Cheddar Apple Biscuits with Sage (High Altitude)

These biscuits are easy and amazing for any meal, but I served them for breakfast. I will definitely make them again so decided to share the recipe. Keep in mind that I live at high altitude, so the baking powder is needed in less quantity here. I added a tad more milk (as reflected below)…

Eating with my Little Lovebug

We made some roasted garlic beet hummus and homemade sourdough crackers to brighten up the cheese board and add a little touch of love Roasted Garlic Beet Hummus 1 head of garlic, roasted ahead with olive oil 1 can of chickpeas, drained 2 precooked red beets (cooked and peeled) 1 1/2 lemons, juiced + save…

Chocolate French Crullers with Raspberry Glaze

I received my subscription of Food & Wine magazine for the month of February and was inspired to make these after reading their Chocolate-Raspberry French Crullers with Fudge Glaze recipe. I tweaked it to my liking and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I live at an elevation of 7,700, so this recipe made double…

Honey Sesame Salmon with Broccoli, Bell Peppers, and Rice Noodles

This dinner blew me away especially with how quick and easy it was to make. I made one marinade and used it for the salmon and the vegetables. I marinated the salmon in half the soy honey mixture and saved the rest to drizzle over the vegetables for roasting. I roasted the veggies and salmon…

Liliane’s 1st Birthday!

I started thinking about Lil’s birthday theme quite a few months ago and nothing compared to a rainbow Unicorn theme with a touch of roses. A friend (that ended up having three boys) once told me she wanted to have a little girl JUST so she could throw a unicorn birthday party…so I HAD to…

Salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread cookie kind of weekend

Cookie of the Year anyone? Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies Although this first batch was delicious, it wasn’t the prettiest outcome.  Baking at high altitude can be a b*%$#, especially with a new cookie recipe, so I started to experiment. I increased the oven temperature to 365 and decreased the time, checking them around 10 minutes….

High Altitude Oatmeal Scotchies and Homemade Eggnog

Oatmeal Scotchies with Coconut at High Altitude 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1 & 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 2.5 cups of quick oats 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 bag of…

Sheep, Stones, Rainbows, Guinness, and Green

Endless green hills and pastures, Guinness galore, people with passion and personalities, sprinkles of sheep and tiny farms, stone walls and thatched roofs, historic castles, rainbows and shamrocks, are a few things that come to mind when thinking back to me short time in Ireland.The marvelous Cliffs of MoherAn Irish pub in a tiny town…

The Cotswolds

We flew in early this morning on a red eye flight straight from Denver and got a rental car in a blur to drive to Oxford, England.  We stopped at Cafe CoCo there to have our first [of many] basic English breakfast: grilled tomato, baked beans, eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, and toast (opting out of the…

Gluten AND Sugar Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I have always enjoyed zucchini bread but never thought to make my own until I worked at the farmers’ market the past two weeks and had so much zucchini I had to think of some different ways to prepare it. I also have been trying to eat less sugar and gluten, so I came up…