Mountain Cravings - Healthy(ish) Comfort Food

Eclipse Blackout Cheesecake

Eclipse Blackout Cheesecake

What are your plans for the total solar eclipse crossing the States? Hands down, this must be the most exciting Monday of the year! Are you driving to the path of totality for the pure experience, or are you super-lucky enough to live there, or […]

Italian Stuffed Jalapeños

Italian Stuffed Jalapeños

Here’s a recipe that I’ve made for years and come back to over and over! Roasted jalapeños stuffed with three kinds of cheese & sausage are a major winner for everyone who loves a little spiciness. Plus there are some vegetables too, so y’know – […]

Banh Mi Pork Burgers

Banh Mi Pork Burgers

This Monday is hitting me extra-hard with end-of-summer laziness. So many people are busy heading back to school and our town is filling up with college students again, but all I want to do is nap in the sunshine. (I’m only a few years out […]

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

The only downside to Colorado’s gloriously chilly fall weather right now – which I am loving – is that the two o’clock slump gets extra rough. It’s easy to power through that comfort-food craving when the sun is beating down, but something about overcast skies and wearing […]

Berry Yogurt Melon Bowls

Berry Yogurt Melon Bowls

I’m loving this slow roll into August, which here in Colorado means booming thunderstorms, bright-blue sunny skies, or the lightest of snow dustings on any given day. These mornings call for a loose, low-key, choose-your-own-adventure kind of breakfast. Adding granola, sliced almonds, or toasted coconut? […]

Peach & Basil Coconut Smoothie

Peach & Basil Coconut Smoothie

I can’t get enough of peach + basil this summer, it’s so fresh and bright! Colorado peaches are getting extra juicy and sweet so I’m packing them into every meal possible. After the amaaaaazing peach grilled cheese sandwiches with brie & basil, I had a handful […]

Make-Ahead Picnic Loaf Sandwiches

Make-Ahead Picnic Loaf Sandwiches

Hello friends! I know you’re smart, independent, capable people. You definitely don’t need anyone to tell you how to make a sandwich… you’ve been making sandwiches your whole life and it’s pretty dang easy. You already got this. So now that we’ve got that out […]

Curried Thai Egg Salad

Curried Thai Egg Salad

We’re at the lake this week for Kirk’s family reunion and the food situation has been goooood. Three kinds of sliders, baked potato bar, the very best browned butter chocolate chip cookies – this family eats in style and I absolutely love it. It’s hard, hungry […]

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats

Good morning! These cheesy potato boats are a great filling, hearty breakfast to start your day. Scooped-out baked potatoes stuffed with crumbled breakfast sausage are the perfect base for a runny egg & extra cheddar. Potatoes & sausage aren’t exactly the most photogenic fillings, but […]

DIY Hanging Wooden Frame

DIY Hanging Wooden Frame

Artwork generously provided by Modern Map Art. I only share products I truly love; all opinions are my own. Today I’m sharing something a little different! The toughest part of settling into our house has been decorating – sorting through the artwork that’s been hanging […]