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LAVENDER LEMONADE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

LAVENDER LEMONADE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

Happy July everyone!  June was cold up in our neck of the woods, but the temps are in the 80's now and it finally feels like summer in Colorado.  We've been busy with lots of home projects, and at the end of the day I love to relax on the deck with a drink and listen...

THAI CUCUMBER SALAD

THAI CUCUMBER SALAD

I'm always looking for ways to eat healthier and add low-calorie vegetable dishes to our meals, and cucumbers seems to be a family favorite of ours.  We've played around with our Thai Cucumber Salad a lot and I think we've finally got it just right!  With hot summer...

STRAWBERRY MARGARITA POPSICLES

STRAWBERRY MARGARITA POPSICLES

Raise your hand if you like popsicles.... okay now raise your hand if you like tequila!!  If you raised your hand twice keep on reading.  Remember I've been having summer vibes this week, first with my coconut lime body scrub, and now this.  So what better time to...

ASIAN SESAME SALMON

ASIAN SESAME SALMON

My son's favorite meal growing up was salmon, hands down.  Every meal he ever requested was salmon, in fact it's hard to remember a time when he didn't order salmon at a restaurant.  The kid was obsessed, and still to this day it's probably his favorite meal.  So...

10 FREEZER HACKS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

10 FREEZER HACKS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Last week I was drinking my morning coffee and planning my blog posts.  I use my emotions, the seasons, and my life at home for inspiration, and that's when it hit me...my freezer tips!  Having a fully stocked freezer with the ingredients I commonly need is such a...

ROASTED CARROTS WITH PARSLEY & THYME

ROASTED CARROTS WITH PARSLEY & THYME

I'll be honest I've never been much of a fan when it comes to cooked carrots.  I always found the texture too mushy and the flavor lacking.  Then one day I learned you could roast them and my world changed.  This roasted carrots with parsley and thyme recipe is...

PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS

PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS

Hey friends I'm back!  I really needed some time to decompress over Spring Break.  We have some huge changes coming into our life, but I'm not quite ready to discuss them on the blog because we're still working out some kinks.  I'll announce soon what's been going on...

PORT WINE CHOCOLATE PECAN PARFAITS

PORT WINE CHOCOLATE PECAN PARFAITS

Hello loves, I'm sharing my favorite dessert today!  I actually meant to get this recipe out sooner, but wow it is hard to photograph ice cream.  I mean everything will look good, and I'll blink and it's a melted puddle!  I think we finally got it though.  I made...

BAKED SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

BAKED SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

We had a party over the weekend, well kinda... I made my favorite spinach artichoke dip,  we drank some wine, and did our taxes.  Hey, when you're over 40 that's a party!  I'm not sure what I'm more excited about, the fact that we finished our taxes or that I got to...

DETOX PUREED VEGETABLE SOUP

DETOX PUREED VEGETABLE SOUP

I'm so excited to ring in the New Year at the Stanley Hotel New Year's Eve Ball tonight.  Hopefully we'll get some good photos I can put up on the blog soon, but for now let's talk DETOX...it's not even January 1st yet and I'm so ready to get healthy.  I really...

SLOW COOKER HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING

SLOW COOKER HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING

It's winter time, and who doesn't love a good cup of rich hot chocolate?  Did you know it can get even better though?  How about the richness of chocolate in a warm pudding texture topped with some marshmallow gooey goodness?  Are you sold yet?  What if I said you...

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BROWNIES

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BROWNIES

It's a week until Christmas and I hope it's not just me freaking out!  Just when I think I have everything covered all these last minute to do things pop up, and one of those things, it always seems, involves baking.  I enjoy spending time in the kitchen and baking...

BANANA STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE

BANANA STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE

Any banana bread fans out there?  I'm thinking probably so, this is the best time of year for baking and if you like banana bread you will absolutely LOVE this banana streusel coffee cake.  I've been making this delicious cake for years, almost my entire marriage, and...

BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON SPICED NUTS

BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON SPICED NUTS

Oh how I love spiced nuts this time of year!  It took me a little bit to recover from Thanksgiving but I'm back in the spirit of cooking and baking.  So I thought I would share my Brown Sugar Cinnamon Spiced Nuts recipe.  It's a great indulgent treat and you can whip...

