Honeydew Melon Margaritas

Honeydew Melon Margaritas | BoulderLocavore.com

I have been making new combinations of margaritas almost daily for the past few weeks, enjoying all the fresh ingredients starting to make an appearance in grocery stores.  After discovering fresh-style Margaritas a few years ago, those made with tequila, agave and lime juice along with a muddled fresh fruit, there was no turning back for me.  They have a fresher flavor and aren’t weighed down by sugary mixes so the intended flavors shine through.  The combinations of fresh fruits and herbs are … CONTINUE READING

Shortcut Margarita Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Lime Frosting

Shortcut Margarita Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Lime Frosting | BoulderLocavore.com

There are a few topics about which I receive regular email requests from Boulder Locavore readers: great school lunch box ideas for kids usually when school starts up, quick dinner entrees and shortcut ideas for desserts when there is not time to bake from scratch.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite cake mix tweaks for a great, fun dessert for parties and Cinco de Mayo:  Shortcut Margarita Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Lime Frosting.  My tip will work with any mix and those shown in the photos … CONTINUE READING

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Breakfast Chilaquiles

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Chilaquiles - BoulderLocavore.com

Did you ever notice that breakfast is the only meal of the day that can be satisfied with a sweet or a savory dish?  For lunch or dinner you might have dessert afterwards, but your main dish will be savory.  I think that is a very civilized approach.  Though occasionally I’ll opt for something sweet for breakfast, almost every time my preference is something savory, better if it’s hearty and triple A+ if it’s spicy. I was looking for something on Boulder Locavore and noticed that this month … CONTINUE READING

Strawberry Lemon Custard Trifles

Strawberry Lemon Custard Trifle with edible flowers - BoulderLocavore.com

  As I’ve been planning upcoming recipes for Boulder Locavore, a certain someone in my family has been wafting around whispering ‘pudding’ under her breath.  Pudding sort off drops of the menu after kids are small I think and in our case when we became gluten-free we were also dairy-free for awhile nixing it for more reasons.  For adults, desserts usually take a sexier stance involving salted caramel or molten chocolate, ice cream usually in a more exotic flavor but rarely do I hear … CONTINUE READING

Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole

Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole - BoulderLocavore.com

I feel like I’ve been on vacation for about month now.  Not completely like a vacation but out of my normal patterns.  Over Spring Break my kids and I took a road trip to Santa Fe New Mexico for a week.  We toured a number of museums, took a cooking class, ate where the locals ate, and how the locals eat.  Though we are used to New Mexican spice my 12 year old son commented that one dish must have been made with the ‘fires of Mordor’ and it would have been easier to just light fire to his own … CONTINUE READING

10 Rose-Flavored Dessert Recipes

10 Rose-Flavored Dessert Recipes. Perfect for Spring and Mother's Day! | BoulderLocavore.com

Mother’s Day is coming in the next few weeks and while gift planning and brunching are on everyone’s list (ahem) I have a fun idea for you to include: Rose-flavored Desserts.  About five years ago I was shopping with my kids at a kitchen store and came upon rose extract.  Intrigued with anything new and novel, I bought some and stuck it in my pantry not quite sure what to make with it.  It tastes as roses smell, if that makes sense.  There is something fascinating to me about that. My first … CONTINUE READING