Mediterranean Kebabs and the Delicious Sauces They Rode in on

Despite the lull between my last post and now, Cameron and I have managed to sneak in some cooking during those rare moments of quiet when our little one has been down for naps or out for the night. When she’s awake, Alice is learning how to crawl, spending lots of time on her belly…

‘Cool Your Heels’ Fudgy Pudding Pops

Last summer frugality prevented me from blowing hard-earned cash on reusable ice pop molds. DIY frozen treats were trending on the many food websites I visited, and I convinced myself that such a purchase constituted an impulse buy. The only times I impulse shop are when I make the unwise choice to pick up my…

‘End-of-Summer Countdown’ Roasted Corn Salsa

In little more than a week, summer will officially end for folks in the northern hemisphere. In Colorado, I note the shorter days and cooler mornings when I head into work, and instead of dreading the impending snow season and frozen fingers and toes, I’ve been trying to count my blessings. After all, we had…

‘Beat Back The Blah’ Blackened Baja Fish Tacos

Summer is almost here, though you wouldn’t know it by watching Denverites hunkered down in jackets and rain gear this week as they scurry from one dry location to the next. Our normally warm, sunny May days have been replaced with gray skies and enough precipitation to raise worries of widespread flooding north and west…

‘Party Animal’ Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Vinaigrette

Now that I’m well into my 30s and wake every morning around 5am to write before work, when someone suggests music downtown during a week night, I start scrolling through reasons why staying out past 8pm is a bad idea. I covet sleep, and the socially awkward part of me would rather not be crammed…