June 2011

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

June 30, 2011

There’s one appetizer that, if all else fails, we WILL order at a restaurant:  spinach artichoke dip. Hey, it’s what we do.  We look at other options and then go with the one that we know we’ll both love and consume way too much of.  What’s wrong with that?  Nothing.  Nothing at all.   However, […]

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Nothing Better

June 29, 2011

I ask you this: is there anything better than homemade pizza? I think not!

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Creamy Homemade Orange Curd

June 29, 2011

Does the word ‘curd’ freak anyone else out? I tried my first cheese curds about a year ago.  That was a big step.  Then a few months later I made lemon curd (yes, I know they’re not the same).  Heaven.  So why does the name still scare me?  I guess it’s just what happens when […]

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Celestial Seasonings Tour

June 28, 2011

Saturday we spent about 2 hours at the Celestial Seasonings tea headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.  You want something fun to do when you’re here?  Do this! You get free samplings of fantastic tea and free awesome teas to sample.  Can’t beat free! Also, if you’re needing fashion inspiration, check out this dress made of tea […]

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Charred Poblano Cilantro Pesto

June 28, 2011

Put some pep in your step! I remember once upon a time going to a local burrito joint and ordering, upon my friend Stefanie’s urging, a chicken burrito with poblano pesto and my life has not been the same ever since.  I’ve spent hours dreaming of poblano pesto and the infinite uses I would have […]

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Sweet Peach Tea Tiramisu

June 27, 2011

If you’ve been reading over the past couple of weeks you have probably noticed my recent crazy obsession with sweet tea. And if you haven’t, then there you have it:  I’m currently obsessed with the stuff!  It’s kind of a yearly ritual:  start drinking hot tea and coffee in late September/early October and then around […]

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Herbs Are Pretty

June 25, 2011

There’s just something about fresh herbs that makes my little cooking heart go pitter-patter. Unfortunately I don’t use them as often as I should or as often as I’d like, but when I do it feels like I’m creating a true culinary masterpiece.  Even if it’s just ranch dressing. I think my favorites by far […]

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WichCraft

June 24, 2011

Sometimes something magical comes along and wakes up your sandwich appetite with a mighty and deafening roar.  Cheesy?  Probably.  Delicious?  Absolutely! My sister got me this little jar of heaven for Mother’s Day this year, and I have to say I absolutely adore it.  Spread it on just about anything and you have a meal.  […]

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Nectarine Cheesecake Bars with Ginger Cookie Crust

June 24, 2011

I think it’s safe to say that anything cheesecake will be consumed by me upon immediate exposure. I’ve never met a cheesecake I didn’t like.  And these bars with the ever-so-subtle taste of nectarines is definitely in that category.  Besides, it’s practically health food because it contains 3 whole nectarines and ginger cookies.  And ginger […]

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Pasta with Leeks, Radicchio, and Bacon

June 23, 2011

My favorite pasta starts with bacon.  Just as it should. I mean in all honesty I have yet to meet anyone who says, “Ew, bacon is just gross.  Totally nasty.  Zero flavor.  I hate that stuff.”  I think that’s saying something since most people say that about almost any food for any given reason. But […]

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