Green River Whitewater Rafting

a culinary exploration

If you’ve been following along, you know how much I love Utah. The scenery and adventure are unparalleled. I always say you could visit a dozen times and never do the same thing twice. We have mountain biked and jeeped in Moab, such an AMAZING family adventure vacation. We adored READ MORE

Watermelon Mojito

to celebrate the first day of summer

  It's the longest day of the year, so mix up a watermelon mojito and celebrate the first day of summer!     Does anything scream summer more than a juicy, ripe watermelon?  If there is, I can't think of one.  There are so many ways to enjoy it READ MORE

English Pea Risotto with Wild mushrooms

  Who doesn't love a steaming bowl of deliciously cheesy risotto?  This English pea risotto with wild mushrooms is sure to delight.  It just looks decadent and fancy, doesn't it?  Family and friends will never know that it's super easy to pull off in a hurry, so go ahead.. READ MORE

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

perfect for a memorial day camping trip

These strawberry rhubarb muffins with crispy, sweet streusel are a great springtime breakfast. They are the perfect balance of sweet and tart and really represent the season.  Try them this holiday weekend for a special seasonal treat.  I'm hoping they'll be the perfect grab and go breakfast this weekend READ MORE

Epic Moab Family Vacation

and a grilled artichoke around the campfire

We spent 4 days on a Moab family vacation this week where we camped, biked, hiked, played and cooked over an open fire every night. This grilled artichoke was one of the highlights of our camp food.  (Since this is a food blog I figured I'd lead with the READ MORE

Cilantro Margarita

just in time for cinco de mayo

The Cilantro Margarita is a twist on the classic margarita and a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (or just a warm afternoon for that matter😛).  It features fresh squeezed lime and tangerine juice, a cilantro simple syrup and some great tequila.     Cinco de Mayo is READ MORE

Derby Day Appetizer Tray

Do you need an excuse to throw a party?  I know I sure don't, but if there ever was a good excuse the Kentucky Derby would be it!  Dressing up to the nines in seersucker, cocktail dresses and AWESOME hats in the middle of the day?  Yes, please.  Mint READ MORE

Springtime Potato Asparagus Salad

This potato asparagus salad just screams springtime!  It's a perfect side dish to celebrate the beginning of grilling season. Throw your favorites of the grill, invite some friends over and serve it all up with a yummy potato asparagus salad.     I LOVE potatoes.  I mean I REALLY ADORE READ MORE

Roasted Beet Salad

with shaved fennel and spicy arugula

We love beets this time of year. They are a perfect bridge into early summer, and are super easy to grow in our springtime garden. This roasted beet salad with shaved fennel and arugula is a great lunch on the go or even better as a compliment to an evening's READ MORE

Best Ever Minestrone Soup

  This vegan minestrone soup is the PERFECT way to celebrate spring. Jam packed with so many new veggies, it tastes just like spring should; while being warm enough to battle the still cool evenings that April brings.     Spring has definitely sprung in the Rocky Mountains!  The READ MORE
Kelly Liken, one of Colorado’s most promising and influential young chefs, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother was an outstanding cook, constantly exploring new recipes and seeking out fresh products at the local farmers market, which led Kelly to develop her love for cooking in high school. Read More