Gourmet Marshmallows Made at Home

“Ohhhh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is sooooo delightful!”... And so are home-made marshmallows melting into a cup of super hot chocolate. Dip the tip of your nose in some meltingly sweet mar...

Make a Cookie: Make a Difference

Would you like to earn brownie points with Santa? Maybe you just like brownies, or cookies... or peppermint bark! Are there foodies on your Christmas gift list that never have enough cookbooks? If you've sai...

Brussels Sprouts: Learn to love them

Whenever I see Brussels sprouts on the menu, I cringe. But for some reason they are a holiday favorite. No one has ever cooked a sprout I’ve enjoyed eating. Why do people insist on serving them? It reminds me o...

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Cheesecake! That is one dessert I’ve never had a problem swallowing. For some people it happens with bananas, for others it might be mashed potatoes. But for me, it’s pumpkin pie. I confess to having a bit ...
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Toast: A movie for foodies

Lemon meringue pie should never be used as a weapon, don’t you agree? This wedge of sunshine, with its charred marshmallowy dome on a sweetly soured lemon curd, shouldn’t be a symbolic wedge between a child, hi...

Caffeine Crawl Saturday

One of my rewards in the middle of the day is a Starbucks drive-thru for a grande, nonfat, nowhip mocha (NFNWM). I’ll even meet friends, or make my first Match.com rendezvous at a Starbucks. While I still l...
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Frost on the Vine

Frosty mornings are here. Beautiful, but deadly, crystals cling to the purple and boxwood basil in my garden. After just one morning, the scars are visible. Brown, lifeless and shriveled leaves darken the north...

Six Inches Plus? Pickle the Excess

We are talking about cucumbers, here—Armenian Yard Longs, in fact. The name suggests something quite more than a mouthful; and, indeed, they are. One of these monster cucumbers could feed an entire family. M...
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WTF: Watermelon Wasteland

Stand back everybody. I'm going to rant and I may even use the "F" word. Ninety days ago, the sun beat down on my boyfriend's sweat-laden back... I directed him to build perfectly-raised mounds of earth. We sc...

Denver Food Trucks: Dog Days Almost Over

Denver food trucks are HOT. Some are really hot—so hot they look like fire-breathing beasts. Want a wood-fired pizza? No problem—just stand back a bit as the folks inside sweat it out rotating pizzas in their b...

Corn: Elegant, Cool & Fun

It’s nearly the end of corn season. The stalks have been stripped but there are a few fresh ears still available in the stores. Here are some ideas for enjoying the last of the harvest: Smoked Sweet Cor...