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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 […]

Campfire S’mores Bars

Campfire S’mores Bars

Camping isn’t camping without a roaring fire, and a fire isn’t complete without s’mores! I love roasting over an open fire, but here’s an easy way to enjoy all the goodness of s’mores from your kitchen. Golden-brown-slightly-charred marshmallows melt over rich chocolate ganache with a […]

Kale Slaw Salad

Kale Slaw Salad

This weekend is the official kickoff of picnic season! I’m so ready for windy morning hikes and hot afternoons by the creek. But be honest with me… are potluck picnics just hopelessly uncool now? Because I still love them. First of all, it’s time with friends but […]

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Any eggplant lovers out there? I’m a big fan of eggplant in Asian and Italian dishes, but rarely make the effort to cook it at home. Eggplant can be spongy and bitter if it’s not cooked correctly, but the sous vide makes perfect eggplant effortless! Using both […]

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 […]

Garlic Ginger Chili Oil

Garlic Ginger Chili Oil

Spoiler alert: homemade hot sauces are incredibly easy! Toasted sesame and fried garlic give a deep, nutty richness to this super-spicy oil. I call this an everything sauce because it goes on breakfast, lunch, and dinner – from eggs to spaghetti to salad dressing. It’s […]

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 […]