Tag Archives: dinner
dream dinners

I’m all about easy dinners. I get in a rut and end up either making the same 5 meals a week, or just grab Chipotle...

In this age of quick and easy accessibility to gourmet recipes and exotic ingredients, everyone can be a “foodie”. However, in my opinion a true foodie has a deep appreciation for comfort food–soul food–that is made from simple, everyday ingredients. Soul food isn’t pretentious. It doesn’t have a pedigree for each...

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photo credit: migle Is there anything quite as nice on a cold fall day than a delicious bowl of soup? I don’t...

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photo credit: Serene Vanoy OMG, you guys. I am SO SAD.  By now you know that when I’m not blogging, I moonlight...

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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...

photo credit: Chun Kit To I’m one of those girls who’s not afraid of a little fire. I love grilling, and I do it every chance I get. We’ve made pizzas on the grill, baked mac and cheese on the grill, baked cakes and bread, pot roasts…you name it. But hands down, my favorite thing to make (and my family’s favorite thing...

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I learned to cook for my family when I was pretty young–maybe 10? It’s been a passion of mine ever since. And...

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Paella. It sounds fancy, and it conjures up images of summer nights on a terazza somewhere on the Spanish coast. But in...

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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,...

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 of the most effortless to make. Because...

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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...

For Tasty Tuesday this week, I’m stepping out of my kitchen and into Chef Scott Parker’s kitchen. Every busy parent knows the weeknight song-and-dance, right? You’re tired, they’re starving. Your fridge is about as empty as your wallet, and so you cave and order take-out. Or maybe you schlep everyone to the nearest fast-casual...

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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....

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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...

baked potato soup

  Baked Potato Soup 2014-07-22 20:21:49 Serves 6 Write a review Save...

macandcheese

Homemade mac and cheese is probably one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! But it is a chore–it takes a lot of...

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 and just basically for food in general....

chickenchili

Isn’t soup season just the best? There is nothing easier than throwing a few ingredients into a big pot, adding some...

I’m told that when I was a real little kid, I loved Brussels sprouts. But only the way that my great-aunt made them which involved frying them in vast amounts of bacon fat. Turns out, she was way ahead of her time, because that’s a thing now. Gone are the days of boiled-till-they’re-gray, mushy, bitter, blah sprouts. When they’re...

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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...

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