Red beer with a Colorado vibe

Before we moved to Colorado 10 years ago, we’d never heard of a red beer. Our initial reaction when our friends offered one was something like, “Wait, you want to make a bloody mary with beer? Dood!” Clearly, we came to Colorado with a lot to learn, because red beers have become a common part…

How the Instant Pot made my Loaded Grits quick and easy

I grew up in the South (Tennessee and Alabama), and that implanted some strands in my culinary DNA. Fried chicken. Ribs. Catfish. And definitely grits. Funny thing is, I don’t remember being a big fan of grits in my southern youth, but I have it bad now. My heart races a bit whenever I see them…

Elevated cooking: great food in the great outdoors

It is that time of year again: CAMPING! There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but we always find great connections each time we go camping: good campsites, good people and lots of good food and drink. We don’t settle for boring, flavorless camp food. We figure if we love to cook at home in…

Need a new go-to breakfast? Then you need Migas

Weekend breakfast at our house is usually more like brunch, because our teenage kids sleep late. So by the time they shuffle down the stairs, we’re all pretty much starving and looking for something substantial. When they’re lucky, they get Migas. Migas is basically a stovetop fritatta Tex-Mexified. By that we mean you add fried…

Dominate Sunday breakfast with these huevos rancheros

Weekend breakfast is a big deal at our house. During weekdays we’re often too busy to do much for breakfast, but weekends are different. It’s a good time to relax as a family over a good meal to start the day, but honestly, it’s mostly about having the extra time to make something a bit…

Next time you have leftover ham, try this deep-dish quiche

Our glazed Easter ham was a hit, but there was plenty left over from our small family gathering. So my gears started turning on what to do with the excess. A few ham sandwiches later, it was time to find a different answer. We grated some gruyere, defrosted some frozen puff pastry and sauteed some onions…

Making thin pancakes shouldn’t give you the crepes

Breakfast, although not my favorite meal, is a favorite for Dave and the children. For me, the time spent together after a good night’s sleep and a strong cup of coffee can provide quality family time and an opportunity to cook a great meal. Crepes are a good way to create different flavor profiles all…