Pumpkin-Spice Panna Cotta with Gingersnap-Toffee Crust

Pumpkin-Spice Panna Cotta with Gingersnap-Toffee crust - BoulderLocavore.com

We have entered the season of food, friends, family and entertaining.  It becomes a bit of a blur from now through New Years Day! Over the years I’ve amassed a large collection of tableware, loving versatility and matching table settings to an occasion.  My collection ranges from my Grandparent's Haviland wedding china produced in Paris to vintage Tansferware, minimalist monochromatic white and many variations in between.  The combination of place settings, serving utensils and vessels and … CONTINUE READING

Spicy Chorizo Cornbread Sage Dressing

Spicy Chorizo Cornbread Sage Dressing #glutenfree - BoulderLocavore

Truth be told I always hated stuffing as a child.  Undoubtedly prepared from a box as was vogue at the time, I felt it tasted like nothing, with slight bouillon overtones.  I did not appreciate the beige-on-beige visual presentation of the bready holiday side dish and it never secured a place on my burgeoning Thanksgiving day plate. Fast forward to becoming a cooking adult and the epiphanal realization that there is not just one way to have stuffing, or dressing.  At the hands of my … CONTINUE READING

Sweet Potato and Bacon Sopes & The New Southwest Giveaway

The New Southwest {cookbook} | Boulderlocavore.com

Chances are if you read food blogs you may have already heard of  The New Southwest, a cookbook featuring classic southwestern food with a modern twist. The book has hit the blogosphere with ferocious coverage without a doubt why. The New Southwest is brimming with tasty dishes to fill the senses and warm the stomach, which are easy to prepare and sing the flavors of the Southwest. I’ve shared before that Southwest cuisine is my all time favorite. I’ve always loved the earthy depth of chile … CONTINUE READING

Pear Perfection: 12 Gluten-Free Recipes

Pears 12 Gluten-Free Recipes BoulderLocavore.com

As the weather cools pears begin to show up in the marketplace.  When I was growing up I remember my Great Grandmother sending us a box of pears from Harry and David every winter.  I loved opening up the sturdy, familiar mailing box to find the plump, green pears peeking out of their individually wrapped foil cocoons sitting primly in pleated red paper cups.  It was always a great surprise, especially after a few days of ripening, to sink my teeth into the soft white flesh with pear juice … CONTINUE READING

Gluten-Free Basics & Tips for the Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Gluten-Free Basics & Tips for the Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving BoulderLocavore.com

This month as part of my ambassorship for Udi’s Gluten-Free Community, I’m sharing insights on Gluten-Free Basics.  Though there is a common approach throughout the year for living gluten-free, this month presents one of the larger challenges for U.S. gluten-free eaters:  Thanksgiving.  A completely food-centric holiday, which is non-denominational so everyone in the U.S. celebrates it; no dodging it!  In addition it is interwoven with family traditions, often posing a challenge for someone … CONTINUE READING

Caldillo {Mexican Green Chile Steak Soup}

Caldillo {Mexican Steak Soup} - BoulderLocavore #glutenfree

Happy November!  As much as I love Halloween, I’m ready to hunker down for some cooking and baking this month leading up to Thanksgiving.  I have some fun cookbook reviews coming up that are perfect for the season (a giveaway of the books too).  As well as some other fun surprises leading up to the end of the year. Our weather has been chill-Y this past week.  Bitter and windy feeling like winter is trying to make a stealthy entry.  I love making one pot meals at this time of year.  … CONTINUE READING