Tag Archives: Recipes
The only mango salsa recipe you'll ever need

I love the seasons in Colorado. I love that every time I’m just about to get tired of one, something new starts...

Deliciously boozy bourbon brown sugar shakes

My kids love milkshakes. In fact, they made so many milkshakes and smoothies last summer, their aunt and uncle bought them...

Prickly Pear Mojito

If I were the betting type, I’d guess that you’ve got prickly pears in your neighborhood. Here in our high-desert...

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Ever wander the produce aisle and find strange looking, colorful veggies that look tempting but you’re not sure what...

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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  I try to limit the number of activities my kids are in, to keep the schedule managable. But with three of them and...

Hillshire Snacking small plates

Moms these days are super busy! I don’t have to tell you that. I have work deadlines and meetings, my oldest has a...

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When I was a kid, my favorite teacher worked evenings and summers at our neighborhood Mexican restaurant. (that’s a...

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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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Deviating a bit (OK, a LOT) from my usual healthy recipes, and sharing this super fun and edible craft that my kids learned...

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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...

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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...

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...

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 oven. Just a few short minutes on the stovetop to melt...

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 teas, baths, homemade body scrubs, warm...

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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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I’m sure you’ve detected the smell of woodsmoke outside in the evenings lately, coming from a nearby fire pit!...

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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,...

I was combing through all my old recipes a few days ago,and in the piles of handwritten scrap papers and magazine cut outs, I found a piece of torn notebook paper with driving directions scribbled on it. Wherever the directions led was pretty far on the opposite side of Denver from me, so it took me a few minutes to recall why I had written them down....