Summer Favorites

Sparkling Strawberry Sorbet

Sparkling Strawberry Sorbet August 22, 2014

Sometimes a girl just needs something quick. The phrase I might often use is ‘quick and dirty’ but nothing dirty about these. White sparkling wine with a strawberry sorbet. One of my favorite things. The sorbet is easy and an even be done without an ice cream maker but if you’re not in the mood? […]

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The BEST Meatloaf is Perfect for Sliders!

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I promised in my post earlier this week when I wrote about a Girls Nite In event that I hosted that I would post the recipe for the Meatloaf sliders that I served and I’m nothing if not a woman of my word! Except that really it’s ‘just’ a recipe for meatloaf. Seriously the best […]

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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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The Gimlet Cocktail

The Gimlet Cocktail August 15, 2014

As much as I really love making cocktails, especially when friends are coming over, I would be lying if I told you that I bought special fruit and spent a lot of time mixing up something unique on an everyday basis. I like the ‘occasional’ cocktail when I’m here by myself but even then I […]

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Bananas Foster Ice Cream with a Rum Drizzle and Toasted Pecans

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One of my favorite desserts of all time are Bananas Foster Crepes which is sort of  unusual because I’m not normally a banana fanatic; I can usually give or take banana bread even but something about the combination of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and rum sauteed bananas just does it for me. I usually save […]

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Favorite Summer Cocktails

Favorite Summer Cocktails August 8, 2014

I had some friends over to my home to bake with me on Tuesday; specifically to bake pies with me. Sandy was the more experienced pie baker so for her it was THE perfect pie crust; Ansh was here to make her first pastry crust pie. No novice to baking or cooking but pies were […]

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Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry Pie Bars August 6, 2014

My Grandma Bathe was the ‘pie’ Grandma. That was her forte and one of the many reasons I loved going to her house for holiday get togethers; she always had a wealth of pies making the sideboard in her dining room groan; made us kids groan too! I’ve inherited her rolling pin which I know […]

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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling August 4, 2014

This post wasn’t planned this morning. I was making some homemade cherry pie filling from cherries I had bought last week in preparation for making fresh cherry pie bars (for Wednesday!). I was on the phone with a friend, mentioned what I was doing and she begged me to share my recipe. No begging required! […]

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Texas Bourbon Punch With Pink Grapefruit and Mint

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I hope you didn’t miss my Inaugural Progressive Eats event; a new series I’m spearheading with a group of food blogging friends. We’re bringing back Progressive Dinners but in a virtual way so each month between the dozen of us we’ll have a host who chooses a theme and prepares the main course and then […]

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Perfect Pie Crust and a Fresh Cherry Pie

Perfect Pie Crust and a Fresh Cherry Pie July 23, 2014

What does that even mean; a Perfect Pie Crust? Until recently I wasn’t sure. I feel like I’ve spent years in search of what would be perfect for me and reminiscent of those my Grandma used to bake and yet they all fell short of expectations; it was that ‘flaky’ factor that remained forever elusive. […]

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Coors Beer Bread

Coors Beer Bread July 17, 2014

I’m bringing this post about Colorado Beer Bread out of archives today for one reason…I made this bread recently and when I decided I wanted to post about it I found I already had. Twelve years ago. No photos, just recipe. I have a lot of those from the days when I was simply keeping […]

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Perfect Meatballs

Perfect Meatballs July 15, 2014

For the majority of my life, the only meatballs that ever graced a plate in front of me probably came out of a can…or maybe were frozen and thrown into some sauce before serving. And that was OK; I wasn’t the one in charge and I didn’t know any different and somehow I survived. Until […]

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Blackberry Smash with Garrison Brothers Bourbon Whiskey

Blackberry Smash with Garrison Brothers Bourbon Whiskey July 11, 2014

I am regularly invited to come to an event in Denver to meet a restaurant owner or a cookbook author and most recently was invited to meet the owner of Garrison Brothers, a Texas Bourbon Whiskey distillery. While I enjoy these excursions; they are timely, even more so since I’ve moved 30 minutes further South […]

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Barbecued Baby Back Ribs with Two Sauces

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs with Two Sauces July 10, 2014

I’m a day late but that seems the routine lately. Weekends of yard work see my Monday posts delayed til Tuesday and now poor Wayback Wednesday escaped me too. Luckily Throwback Thursday is a universal given and I’ll just jump into that mix. I decided to route this post back again after an epiphany the […]

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Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup

Roasted Poblano Pepper and Fresh Corn Soup July 8, 2014

When I saw this Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup from Milk and Honey  that was posted in a Facebook group I belong to I knew it would find a way to my table. Not only did it sound fantastic but it was prophetic that I had just purchased both Poblano Peppers and Fresh Corn […]

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