A flavored coffee creamer can make an ordinary cup of coffee feel luxurious, but so many store bought creamers these days are full of artificial flavors and additives. This homemade version adds just a hint of sweetness and lots of rich vanilla flavor. Makes about two cups of creamer Time: 40 minutes (mostly steeping time) […]
Green Chile Maple Roasted Pork Shoulder An overnight dry brine gives this pork shoulder loads of flavor with little effort. The roasting time can vary widely for this recipe, depending on the exact shape of the cut, how dry the meat is, etc., so it’s a good idea to start checking the internal temperature after […]
Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar has become an Aspen staple. It’s both both hip and rooted in history – not to mention the bar has the largest cocktail selection in North America. The restaurant concept is the brainchild of Michele Kiley, and at one point the name was highly controversial. “I think it wasn’t a […]
When Jon Weber decided to expand his successful San Diego steakhouse, Cowboy Star, to a second location in Colorado Springs he hired a local, Bryan Bradigan, as the General Manager. Why? Because he wanted Cowboy Star to feel authentic to its locality here in Southern Colorado. “We wanted there to be a strong connection [between […]
Are you looking for a impersonal, brand-oriented restaurant with an extensive menu of hard-to-pronounce exotic foods? Then Juniper Valley Ranch Dining Room does not fit that criteria. Situated 15 miles south of Colorado Springs on highway 115, Juniper Valley Ranch Dining Room lies serenely nestled amidst the dappled, rolling mountains of the picturesque stretch between […]
Roasted Root Vegetables with Sage Brown Butter The mix of vegetables in this recipe is really just a suggestion. Almost any root vegetables will work with the same method. Sweet potatoes, beets or parsnips would be delicious options. Serves 6 Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds […]
Taking time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with friends is one of the best parts of the weekend. But it’s not always easy to find a great breakfast spot, where the coffee flows freely and the food is hot and delicious. So we’ve created a list of our favorite breakfast spots along the Front Range […]
COCO Granola (granola with coconut and cocoa) I named this granola after our nickname for Colorado Collective, but the pairing of coconut and chocolate is always a tasty combination. As with any granola recipe, it is important to check the oats and nuts often while toasting, since they burn very easily. Use gluten-free oats for […]
While hiking or mountain biking are the usual ways for people to get outside, the city also has an impressive array of outdoor dining options in the city. Mountain views and plenty of sunshine make the Pikes Peak Region an ideal spot for dining al fresco
This vegan ice cream relies on full-fat coconut milk for a rich, creamy texture and steeping spices in the hot coconut milk gives it a subtle spiciness
Jason Nauert is a central figure in the renaissance of the field of butchering in Colorado. As the Director and Instructor of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat, he is teaching Colorado Springs about butchering through training courses, consulting work and his culinary talent.
Full Interview with Kelly Liken of Kelly Liken restaurant in Vail.
Full Interview with Frank Bonanno: Owner, Chef of Mizuna, Lou’s, Osteria Marco, Bones, Smoke House, Green Russell, Wednesday’s Pie, LUCA, Vesper Lounge, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, Salt & Grinder in and around Denver
Liz Rosenbaum owns and operates Her Story Cafe, located at Library 21c, the newest branch of Pikes Peak Library District. Patrons browse for books, and families shuffle by for story time, as the faint sound of hissing lattes plays in the background. Rosenbaum considers herself a culinary anthropologist—someone who loves both food and history.
The vibrant green of the pesto and vegetables in this pasta makes it a cheerful dish for Spring. I like using Kale Walnut Pesto in this dish during the early days of Spring, because it gives it a hearty, rich flavor, rather than the lighter, summery flavor of basil.