Spinach Farfalle Bolognese

December 12, 2016

When I was growing up, my Dad’s two sisters lived in Denver and their families all came to our house for Christmas Eve dinner. Mom always made this dish because (1) it’s a crowd pleaser, (2) she could make it ahead (especially important during the holidays!), and (3) it expands easily – so as our… Read more »


Shepard’s Pie

March 31, 2016

I created this recipe one night when I was looking for something to do with leftover Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives. It was a cold, snowy night in Denver, and comfort food seemed the perfect thing to warm us up! Robert loves this flavorful, hearty dish. I make it with ground beef, but it’s… Read more »


Mom’s Corned Beef & Cabbage

March 9, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! While my family isn’t Irish, growing up, every March we were treated to Mom’s distinctive corned beef and cabbage. In her typical style, she took the basic boiled corned beef brisket and amped up the flavor with a scrumptious glaze of Dijon mustard, brown sugar and cloves…. Read more »

Italian Meatloaf

February 3, 2015

Why is it that sometimes the best recipes are the result of creating a new dish only using ingredients you have on hand – and that you need to use up? The other night, Robert was hungry for hamburgers or meatloaf, so I opened the fridge and started pulling out various ingredients that I thought… Read more »


Cajun Meatloaf

January 2, 2015

This fabulous meatloaf recipe comes from chef, author, columnist and lifestyle blogger Sally Schneider. Her work focus is on improvising, being resourceful and thinking outside the box (you can find her blog at improvisedlife.com). To me, this dish illustrates of all those concepts—and it’s scrumptious too! I like to serve this meatloaf with our Golden Potatoes (in my cookbook Fresh… Read more »

Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce

December 12, 2014

A versatile dish that it easy enough for everyday and sophisticated enough for entertaining. I like to serve this dish at dinner parties during the holidays with wild rice as an accompaniment – the dried cranberries and deep red-colored sauce are so festive and pretty on the plate. Best of all, you can have an… Read more »

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

November 4, 2014

I wasn’t sure at first whether to put this recipe on the website or not, then I made it one more time for Robert, who said I was crazy not to post it.  Salisbury Steak is a classic dish that I remember eating as a kid, that is still just as delicious today.  And, it’s… Read more »

Spicy Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

June 3, 2014

Chimichurri is a sauce from Argentina usually served with meat; typically made with parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano and wine vinegar. For my Chimichurri I add in red pepper flakes for a bit of spice, and a mixture of lemon juice and white balsamic in place of the wine vinegar. I also like to use… Read more »

Kidwell Family Tacos

April 15, 2013

Cousin Jim Kidwell and his daughter Sarah are both fabulous cooks, and their tacos are the best you will ever eat, just ask our other cousins! Jim and Sarah like to use ground elk meat, but I’ve found this recipe is equally delicious with ground beef, bison or turkey (just omit the butter). They don’t really measure the ingredients, so the… Read more »


Robert’s Eggplant Parmesan!

July 30, 2012

My husband Robert has been known for his delicious Eggplant Parmesan for longer than I have known him. I have been bugging him to give me the recipe so I could share it with you all, but since he never measures anything – and never makes the recipe the same way twice – it has… Read more »

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