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Chorizo Bean Dip from the Mile High City

February 1, 2014
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  The countdown for the big game has started. It feels like the Bronco fans here in Denver are ready. The town, or let’s better say, the state of Colorado is rocking.  In support of our team I would like to share with you Chef Tyler’s chorizo bean dip. Chef Tyler is the Culinary Director for […]

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United in Orange – Homemade Organic Cheeze Its – Go Broncos!

January 18, 2014
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These homemade organic Cheeze Its are the perfect snack to munch on while watching the playoffs this weekend. Forget the cousins in the box; these homemade crackers are way superior in crunchiness and cheesy taste. They even have an extra spicy kick through the addition of cayenne pepper. Best of all, they are orange in […]

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Quiche Lorraine

August 25, 2013
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Quiche Lorraine for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Oh, yes, anytime of the day is fine with me! I have been preparing this Quiche Lorraine for years even before we moved to the US. It is an all time favorite not just with my family, but also with my guests. Just ask my friend Lesley, she […]

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Fresh Kale Mayo on Coleslaw

July 13, 2013
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Organic baby kale is not only one of our adopted guinea pig’s favorite snacks, my family likes this healthy super food a lot too.  Did you know that kale delivers your body with one of the highest doses of Vitamin K, A, and E? I often mix kale in salads or prepare a kale frittata, […]

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Fig Tart with Prosciutto, Blue Cheese & Basil

July 7, 2013
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Have you ever eaten  a fresh fig directly from a fig tree? Growing up in the Palatinate in Germany, I was very spoiled on fresh local produce. The Palatinate region has a fabulous climate and figs grow very well there, since they like it warm. Unfortunately not here in Colorado, where the climate is just […]

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Springy Pea Cakes

April 10, 2013
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If spring won’t come to use, we will just go and get it ourselves. That is the motto of the week at my house, especially after waking up to balmy 1°F (- 17 °C) this morning. What can I say? Springy pea cakes exceeded our expectations. I prepared them for my kids as a healthy […]

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Kale Frittata – A Healthy Breakfast Casserole

October 14, 2012
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  I finally found the perfect source to purchase eggs, lucky me! A local friend of my daughter’s riding instructor has lots of chickens and way too many eggs for her and her husband to eat all by themselves. Their chickens are spoiled with an insulated chicken house and heating lamps, so they stay cozy […]

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Guestspeaker Alice Waters and Potato Zucchini Pancakes

September 7, 2012
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You are probably asking yourself what Alice Waters  and my featured recipe for potato zucchini pancakes have in common, correct? Well, that is very easy since they both represent local, organic, sustainable and in season. Alice Waters spoke at the annual fundraiser for the CU Center for Women’s Health Research luncheon this week here in […]

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Crunchy Ramen School Snack

August 12, 2012
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My kid’s summer vacation is coming to an end and like every year I am asking myself where the time went. It  is hard to believe that another school year will start tomorrow. On my last shopping trip with kids the question arose what to purchase and pack for school lunches. I find it very […]

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Ricotta Gnocchi with browned Thyme Butter

July 31, 2012
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This ricotta gnocchi with browned thyme butter dish has been in my recipe archive forever. I mean for years. I have also read about them in several German food blogs and everybody raved about the outcome. I knew these ricotta gnocchi would be a winner, but really wasn’t expecting; pillow-like clouds!! My son told me […]

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