Anniversary Staycation – Carbondale, CO

March 4, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List Winter provides just a few opportunities to indulge in our wanderlust.  We go on a few excursions and we try to spend weekends doing something fun, but getting out of the house when it’s cold and miserable is not our favorite pass time. Our anniversary is the end of February, so we try to do an overnight stay somewhere not too far away so our 15 year old >> Get the Recipe!

What’s For Dinner – Feb 19-25, 2017

February 20, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List Busy week – but still time to get dinner on the table every night.  Saturday we’ll be out celebrating our 21st anniversary, so boy will be home with a delivery pizza on his own.  Treat for him/easy for me.  Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 – Meatloaf with Italian Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus.  Hubby specifically requested meatloaf for Sunday – and I found this yummy roasted potatoes recipe on Pinterest >> Get the Recipe!

Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe (Charro Style)

February 9, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I am a big fan of the whole pinto beans you get in a good Mexican Restaurant.  I like them more than the refried beans and they’re actually healthier, because refried beans are fried with FAT – which makes them tasty – but not necessarily healthy. I got an Instant Pot (actually it’s a Cuisinart Pressure Cooker) and I was anxious to try to recreate my favorite beans. >> Get the Recipe!

Planning our Summer Wanderings

February 6, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List It’s a gorgeous spring day here in Colorado, even though it’s the first week in February. This winter has been almost disturbingly mild, not much snow at all here, while the mountains and other areas are seeing record amounts of snow. Because the weather is pleasant, I’m dreaming of summer getaways, camping trips, etc to get out and see some more of this beautiful country.  We’re talking about >> Get the Recipe!

Swedish Spritz Cookie Recipe

November 26, 2016 Carrie Hill 0

Share List These tasty butter cookies are a holiday tradition in our home.  While you can dye and color the dough to make green trees or whatever you like, I prefer the plain sugar cookies with sprinkles and redhots as decoration. You need a cookie press for this recipe.  You could roll them in logs and refrigerate and slice, but it’s just not the same.  I got my cookie press on >> Get the Recipe!

Yummy Pecan Pie with Bourbon

November 24, 2016 Carrie Hill 0

Share List So – bourbon isnt a huge, major ingredient in this pie – but its an important one.  I didnt realize I liked pecan pie until I tried this version WITH bourbon.  Without it just tastes like sugared nut pie….don’t ask me why … I’m sure Alton Brown has some scientific reason complete with chemical reaction as to why that is. I made this for Thanksgiving dessert, served it >> Get the Recipe!