Sunday Morning Biscuits

Sunday morning. I am up hours before the rest of my family wakes.  I feed the dog, get the newspaper, make the coffee.  I sit for a blissful hour or more, sipping hot black coffee and reading the front page section of The New York Times cover to cover. I get up because I decide...

Doing Disney

In less than a week, we’re taking my almost-five-year-old to Disney World, and I’m having very mixed feelings about it. First, let me say this was totally my idea.  One hundred percent.  About a year ago, I thought how cool it would be to take her to Disney for her fifth birthday — right...

Birthday Dining and Shenanigans

My friends and family know me pretty well. And that’s evidenced by how we spent my birthday. Up first: My mom and my friend Kuvy (owner of RootPR) conspired to plan to take us all out to dinner at Tim Payne’s new restaurant, Farmer Girl in Lyons. Go ahead, be jealous: That’s my girl...

Digital Detox

A lot has changed for me since I started this blog. When I started this blog four years ago, I had a new baby, I had just quit the 9–5 workforce, and I was trying to make it as a freelance writer and blogger. I was obsessed with going green and eating organic both...

Zen and the Art of Conscious Consumption

I’m in the process of trying to learn to be more mindful: about my eating, but also about my consumption in general. And in the process, I’m redefining what it means, for me, to be a foodie. I used to think being a foodie meant eating anything and everything. Trying everything. Going to every...

Nature’s Flavors & Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Nature’s Flavors & Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Over the holidays we had the opportunity to try 6 different organic flavor concentrates made by Nature’s Flavors: Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Gingerbread, Peppermint, and Eggnog. These are organic and all natural ingredients used primarily to recreate or amplify flavors in baking, ice cream, and/or coffee drinks. Nature’s Flavors has 335 different organic flavor...

2015 Holiday Foodie Challenge

2015 Holiday Foodie Challenge

Merry Christmas October! I don’t want to alarm anyone, but as of today, you have about 12 weeks until Christmas. Some of you are probably thinking, “12 weeks? That’s OODLES of time. Why would that alarm anyone?” While others of you are saying “OMG 12 WEEKS WTHECK! WHERE’S MY WRAPPING PAPER?!?!” It’s a personality...

Baking with Better Butter

Baking with Better Butter

Have you ever stood in front of the dairy case at the grocery store wondering about those “other” butters – the ones in the gold wrappers, the ones that come in a package half the size but double the price of the butter you’re used to? I know I have! I’ve long wondered what...

Roasted Pueblo Chile Salsa Verde

Roasted Pueblo Chile Salsa Verde

Colorado’s own green chile was the focus of our in-store demonstration this Tuesday at the Whole Foods in Bradburn/Westminster. No offense Hatch, NM, but we’ve got our own green chiles to be proud of and excited about! If you haven’t heard the good news, Rocky Mountain area Whole Foods stores have started stocking Pueblo...