Pumpkin Butterscotch Cupcakes 10

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cupcakes

Fall is in the air here in Denver, Colorado.  We’ve already had a few days of 32F weather, the trees in town are turning and dropping leaves, and the pumpkins are starting to appear on people’s front porch. With my nieces and nephew in town now, I look for more sweet treats...

Layered Ginger Chicken Dip 0

Layered Ginger Chicken Dip

This is a recipe I just snagged from my good friend Deb, who served it at a dinner a few weeks ago.  It was perfect for a calm evening on the shady backyard deck, with a glass of wine.  Easily served 6 of us.  Deb said it made too much sauce, so...

Simple Golden Cake 0

Moist Yellow Cake From Scratch

Moist Yellow Cake from Scratch – Includes both normal and high-altitude versions.   This Moist Yellow Cake perfectly displays the difference between a typical boxed mix cake and a “from-scratch” cake.  Yes, you might be able to throw a box mix into the oven a tiny bit faster, but when you pull it...

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Santa Fe Style Carne Adovada

One of the most intimidating things about cooking an international dish like this Santa Fe Style Carne Adovada is recognizing the variations in ingredients.  Dwaine and I will often walk around a grocery in Puerto Vallarta and marvel at the enormous variety in vegetables they have compared to our paltry selection here...

Oven Baked Country Style Ribs 0

Oven Baked Country Style Ribs

You’ve probably come across packages of “Country Style Ribs” in your grocery.  If you’re like me, you wondered “So, what’s the difference between these and just regular ‘ribs’?”  Well, they’re not the same, and that means you need to prepare them a little differently than you would a regular rack of pork...