Soup is Good for the Soul

This is definitely the easiest and best way to make rich-tasting butternut squash soup, without having to peel and dice a large, awkwardly shaped vegetable. You start by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and roasting it in a hot oven. Scrape the roasted flesh from the skin, and simmer it with sautéed yellow onion, fresh sage, and a tart Granny…

The Best Apple Crumb Muffins

 THE BEST APPLE CRUMB MUFFINS  ⅓ cup brown sugar 
1 tb granulated sugar 
1 tsp cinnamon 
¼ cup unsalted butter (melted) 
⅔ cup all-purpose flour  ½ cup unsalted butter (softened) 
½ cup dark brown sugar 
¼ cup granulated sugar 
2 eggs, room temperature 
½ cup sour cream 
2 tsp vanilla extract 
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 
1 tsp baking soda 

Organic All American Apple Pie

Place flour in a food processor with cutting metal blade, add butter and shortening, slowly pulse your processor to cut up butter and shortening. Add two tablespoon of water at a time and pulse a few more times. After four tablespoons of water, check to see if the flour holds together. The dough should look crumbly if it does not…

Simple Asparagus and Watercress Soup

Asparagus is one of the first things that comes to mind when I think of Spring produce. I like to harvest wild asparagus growing throughout Boulder County when I can find it – but store bought tastes just as fresh when in season! The watercress adds a bit more crispness to this simple recipe.

Chef Casey’s Homemade Recipes

Celebrity chef and culinary personality Casey Thompson spearheads a number of endeavors: three-time Bravo Top Chef competitor, culinary consultant for California wineries, international wine ambassador, food-centric world traveler, and, of course, chef, for upcoming concepts in the Southwest and on the West Coast. Her focus is on market-fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers. In support of ethical animal treatment, Thompson…

A Pinch of This, a Splash of That

Using wine in cooking intensifies flavor and adds another level of uniqueness to your recipe. It gives a dish that extra something special to turn great-grandma's pasta sauce recipe into your own (and make your sister-in-law jealous). So grab that secret ingredient from the wine cellar and head to the kitchen.

Upgrade Your Summer Grilling Game

The days are getting longer and hotter, and you’re itching to head outside to kick off grilling season. After a few weeks of eating the same boring burgers and hot dogs, you’re looking for something a little more exciting—and so are your guests. These recipes can help take your grilling skills to the next level and make your next party…

A Blended Take on Family Favorites

It’s not always easy to create meals that are both nutritious and satisfying. Managing intake of added sugar and saturated fat takes effort and planning, but transforming your favorite recipes into more nutritious family meals can be simpler than you imagined.

Celebrate with a Gourmet Brunch

As warmer weather approaches, so do a variety of special occasions. If you’re looking for an easy way to celebrate with family and friends, brunch is a perfect option. Not too early and not too late, everyone can enjoy a hearty meal and good company before the day gets busy. A brunch menu can include both elegant options and classic…

Hosting and Toasting

Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large gathering or anything in between, entertaining friends and family will always provide an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. However, no host wants to miss out on the highlights because of an endless to-do list in the kitchen. With the right recipes and refreshments, it’s easy to throw a…