Après at Home


The weather is finally turning colder, the snow is falling and the slopes are open. This is Colorado, and a flurry of winter activities are literally at your doorstep. From sledding to snowshoeing to skiing, you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy. But I’m not here to talk about that. I’d prefer to focus on what comes at the end of the day. Known around the world as Après (French …continue…

Thanks for Inviting Me


It’s been…a very long time since we posted. To be fair a lot has happened. Most notably, we got pregnant and now have another little one running around. Well, maybe not running yet, but you get the idea. But with Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time we brushed off the computer and shared some thoughts about how to be a thoughtful guest at Turkey Day. If you’ve been invited somewhere for …continue…

Turkey Chili

Finished chili

  Another week of preparing food for my babies group, and I decided to go a little healthier than the previous week’s Lasagna.  But no less delicious, I might add.  Doug is not a fan of chili, because of the beans, so I mush the beans a little, to make it feel less beany, and add some kale, to make it feel more soupy.  The turkey really lightens this dish …continue…

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


  In our birthing class we were told, when you go into labour, usually the doctor wants you to hang at home until your contractions are a certain amount apart and other criteria that I have blocked out at this point.  They said, pack your final items, rest, and bake cookies for the nurses.  I thought that sounded crazy.  Well, my water broke around 3pm, and the only thing I …continue…

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    It’s taken me a few years, but I’ve finally gotten Katie excited about eating pork.  So lately I’ve been playing with some different recipes.  One of our favorite restaurants in Fort Collins, the 415 (http://thefourfifteen.com) has a delicious pork chop with this maple bourbon glaze that I fell in love with.  So I played around with re-creating my own take on it. Truthfully, I’m notoriously bad about measuring …continue…

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

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When my husband asked me to make him these cookies, I read the recipe and decided not to tell him they were gluten free.  They sounded delicious, and I didn’t want him to change his mind without trying them first.  I love to bake, but until I got pregnant, a little over a year ago, I really wasn’t into sweets, so I didn’t bake as much as I wanted too.  …continue…

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Lasagna sauce a simmerin'

We have a six month old, and I am lucky enough to stay home with her for the time being.  Even without working, I find it hard to make it to the grocery store, and get dinner on the table with a screaming (it’s a happy, I found my voice, kind of scream) baby.  I asked my babies group if they were interested in me making them dinner, hey, I …continue…

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