To celebrate the holidays, we’re giving 10 people a gift we hope will light up their homes and hearts – tickets to Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo and a Holiday Gift Box brimming with local seasonal, specialty groceries delivered to your door by us (retail value of $170). To enter for a chance to win, comment about something or someone that lights up your holidays on our Facebook Page Holiday Gift Box post by December 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the lucky someone who wins our Zoo Lights Holiday Gift Box, which includes: • 4 Zoo Lights Tickets (38 acres of lights, a Festival of Lanterns, Santa’s Village and more) • 4 $5 Denver Zoo food vouchers • 1 […]
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Side dishes are sometimes afterthoughts or made only to accompany the main dish or entrée. What was the last side dish you had at a BBQ or summer party that stood out and really made you do a double take? Here are three simple tips to make your summer side dishes stars. First, it should be easy for you to make. Take the classic Caprese Salad. Slice and layer. And if you’re using heirloom tomatoes, you’ll see some swoons from the folks digging in. Secondly, it needs to be memorable. Anyone can toss together a potato salad. But when you serve up the Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dressing, people will walk right past the entrée for seconds of […]
Time for a little grill talk, since we’re about to usher in summer. Wow backyard guests by tossing the unexpected on the barbie, like avocados, fruit, greens, bread, and more. Our resident foodie Chef Chris rounds up her favorite crowd-pleasing BBQ recipes below. Find more grilling inspiration at the Kitchen.
As we count down to Earth Day on April 22, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at how your everyday actions are affecting the environment. Most likely you recycle bottles, cans, and newspapers, but there are many other easy ways to go even greener. Take one eco-action a day leading up to Earth Day, and you’ll see how simple it is to make a small change that makes a big difference. (Hint: You can go ahead and cross the first three tips off the list because you’re already buying local, organic produce from Door to Door Organics.) Need inspiration? We’ve put together a list of 10 easy ways to lessen your impact to help you out. Opt […]
When I was a kid, every Easter I dunked hard-boiled eggs in coffee mugs filled with those fizzing tablets that instantly produced vibrant colors. It was the ’70s, or the better-living-through-chemistry decade, when no one questioned how chemicals affected our health. Today, even though the kits currently sold in stores proclaim to be nontoxic, many still contain synthetic food dyes that studies have linked to allergies and behavioral problems like ADHD in children. Why not skip the kits with neon colors and glitter pens (they contain polyurethane) and go au naturel this spring? Using veggies, fruits, spices, tea, and coffee will produce a vivid array of hues from soft pastels to deep, earthy tones. Of course, creating dyes with organic produce […]
You’ve known since you handed your mom a construction paper heart stuck with glued macaroni that a homemade gift touches someone in a way that a store-bought item can’t. Make that DIY gift from food that’s tastier than spray-painted pasta, and you’ll please even the pickiest person on your list. We rounded up festive foods that are easy to throw together on a busy weeknight but impressive when packaged in pretty jars decked with boughs of holly and curls of ribbons. We’ve been dreaming of a green Christmas, so we repurposed recycled jelly jars and trash-bound boxes that were made instantly merry by kids’ drawings. Then we filled every empty container in the house with these sweet and savory treats.
“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” —Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving is when we give thanks, show our gratitude. And, yes, we are grateful for family, friends, our health, and homes. But mostly, I think, we are grateful for leftovers. Once the meal and football game are over, when we’ve finished with our late-afternoon armchair nap, that is the time to start pulling out all the plates, platters, and containers that were so lovingly filled with the leftovers just mere hours before. The absolute MUST is, of course, the Thanksgiving Hangover Sandwich. It incorporates all we love: stuffing, gravy, turkey, and cranberry sauce. This will ensure that […]