Broccoli and Cheese Soup – Panera Bread Style

We finally got our first serious snowstorm of this winter over the weekend here in Denver.  Something to help us out with the drought we’re already in and work on keeping the fires down this summer.  It was actually one of those perfect snowstorms because it came in over the weekend and we had no…

Healthy and Tasty Mexican Flavors for Superbowl Yummies or Anytime

I thought I would add a second recipe that’s great for Superbowl food or any day as a main dish or appetizers.  This recipe is not only tasty and yummy but it’s spicy, low-fat and filled with plenty of veggies.  Who would have thought you can get all those things in Superbowl food?!  I usually…

Using the Leftovers from Beatrice & Woodsley: Lamb Shank Hash

My hubby and I took his Dad out to Beatrice and Woodsley for his birthday dinner.  For those who don’t know it, it’s a beautiful small restaurant on Broadway in Denver, CO that serves up the most amazing food.  The menu changes seasonally and we’ve never had a bad plate or service.  It’s one of…

Easy, Spicy Turkey & Black Bean Chili

I’m running a little behind this week because I have the nasty cold that’s been going around.  I’m going to go with another easy tasty recipe (and healthy) from the crock pot that’s good for not only the cold weather but for game day as well.  It’s my Turkey and Black Bean Chili. Of course…

Reminders of Childhood: Mexican Shredded Chicken

I grew up on a produce farm/nursery as a child.  My parents hired a crew of about 8 to 10 Mexicans to help harvest the produce and work around the farm.  The men worked in the fields while the women watched the kids (including my siblings and I), cleaned the homes and cooked.  I still…