Party Food

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

This apple-marzipan tart with almond crust is a delicious and beautiful way to enjoy Fall apples. And, it’s simpler than it looks because you make the almond flour crust and creamy almond paste layers in the food processor. I arrange the pretty apple topping a […]

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

This Dutch oven beef barley pumpkin stew has tender beef, warming barley and perfectly-cooked vegetables, ready to spoon into bowls and devour. It’s my perfect kind of meal: mix all the ingredients together, cover, and forget in the oven for 7 hours.  And we love […]

Easy Colorado Peach Pie 

Easy Colorado Peach Pie 

Easy Colorado Peach Pie filling is gluten-free, with a few simple ingredients that enhance the ripe Colorado peaches. Add to the fun with cutout stars as an alternative to a lattice, especially when using a gluten-free crust.  Pie crust shown is my Coconut Oil Pie […]

Fruit-Infused Herbal Tea

Fruit-Infused Herbal Tea

This fruit-infused herbal tea is so simple, yet so attractive and refreshing! Make it when guests come over, as it will make your table look elegant and festive. And, it’s simple enough for every day.  We’re finally having days in the 90’s in Denver. Staying […]

Hawaii-style “huli-huli” chicken thighs

Hawaii-style “huli-huli” chicken thighs

This is my easy and savory take on huli-huli chicken. It’s really all about the sauce, a Hawaii version of teriyaki with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Just in time for July 4 picnics or any potluck or home dinner, and perfect with my Hawaii […]

Beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing

Beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing

This recipe for beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing cooks up slow and tender, and forms the flavor base for some of the best taco sliders I’ve eaten. I use a flavor assist: a delicious slow-cook sauce from Frontera Foods. Toss in a […]

Patriotic Fruit Tray with Spiced Yogurt Dip

Patriotic Fruit Tray with Spiced Yogurt Dip

A flag design of fruit to celebrate Memorial Day or July 4th or Labor Day — yes, please! Berries are popular at any gathering — almost anyone on any diet can eat them. Serve this patriotic fruit tray with my simple spiced yogurt dip for […]

Sweet Potato Sausage Broccoli Breakfast Bake

Sweet Potato Sausage Broccoli Breakfast Bake

This Sweet Potato Sausage Broccoli Breakfast Bake is the perfect make-ahead meal for a Mother’s Day brunch. It’s a mouthwatering combination of sausage, sweet potatoes, broccoli, onions, and eggs. Gluten- and-dairy-free! Cooking Tips You’ll chop, sauté and assemble the dish the night before. I like […]

Seared Opah with papaya-avocado salsa 

Seared Opah with papaya-avocado salsa 

This seared opah with papaya-avocado salsa is a mouth-watering combination of sweet and tart fruits, buttery fish and creamy avocados. This is a guideline as much as a specific recipe because you can use whatever fish and fruit are freshest. I enjoy grilled fish when […]

White Bean Lemon-Dill Dip

White Bean Lemon-Dill Dip

This 15-minute White Bean Lemon-Dill Dip is smooth and flavorful with vegetables or chips. It’s a perfect, easy dip to make in the Spring when fresh dill is at its peak. A wonderful variation on garbanzo hummus! Plus the green herbs make an attractive presentation […]