Tasty Tuesday: One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Sometimes I stumble on something soooo yummy, that we gobble it up before I can get a picture. This is one of those times.  Stuffed peppers are one of our family’s favorite dinners, but they’re not my favorite to make. Between cooking the rice, browning the meat, mixing the filling, and baking the finished casserole, […]

Road Tripping With Cooper Tires

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Every spring and summer break since I can remember, my parents would load us kids up for a road trip. Spring meant Easter with my mom’s aunt in Nebraska…I’ll never forget the smell of fresh fried chicken greeting us, or the coziness of my great-aunt’s handmade quilts atop her big brass bed. Summer meant my grandparents’ […]

Tasty Tuesday: Luscious 5-Ingredient Pineapple Pie

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With all the heavy snow lately (and more on the way!) we’re getting a little weary of all the soups, stews, and casseroles. Craving a taste of something light and fruity that would take us to somewhere a little warmer than here, my kids and I tried this recipe we got from my grandmother, who […]

Tasty Tuesday: No-Boil Mac and Cheese

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Homemade mac and cheese is probably one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! But it is a chore–it takes a lot of steps and a LOT of dishes! Luckily for me and my family I found a way to skip the boiling step, and it comes out soooo creamy and cheesy, and the pasta doesn’t […]

Free Printable Valentines with Penguins

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Get ready to share a little love with Free Printable Valentines. Valentine’s Day is 5 days away and we haven’t made our Valentine’s cards yet. Have you? We always like to make our own Valentines but sometimes (most always) we wait until the last minute. If you’re still looking for cards, not to worry… Printable Valentines will […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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This was originally published last Mardi Gras, but I’m in a bit of a Cajun mood today–plus I am trying to kick a head cold and there’s no better cure than spicy food! I’m making an extra-hot batch of gumbo and hoping it cures what ails me! Stay tuned for another Nawlins favorite next weeks: […]

“The Opposite of Spoiled”: Starting the Money Conversation With Your Kids

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“Kids these days are so spoiled” How often do you hear those words, or say them yourself? For me, it’s quite often. I know that my own kids don’t hurt or want for anything, and neither do their friends. It seems we parents have extended ourselves and our budgets to the uppermost limits, just so […]

Tasty Tuesday: Thai Cashew Chicken

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Today I’m sharing a recipe from my friend and fellow Colorado blogger, Catherine of Evolving Motherhood. I met Catherine this past fall in a cab on the way to a blog conference, and it turned out we were on the same flight and didn’t even realize it! Catherine shares my passion for clean, healthy eating […]

Tipsy Tuesday: Mile-High Mules

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Ever since I was really little, my parents and grandparents used to take us to this pizza place in northwest Denver called the Edgewater Inn, and they were kinda famous for the Moscow Mule cocktail. I always just thought the copper mugs were pretty and I was jealous that the grownups got to drink out […]

Foodies, Friends, Families–There’s Something for Everyone at Stout Street Social

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My family and I love trying new restaurants. The only problem is, we can never seem to agree on where to go. There’s my Kansas-born and bred husband who doesn’t believe it’s a meal if it doesn’t include a giant hunk of meat. There’s my 7 year old son, whose sophisticated tastes range from Korean […]

Tasty Tuesday: 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

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I have this really bad habit of forgetting to eat. I get so caught up in the hustle to get kids out the door every morning, that I often leave the house without breakfast. By mid-afternoon I am so famished that I end up grabbing something fast and not very good for me, (or slugging […]

Should We Ban These Phrases in 2015?

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So my girls at MomSmack wrote a post about the 13 Phrases That Need to Be Banned in 2015. Read it and then come back… I’ll wait for you to finish. *still waiting* Okay, done?  I KNOW RIGHT?!  I mean, I agree with “Bae” but the rest? ZOMG.  So let’s break it down… 1. “Totes” – I […]

Take Back Your Twitter Feed

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I love twitter. I was a somewhat late adopter signing up 5 years ago in December of 2009. When I first joined I was amazed at all the people I could chat with. People having twitter parties, tweet chats, learning the proper and improper use and overuse of hashtags. (#hashtagsaremyfavorite) But over time twitter became […]

Harnessing the Power of Wind

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Now, I have three boys, so talking about “wind power” induces a fit of giggles over here, but I’m going to let you get those giggles out now before we dive into the good stuff. All better? Good. Teaching my boys ways they can make environmentally-conscious decisions is something that has become just a part […]

#StirItUp with Marley Coffee

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Colorado is known for some pretty amazing companies. Some of my favorites are Udi’s, Chipotle and now, Marley Coffee. (Note all my favorites have to do with food and drink… hmmm) Marley Coffee recently invited myself and a few of my favorite bloggers to their headquarters in Denver to learn about them, their upcoming products […]

Christmas Light Viewing: A Guide to the Best of the Metro Area

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Did you know? Many historians believe the tradition of outdoor holiday lights began right here in Denver in 1914, with one D.D. Sturgeon (of Denver’s Sturgeon Electric Company) decking out his pine tree with electric lights into red and green paint, to bring his ill grandson some Christmas cheer.  Some of the best memories I have from […]

Bonefish Grill Gift Certificate for Coloradomoms.com Readers!

The Fresh Fish Experts at Bonefish Grill are continuing to celebrate the holiday season in a big way by offering a $10 gift to you and your readers now through December 30.   While you’re there, savor our decadent dishes from our new Colossal Winter Menu featuring favorites like Lobster Stuffed Shrimp with a creamy […]