Mountain Cravings - Healthy(ish) Comfort Food

Oktoberfeast: Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Oktoberfeast: Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Today I’m bringing you sweet, flaky apftelstrudel, the very best way to end Oktoberfeast! I still dream about the Bavarian strudel I ate at all hours of the day. Thin, flaky dough is brushed with melted butter, sprinkled with sugary toasted breadcrumbs, and topped with […]

Oktoberfeast: Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Oktoberfeast: Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Rotkohl may not be much to look at, but it’s one of my favorite cozy vegetable dishes! Red cabbage is slow-simmered with apple slices and sweet onion until everything marries together and turns bright purple. It’s a sweet & tart dish with lots of red […]

Oktoberfeast: Käsespätzle (Cheese Noodles)

Oktoberfeast: Käsespätzle (Cheese Noodles)

It took me exactly one day in Germany to discover a major love of spätzle! Spätzle are soft, pillowy egg noodles that are almost like dumplings, and if you haven’t tried them yet you need to fix that void in your food-life right away. My […]

Oktoberfeast: Schweinshaxe (Roasted Pork Knuckle)

Oktoberfeast: Schweinshaxe (Roasted Pork Knuckle)

I’m excited to announce that this week is all about creating an Oktoberfest feast! Every day this week I’ll share a Bavarian recipe, then on Friday I’ve got the ultimate guide to hosting your own Oktoberfest dinner party. It includes all the details like what […]

Orange Liqueur Brownie Bites

Orange Liqueur Brownie Bites

I have to admit, there’s nothing healthyish about these decadent fudgy brownies topped with rich ganache. I don’t think we can count the delicious orange zest in both the brownies and the creamy chocolate topping, and we definitely can’t count the orange liqueur spike, but […]

Campfire Cheesy Garlic Potatoes

Campfire Cheesy Garlic Potatoes

I’m still waiting for that super-crisp fall weather! Mornings are teasing me with a little chill, but our Colorado sun is still beating down hard during the day. This is perfect get-out-in-nature camping weather, and there’s nothing more soul-warming for me than completely disconnecting for a […]

Colorado Pork Green Chile

Colorado Pork Green Chile

If you’ve visited Colorado, you might have seen green chile on almost every menu in some form or another. Green chile stew trades tomatoes for tomatillos and beef for shredded pork, all slow-simmered and loaded with freshly roasted green chiles. These straightforward ingredients melt into […]

Vanilla Chai Cardamom Scones

Vanilla Chai Cardamom Scones

Starting this weekend I plan to wrap myself in all things cozy for the next, oh, eight months or so. Changing seasons always feels like a fresh start and there’s so many things to look forward to – right now, that’s oversized knit sweaters and […]

Summer’s End Tomato Salad

Summer’s End Tomato Salad

If you’re grilling out this weekend for Labor Day, you’ve got to add this tomato pomegranate salad to your cookout menu! It’s gloriously colorful and absolutely bursting with freshness, perfect alongside grilled meats. Fresh summertime tomatoes are coming to a close just as pomegranates are […]

Oatmeal Bourbon Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Bourbon Raisin Cookies

Of all the things that I love love love about our own home, having family come to visit is at the top. My dad rode his motorcycle across the country for the solar eclipse and then stayed with us for the week so I’ve been […]