Mountain Cravings - Healthy(ish) Comfort Food

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Potato Salad

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Potato Salad

This creamy potato salad was a huge hit at our Fourth party! Sometimes it’s these last-minute thrown-together dishes that come out the best. In all the party chaos I fell back into my bad pre-blog habits of not measuring or keeping track of what I […]

Peach Grilled Cheese with Brie & Basil

Peach Grilled Cheese with Brie & Basil

I smashed all of our summer loves together in one perfectly melty, gooey sandwich: soft brie + sweet juicy peaches + bright basil, finished off with a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of salt. We’re talking hands down one of the very best sandwiches I’ve ever […]

Boozy Cold Brew

Boozy Cold Brew

Happy almost-weekend! If you’re looking to step up your weekend brunch game, this cold brew steeped with whiskey is the best version of super-smooth, summery Irish coffee. Mimosas will always have a place at brunch, but if you’re hoping to actually do anything afterwards (other […]

Wild Rice Edamame Salad with Avocado Basil Dressing

Wild Rice Edamame Salad with Avocado Basil Dressing

This summer heat has me daydreaming about really good salads, which I can pretty confidently say is a first. Happily this wild rice and edamame salad checks off all of our summer dream ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella, edamame, and lick-the-spoon-delicious avocado-lemon-basil dressing! Sometimes a recipe idea just comes […]

Berry Kebabs with Honey Mascarpone

Berry Kebabs with Honey Mascarpone

Today is the summer solstice! Although the weather hasn’t seemed to care that this is the first official day of summer, I’m ready to roll straight into sultry dog days. An 800-square-foot house is the perfect reason to live outside as fully as possible and […]

Spiced Banana Pancakes with Cardamom Honey Syrup

Spiced Banana Pancakes with Cardamom Honey Syrup

Father’s Day doesn’t get enough brunch love, so these pancakes are a shoutout to my dad – he might not have taught me how to cook, but he definitely taught me how to eat! Spicy banana pancakes were his crowning achievement in the kitchen and […]

Turkish Mint Ayran

Turkish Mint Ayran

There’s no better way to beat the heat than with a tall, ice-cold glass of refreshing ayran! Frothy, minty, and just a tiny bit salty, ayran is here for every too-hot afternoon and too-spicy dinner. Anyone tried Turkish ayran before? I just discovered it a […]

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Tacos are my runner-up love language, second only to burritos – good thing breakfast burritos are our official unofficial food of Colorado so we can eat them aaaaall day! Taco bars are perfect for summer, not too heavy and quick to throw together. Tequila & […]

Frozen Coconut Mojitos

Frozen Coconut Mojitos

June means we’re in the full swing of barbeques and glacier-cold creek swimming and sunset drinks on the patio! The afternoon sun is so intense in the mountains that I swear I burn a little bit more every day. I’ve been blending up all sorts […]

Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese Pizza

Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese Pizza

Let’s just slow down and savor these beautiful words: jalapeño. bacon. cream cheese. pizza. Yep, this is definitely all kinds of good. Summertime is 100% meant for eating outside, but Colorado’s afternoon thunderstorms are still hitting hard and heavy right before dinner. Since we aren’t all […]