KidZone at Taste of Colorado!

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    photo atasteofcolorado.com Taste of Colorado or, “The Taste” as we all know it, is a Labor Day tradition for Denver-ites. They’ve always been a mecca of free family entertainment and great food. We especially enjoy catching the nationally-known musicians. (EnVogue is going to be there this year! Total 90s flashback!) This year there’s […]

Food: Our Global Kitchen at History Colorado Center

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If you’ve never been to History Colorado Center, Denver’s newest museum, I highly suggest a visit. Located right by the State Capitol at 12th and Broadway, this amazing museum is chock full of hands-on exhibits and activities, taking you through Colorado’s heritage from the early Native American tribes who called it home, to the mining boom […]

Something for Everyone at Mile High Flea Market {#Giveaway}

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If you’re from Colorado or have lived here for very long, I’m sure you remember the old Mile High Flea Market: “open weekends and Wednesdays!” But how long has it been since you’ve visited?  The last time I was there was probably 15 years ago, at least! Long overdue. So my husband, myself, and our youngest […]

Not Your Typical Summer Camp: Cooking Techniques For Teens (and Grown Ups Too!)

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  If you’re a home cook who wants to improve your skills and learn some new ones, or a parent of a budding young chef, you’ll definitely want to check out the Home Cook classes from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.  Best known for their post-secondary career programs in culinary and pastry arts, Auguste Escoffier […]

Mother’s Day Deals For Mom

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Did you know that Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants across the U.S.? Apparently, if Mom isn’t cooking, nobody is!  Since the odds are pretty good that you’ll go out to eat this Sunday, here’s a list of area restaurants that are offering freebies, gifts, food/drink specials, or discounts as a […]

Tasty Tuesday: The Best Guacamole Ever {Chipotle Copycat!}

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I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to food. I love to taste fresh, real ingredients and I especially love when a dish is so perfectly and simply made that I can deconstruct it. It’s this special little talent of mine: the foodie equivalent of being able to play a piece of music […]

Tasty Tuesday: Craveable Cracker Combos with 34 Degrees {& a Giveaway!}

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Cheese and crackers are an easy, satisfying snack anytime of day and for any occasion.  They can be casual for after-school munching, or gussied up for a party. But do you pay much mind to what type of crackers you serve? I never did before, but I am going to start. Because crackers matter!  Recently, […]

Tasty Tuesday: Lemon Cornmeal Bundt Cake

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Easter is just a few days away, and I’ve been charged with bringing the dessert for our family’s celebration. Nothing says “Spring” to me, more than the bright, tart flavor of lemon. This cake is one of my family’s favorites: I get requests for it year round but especially in Spring and Summer. It’s very […]

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: Irish Ale Bread

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This bread is always a hit: it’s my Grandpa’s recipe and a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our family, but it is so quick and easy to make that it’s perfect for any time of year. It makes two decent sized loaves and it’s always gobbled up quickly!  It complements heavy meat dishes and stews […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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Next Tuesday just happens to be Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras! So for this week, we’re cooking it up Cajun style!  In doing my background research for this recipe, it occurred to me that there must be as many gumbo recipes as there are residents of Louisiana…and no one recipe is more “authentic” than another. […]

Tasty Tuesday: Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing and Dip

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Oh Greek Yogurt, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! We seriously go through tons of yogurt around our house, (which is why I have learned to make it from scratch, as I posted here: Homemade Yogurt ) One of my kids’ favorite things to munch on is fresh veggies and ranch […]

Tasty Tuesday: Honey Butter Sweet Rolls

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If you were a public school kid in the 80’s, you know that the only acceptable side item for a bowl of chili is a cinnamon roll. I can’t even imagine two things that make a better pair!  My daughter disagrees. She likes a particular steakhouse chain’s dinner rolls the best, and often asks if we […]

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: Carrot Cranberry Salad

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It’s so hard to get a variety of veggies on the table in the dead of winter. There just aren’t a lot of options! But this is an easy, fresh-tasting side dish that compliments lots of dinner, and looks bright and colorful, too. I adapted it from this Ellie Krieger recipe-hers called for mint, which […]