May has been crazy. It's been a frantic race to the finish line to summer break. Every year I say this is the year I grow herbs in a pot. And then I kill it. The cilantro tasted great while it lasted. Sitting in rush hour traffic, with a rainbow in my rear view. It's... Continue Reading →
Why Gwyneth Paltrow, and Other Celebrities, Don’t Get Hunger in America
Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines this weekend with her little food stamp challenge she posted online. Despite their best efforts, Gwyneth Paltrow, and other celebrities, prove they just don't get hunger in America. It's cute when an uber-rich celebrity tries to relate to the rest of us who struggle to buy groceries every week. She... Continue Reading →
Sweet Memories of Childhood
I don't know anyone who says they had a great childhood, except my hubby. This, despite the fact his family moved around a lot as a child and there was lean times when his dad was unemployed. He still claims he had a great childhood. What a little optimist. Childhood is what you spent the... Continue Reading →
Quick Food Gift: Christmas Crunch Recipe
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON | I've wrote how I am not in the mood for the holidays this year. I am not a Grinch, I am just not feeling it. I know I am not alone. Right? Anybody? I have given myself a hall pass this year. I don't have to host a cookie decorating... Continue Reading →
A scoop of summer
Actually, the quote goes, "You can't buy happiness but you can BUY ice cream, and that's kind of the same thing." Why buy ice cream when you can make it? You control the ingredients. Read what's really in your store bought ice cream here. Yikes! Mom gave us her old ice cream maker. I don't... Continue Reading →
Yeah, it was my birthday last week. Birthdays are a good thing. The more you have the more you should celebrate. I chose Greek for my birthday dinner. Axios Estiatorio in Denver's neighborhood known as Berkeley. (If you are want to kill some time you can read the complete restaurant review I posted here.) Hint:... Continue Reading →
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice
Glenn talks fondly of his years spent growing up in Slidell, Louisiana. Mostly it's about the crazy things he did as a kid, but also he misses the red beans and rice served in the South. Apparently, Colorado don't know nothing about red beans and rice. This is the only recipe that passes his taste... Continue Reading →
Yeah, I know Easter was a week ago. So sue me. She wants to be called Alexandra instead of Alex now. But I am old and I forget. She had an Easter picnic with her stuffed animals in the backyard. She served chocolate covered Peeps, Nerds, and bubble gum. Um, sounds delish! I listed Alex's... Continue Reading →
December Daily | Ten, Traditions
When you think of your childhood during Christmas time, what comes to mind? When we were growing up, our mom always filled a glass jar with this mixture: peanuts, M&M's and raisins. This glass jar always sat on the coffee table for a quick grab treat. I don't know why but this simple thing sticks... Continue Reading →
November Joy: Let the holiday baking begin!
It's that time of the year. Time to pull out baking recipes that you haven't whipped up since last November/December. Time to try something new. Hubby and I are making a trip over to my old office tomorrow to pay a visit and to show off the Charger. So, I thought I would make them... Continue Reading →
Pumpkins and Apple Pie
This weekend Alex spend the night with friends, and then it was off to the circus the next day. It was a good distraction from everything that is going on here in Westminster, CO. Our hearts are heavy with thoughts of Jessica Ridgeway. (please see the next post for her pictures) While big sis was... Continue Reading →
A wonderful rainy day…
Yesterday it rained most of the day. In my heaven it will rain everyday. So, after doing my morning cleaning there was nothing else to do but head outside with an umbrella and my camera. Thor doesn't care that it is raining; he still wants to play ball! Rocco went to the salon. He is... Continue Reading →
Date Night at Panzano
For his birthday, my hubby requested a food tasting at a local restaurant. I guess watching Top Chef has him thinking that there is more out there to eat besides meat and potatoes. After much debate we finally decided on Panzano at Hotel Monaco in Downtown Denver. What I mean by "much debate" is that... Continue Reading →
Summer Favorite: Cherries
Every year I look forward to summer, not because summer is my favorite season; far from it, it's my 3rd favorite. Summer means it's CHERRY SEASON! Cherries also remind of my childhood. How many hot summer days did my little sister and I climb the cherry tree in our backyard and pluck the sweet fruit... Continue Reading →
It’s looking like spring.
It's been fun watching my orange tulips sprout from the pot. Tonight we had pork tenderloin in the crock pot with fingerling potatoes, fresh sliced button mushrooms and topped with cream of mushroom soup; and slow cooked for 10 hours. Can you say comfort food? You have to try it!
Sunsets and frozen yogurt.
So, I haven't used my camera in a while. Just not in the mood I guess. On Thursday it was usually warm here in Denver. 70 degrees warm. I took my camera and the girls to the park just before sunset. Gorgeous! I slept for 12 hours this weekend. Don't judge. Obviously I needed the... Continue Reading →
Valentine’s Day by Dove
"Be your own Valentine."
Oh, why is she in a hurry to grow up?
Ten years ago I almost gave birth in the hospital parking lot. Flashback to a few hours earlier that morning: I wasn't even sure if I was in labor. I had to crack open my copy of "What to expect when you're expecting" to check my symptoms. And check it again. Thankfully I made it... Continue Reading →
Adventures in French Cooking or Stick With What You Know
Okay, maybe it's not exactly an adventure...it is just cooking after all. I have been wanting to try making a beef wellington for a while now. It can be a little daunting so I did my research checking out different recipes online. But not one to take the easy way out, I chose not to... Continue Reading →
That’s how we roll in Colorado.
S'mores on the back patio in winter with 1-2 inches of snow on the ground. Because that's how we roll here in Colorado! I gave it my best shot (pardon the pun) in capturing the moon from the back patio. The Denver Broncos and QB Tebow made it another nail-biter with their win in OT... Continue Reading →
December Daily | Day 15
Why is shopping for Christmas presents so exhausting? Today was a major shop-til-we-drop day. It's crunch time. If we are lucky everything will get mailed in time to deliver before Christmas Day. Are you in the same situation? Parker, hubby & I dropped the dogs off at the groomers, then went to Krispie Kreme for... Continue Reading →
December Daily | 5…Frozen Hot Chocolate
On my to-do list this holiday season is to try Frozen Hot Chocolate. What on earth is Frozen Hot Chocolate, you ask? It's a contradiction in rich chocolatey yummy-ness. Serendipity 3 in NYC makes a infamous version of this frozen treat. I can't just jet off to NYC...so, I found this recipe at Tasty Kitchen... Continue Reading →
Attention Pumpkin Pie Haters: Try This Pie
I am one of those Pumpkin Pie Haters. Give me any other pie, except Pumpkin, and I'll eat the whole thing. I made this recipe years ago and I have to tell you, it changed my mind about pumpkin pie. Of course, it's not really a traditional pumpkin pie...it's a creamy pumpkin pie. Recipe from... Continue Reading →