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 fool READ MORE

Buffalo Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes

These Buffalo Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes cover all of the gluttonous cravings that creep up every now and then. They're crispy, creamy and spicy. They are a riff on a VERY popular side dish we had for years at Restaurant Kelly Liken. I think people cried when we took READ MORE

Citrus Avocado Salad

This citrus avocado salad is one of my favorites, It's been on the journey to perfection in my family for generations. The creamy avocado and ripe citrus speak of all the winter bounty while lightening and brightening what can be a pretty heavy food season.     I come 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