Pumpkin Ginger Cinnamon Rolls

I’m still working my way through the mountain of winter squash and pie pumpkins I purchased a couple of weeks ago from the farmer’s market. Yes, I know there’s no real rush, they will keep for a few months but it’s so exciting to come up with creative tasty ways to use them. Not to…

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Simplicity. What appears as┬áthe easiest dish to make in both ingredients and tastes is often the hardest to get right. Simple dishes generally┬ácombine just a few ingredients and yet are able to blow you away with the combination of flavors. I love simple dishes. Traveling to Italy introduced me to simplicity at its finest. We…

Fall Harvest Bisque

It’s the last week of October and time to start thinking about cool weather and the upcoming holiday season. Denver is finally cooling off, it’s been unseasonably warm but we have frost in the forecast for tonight. Fragrant rosemary, lemon scented geraniums and the fluorescent fuchsia pink blooms of my regular geranium line the windowsills….

Fire-Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

The recent cooler temperatures have me wanting to make soup all the time. Soup is warming and pure comfort for the soul and body. It’s also a great way to use up those not so great looking veggies or the excess. For me, I’m still working on using up those 22 pounds of fire-roasted tomatoes…

Sweetcorn Tamales with Roasted Green Chilies

Fall is officially here and we are feeling it in Denver with warm days and crisp cool nights. All my photographer friends are posting beautiful pictures of golden aspens from the high country. I have not had time to make it up there and it probably won’t happen this year since I am getting ready…