RECIPES

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

I have tried to make other cookies at Christmas time, but my family won't cooperate. ¬†ūüôā ¬† This is our recipe given to me over 20 years ago by my friend Angela. ¬†Have fun making them with your family.¬†Obviously, this recipe is not low calorie but it does make...

Fall Treats – Just in Time for Trick or Treat

Simple recipes are the best.  My Grandma Swenson lived in Minnesota and my family would travel each summer to visit her along with the rest of my Dad's family who lived simply on farms and in small towns.  I remember the wonderful home cooked meals served by my...

Peachy Keen

It is peach season here in Colorado and our Palisade peaches are unbelievably yummy! I want to share two recipes with you.  One is a peach cobbler that my grandma used to make and the other is a peach salsa recipe.  Both are super easy and a great way to enjoy peaches...

Yummy Fruit Salad

  YUMMY FRUIT SALAD   I love having people over in the summer to enjoy the garden and a back yard BBQ. I like to keep the menu simple so there is more time to visit with our guests and enjoy the music, conversation and lawn games. ¬†A trip to the farmers...

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh Strawberry Muffins I love these fresh strawberry muffins.  They remind me of when my kiddos were little.  My friend Mary, who lived across the street from me, gave me this recipe.  Actually she brought them over to my house one summer morning with a small...

Cajun Chicken with Veggies

Cajun Chicken with Veggies Ingredients 4 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 Large Zucchini 1 Large Yellow Squash 2 C. Broccoli Florets 1 Small Red Onion 1 Green Peppers 1 Red Pepper 2 Cloves garlic, pressed 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tsp. EACH, garlic powder, Italian...

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers Ingredients: 6 Bell Peppers ( any color) 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 2 15 oz. can of Italian diced tomatoes 1 8 oz. package of sliced mushrooms 1 c. uncooked rice 1 c. water salt and...

A Taste of Fall

  Every season has its special beauty and autumn is no exception. Watching the trees turn from a uniform green to all the varieties of gold, yellow, orange and red is always breathtaking. In Colorado the changing of the Aspen trees draws visitors from all around...

Brunch

  Brunch is my favorite meal to host in our home. The recipes are simple and easy to make. Sitting around the table lingering over a steaming hot cup of fresh brewed coffee sets the tone for elongated conversations and connection. Here is a sample menu and 2 egg...

Grilled Chicken Summer Salad

Grilled Chicken Summer Salad 4 chicken breasts olive oil garlic powder salt and pepper 2 tsp. McCormick Montreal Chicken seasoning 1 head of red romaine lettuce 1 small bag of baby spinach 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 5 small...

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