Liliane’s “Retro Trolls” 2nd Birthday!

When I went home to my parent’s house at Easter, I went through my stuff stored in their attic to find my old Troll dolls. I decided it was time to take them back into my possession, so I brought them back to Colorado to introduce my old favorite toys from my elementary days to…

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan with Nitro

Make sure to saute some onions and garlic to incorporate into the homemade tomato sauce!  I like a thicker sauce, so this doesn’t get watery.  Finished the dish with cherry tomatoes and arugula to get in some fresh greens and juicy tomatoes  Nitro with “The Mustache”

Rustic Browned Butter Apple Pie

This time of year reminds me of my love for fall recipes.  Lately my time in the kitchen has been spent creating new fall treats.  Here is one I came up with for my guest all the way from Sweden for her last night in town.  We were in the kitchen over 4 hours (she pointed…

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Butternut Squash Soup

Heirloom tomatoes with a ricotta Parmesan filling topped with basil and pesto on a buttery crust  Cored butternut squash and sweet potatoes roasted with butter and salt n pepper baked at 400 for 1 hour or until knife easily inserts into a tender flesh Granny Smith Apple and onion chopped and sauteed lightly in butter…

The Zinger

I was recently given a Breville juicer and decided to call my first delicious juice creation “The Zinger”.  I found this name appropriate because of the zing the jalapeno and ginger bring to the overall flavor of the juice.  **In honor of a former place I called home:) I will share the recipe: The Zinger Strawberries Carrot…

Pink Pearl Apple Crisp

Make some homemade whipped cream to put on top and you will want to eat the whole pie in one night! Pink Pearl Apple Crisp 3 big apples, sliced 2 large lemons, juice only Spread ingredients over bottom of buttered pie pan pouring lemon juice over apples to keep them tart. Then mix these ingredients…

Flat Campground

Our time in Winthrop… Garlic Cream White Wine Sauce and Basil Chicken Saute a large shallot and 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic in butter and olive oil until fragrant and tender.  Then add 1 cup on white wine and reduce down to about 1/4 cup cooking on med-high.  Next, add 2 cups of heavy whipping…

Back to Baking

I finally made that Buttermilk Pound Cake that I previously blogged about wanting to make over a month or two ago. Turned out pretty scrumptious according to my guinea pig that will eat almost anything. I certainly enjoyed it as well! Cyrus and I handpicked the beautiful berry garnish of raspberries and strawberries at the…

Refreshing Cyrus Salad

1 bag of dry broccoli cole slaw mix 2 Avocados, sliced and chopped 1-2 containers of Feta cheese, crumbled 1 bag Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Julienne Cut Tomatoes 1 bag Toasted almond slices- I use “Almond Accents”, honey roasted or Parmesan garlic Lighthouse poppyseed dressing, tall bottle, to taste (not the shorter jar like…

4th of July- day of celebration and relaxation

Berry Lemonade Juice of three large lemons 1/2 c Splenda 1/2 pitcher filled with warm water After sugar dissolves then fill the rest of pitcher up with ice and water Add your favorite berries for extra color, flavor, and indulgence Raspberry Blueberry Shortcake Two shortcakes or angel food cake Haagan daz white chocolate raspberry truffle…