Air fryer arancini: When the leftovers beat the original

Last night’s risotto becomes this night’s tasty side dish We suspect arancini – Italian fried rice balls – were invented as a way to dress up someone’s leftover risotto. At least, that’s how we discovered them. And our air fryer makes them easy and a bit less caloric – and still pretty delicious. (Or fry…

You can rock peach season with these grilled peach-prosciutto bites

Colorado is home to many amazing things, and Palisade peaches from the west side of the state are no exception. During the summer these local peaches are available at farmers markets and grocery stores and are sold in fundraisers by local schools. A bowl on the counter will perfume the whole room as the peaches…

Crispy, golden stuffed squash blossoms are a farmers market treat

The local farmer’s market is one of our favorite ways to spend our Sunday morning. It’s not just the fun of running into people we know and supporting the community, it is also a fun way to decide what to cook for Sunday dinner. Last weekend the market provided a rich bounty that we turned…

Basics: Guacamole

Doesn’t it feel sometimes like guacamole is similar to dancing? Because everyone does it their way, and most are pretty satisfied that their way is the right way. I’m the exception: I’m pretty convinced that my dancing is the wrong way, so when it’s required, I keep it simple. I feel better about my guacamole…

A festive ahi appetizer for poke fans

One of the best parts of loving to be in the kitchen is taking the flavors and ingredients you want (new or familar) and creating something fun to serve. Our love of poke, sushi, ahi and the like guides us in reinventing different dishes. One such dish is sashimi-grade tuna marinated in Asian flavors set…

Pizza knots, old school

Cast-iron cookware has been around forever being highly valued for its heat retention properties  while being produced and formed with a relatively low level of technology. Seasoning is used to protect bare cast iron from rust and to create a non-stick surface. In recent years we have sought out cast iron pans in all shapes…