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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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gorgonzola Steak Bites

Gorgonzola Steak Bites

Last weekend we went to a wedding that was the most beautiful, joyous celebration of love. This also happened to be my soul sister’s wedding, on my birthday, to a truly wonderful man – so it really couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Their […]

Steamed Artichokes with Creamy Garlic Butter

Steamed Artichokes with Creamy Garlic Butter

Artichokes have to be the most intimidating, least intuitive veggie for a first-time attempt. They take a little work to eat, but that’s somehow part of their weird charm – you have to earn the sweet, tender heart at the center. These prickly little guys […]

Fig & Prosciutto Bruschetta

Fig & Prosciutto Bruschetta

Hello, new brunch favorite for the next forever! These bruschetta are seriously sweet-salty, creamy-crunchy perfection! We’re layering toasted baguette slices with tangy-sweet fig butter + smooth, creamy mascarpone + salty prosciutto, with a big shake of freshly cracked pepper on top. Every single time I’ve walked into […]

Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Savory cookies kinda feel like cheating… mostly because I can eat them a whole handful at a time like crackers. No sugar! They’re practically good for you! Right? Right! Think goldfish-cheddar-cracker meets sweet-spicy-jelly meets the easiest five-ingredient thumbprint cookie. These make me want to invite […]

Currywurst Bites

Currywurst Bites

Let’s talk about street food: I’m completely obsessed. It’s a little bite of the local culture wrapped up to eat right away! With zero fear of outside germs (immune boosters!) it’s the best way to jump right in to local food. Which is everything I’m about […]

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine

I’m completely obsessed with this poutine! This puts an Indian spin on the dish, layering saucy chicken tikka masala and fresh paneer cheese over extra-crispy sweet potato fries – I’m in love. The sweetness of the fries, the spicy of the tikka masala sauce, and […]