Party Food

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 […]

Beef-Spinach Mini-Meatloaves

Beef-Spinach Mini-Meatloaves

These beef-spinach mini-meatloaves are a juicy, succulent blend of grass-fed beef, onions, spinach, oats (or quinoa) and seasonings. They bake quickly and are great as part of a meal or as party food. They reheat beautifully – if there are any left! If you prefer, […]

Garlicky Spinach-Artichoke Hummus

Garlicky Spinach-Artichoke Hummus

Garlicky Spinach-Artichoke Hummus is a crowd-pleaser and great game day recipe. Almost everyone at a party can eat it – it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. You can customize the amount of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and garlic depending on your taste and desire to […]