Appetizers

Leek and Bacon Quiche and a Collection of Savory Pies

Leek and Bacon Quiche March 2, 2014

I’ve been in love with quiche forever; some say it’s out of fashion but I don’t agree or at least not with me! How could something so good not be loved by everyone? Introduced to me in my 20′s as Quiche Lorraine by Alma, an older woman who lived near me and it was love […]

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Sriracha Crunch Chex Mix – Some Like it Hot for the Super Bowl!

Sriracha Crunch Chex Mix January 27, 2014

It’s no secret I’ve had a terrible difficult year; I mean really, come on. Selling my home of 27 tears, moving twice, daughter with cancer, building a house, my dad’s passing. You know those tests they have for how life events affect you physically? That I am alive should be cause for celebration! All kidding […]

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Caramel Apple and Toasted Walnut Brie – An Easy and Delicious Appetizer

Caramel Apple and Toasted Walnut Brie - An Easy and Delicious Appetizer December 11, 2013

What a week! Yesterday was my birthday and I did a walk through on my new home. It’s my gift to me for every birthday and Christmas yet to come but maybe not this Christmas. They promised I would be in before Christmas but it’s looking a bit iffy; seems inspectors run at their own […]

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A Perfect Pair – Stuffed Mushrooms and Masi Campofiorin Wine

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As many of you must know because I whine talk about it all the time, I’m FINALLY anticipating a move soon. Right smack dab in the middle of the biggest holiday of the year. The one I love the most too. I love the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season and worry that […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Ricotta and Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Ricotta and Toasted Walnuts December 3, 2013

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in a luncheon at The Seasoned Chef Cooking School in Denver that was  hosted by the folks who own Epicurean Butter; another local Denver company. Epicurean had brought in Chef Julius Russell to prepare several dishes using their product to introduce it to local food writers, […]

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Best Cranberry Sauce I’ve Ever Made…has some Booze of Course!

The Best Fresh Cranberry Sauce...has Orange Liqueur! November 27, 2013

Seriously it really is the best…and I’ve made a LOT of cranberry sauces. It’s the one thing I like to do differently every year for the holidays. Mostly because it’s so easy to make (I am definitely in the ANTI-CAN group; never loved it and never will!) but also because I think it’s really versatile. […]

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Low Country Shrimp Dip Appetizer with Parrano Cheese

Low Country Shrimp Dip Appetizer with Parrano Cheese November 25, 2013

In the midst of all of the holiday preparations I find myself immersed in two big moves. My Thanksgiving holiday is going  to be anything but a holiday this year and I’m sure I’m not alone. My daughter Emily is moving to North Carolina for a new job and they want her there and in […]

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Football, Game Day Favorites and a Hatch Green Chile Relleno Casserole

Football, Game Day Favorites and a Hatch Green Chile Relleno Casserole October 2, 2013

First there is something I feel I must say: I used to love watching football with friends…it’s not just about the game but the camaraderie, the fun of some silly and meaningless bets and of course…the food! But my team went through a spell and it wasn’t a good one. A bad head coach, some […]

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Red Pepper, Poblano, Jalapeno and Honey Lime Sauce

Red Pepper, Poblano, Jalapeno, Honey and Lime Sauce September 18, 2013

I was reminded when I was making this sauce with red bell peppers, poblano and jalapeno peppers as a topping for pork recently what a huge leap of faith it was the first time I made it. As you know if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, I have a huge, big, […]

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Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa July 15, 2013

I’ve got a confession to make though I’m not sure my readers are the ones I should be asking forgiveness from. I made this batch of Watermelon Salsa and I almost ate the whole dang thing. I am not lying. This green pepper hater actually made a batch of something with jalapenos combined with red, […]

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Burrata, Chili Oil and More…from Frank Bonanno

Burrata, Chili Oil and More...from Frank Bonanno May 15, 2013

I was one of the lucky few invited last fall to join a group of local food bloggers and attend an intimate dinner at one of Chef Frank Bonanno’s wildly popular Denver restaurants, Luca D’Italia, to sample some of the recipes from their new icookbook, The Luca D’Italia Cookbook. Filled with recipes for family style […]

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Citrus and Vanilla Bean Butter from the book ‘Flavored Butters’ by Lucy Vaserfirer

Citrus and Vanilla Bean Butter from the book 'Flavored Butters' by Lucy Vaserfirer May 7, 2013

This was a tough assignment for sure; this reviewing of a book all about compound butters. First there was the huge effort of deciding sweet or savory…that was almost unfair so I decided to try both before making a decision. One savory version using caramelized onions was terrific; we used it on baked potatoes and […]

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Hot and Spicy Schoolyard Shrimp

Hot and Spicy Indian Shrimp March 25, 2013

My friend Ansh with the blog Spice Roots is guest posting for me today; I’m in the thick of packing and stressed to the max about getting everything done so having friends help with some posts has been a huge relief. I met Ansh when she joined a local food blogger group I had started […]

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Bacon, Jalapeno, Red Onion and Cream Cheese Makes the Best Pizza!

Bacon, Jalapeno, Red Onion and Cream Cheese Pizza February 25, 2013

I think this combination of bacon, jalapeno and red onion accentuated with dollops of cream cheese is my current favorite of all time. I’m not kidding. I’m not a pizza aficionado by any means either so I would agree that I’ve not done a thorough study or comparison but this pizza won me over big. […]

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I Missed National Margarita Day?

National Margarita Day February 23, 2013

Well, not really missed it but I’ve heard from enough folks to know they sort of expected a margarita post from me yesterday. Oops! I had to make a choice and thought an Oscar Cocktail needed to happen instead for The Friday Cocktail. Besides, we really need to start a movement to change this day. […]

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