Monthly Archive

October 2014

Pumpkin Angel Food Cupcakes

You can’t beat three ingredient cupcakes. Angel food cake mix + canned pumpkin + spices = THIS ^ Yes, I said *cake mix!* I am a big believer in semi-homemade. I mean, homemade is always better, but realistically we often don’t have the time or resources. My favorite *homemade* salsa, for…

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Boulder Beer: Fate Brewing Company

Happy Halloween Week! I’m sharing a pumpkin treat tomorrow, but for now, let’s focus on beer. After all, Colorado is known for it. And who doesn’t want to talk about beer on a Monday? 😉 Ryan and I drove up to Boulder on Saturday for CU’s homecoming weekend and went to…

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Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Hello fall, please slow down. This weekend flew by (as they always tend to do!). I’m pretty sure we went to the busiest pumpkin patch in all of Colorado. We decided it was the Disneyland of farms! So. many. lines. But, it was beautiful out, and a fun way to celebrate the…

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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” – Anne of Green Gables I’m in full-on fall festival mode this week! It’s almost Friday, which means it’s almost time for pumpkin patches and corn mazes and spiked cider carving parties. And these pumpkin sugar cookies, of course!…

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Chicken Sausage Pasta Bowl with White Wine Sauce

Once upon a time, a girl walked into Trader Joe’s looking for inspiration. That could easily be the plotline for a modern rom-com. Except realistically, the main characters would be too busy looking at their phones in line to meet each other. Or they’d recognize one another from Facebook stalking…

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Easy Garlic White Bean Dip

Whatever you do, do NOT think about pizza cake as you eat this carrot stick with garlic white bean dip. Oops… Let’s start over. There’s a commercial for salad dressing that’s been on TV recently in which they own up to the truth: “No one craves salad.” But, the whole point is that you’ll…

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Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Yesterday was such a Monday. You know, one of those pesky days that just doesn’t let you forget it’s Monday. And that’s where this skillet chicken parmesan comes in – with a glass of pinot, of course! This recipe is a super simplified version of a classic Italian-American favorite. I say “American” because I…

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Walnut Streusel Pumpkin Bread

A “failed” baking experiment is both a disappointment and a challenge. Some days I just don’t have the time (or endless ingredients) to continue testing a messed-up culinary concoction. Other days, I’m more determined! October of last year was a crazy time: I had just moved and started a new…

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