Plum Rosemary-Gin Sorbet

Plum Rosemary-Gin Sorbet. Fresh plums, liqueur, sugar combine into a sophisticated iced dessert in a sublime shade of fushia. |

Cooler weather still leaves room for a seasonal sorbet recipe!  Fresh plums, creme de cassis and homemade rosemary-infused gin come together to create Plum Rosemary-Gin Sorbet, a sophisticated frozen dessert in an irresistible shade of pink!  No ice cream machine required. I’ve been laying low this week.  I had surgery earlier in the week and though it was an outpatient surgery, it was under general anesthesia which has left me knocked out!  I somehow imagined jumping back to my normal … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Spicy Madras Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk

Slow Cooker Spicy Madras Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk. Full of tasty vegetables, garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes in a spicy curry sauce. Gluten-free, vegan. -

Whether for a chilly day, Meatless Monday or craving exotic spices of the Far East, Slow Cooker Spicy Madras Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk will liven up your dining table.  Hearty and filling, you'll love the flavors, aromas and textures of this recipe. This post is shared as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Silk, exploring healthy lifestyles choices and exciting plant-based dietary options.  All opinions are my own. We are rolling into the comfort food season and … CONTINUE READING

Express Orange Chicken: Home Takeout Chinese Food Fast!

Express Orange Chicken with Jasmine Rice (recipe) -

The only thing better than going out for Chinese food to me is making 'home takeout' when it's quick and easy!  Express Orange Chicken is a sweet, spicy, crunchy recipe you'll love.  You'll even have enough time  to make dinner even more memorable with a fun project too! This post is brought to you in partnership with Martha Stewart Living and Success® Rice. All opinions and ideas are my own. This time of year always feels like a big time hustle.  As school gets underway, the extra … CONTINUE READING

Pumpkin-Cider Braised Pork Chops with Shallots and Thyme

Pumpkin Spice Apple Sauce with Pumpkin-Cider Braised Pork Chops with Shallots and Thyme

The classic, flavorful pairing of pork chops and applesauce is reinvented with an autumnal theme!  Pumpkin-Cider Braised Pork Chops with Shallots and Thyme is easy to prepare and a one pot meal that celebrates the flavors of the fall season! This delicious fall recipe is sponsored by Sprouts.  All opinions are my own. If you have any doubts whether or not fall has arrived, today’s recipe will convince you it is definitely here! The flavors of autumn are distinct, as are the signature … CONTINUE READING

Sausage and Peppers Breakfast Tacos

Sausage and Peppers Breakfast Tacos. A hearty start to the day with colorful bell peppers, onions, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage and smoked cheese! |

Craving a hearty breakfast with some of your favorite ingredients in a new form?  Sausage and Peppers Breakfast Tacos are stuffed with fluffly scrambled eggs, savory breakfast sausage slices, sautéed sweet pepper and onions, topped with smoked cheese in a warm corn tortilla.  Hungry now? This hearty breakfast recipe is sponsored by Mulay’s Sausage, purveyor of fine sausages made from centuries old family recipes.  All opinions are my own. My culinary wheels are always spinning in an effort … CONTINUE READING

Pumpkin Roasted-Banana Quick Bread

Pumpkin Roasted-Banana Quick Bread. Bursting with fall spices, pumpkin, apple cider and cranberries, this quick bread is a seasonal bread all will love. Gluten-free and gluten options. -

There is no better way to celebrate fall's arrival than with a loaf of Pumpkin Roasted-Banana Quick Bread. Full of homey flavors of pumpkin, banana, dried cranberries or nuts and fall spices, it's quick to make and irresistible. Gluten-free or with gluten options.  Can be frozen too! Winter squash has just begun to show up at Farmer’s Markets.  A few years ago I had no idea what to do with them.  I never really ate them when I was growing up and as an adult struggled with the dense, earthy … CONTINUE READING