Pineapple Sage Mini Pound Cakes

Pineapple Sage Mini Pound Cakes

Cooking is one of my primary passions, but it is closely matched by my love of gardening–certainly complimentary pastimes in that you often get to cook what you grow.  Living in Colorado has challenged my gardening muscles, as our arid and mercurial weather patterns test even the hardiest of plants.  One thing that does exceptionally […]

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Apple Pie A La Mode Dessert Bars

Apple Pie A La Mode Dessert Bars

Last Saturday we picked up some incredibly juicy Jonathan apples at the Farmers’ Market, and as soon as I bit into one I knew I wanted to make apple pie bars.  The minor tragedy is that we ate so many of those apples that I only had a few left, so I had to supplement […]

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Pasta with Cajun-Spiced Creamy Greens and Sweet Potatoes

Pasta with Cajun-Spiced Creamy Greens and Sweet Potatoes

One of my weekly problem-solving tasks with the C.S.A. vegetable share has been coming up with creative things to do with all of the beautiful cooking greens.  This simple pasta dish was a big success, with a hit of cajun spice offsetting the earthy greens and sugary bites of the sweet potato.   I am […]

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Grilled Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos

Grilled Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos

This is the perfect time of year to make these easy grilled tacos–just grab what looks good from your garden or Farmers’ Market, grill it up, toss it together, and fill your tortillas.  I promise no one will miss the meat. For this batch I grilled zucchini, sweet corn, and Anaheim chiles, then sliced them […]

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Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

It’s almost time to pack up the ice cream maker and start cranking up the oven, but I wanted to share this summer-to-fall transition ice cream that really does taste like carrot cake.  We got a bunch of beautifully sweet little carrots from the C.S.A., and carrot cake is Harrison’s favorite dessert, so…it seemed logical. […]

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"Grown Up" Fish Sticks with Lemon-Thyme Mayo

It was a loooooong week at work, and that always makes me crave childhood foods when I finally hit the weekend–mac and cheese, tomato soup, scrambled eggs, fish sticks…  While there are some respectable frozen fish sticks on the market now, I prefer to make these, which I make using an extremely lazy breading method.  […]

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