Micheladas Recipe: a Mexican Cocktail Recipe


The hard drive on my laptop went belly up this week. Died quickly in my arms, I don’t believe it suffered. There wasn’t any warning that it was sick. One minute the screen saver was frolicking and the next minute everything went black. Several attempts to recesitate by powering on and off  failed. We even called in the finest surgeon in

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Hazelnut Chicken Sausage, Oregon Food and Wine


  Oregon inspired Hazelnut Chicken Sausage resting in a red pepper cream sauce. More about that later in this post, but first let’s talk Oregonese. Please don’t tell Colorado…but I’m having a love affair with Oregon. Look at this Oregon inspired hazelnut sausage snuggled against cranberry tangerine chutney, two over easy eggs and a nice big fluffy

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Ajiaco – Columbian Potato and Chicken Stew


  Plain and simple…I love soups and they’re popping up on blogs and food sites everywhere right now. So many soups are being made that I swear you could walk outside and smell the savory seasonings wafting across America.   I read somebody’s blog who had made an oriental soup and commented that “it was the best

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Smoky Pimento Cheese Spread


Looking for a great little cracker and dip idea to impress your football watching guests this weekend?  Take a look at this one. I think I tried bottled Pimento Cheese Spread once and promptly filed it in the “didn’t like” section of my mental food file. When Larry over at Big Dude’s Eclectic Ramblings posted his wife Bev’s Homemade Pimento

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Kraut Burgers and Berry Patch Farms

Kraut Burger

A mid-day field trip to Brighton found us eating Kraut Burgers for lunch and exploring a wonderful certified organic farm.  Let’s take a look. With my friend Marla as tour guide, Kirsten over at  My Kitchen In The Rockies and I were given a mighty fine tour. You see, Marla’s Russian-German descendents settled in this agriculture rich

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Turkish Fries -Taters Of The Lost Ark

Turkish Fries

A few years ago we took a trip to California to visit our birdwatching/rock and roll music loving/wine and foodie friends Nancy and Neal. They treated us to a great little Turkish restaurant not far from their home. A wonderful family owned and operated small restaurant which Nancy has sadly reported is no longer in business. We

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Southwestern Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

I know, I know, everyone has a corn chowder recipe, but I thought I’d chime in with my Southwestern take on this delicious classic.  Starting out with fresh Silver Queen Colorado sweet corn, I add some roasted Hatch chiles and some thyme leaves from my garden. I  kick it up with some red chili flakes, cream it up with sour cream

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Roasted Pear with Blue Cheese Salad

Pear Salad

When our friends Kathy and Tom invited us to a dinner party and asked that I bring a salad, I knew I wanted to throw together something seasonal…a  salad that oozed Fall. Since we’ve had unseasonably hot temperatures, I wanted something that reminded us of falling leaves, crisp temperatures and sweater weather. Opening up my recipe database, my salad

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