Dinner at Your Feet: Five Tips for Beginning Foragers

Dinner at Your Feet: Five Tips for Beginning Foragers

To kick my first month off right, I’ve asked some of my favorite bloggers to share their secrets for being a foodie on a budget.  Here, Wendy Petty of Hunger and Thirst offers advice for getting gourmet produce to your table—for free.   So, you want to eat local, organic, super-nutritious foods?  If you...

5 Free Ingredients for Rich Entertaining Experiences

To kick my first week off right, I’ve asked some of my favorite bloggers to share their secrets for being a foodie on a budget.  Here, Grace Boyle of Grace(full) Plate shares some of the ingredients that make our shared food experiences rich—without spending an extra dime. Gathering Over Food One of the reasons...

Use it or Lose it: Apple Pie Ice Cream

Use it or Lose it: Apple Pie Ice Cream

I have something very shameful to admit. I bought an ice cream machine in October and only finally put it to use last week.  It had been sitting in my garage, lonely and unused, all that time. But when I finally did use it—well, it was definitely worth the wait! About two weeks ago,...

Today’s Kitchen

Today’s Kitchen

When I was home over the Christmas holidays, I had a chance to chat with my grandmother about a certain recipe collection she had been holding on to for quite some time. You see, I come by my foodie tendencies honestly, and perhaps even genetically; my grandmother, Joan Carter Archambault, worked for the television...

Christmas Foodie No. 11: Satsumettes

Christmas Foodie No. 11: Satsumettes

This is it!  The home stretch.  We’ve only one more week (and a couple of days) until Christmas.  Are you still making your foodie gifts?  Mine are nearly done, with the exception of next week’s recipe, which doesn’t keep for a long time, so has to be made at the last minute. These little...

Christmast Foodie No. 10: Caramel Cracker Crack

Oh, people.  I wish I could tell you that I had a cute and festive name for this treat. Like, “Crunchy Caramel Crackers” or “Holiday Cracker Caramel Crunch.” But I’m the sort of gal that likes to call a duck a duck.  So this is called Caramel Cracker Crack. (Actually, the original name was...

Santa Fe Cheese Crackers

Santa Fe Cheese Crackers

Saturday’s food swap with Mile High Swappers was so much fun; we were hosted by Savory Spice Shop in downtown Boulder and it was the perfect atmosphere for foodie fun.  People were brave about coming out in the frigid, snowy weather—and braving the Parade of Lights crowd! For the first time, the swap had a...

Christmas Foodie No. 9: Gingerbread Biscotti

Christmas Foodie No. 9: Gingerbread Biscotti

It’s that time!  We’re getting close enough to Christmas that we can start making baked goods—ones that keep well, of course—as we finish prepping our food gifts! I have had great luck giving gingerbread biscotti as a food gift.  It makes an easy remembrance for groups of people, like coworkers, neighbors, etc.  A few pieces in...

Christmas DIY No. 8: Preserved Lemons

Christmas DIY No. 8: Preserved Lemons

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I know what you’re thinking about… Making preserved lemons! OK, maybe not.  But making these puppies is so easy that you really could whip them up today, even amongst all your planning and cooking and prepping for the big day tomorrow.  I was able to make these while...

Christmas Foodie No. 7: Christmas Granola

Christmas Foodie No. 7: Christmas Granola

Mmm… I love granola.  In fact, I’m eating some right now!  Granola with Greek yogurt and maybe a drizzle of honey is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts, snacks, desserts… A jar of homemade Christmas granola makes a great starting place for a gift.  I like to package it with some nice coffee for...