RECIPES

LAVENDER LEMONADE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

LAVENDER LEMONADE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

Happy July everyone!  June was cold up in our neck of the woods, but the temps are in the 80's now and it finally feels like summer in Colorado.  We've been busy with lots of home projects, and at the end of the day I love to relax on the deck with a drink and listen...

THAI CUCUMBER SALAD

THAI CUCUMBER SALAD

I'm always looking for ways to eat healthier and add low-calorie vegetable dishes to our meals, and cucumbers seems to be a family favorite of ours.  We've played around with our Thai Cucumber Salad a lot and I think we've finally got it just right!  With hot summer...

STRAWBERRY MARGARITA POPSICLES

STRAWBERRY MARGARITA POPSICLES

Raise your hand if you like popsicles.... okay now raise your hand if you like tequila!!  If you raised your hand twice keep on reading.  Remember I've been having summer vibes this week, first with my coconut lime body scrub, and now this.  So what better time to...

ASIAN SESAME SALMON

ASIAN SESAME SALMON

My son's favorite meal growing up was salmon, hands down.  Every meal he ever requested was salmon, in fact it's hard to remember a time when he didn't order salmon at a restaurant.  The kid was obsessed, and still to this day it's probably his favorite meal.  So...

10 FREEZER HACKS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

10 FREEZER HACKS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Last week I was drinking my morning coffee and planning my blog posts.  I use my emotions, the seasons, and my life at home for inspiration, and that's when it hit me...my freezer tips!  Having a fully stocked freezer with the ingredients I commonly need is such a...

ROASTED CARROTS WITH PARSLEY & THYME

ROASTED CARROTS WITH PARSLEY & THYME

I'll be honest I've never been much of a fan when it comes to cooked carrots.  I always found the texture too mushy and the flavor lacking.  Then one day I learned you could roast them and my world changed.  This roasted carrots with parsley and thyme recipe is...

PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS

PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS

Hey friends I'm back!  I really needed some time to decompress over Spring Break.  We have some huge changes coming into our life, but I'm not quite ready to discuss them on the blog because we're still working out some kinks.  I'll announce soon what's been going on...

PORT WINE CHOCOLATE PECAN PARFAITS

PORT WINE CHOCOLATE PECAN PARFAITS

Hello loves, I'm sharing my favorite dessert today!  I actually meant to get this recipe out sooner, but wow it is hard to photograph ice cream.  I mean everything will look good, and I'll blink and it's a melted puddle!  I think we finally got it though.  I made...

BAKED SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

BAKED SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

We had a party over the weekend, well kinda... I made my favorite spinach artichoke dip,  we drank some wine, and did our taxes.  Hey, when you're over 40 that's a party!  I'm not sure what I'm more excited about, the fact that we finished our taxes or that I got to...

DETOX PUREED VEGETABLE SOUP

DETOX PUREED VEGETABLE SOUP

I'm so excited to ring in the New Year at the Stanley Hotel New Year's Eve Ball tonight.  Hopefully we'll get some good photos I can put up on the blog soon, but for now let's talk DETOX...it's not even January 1st yet and I'm so ready to get healthy.  I really...

SLOW COOKER HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING

SLOW COOKER HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING

It's winter time, and who doesn't love a good cup of rich hot chocolate?  Did you know it can get even better though?  How about the richness of chocolate in a warm pudding texture topped with some marshmallow gooey goodness?  Are you sold yet?  What if I said you...

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BROWNIES

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BROWNIES

It's a week until Christmas and I hope it's not just me freaking out!  Just when I think I have everything covered all these last minute to do things pop up, and one of those things, it always seems, involves baking.  I enjoy spending time in the kitchen and baking...

BANANA STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE

BANANA STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE

Any banana bread fans out there?  I'm thinking probably so, this is the best time of year for baking and if you like banana bread you will absolutely LOVE this banana streusel coffee cake.  I've been making this delicious cake for years, almost my entire marriage, and...

BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON SPICED NUTS

BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON SPICED NUTS

Oh how I love spiced nuts this time of year!  It took me a little bit to recover from Thanksgiving but I'm back in the spirit of cooking and baking.  So I thought I would share my Brown Sugar Cinnamon Spiced Nuts recipe.  It's a great indulgent treat and you can whip...


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