Summer Favorites

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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Strawberry Tart with Chocolate Ganache and Mascarpone Cream

Strawberry Tart with Chocolate Ganache and Mascarpone Cream June 30, 2014

My (previously) all time favorite pie is very similar to this one. The original recipe is from a 1974 edition of Better Homes and Gardens (New Recipes). Made with a regular pie crust, I’ve changed it over time and added a layer of mascarpone cheese mixed with a bit of cream to put on top […]

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S’Mores Rice Krispie Treats

S'Mores Rice Krispie Treats June 25, 2014

This edition of Wayback Wednesday is a bit different. This recipe was not first published ‘Wayback When’ but it’s about S’Mores and talk about something that goes WAY back, they do. I’m sure I probably had S’mores treats with my family while growing up but for me the most significant remembrance I have was enjoying […]

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Summer Solstice Collins

Summer Solstice Collins June 20, 2014

The Summer Solstice marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day, this year on June 21 in the northern hemisphere. Even though the feeling of summer has already been present across the US for several weeks (with some really unusual cold stuff going on though) it doesn’t really start until Saturday […]

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Very Berry Iced Tea with Honey Mint Syrup

Very Berry Iced Tea with Honey Mint Syrup June 13, 2014

I was recently invited by the folks with Tetley USA to participate in an Iced Tea Contest celebrating National Iced Tea Month. Now I’m not much of a ‘contester‘ but with a very limited number of participants being invited, the carrot dangled in front of me that included a trip for two to London in the […]

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Curried Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Walnuts

Thumbnail image for Curried Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Walnuts June 10, 2014

I first had this Curried Chicken Salad at a networking event at a local Chamber of Commerce event that I attended several of years ago. It was so good, everyone wanted the recipe and now it’s a favorite of mine to use for leftover chicken. Along the way I’ve modified the original a bit with […]

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Lemon Basil Margarita

Lemon Basil Margarita June 6, 2014

It’s no tightly kept secret that I love margaritas. LOVE them. Something about the bite of tequila combined with citrus and some sweet and salty elements altogether make for one of my favorite cocktails. I have been making this margarita for years and it will probably always be my favorite but it’s not something that […]

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake and an iCoffee Coffeemaker Giveaway

Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake June 4, 2014

 I simply love regional and Junior League cookbooks; of course my favorites are those from Denver and St. Louis (my hometown) but over the years I’ve collected books from other cities too and seldom do the recipes disappoint. They are, after all, a collection of what someone has deemed the best to represent what a […]

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Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Goat cheese salad with raspberries. May 28, 2014

I’m sure I’m not alone in that I’ve put recipes on the blog and sort of forgot about them, am I? I like to make new things and that quest will too often mean something that deserves being made again goes lacking. This is a great example. On this ‘Wayback Wednesday’ I have to share […]

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The Bramble Cocktail – Gin, Blackberry and Lemon

The Bramble Cocktail - Gin, Blackberry and Lemon May 23, 2014

The Bramble cocktail is a gin-based drinkl that has apparently disappeared from the radar of many bartenders and home cocktail afficionados alike, which is a shame because it’s a fabulous drink when blackberries are in season. The herbaceous tones of the gin combined with tart lemon and blackberries, softened and sweetened a bit with simple […]

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad May 22, 2014

Memorial Day is almost here and while I’m as guilty as anyone about looking at it as a 3-day weekend that is the official start of summer which often includes pool openings, barbecue and picnics, however, this year the real significance of the holiday is particularly poignant for me. My father served in the Army […]

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