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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

We’ve been loading spaghetti squash up with everything for easy low-carb dinners lately, so I had to share one of my favorites! Diced jalapeños for flavor and heat, crispy salty bacon bits, and (most importantly) three types of cheese make this creamy and so satisfying. I […]

French Onion Grilled Cheese

French Onion Grilled Cheese

Colorado’s winter-spring waltz has my food cravings all confused. With snow dusting the ground in the morning and hot shorts-ready sun in the afternoon, I don’t know if I want a big bowl of chili or a smoothie. These fit right in with cozy comfort food – melty […]

Irish Corned Beef Tacos

Irish Corned Beef Tacos

Kate, you might be thinking, corned beef season ended like two weeks ago. And yes, okay, I’m way late to the party on this one. But here’s my counter offer: corned beef is delicious, and it’s still on sale at my grocer, and why do we […]

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives

Last night I put all my favorite things in a skillet and magic happened. Chicken thighs are poached in red wine yet crispy on top, mushrooms and tomatoes and olives all melt together, and we only have to wash one pan! This barely misses the […]