Cookie Dough Snickers Brownies

Cookie Dough Snickers Brownies - with vanilla ice cream -

Have I got something for you today!  This is a put-your-diet-on-hold treat that is worth every bite. It was a sad day in the Boulder Locavore household when the last bit of the four layer Rose-flavored Cake with Pistachio Cream and Whipped Cream Frosting was done.  And though we don’t have desserts hanging around the house usually, it’s been a pretty grueling week of late night homework and lots of driving for my husband and me.  The type of week that makes Friday night look like an oasis in … CONTINUE READING

Sausage and Orzo Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Sausage and Orzo Stuffed Sweet Peppers -

Perhaps a vestige of the 1970’s dinner table, but I do love a good Stuffed Pepper.  This is a perfect time of year to dabble in stuffed peppers.  Grocery stores are brimming with beautiful peppers.  I personally struggled to choose between green, purple, red, orange or yellow for this dish!  Such a dilemma to have, right? I could not resist these huge yellow, orange and red sweet peppers; at their prime and begging to be stuffed with delicious harvest ingredients.  The peppers are so … CONTINUE READING

DIY Milk Carton Herb Gardens {tutorial}

Milk Carton Herb Gardens - Tutorial -

This post is shared as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Silk, exploring healthy lifestyle choices and exciting plant-based dietary options. As much as I love fall and the slowdown from summer, I really miss not being able to hop outside into my garden for fresh produce or herbs once the snow begins to fall.  Fortunately I have a fun project anyone can do to keep herbs available for clipping all winter long:  DIY Milk Carton Herb Gardens.  It’s a quick, easy project and … CONTINUE READING

Pear-Ginger Oatmeal with Candied Maple Pecans

Pear-Ginger Oatmeal with Candied Maple Pecans -

Fall is here and though we in Colorado are ping-ponging between our first snow last week back to the mid 80’s this week, the season for comfort food has arrived! I love incorporating seasonal ingredients in classic dishes to give them a twist.  Weekday morning breakfasts can be a bit lack luster I find, and perfect candidates for a bit of seasonal tszujing up. Oatmeal for me definitely falls in the comfort food genre; probably more from the childhood nostalgia of it than the actual … CONTINUE READING

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Lasagna -

With football season in full swing and having had our first snow (yes, you read that right), the timing seems right to share some unexpected, mouthwatering comfort food in the form of Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Lasagna.  I shared another lip-licking lasagna last weekend (Mexican Lasagna with Hatch Chilies) and don’t usually share something similar so quickly but the time seemed right for Buffalo Wings in a reinvented form! I have loved blue cheese for as long as I can remember.  And after … CONTINUE READING

Chateau de Versailles and Rose Cake for Marie-Antoinette {recipe}

Gluten-Free Rose Cake with Pistachio Cream filling for Marie Antoinette -

During our summer stay in Paris, a day trip to the Château de Versailles was without question a high point.  A short thirty minute train ride lands one in a different world all together.  Almost defying description, the sprawling estate which was once the hunting lodge of Louis XIII, the property has been expanded over the years rendering one of the most magnificent examples of 18th century French art.  It has been inhabited by three French kings, all of whom left their mark with building … CONTINUE READING