Tasty Tuesday: Crunchy Parmesan Chicken

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This recipe is an old favorite, and has made the rounds on Pinterest and in magazines for years. It’s the perfect go-to recipe to keep in your back pocket, because it uses just a few pantry staples and fresh chicken breasts. The chicken bakes quickly at a high temp, so it remains juicy inside while […]

Tasty Tuesday: Creme di Caffe

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You all know we LOVE our coffee here at Colorado Moms. And I’m hard-core–doesn’t matter how hot it is outside, I pretty much always like a fresh brewed cuppa in the morning. On warm summer evenings, though, sometimes I do crave a more refreshing, cold dose of caffeine!  My little sister moved to Rome a […]

Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

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This is one of those recipes that takes me right back to childhood summers. My mom woud help us whip up a batch of these cookies first thing in the morning, and by lunch time they were ready to munch! They’re chocolatey, chewy, and the best part is they don’t ever have to go in the […]

Tasty Tuesday: Lavender Lemonade

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I LOOOOOOVE the smell and taste of lavender. Not the soapy, fake scent added to bath and body products, the fresh, grassy, floral essence of the real deal. I grow it in my flower beds to attract polinators like bees and butterflies, and I cut the flowers for drying and storing. It’s a nice addition to […]

Tasty Tuesday: A New Spin on S’mores!

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I’m sure you’ve detected the smell of woodsmoke outside in the evenings lately, coming from a nearby fire pit! The backyard fire places have really grown in popularity, and with good reason. There’s something about a warm fire on a cool evening that just beckons everyone to cozy up and enjoy good conversation, ghost stories, […]

Tasty Tuesday: Beer Braised Carne Adovada

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For Cinco De Mayo, I wanted to replicate one of my very favorite menu items from one of my very favorite taco joints. Comida, with locations in RiNo and Longmont and a roving, hot pink taco truck named Tina, absolutely nails the street taco concept. While they have over a dozen different, creative tacos, gorditas, […]

Tasty Tuesday: Asian Peanut Noodles

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Photo credit: Geoff Peters   Recently, I was challenged by my friend Brooke Wagner of Denver’s KDVR Fox 31 and Good Day Colorado, to come up with a meal that could be made for under $5. Well luckily, thrifty is my middle name! This is one of my family’s favorite dinners and it’s also one […]

Tasty Tuesday: Pan Seared Sesame Green Beans

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So, whenever I go out for happy hour with my girlfriends we love to order those fried green beans. They’re so crunchy and snack-able, and they go so well with beer and cocktails! But I always feel like crap when I eat stuff like that–and no, it’s not a hangover. Greasy, fried foods mess with […]

Tasty Tuesday: Five-Ingredient Taco Spaghetti

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My middle kid–she’s only eleven but she stands a full 2 inches taller than me at 5 foot 7. And she eats. All. The. Time. It’s like a hobby for her. She also happens to be my pickiest eater, and is a typical “don’t touch me” moody adolescent. So when I made this dish and […]

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, […]

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 […]