Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate with Amaretto

Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate with Amaretto January 27, 2015

It’s Progressive Eats time; when 11 of my food blogging buddies get together with me for our monthly adventure when we share our dishes for a meal with a theme. This month our newest member, Susan Pridmore from the blog The Wimpy Vegetarian, wanted to host a Weekend Ski Party. Of course Susan decided that […]


Slow Cooker Sweet, Spicy and Sticky Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy and Sticky Chicken Wings January 26, 2015

Even though the Broncos did not make it through the playoffs (damn, why didn’t WE think of Deflategate?), I’ll still be gathering with friends to watch (listen) to the game. Once it’s not my team it becomes an opportunity to get together but gabbing with friends and eating some good food will be higher on […]


Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

Thumbnail image for Blood Orange Cosmopolitan January 23, 2015

My apologies and I hope you will forgive me. For what? I lied. When I mentioned last week that the only two things that make me happy in winter were pomegranates and cranberries I made a glaring omission. How could I have forgotten blood oranges? I promise, it was a mistake to have left them […]


Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods with Brown Sugar and Cayenne Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods with Brown Sugar and Cayenne Glaze January 21, 2015

I first published this post almost 5 years ago, back when I was still just putting some recipes online and maybe taking a quick snap with a small point and shoot camera. Terrible photos (For which I apologize almost constantly in comments). Of an absolutely fantastic appetizer;  one just meant for football games or barbecues […]


Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Honey Glaze

Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Honey Glaze January 19, 2015

A couple of  years ago I participated in a burger event in Denver that was sponsored by Tillamook Cheese. D Bar Desserts (now D Bar Denver) was one of the participating restaurants that were putting a unique ‘burger’ on their menu for a week that used Tillamook in the preparation and they invited a group […]


Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita January 16, 2015

If pomegranates and cranberries are only synonymous with the holidays I’m in big trouble. I’m still buying them and even more importantly still loving them. They are two of the things I look most forward to each winter; dare I say they might be the only reasons? :) I recently made this Spinach, Pomegranate and […]


Heath Bar Rice Krispie Treats

Heath Bar Rice Krispie Treats January 15, 2015

I’ve been asked by several people over the years, ‘What kind of food blog do you have?’ expecting that I must focus on a particular niche. Is it gourmet or vegetarian or well, any other number of designations? And I couldn’t provide a definitive answer. Because I really don’t have one. Although I am often […]


Sausage and Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread

Sausage and Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread January 12, 2015

I spent weeks mulling over this recipe, trying to decide exactly what ingredients to use and how to make them all work together OR I cleaned out the fridge and had some things I needed to use or lose? If you guessed the later, you win! I should really create a new section on this […]


Smoked Gouda Stuffed Cheese Bread

Smoked Gouda Stuffed Cheese Bread January 10, 2015

I know…it’s Saturday. Not a day I normally post a recipe but somehow this week got away from me and I found myself a day off. Those holiday weekends do that to me and all week I found myself a bit discombobulated. I was working on this post this past Wednesday when sometime midday I […]


Winter Citrus Mojito

Winter Citrus Mojito January 9, 2015

I say I don’t mind the seasons in Colorado but that’s really a bit of a stretch. I LOVE spring through fall; the low humidity and typically pleasant temps make for comfortable days and cool nights in this land at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. But winter is another story. I will suffer through […]


Honey Sriracha Chicken with Lime

Honey Sriracha Chicken with Lime January 6, 2015

I took a leap of faith last year when I decided to try making Sesame Chicken in my slow cooker. Especially since it has a crunchy coating and I love that crunchy component. BUT we loved it and all things considered; the ease of preparation combined with so many less calories and it’s become a […]


Best Cocktails for Celebrations – Readers Choice

Best Cocktails for New Year's Celebrations December 31, 2014

A lot of people in the blogging world do year end ‘Best of” lists; most often culminated from posts they have done that garnered a lot of traffic in the previous year. So I’m thinking there have been plenty of suggestions for good eats that have passed by in the last couple of days or […]


Spinach, Prosciutto and Pomegranate Salad

Spinach, Prosciutto and Pomegranate Salad December 30, 2014

I don’t publish many salads on my blog but right now, like many of you I’m sure, I’m over the sweetsfest that are the holidays. When it was time to select the type of dish I wanted to make from the Mediterranean Feast options offered by our hostess Megan from Stetted for this month’s Progressive […]


Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler

Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler for New Years Eve December 26, 2014

I could wax poetic about how much I love celebrating New Years but the truth is I’m more like my neighbor Sam. When mentioning  another neighborly get together for New Years we thought a French celebration would be nice and by that I mean on France’s time zone so we can be done by 4pm! […]


Cranberry Cake with Warm Butter Rum Sauce and Sugared Cranberries

Cranberry Cake with Warm Butter Sauce and Sugared Cranberries December 22, 2014

Still looking for that perfect Christmas dessert? I think I may be able to help! I have so many old recipes in the archives of pages I’ve saved from when this blog was just a simple website; I keep thinking one day I will get them all included but truthfully that gargantuan task will most […]