Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

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It’s hard to believe with the lovely sunny days we’ve had lately, but pretty soon it will be what my husband and I call “Soup Weather”…that wet, foggy, cold, dark-by-5pm winter weather that just chills you to the bone. And there is nothing quite as warming to the body and soul, as a nice big […]

Tasty Tuesday: Vegetarian Savory Bean Burgers

Savory Bean Burgers

   Photo Credit Rooey202 I made these savory Bean Burgers for my kids recently, using chickpeas aka garbanzo beans. (you can really use almost any cooked bean-I’ve had very good results with Great Northern, Black, and Kidney beans as well) My 6 year old son overheard me say they were “chickpea” burgers, to which he […]

Tasty Tuesday: Farm-to-Table Cooking with Auguste Escoffier School

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Recently, I was invited to check out a Home Cook course at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, and I had such a tough time choosing. They offer a really wide variety of classes and all the sample menus sounded so delicious! But, I finally decided on their Spring Farm to Table class. […]

3 Must-Try Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

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Seriously, there is a whole DAY devoted to my favorite sandwich!?  Yes. Yes there is.  There are a few simple pleasures in life. Toasty, buttery bread with melted cheddar, maybe a slice of ham, dunked in a bowl of tomato soup is one of them. But for something different, here are three mouthwatering gourmet combos […]

Tasty Tuesday: Potato Sausage Skillet

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I found this recipe one night on a random Pinterest binge, and it has quickly become one of our family’s favorites. It’s fast, only a handful of ingredients most of which are staples, and it’s super filling and yummy. It calls for kielbasa, but I have made it multiple times with whatever sausage is on […]

Tasty Tuesday: Baked White Fish with Smoky Bacon-Tomato Relish

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Even though I don’t keep to the Lenten tradition of eating fish on Fridays anymore, I definitely enjoy the sales on seafood this time of year! I’m stocking up on individually frozen and wrapped fillets because it’s so easy to pull out exactly what I need from the freezer, thaw it quickly in a bowl […]

Tasty Tuesday: Balsamic BBQ Sauce

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We’re normally year-round grillers, but with the high winds and bitter cold lately, we’ve held off for a few months. So this sunny, mild weather made me want to clear the cobwebs out of the grill and fire it up! One of my favorite things to grill is chicken drumsticks. They’re cheap, fairly quick to […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crispy Fried Chicken Milanese

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“Milanese” refers to a style of cooking meat cutlets by pounding them thin, dredging them in a crunchy coating, and frying. It is so much faster than fried chicken, and because the cutlets are very thin they cook quickly, which means less time to absorb oil.  You can use this technique with any boneless meats […]

Tasty Tuesday: Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joes

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There are an awful lot of opinions on food in my house. Trying to get a dinner on the table that everyone will like and is somewhat healthy, in under 30 minutes? Quite the challenge. Add the weekday chaos to the equation-kids stressing over homework, little bro trying to watch his cartoons while big sisters […]

Tasty Tuesday: Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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  You know those nights where you’ve pretty much run out of ideas, time, and ingredients? Yeah, that was me the other night. OK, lots of nights.   Luckily I have a few absolutely fail-safe recipes that the whole family loves, and the ingredients are part of my “stash” that I always keep on hand. […]

Grilled Watermelon 3 Ways

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Yes, that’s right. I said watermelon. Grilled. I discovered this idea during a late night Pinterest binge, and I wrote it off because when it comes to watermelon, I’m a purist. (or so I thought…) No salt, no nuthin’. Just a big ol’ slice of ice cold fruit! But, I’m also a foodie with an […]