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Crispy Chicken Strips

Chicken strips are a childhood favorite but the beloved dish doesn’t have to be for young palates only. Think about it: How many times have you seen parents sneaking bites ...

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SDTPT Mac n’ Cheese

This recipe is inspired by a dish at Freshcraft – a Denver restaurant focused on fresh from-scratch food and a strong line-up of craft brews – that was recently removed from the menu, ...

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Ratatouille on Creamy Polenta

Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies not only because it features the adorable rodent Remy exploring his way through the wide world of human culinary craft, but ...

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Crispy Chicken Strips

Chicken strips are a childhood favorite but the beloved dish doesn’t have to be for young palates only. Think about it: How many times have you seen parents sneaking bites from their kiddos plates at restaurants? Not only are these chicken strips better than those you’ll order off of a kid’s menu, but this homemade “adult” […]

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SDTPT Mac n’ Cheese

This recipe is inspired by a dish at Freshcraft – a Denver restaurant focused on fresh from-scratch food and a strong line-up of craft brews – that was recently removed from the menu, a sad discovery upon a recent visit. Gourmet mac n’ cheese is always a favorite but add prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes? I was skeptical at […]

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Ratatouille on Creamy Polenta

Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies not only because it features the adorable rodent Remy exploring his way through the wide world of human culinary craft, but because of the way the storyline celebrates the true art of creating food. Not just any food, but wholesome dishes, made from fresh and simple […]

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Roasted Herb Chicken

When we’re feeling down, we often reach for chocolate, salty snacks, or a greasy cheeseburger. There are scientific reasons for why we do this. But when it comes to soothing the soul, nothing comes close to a hot meal cooked with care. In fact, the very definition of comfort food is “food prepared in a […]

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Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts: Forget those repulsive watery orbs your grandmother plopped on your plate and give her a taste of your medicine this Thanksgiving – trust us, she’ll thank you. These sprouts are anything but mushy – pan-fried in olive oil, the leaves become brown and crispy, while the center remains tender and juicy. Simmered in […]

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Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato casserole is a staple sugary side dish on Thanksgiving, but these spuds are so sweet on their own, why not whip up a batch without gooey, sticky marshmallows on top? Sweet potatoes highlight the vibrant orange hue so reminiscent of the season, making them not only appealing to the palate but to the […]

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Simple Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Now that it’s November, the countdown to Thanksgiving has begun and it’s time to perfect those holiday dishes. Pumpkin pie is a staple in any Thanksgiving spread but, to be honest, it has got to be my least favorite Thanksgiving tradition. However, I had never attempted to make the much-beloved dessert myself and, well, I relish […]

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow-cooker recipes are fantastic for when you’re cooking for many and you don’t want to spend your time slaving away in the kitchen. This pulled pork recipe is perfect for football Sunday, a casual dinner party, or holiday gathering – hey, it is Halloween today! Just throw (not literally) together your ingredients and let the […]

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Sweet N’ Tangy Cabbage Slaw

Cole slaw is a staple side dish for any barbecue, but all too often the cabbage looses its crunch due to heaping dollops of mayonnaise. This crisp, oil-based slaw combines sweet Honeycrisp apples and real sugar, spicy red onion, and biting cider vinegar, making it a great side for your favorite grilled or BBQ meat. Even […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin season is upon us. With Halloween lurking right around the corner and Thanksgiving plans being finalized, grocery stores are stocked full of both fresh and canned pumpkin – and it’s on sale! Pumpkin pie is an obvious and beloved choice for this fall vegetable. Despite loving this carrot colored globe in most forms, pie […]

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