Mangoes Diablo {Mangoes Flambéed in Tequila}

Mangoes Diablo (mangos flambeed in tequila) over Vanilla Ice Cream -

It’s winter.  It’s cold. Sitting by the fire is a favorite pastime.  Why not eat food on fire too? Well not literally WHILE it’s on fire. Making a flambé dessert does not only have to be reserved for old school table-side service at fancy restaurant outings.  It’s not difficult to do at home though should be done with full attention; not while chasing kids, talking on the phone, texting or anything distracting you from the task at hand. Last year about this time I was asked to prepare a … CONTINUE READING

Texas-Inspired Chili Cheese Fries for a Crowd

Texas-Inspired Chili Cheese Fries. Seasoned waffle fries, Texas-inspired chili, loads of gooey cheese and spicy! The best comfort food ever! -

It’s sort of ironic that January, the month that holds the highest hopes of our new year improved skinnier healthier selves, is all about football food.  I’m not sure why it is that dips, loaded cheesy dishes, seriously filling grilled foods, man-sized portions, any Mexican-themed recipes and probably fattier-than-usual recipes are what fall under the football food category, but they do.  We all know it when we see it.  And I have no complaints about any of it. The Super Bowl is looming … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Mushroom Coconut Soup

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Mushroom Coconut Soup recipe. A light broth bursting with Thai flavors of lemongrass, ginger, garlic, lime, coconut and more!

This post is shared as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Silk, exploring healthy lifestyle choices and exciting plant-based dietary products. Can you believe we are almost ready to wave goodbye to January?  How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along?  This is generally the time of the year that the passion to get to the gym gives way a bit to sleeping later in a warm, cozy bed.  If you started January hot on the trail of salads and smoothies maybe that’s getting … CONTINUE READING

Double Chocolate Copycat Kit Kat Bars {gluten-free}

Double Chocolate Copycat Kit Kat Bars - gluten-free. Chocolate with crisp wafers inside for a great snap! Gluten option too. -

This past weekend my teen daughter was home sick.  It seems some form of a respiratory cold is making its way through the high school and everyone she’s around is also sick.  She was home from school Friday and then in bed most of the weekend.  During this time the TV was running and I don’t know if you notice when having the TV on the same station for multiple hours of the day, but the same commercials tend to repeat.  After 48 hours she said to me ‘I know I can’t have one (due to being … CONTINUE READING

Spicy Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy Ginger Chicken Stir Fry. Super easy, fast to prepare and everyone loves it! -

I’m so excited to share this Spicy Ginger Chicken Stir Fry recipe today!  Each time I stir-fry I’m reminded how easy and fast it is.  It serves as a nudge to do it more often! My first introduction to real Chinese food was when I would visit my grandparents in San Francisco as a child.  The city was full of ethnic pockets where authentic cuisine could be found and we tried it all.  We would walk from their apartment near Fisherman’s Wharf down to Chinatown for a bite to eat.  There were a few … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Cherry Spice Cake Cobbler

Slow Cooker Cherry Spice Cake Cobbler. An effortless homey, dessert to brighten any day! -

We have had an insanely busy January.  It’s actually busier event-wise than December however with the good fortune to not be shrouded in the holiday mania of December.  My daughter is at the zenith of her high school swim season and rounding the bend on college testing.  My son has just wrapped up his robotics league season with a trip to the State meet, a Brain Bowl competition and will be wailing on the trumpet to the National Anthem at an upcoming Denver Nuggets basketball game.  In between … CONTINUE READING