Barbecue

Sour Cream and Bacon Potato Salad

Sour Cream and Bacon Potato Salad June 25, 2015

The first cookbook that was ever really mine was ‘The Better Homes and Gardens ‘New’ Cookbook’ published sometime in the 70’s. It was and remains a great primer with some basic information for all cooks including weights and measure and substitutions but by today’s standards it would most likely earn nary a consideration by many […]

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Canyon Creek Burger from Ted’s Montana Grill

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Last month when I visited Ted’s Montana Grill in the Denver Tech Center, I shared that experience here. Everything we sampled was SO good and the incredible hamburger I had for lunch left an indelible impression; The Canyon Creek Burger. Ted’s serves this burger using either bison or beef and I won’t deny; bison may […]

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon

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This post today was not the sort that was well planned and thought out with special ingredients purchased so that I could make something delectable that I knew I would want to share. No, it was pretty much what happens all too often around here…what’s in the fridge that I can use to make something […]

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Jack Honey Sweetened Blackberry Tea

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Last week when I had to post a cocktail for the Belmont stakes, I promised today would be a sweetened tea with bourbon concoction honoring my pal Lana from the South (not south Denver, nope…GEORGIA!). I knew I wanted to combine sweet tea with some Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Liqueur. If not familiar with this […]

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Smoked Chicken with Chipotle, Peach and Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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The theme for this week’s Food Network #SummerSoiree is chicken. I do love chicken and actually made a new dish yesterday I’ll be sharing soon but today I wanted to bring something out of the archives. Two years might not seem like a long time but in blog world it is and many of my […]

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Caramel Banana Pie with Bourbon

Caramel Banana Pie with Bourbon June 2, 2015

A good friend of mine, Lana with the blog Never Enough Thyme, is heading into back surgery today and I’ve offered to help her out a bit. Well, actually several of her friends have. Lana belongs to a group I started almost a year ago called Progressive Eats. It’s a modern day version of the […]

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Root Beer Baked Beans

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Memorial Day was pretty low key here; I wanted more than anything to get in some gardening time after meeting a friend for coffee in the morning. Still, I thought I would wheel out the smoker and make this recipe for Smoked Chicken with Chipotle, Peach and Bourbon Barbecue Sauce and see who on the […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail from The Preakness

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Everyone associates mint juleps and the Kentucky Derby, but with the Preakness race coming up this weekend I thought it was time to also share ‘the’ signature cocktail for these stakes too, the Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail. The Black-Eyed Susan is billed as the “Official Drink of the Preakness.” It does seem that the term ‘official’ […]

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Authentic Cubano Sandwich

Authentic Cubano Sandwich April 21, 2015

Have you seen the movie ‘Chef’ (Jefe) with Jon Favreau?  I seldom go to the movies; preferring to wait until they are available at home but my friend Jane and I decided to go out and about one afternoon a couple of months ago and our plans included a movie and dinner afterwards so we […]

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Caramelized Garlic, Spinach and Mushroom Tart

Caramelized Garlic, Spinach and Mushroom Tart April 14, 2015

I used to regularly make recipes from the pages of Bon Appetit Magazine, most often from their RSVP section where they share restaurant recipes requested by their readers. But I’ve gotten out of that habit; mostly because I have yet to catch up with the pile of magazines I didn’t get to when I was […]

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Guinness Float with Irish Cream Ice Cream

Guinness Float March 13, 2015

Ready to get your Irish on? Here’s a fun twist that will liven up any party! If you’ve never had a Guinness Float well, I was with you until the other day. It’s been something I’ve wanted to try but still had a bit of trepidation about mixing beer, chocolate and ice cream. I’m not […]

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Brown Sugar, Rosemary and Cayenne Candied Red Walnuts

Brown Sugar, Rosemary and Cayenne Candied Walnuts October 27, 2014

For too many years I only used walnuts because, well, because I don’t know why to be honest. I never loved them; thinking they had an inherent bitterness that bothered me and since I loved pecans I would often just substitute them for walnuts when making something and I never heard a rallying cry from […]

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Creamy Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup

Creamy Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup September 30, 2014

It’s hard to believe we’re in our third month of ‘Progressive Eats’ and I hope you’re enjoying both this trip down memory lane with our virtual Progressive Dinners but are also visiting some great blogging friends of mine during the process. I’ve seen so many wonderful dishes and today is no different. Milisa, the gal […]

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Peach Melba Pavlova with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Peach Melba Pavlova with Bourbon Caramel Sauce August 26, 2014

This time of year I always find myself determined to stay in my Summer bubble, unwilling to acknowledge that another season is biting at Summer’s heels and wanting to enjoy every last minute with friends; especially outside as the sweltering heat starts to wane and days are almost perfect. Whether we convene on my patio, […]

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Ottolenghi Tomato Salad and More for a Girls Nite In

Ottolenghis Tomato, Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad August 18, 2014

I love having a group of my girlfriends over for good food, great cocktails and some time to relax and gab to our hearts content with no significant others or children in the mix. I’ve typically held a Girls Nite In like this every year for as many as I can remember except for last […]

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