Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Houseplants have become a focus as of late. I deduce this is largely a result of my impatience for spring and summer gardening. I’m at the point where I’m over the dullness of winter and ready for warmth and greenery. In the last month, I’ve added six fabulous new houseplants to my collection. These include… Continue reading Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Harissa Lamb Skillet Lasagna

I have a new and exciting venture to report: I am raising quails. It all started one day when Alejandro was gone hunting, and I noticed the Instagram story of a high school friend who was hatching baby quail. I’ve missed our chickens since moving to our new house, and the next thing I know… Continue reading Harissa Lamb Skillet Lasagna

Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Pear Cranberry Crumble Pie

A few days ago, we decided to go on a six and a half mile hike in Ouray. Although the same trail was covered in over a foot of snow this time last year, I checked the trail conditions and weather report that morning and was confident there was no snow and only a single… Continue reading Pear Cranberry Crumble Pie


Pumpkin Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce

Ungulate hunting week is currently occurring in our household, so the pups and I have the place to ourselves. I inevitably get a little jumpy when home alone. Apparently, so do our dogs. They’ve been alert and barking late at night more frequently than usual, which has not helped my nerves. Add in watching a… Continue reading Pumpkin Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce


Thai Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)

This summer marked the beginning of a glorious, fulfilling, new hobby: mushroom hunting. Although I completed a mycology course as a freshman over a decade back, my interest waned and never exceeded occasional, curious observations. Something drove me to join the Colorado Mycological Society Facebook page early this summer, and I immediately dove head-first into… Continue reading Thai Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)

Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Herby Orzo Carbonara with Crispy Prosciutto and Burrata

Friday night we returned from an Arizona National Parks road trip. We first drove down to Petrified Forest, then headed to Saguaro, then looped up to the Grand Canyon before heading home. Highlights of the trip included backpacking with the dogs in the wilderness of Petrified Forest National Park, spending time in our Tucson Airbnb’s… Continue reading Herby Orzo Carbonara with Crispy Prosciutto and Burrata

Pasta · Vegetarian

Ravioli with Charred Tomatoes and Corn

We made a trip back to Denver over Labor Day weekend for a wedding and the beginning of dove hunting season. One of the wedding weekend festivities was a Friday night downtown bar crawl. While we had a great time, I can definitely say I do not fit in with the late night bar crowd.… Continue reading Ravioli with Charred Tomatoes and Corn


Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Galette

A few weeks ago, we returned from a four-day backpacking trip in Aspen to a bounty of tomatoes. They haven’t slowed since, and I’m currently contemplating what to do with the large pile gracing our kitchen counter. I haven’t canned anything in a couple years, and I’m thinking maybe making pizza or pasta sauce will… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Galette

Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Passionfruit Pie

Summer is in full glory here in Colorado. The days are hot, the sun is shining, and the wildflowers are at their peak. We’ve been able to escape to the mountains for hikes and backpacking a couple times recently, and it has been such a delight. To me, little is better in life than working… Continue reading Passionfruit Pie

Fish and Shellfish

Coconut Shrimp with Piña Colada Dipping Sauce

We recently returned from a fabulous vacation in Maui, and I’m still having a little trouble coming back to reality (this week I’ve already been caught looking into the best tropical places to snorkel for future vacations and into local rec. center passes for swimming laps). We didn’t initially have plans to go on a… Continue reading Coconut Shrimp with Piña Colada Dipping Sauce