Pad Thai Noodles with ground pork

Asian Noodles with Ground Pork and Peanut Sauce

Ready in about 30 minutes, packed with flavor, this is a great weeknight quick fix meal. Simply fry up a pound of ground pork, boil some water for Pad Thai noodles, add some Asian flavors, shredded vegetables and you've got an addicting and amazing plate of noodles. As Im typing this, I want to eat it everyday. And with the hint that I may never be able to grill outdoors again…I just may eat this every day. We've had rain all but two days this May. I really don't mind, but it's also been unseasonably cool. Somedays barely reaching the mid 40's. Not to mention our May 7 blizzard. Last

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Shrimp sliders with gulf shrimp

Shrimp Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayonnaise

These little Shrimp sliders are a perfect way to wiggle out of your winter blanket of soup and casserole comfort foods and slip into lighter fare. Big on flavor and easy to prepare and made with tender American Gulf Shrimp.

Chili flavored meatloaf

Colorado Chili Meatloaf and a Wine Find

Here’s a different and spicy version of our American classic. Rich with chili powder, sassy with cumin, sweet with creamed corn, this is a dinner suitable for our Southwestern lovin’ palates. This recipe makes two loaves, cook one and freeze the other. Left overs make wonderful cold sandwiches.

Old fashioned broccoli casserole recipe

Bring Back the Broccoli Cheez Whiz Minute Rice Casserole

Old fashioned Broccoli, Cheez Whiz, Minute Rice Casserole. A blast from the past. So easy to make, just mix all ingredients together in a casserole, bake and you’ve got a delicious side dish for about any entree. Don’t forget to dig out your vintage Corning casserole for this one.

Bean and Beef Soup with red wine

Bolito Bean and Beef Soup

  Inspired by a snow storm, this soup made excellent use of that remaining half bag of Bolito Beans in the pantry. I buy dried Bolito Beans from the farm markets east of Denver. They look similar to Pinto beans, a bit smaller and creamier in texture and they seem to absorb every single spice flavor

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Easy Chicken Curry

Yellow Curry Noodle Soup and a Wine Find

  The complicated world of curry. I wish I was an expert, but for now I’ll enjoy the Thai versions I feel comfortable making. Like this Yellow Curry Noodle Soup. But first…let’s drink a little wine. I don’t think it’s any secret that we enjoy our wine around here, so as my “about” section brags,

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Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes, Bloggers Clue

It’s time for our February Bloggers Clue event…oh..and look…I baked. How much fun is this…each month we’re assigned to a blog and we’re given a clue. With that clue, we’re to sneak around, find a recipe, cook the recipe and blog about it. Since February is a very red month, our assignment was to find

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Recipe for Jicama Salad

Jicama and Orange Salad

This Jicama and Orange Salad is a breath of fresh air as we’re making our way through Winter. Crunchy, fresh and with red onions and oranges, it was a bright and refreshing side dish for these heavy duty flavored Beef Brisket Tacos. It’s time I become more familiar with jicama. It’s always in our markets

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Mexican Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Apple Soup with Chipotle

    This soup is filled with WOW, sweet in flavor from sweet potato, and smoky with a kick of heat from the Chipotle. With a drizzle of Greek yogurt for that creamy factor this is an impressive and hearty soup. What a great break from the “back to work” Monday routine. I enrolled myself

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Southwestern Hummus with Green Chile

Hatch Green Chile Hummus Dip

Warm pita bread may be one of the best simple pleasures in life. Soft, chewy and so wonderful in flavor. And when cut into those fluffy little triangles, so perfect and pretty for dipping. Thanks to Debra over at Eliot’s Eats and her recent trip to New Mexico for this idea. Her visit to a

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BBQ Italian Chicken sliders

Crock Pot Chicken Sliders with BBQ and Italian Sauce

The combination of BBQ sauce and Italian Salad Dressing makes for a great simmering sauce for these Crock pot shredded chicken sliders. Add a pickle and you’re in zingy heaven.