantro Lime Rice Pilaf 2 TB olive oil 4 TB butter 1/4 onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp […]

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Corn muffins

October 22nd, 2014 | Quick, Quickbread, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

There are a few things homier than the smell of fresh baked muffins. These are the corn version, not quite a cornbread, due to the higher ratio of flour to cornmeal. They are less dense and more cakey, a true member of the muffin family. Enjoy with a bowl of hot chili or with plenty […]

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Chicken in Milk

October 20th, 2014 | Chicken, Dinner, Main Dish | Christi | No Comments

Whole chicken can be a great way to cook up an easy homey dinner. Sear it in the pan, pop it in the oven, and 90 minutes later, dinner’s ready! Searing the chicken in the pan ensures a crisp crust and renders extra fat. Oven braising with milk in the oven tenderizes the meat and […]

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Homemade Crackers

October 5th, 2014 | Quickbread, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Homemade crackers. Sounds intimidating and until recently I did not think it was even possible. If you want to bypass the added preservatives and crazy salt in commercial crackers, this is your recipe. With a bit of patience, a strong arm, and a good rolling pin, crunchy homemade crackers are on the horizon! Eat with […]

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Baileys Chocolate Mousse

September 20th, 2014 | Chocolate, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Baileys Chocolate Mousse 2 cups chilled heavy cream 4 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon Baileys liqueur 7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped Garnish optional: lightly sweetened whipped cream Special equipment: an instant-read thermometer Heat 3/4 cup cream in a 1-quart heavy saucepan until hot. Whisk together yolks, sugar, and a pinch […]

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Honey and Butter Rolls

August 22nd, 2014 | Bread, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

Hi everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? A big thank you to the 240,494 fans who have been over to visit since the last post. I’ve been through a small detour in life, but it is good to be back and bringing you more yummy recipes here on H&B. This is one of our favorite roll […]

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Rustic Italian Bread

July 15th, 2014 | Bread, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Rustic Italian Bread SPONGE 2 cups bread flour 1/4 tsp instant yeast 1 cup water, room temp DOUGH 3 cups bread flour 1 tsp instant yeast 1 1/3 cup water, room temp 2 tsp salt For the sponge: Combine the flour, yeast and water in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the dough […]

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

June 6th, 2014 | Cake, Chocolate, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

When given a choice in desserts, I usually go for fruit or vanilla flavored delicacies. When I do get a chocolate craving, these are great to have around. They are not the deep chocolate brownie type, but a light cocoa-coffee flavored cake with a light crumb. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy with a mug […]

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Fettuccine Alfredo

March 5th, 2014 | Dinner, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

First off, H&B would like to issue out a sincere apology for the technical issues over the past few weeks. We have resolved the issues and are back on track bringing you delicious and fun recipes to try! Fettuccine Alfredo is a decadent dish with cream, butter and loaded with parmesan cheese. Perfect for a […]

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Cranberry Cake

January 16th, 2014 | Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

This cake is ridiculous. Ridiculously good. Once you get a taste of this cake, you may end up buying up all the fresh cranberries at your grocer. Cranberries freeze beautifully, so you can make this cake anytime the craving hits. There’s a good chance I will be making this again within the week. Don’t judge. […]

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Salad with Sesame Miso Dressing

January 15th, 2014 | Asian, Dressing, Quick, Sauce, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

This is the dressing that many Japanese restaurants will use on their appetizer salads.  Delicious and refreshing, it will liven up any Asian style meal or salad. This dressing is also light and low in fat! Sesame Miso Dressing ¼ cup white miso ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup rice vinegar 2 TB vegetable oil […]

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Chickpea Hummus Dip

January 11th, 2014 | Mediterranean, Quick, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

I love hummus. Made with high protein chickpeas, it can a healthy snack to have around. This version uses a minimal amount of olive oil and only uses a tiny bit of roasted sesame oil to bring out the rich flavor but without using globs of tahini. Add roasted red peppers, extra garlic, parmesan… whatever […]

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Feta and Parsley Rolled Pastry (Cigarette Borek)

January 10th, 2014 | Breakfast, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Sigara boregi is a Turkish cigarette- shaped pastry made with feta cheese and phyllo dough. This savory pastry is perfect with coffee, but can be eaten as an appetizer or side dish. I like to eat them for breakfast. These are seriously addicting. If you can find fresh or packaged Yufka, that’s the way to […]

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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

January 9th, 2014 | Bread, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

Make the dough for this fresh pita bread on a Sunday night. Let it rise and then store it in the fridge in a large plastic bag for up to 5 days. Take a small baseball-sized piece from the dough to make pitas each day, especially for fresh bread at dinnertime. Make pita chips with […]

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Scallion Pancakes

January 8th, 2014 | Asian, Bread, Pastry, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

If you’re a fan of dimsum, you’ll love these scallion pancakes. The way the dough is rolled makes for multiple layers of flakey pastry. Be careful not to roll the final pancake too thin, or it will be a hard disk. You want it tender in the middle. The dipping sauce is a must to […]

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Cinnamon Crumb Coffeecake

October 1st, 2011 | Bread, Breakfast, Cake, Desserts, Pastry, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Sometimes I like to talk. Alot. I have to hold myself back from yapping the other person to death. Of course, there are other times where I love to embrace the silence. A nice book, an evening walk, or maybe even a weekend brunch filled with brown sugar and cinnamon- in the form of these […]

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Tuxedo Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

September 15th, 2011 | Chocolate, Desserts, Fruit, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

These are chocolate-covered strawberries to the max! Perfect for your next event, birthday, or weddings! Or heck, make them for a romantic evening with your boo-boo. Super easy to make, and quick to boot. These little guys should be made not more than a day in advance, as the berries can start getting a little sad […]

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Pine Nut Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

August 23rd, 2011 | Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Mediterranean cultures are full of stuffed foods. Whether it be tomatoes, eggplants, bread, or grape leaves! With the abundance of grapevines in the warm climate, fresh grape leaves are way easier to find than in the U.S. However, pickled grape leaves can be easily found in major supermarkets and Middle Eastern markets. Turkish cuisine has […]

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Chocolate-Covered Cream Puffs

August 7th, 2011 | Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 2 Comments

Cream puffs, profiteroles, pate a Choux…they all sound so distinguished. Fancy dancy, which can mean disaster in my kitchen. Thankfully with a bit of patience and a watchful eye, these babies will be popping out of your oven in no time. Cool them completely before filling with cream. You can also use pastry cream, if you wish. […]

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Turkish Baklava

July 26th, 2011 | Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Turkish, Vegetarian | Christi | 2 Comments

I miss Istanbul. I miss the crazy bus drivers, the open bazaars, and the amazing street food. I miss the sweets- Turkish delight, and authentic baklava. Then again, sometimes you have to improvise. Turkish baklava is traditionally made with pistachios. That can get expensive, so a mix of almonds, cashews or walnuts are also delicious. […]

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