Turkey Cranberry-Chipotle Quesadillas

Turkey Cranberry-Chipotle Quesadillas. A great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! - BoulderLocavore.com

I always feel the Thanksgiving holiday week has started as soon as the Friday evening prior arrives!  We are staying put this year and are so looking forward to spending time as a family; going to some movies and exhibits we normally don’t have time to do, catching up on some fun projects and doing ‘nothing’ which seems to be something for which one must actively carve out time!  As much as I don’t like to travel during the holidays I think about all the families that are reuniting and the joy … CONTINUE READING

Candy Cane and Lime Swirl Bath Salts

DIY Homemade Candy Cane and Lime Swirl Bath Salts - BoulderLocavore.com

Have you ever ridden a roller coaster?  If so you are familiar with the sensation of pulling out of the loading dock, giddy with excitement and nerves of what you know will soon be a thrill ride bordering on terror.  Usually the first part is a slow pulling of the cars upward, often exposing a lovely view and chance to nervously chatter with your seat mate.  The car eases to the crest of the first hill in a deceptively gentle feeling of being elevated; quickly converting into a stomach-dropping … CONTINUE READING

Favorite Things: iCoffee ‘Opus’ Single Cup Brewer & giveaway!

iCoffee Opus Single Cup machine filling Parisian travel cup - BoulderLocavore.com

My thanks to iCoffee for sponsoring sharing my new favorite thing, the iCoffee 'Opus' Single Cup Brewer and offering one to a Boulder Locavore reader!This is the season of gifting and favorite things, and I have been dying to share one of my latest with you today!  I have always loved coffee, making it and drinking it.  It began in college with an inherited percolator, which turned into a much more sophisticated French Press and eventually a coffee maker for those long days and nights … CONTINUE READING

Gluten-Free Rosemary Sage Thyme Popovers

Rosemary Sage Thyme Popovers {gluten-free}. Airy, custard popovers are the perfect match to make any meal special! BoulderLocavore.com

As holiday menus take shape, there usually is a spot for rolls, bread, biscuits or muffins of some sort.  I personally am not a huge bread or roll eater.  My husband on the other hand would be a happy person if the only food left in the world were carbs; cereal and pasta is all her needs (though he is actually a very healthy, well-balanced eater).  It’s always fun to prepare something unexpected or special in the bread department and for me that is popovers.Popovers are a custardy bread that … CONTINUE READING

DIY Gratitude Tablecloth, Conversation Starters and More Interactive Holiday Table Ideas

The Holiday Table: Gratitude Tablecloth, Conversation Starters and More | BoulderLocavore.com

My personal philosophy is one of gratitude.  I feel fortunate for each day.  I believe there are good days and bad days; I celebrate every day as a good day knowing if bad days cross my path I'll deal with them when they do. Even in the more challenging or ordinary days, there are little blessings.  I have a wonderful family with whom I’ll never have enough time.  On weekdays I drive an hour to ninety minutes round trip carting kids to school or to pick up from activities, and that is multiple … CONTINUE READING

Warm Cranberry Honey Dressing and Winter Salad

Warm Cranberry Honey Dressing with Winter Salad. A beautiful, creamy option to dress up any winter salad! - BoulderLocavore.com

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 has again returned and has turned the day more into one feeling Christmas Tree shopping is in order rather than thinking of soul-warming dishes for Thanksgiving.I’m not exactly sure what happens … CONTINUE READING