Ahhh, food – shopping for it, growing it, cooking it, sharing it – we love the whole shebang.

Here’s our favorite recipes, cocktails, kitchen tools and helpful hints for everything that happens in the kitchen!

Report on Big Daddy’s Chicken Sriracha Stir-Fry Recipe

July 13, 2012 Food

It’s a happy, happy day when you find a recipe that’s healthy and tastes REALLY good. My new favorite find is Big Daddy’s Chicken Sriracha Stir-Fry which was featured on Dr. Oz’s TV show last January. Sriracha, is a spicy, hot sauce made from a paste of red chilies, vinegar, sugar and salt. It packs […]

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Fabulous Colorado Food

July 5, 2012 Food

I have fallen in love with the North Fork Valley.  This semi-arid valley on the western slope of Colorado yields crisp, acidic grapes on its sunbaked hillside. On the valley floor cherry, apricot, nectarine, plum, apple and peach trees grow along with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. A couple weeks ago I spent […]

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Shopping Saturday: Whole Foods Fresh Berry Chantilly Cake

May 6, 2012 Food

When you need a special  dessert on-the-fly and you have a Whole Foods nearby, you must try their Fresh Berry Chantilly Cake. It’s their signature bakery cake and it is a winner in so many ways. The cake is moist and the center is filled with fresh strawberries and blueberries. The frosting is made from […]

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A Perfect Comfort Food Recipe

May 3, 2012 Food

Sometimes, you simply need comfort food.  Food that has nothing to do with nutrition, the diet you’re on, or the current food fad. It’s food you need to make the world right again. We needed ours tonight. When it’s been a long week and it’s only Wednesday, you know you need some real comfort food. […]

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5 Recipes and Cooking Links You Don’t Want to Miss

April 28, 2012 Food

My oldest daughter, Julie, finished college and has come home for six months. Thankfully she does have a (great) job lined up but it doesn’t start until October. Having her home has thrown me off the lazy ways my husband I got into of grazing out of the frig for dinner. Julie wants “real” food, […]

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Love This Salad!

March 21, 2012 Food

It’s spooky, but Nancy and I seem to live parallel lives.  One of the reasons we started this blog was because over and over again we found ourselves looking for solutions to similar problems at the same time. Anyway, I was looking for a new salad recipe a while back and found one that looked […]

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How to Save Money on the Dr. Oz 48-Hour Cleanse Diet

March 4, 2012 Food

Last week I reported on my 2-day cleanse diet, created by Dr. Oz, and recently featured in Oprah magazine. Judging from all the comments, lots of people are trying it and many of the comments relate to the expense of the ingredients. As I mentioned in my first post, I used the shopping list from […]

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Dr. Oz’s 48 Hour Cleanse Diet: Final Report

February 24, 2012 Food

My husband, Alan, and I finished the Dr. Oz 48 hour cleanse diet. When I left you I was heading to sip my first pineapple-kale juice snack. I don’t have a juicer so this drink was made by running pineapple, kale, cucumbers, mint and water through a blender and straining out the juice. Very beautiful […]

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Trying Dr. Oz’s 48-Hour Cleanse Diet

February 19, 2012 Food

One of the headlines on the cover of this month’s issue of Oprah  reads, “Dr. Oz’s Two-Day Wonder Cleanse: 6 Meals, 8 Snacks and a Happier Healthier You.” I was intrigued. In general I don’t believe in the concept of cleanses. What I learned in grad school about the science of digestion is that the […]

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Dips for the Big Game

February 1, 2012 Food

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner!!!! Yawn.  I’m SO not a football fan.  Growing up in small town Texas completely ruined me on the sport. But I do love good commercials and yummy food eaten with chips, so for me Super Bowl Sunday is just a good excuse to make some dips. As […]

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