Berry Kebabs with Honey Mascarpone

Berry Kebabs with Honey Mascarpone

Today is the summer solstice! Although the weather hasn’t seemed to care that this is the first official day of summer, I’m ready to roll straight into sultry dog days. An 800-square-foot house is the perfect reason to live outside as fully as possible and […]

Spiced Banana Pancakes with Cardamom Honey Syrup

Spiced Banana Pancakes with Cardamom Honey Syrup

Father’s Day doesn’t get enough brunch love, so these pancakes are a shoutout to my dad – he might not have taught me how to cook, but he definitely taught me how to eat! Spicy banana pancakes were his crowning achievement in the kitchen and […]

Turkish Mint Ayran

Turkish Mint Ayran

There’s no better way to beat the heat than with a tall, ice-cold glass of refreshing ayran! Frothy, minty, and just a tiny bit salty, ayran is here for every too-hot afternoon and too-spicy dinner. Anyone tried Turkish ayran before? I just discovered it a […]

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Tacos are my runner-up love language, second only to burritos – good thing breakfast burritos are our official unofficial food of Colorado so we can eat them aaaaall day! Taco bars are perfect for summer, not too heavy and quick to throw together. Tequila & […]

Frozen Coconut Mojitos

Frozen Coconut Mojitos

June means we’re in the full swing of barbeques and glacier-cold creek swimming and sunset drinks on the patio! The afternoon sun is so intense in the mountains that I swear I burn a little bit more every day. I’ve been blending up all sorts […]

Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese Pizza

Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese Pizza

Let’s just slow down and savor these beautiful words: jalapeño. bacon. cream cheese. pizza. Yep, this is definitely all kinds of good. Summertime is 100% meant for eating outside, but Colorado’s afternoon thunderstorms are still hitting hard and heavy right before dinner. Since we aren’t all […]

Campfire S’mores Bars

Campfire S’mores Bars

Camping isn’t camping without a roaring fire, and a fire isn’t complete without s’mores! I love roasting over an open fire, but here’s an easy way to enjoy all the goodness of s’mores from your kitchen. Golden-brown-slightly-charred marshmallows melt over rich chocolate ganache with a […]

Kale Slaw Salad

Kale Slaw Salad

This weekend is the official kickoff of picnic season! I’m so ready for windy morning hikes and hot afternoons by the creek. But be honest with me… are potluck picnics just hopelessly uncool now? Because I still love them. First of all, it’s time with friends but […]

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Any eggplant lovers out there? I’m a big fan of eggplant in Asian and Italian dishes, but rarely make the effort to cook it at home. Eggplant can be spongy and bitter if it’s not cooked correctly, but the sous vide makes perfect eggplant effortless! Using both […]

Gorgonzola Steak Bites

Gorgonzola Steak Bites

Last weekend we went to a wedding that was the most beautiful, joyous celebration of love. This also happened to be my soul sister’s wedding, on my birthday, to a truly wonderful man – so it really couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Their […]