Search Results for: label/winter cocktails

Rompope {cocktail} and ‘Winter Cocktails’ cookbook Giveaway

With everything at one’s cyber fingertips, the convenience of virtual recipe hunting has fulfilled an immediate gratification for instantaneous discovery.  I’m here to say as much as I too love the spontaneous hop online for a new food or drink find, nothing can replace the feeling of holding a good book in your hands; sliding […]

Berries In Winter

A  favorite childhood story of mine  was about my Great Grandmother’s meeting with a young scientist who had visited the Carnegie Institute in Washington D.C.  where my Great Grandfather was the administrator.  Grampy brought him home one day because this young man was brimming with enthusiasm to speak to a ‘real housewife’ about his concept. […]

Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Immediately after making this recipe (and devouring a few shrimp), I called a longtime girlfriend and left a message:  “why are we not making stir-fry e.v.e.r.y. DAY?!”  I love this dish.  Spicy, garlicky shrimp and crunchy broccoli fit for a Chinese food restaurant menu.  It’s not saucy but rather delivers the aromatic flavors straight-up, no […]

Read Your Ingredient Labels and Check Your Expiration Dates People!

After all the Halloween mayhem subsided Sunday night, the culling through candy began.  When I was growing up the most menacing issue in my small town was whether someone stuck a razor blade in an apple.  We were free to have our candy and any fruit taken to the local hospital to be x-rayed before […]

21 Autumn Cocktails and Infusions

The heat of summer seems obvious for refreshing cocktails.  Ripe fruits naturally lend themselves to creative sipping; throw in a pool and mini cocktail umbrella and the day is made perfect. Fall however is a time to get serious.  As the temperatures cool, the flavors deepen offering a more noteworthy cocktail compared to the flirtatious […]

Winter Citrus White Sangria

A few weeks back we had a four day weekend for President’s Day.  Thursday night my kids and I spontaneously decided to pop in on one of our favorite neighborhood haunts for an early bite to eat to kick off the break.  On their menu was a featured Sangria.  For those who are unfamiliar with […]

20+ Gluten-Free Game Day Recipes

As I’ve been reading about the possible last minute move of the Super Bowl due to expected inclement weather, it struck me what a big deal that would be.  I’m not just speaking of those spending several thousand dollars on tickets and travel but the tradition of it all.  ‘Super Bowl Sunday’ is one click […]

Crock Pot Garlic Chicken and a The Fresh 20 Giveaway!

This time of year is crazy.  For me personally I’m juggling kids with three after school activities in opposite directions, finishing at different times, and an unending list of appointments for my family, me and my house.  And though I am a food blogger, I’ll admit on many days I feel like a deer caught […]

First Day of Winter Share

I don’t use emoticons.  To me they signal the backward slide of written civilization toward the caveman times where the use of stick drawings was progress.  I mean really who turns their head 90 degrees and smiles as the colon followed by the right parenthesis depict?  HOWEVER were I to use an emoticon (and I […]

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Pops

I’m finding myself circling around my holiday preparation this year rather than diving right in.  I have covered our Countdown to Christmas box contents.  I made sure St. Nicholas knew where the kids’ shoes were on the night of December 5th so he could fill them (wink).  And then it all comes to a full […]

DIY Orange Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub {all natural homemade gift idea}

My hands look about 164 years old.  Ok, that IS an exaggeration.  Not a day over 153.  We have entered the time of year, certainly in Colorado, where it feels that the moisture Gods have packed up for the season and headed to Florida or some other place that is more forgiving on skin.  It’s […]

Favorite Summer Cocktails and Homemade Infusions

The thing I most look forward to when summer starts is the bounty of fresh seasonal foods with which to cook and make cocktails.  I already have an easy garden-fresh dish in my head to share however I’ve been swacked by a virus this week that has kept me horizontal since last weekend.  Not being […]

Homemade Ginger-Infused Vodka and cocktails

  My last blog post shared a cocktail in the spirit of Chinese New Year called a ‘Happy Dragon cocktail’ made with homemade Ginger-Infused Vodka.  It’s a cinch and I’ll provide the instructions so you may do the same. Ginger is a coveted culinary and medicinal root.  I have addicted friends who eat it like […]

Gluten-Free Birthday Cakes: 20 Recipes & Cool Tips

It’s birthday season in our household which means I need to gear up to bake gluten-free birthday cakes galore!  Most gluten-eaters do not realize the luxury of ordering a birthday cake from a local bakeshop or grocery store.  For some who are gluten-free, there are local bakeries offering gluten-free options (though often very expensive) but […]

20 {Gluten-Free} Cinco de Mayo Food & Drink Recipes

I cannot think of a cuisine in the United States that has a more broad appeal than Mexican food.  Granted my locality lends itself to an abundance of good Mexican food with influence from the Southwest as well.  I think for me discovering my love for the spicy, earthy flavors so young it’s my ‘go […]

Slow Cooker 3 Bean Winter Chili

Based on recent review of the top pages Boulder Locavore readers are visiting, I think everyone is drinking (a lot), making homemade beauty/bath products and liqueurs with some gluten-free cookies sprinkled in for good measure. Despite this you have to eat. Today’s post is intended to get some warmed goodness worked into the holiday celebrating! […]

Warm Cranberry Honey Dressing and Winter Salad

On the day I’m writing this, the snow has been falling delicately all day long.  We had snow earlier in the week with a day’s break leaving the sun to come out and illuminate the white foothills and snow-laden trees as the inside scene of a snow globe; flocked foliage and idyllic mountains.  The snow […]

Lemony Romanesco with Pine Nuts

Though we are still getting dumps of snow, spring IS in the air.  There are subtle signs.  The snow quality is far wetter.  The duration it stays on the ground is fleeting, immediately melting on the pavement signaling enough warmth that winter is no longer welcome.  Most importantly the temperature between the snow showers feels […]

Baked Brie with Maple-Pumpkin Butter, Honey, Marcona Almonds and Pepitas

This elegant, taste-of-fall Baked Brie could not be a more simple or fantastic appetizer!  Keep a secret?  It can be whipped up in about 20 minutes.  No one will ever know how easy it is! Along with cooler weather comes more entertaining.  Casual gatherings, dinner parties, holiday parties all prompt the need for innovative recipes […]