DIY Milk Carton Jack-o’-Lantern Luminarias

Milk Carton Jack-o-Lantern Luminarias 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. I’m so excited October has arrived!  Admittedly this is one of my favorite times of the year and I love decorating for Halloween.  My taste has always leaned toward handmade items and more rustic artisan goods which are perfect for Halloween celebrating.  I don’t have the time I wish I did to create new decorations but still try to … CONTINUE READING

The Grave Digger Cocktail

The Grave Digger Cocktail |

Waiting can be so hard.  Though October has not quite arrived, Boulder Locavore has been besieged with readers and pinners looking ahead to Halloween!  I try to hold myself back from starting holiday recipes too soon for fear of burn out.  But somehow the whimsy of Halloween does not saturate our holiday senses as other holidays can.  I think no matter how young or old, the chance to become someone else and enjoy ghoulish food is always fun! There is no better way to kick off October than … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Bean Sausage Chili

Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Bean Sausage Chili gluten free -

Of the many things I love about fall, my slow cooker and one pot meals vie for top spots on my list.  I was speaking with a busy artist-mom friend a few weeks ago and she was commenting on how she really wants more good crock pot recipes.  Those recipes she can easily prep first thing in the morning and not think of again until she’s dishing it out of the slow cooker onto her family’s dinner plates.  ‘Hear, hear’ on that concept. Soups and chilies are something I could eat daily once the … CONTINUE READING

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Chip cookies {gluten-free}

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Chip gluten-free cookies

Technically fall is upon us.  Trees are putting on a dazzling show of brilliant color changes.  Apple trees are burgeoning with fruit (causing me to apply significant self-restraint not to do some urban foraging in public spaces).  October lays in wait next week.  It’s time to release the pumpkin recipes! I’ll admit I did stick a toe in the autumnal recipe lake this week with Iced Pumpkin Lattes, which seemed a perfect starter for fall but at our current mid 80’s temps.  It’s funny, growing up I … CONTINUE READING

Easy Gluten-Free Beer Bread

Gluten-Free Beer Bread with jam -

I have always loved to bake.  When I was single and had more time I would bake quick breads as well as yeast breads often.  During the holidays I’d bake a braided bread with each strand a different type of bread (pumpernickel, rye and while) so each slice would look different from the front to the back!  Becoming a mom as well as gluten-free (with two gluten-free kids to look after) has left me baking less.  However as soon as the weather turns chilly with moody skies, my yearning to bake … CONTINUE READING

Iced Pumpkin Latte {recipe} and Vitamix S30 Personal Blender {giveaway}

Iced Pumpkin Latte -

Last Christmas my husband bought a Vitamix for our family.  He bought the latest, top-of-the line 750 series machine with an extra-large container with the hope it would help us get more fruits and vegetables into our diets.    Adding a Vitamix to our well-armed kitchen was on our list, however, I will confess, I was secretly a little disappointed when the box was unwrapped (I can’t really believe I’m admitting that now)!  I mean, I love an icy margarita as much as the next girl on a hot summer … CONTINUE READING