Food & Nutrition

How to Ignore a Recipe: Havana Mojito

How to Ignore a Recipe: Havana Mojito

Since I’m nowhere near Florida and can’t take advantage of the bound-to-be-world-famous Mojito Madness happy hour at Ortanique on the Mile, I decided to put together a few of these cocktails myself last Friday to celebrate my latest national magazine assignment. As my next How to Ignore a Recipe victim, I chose the original recipe […]

A Refreshing Change in Cherry Creek: Café Colorado

A Refreshing Change in Cherry Creek: Café Colorado

For years I’ve visited a little coffee shop called Java Creek in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood. I’ve watched the business change hands several times and during this last winter the name over the door changed to C.R.E.A.M. Espresso and Baked Goods. Each new would-be entrepreneur treated the coffee shop with the same level of […]

How to Ignore a Recipe: Salad Niçoise

How to Ignore a Recipe: Salad Niçoise

I found my latest victim at This Dame Cooks, a delicious blog by recipe writer JoAnn Jagroop.  After a week on the road and gaining 12 pounds from binging on a hotel continental breakfast buffet and assorted Texas cuisine, my body was ready for something light and healthy—this recipe was the perfect antidote to seven […]

"Can I substitute that lettuce for a sausage patty?"

42,700 Calories?!

Seven days and 1818 miles later, my family has finally returned from its magical mystery tour of Texas.  Actually, while my brother-in-law’s wedding was quite magical, there were few mysteries to be found, especially the one that I uncovered when I stepped onto the scales this evening. Yes, in a moment that could make What […]

How to Ignore a Recipe: Shrimp and Zucchini Tostadas

How to Ignore a Recipe: Shrimp and Zucchini Tostadas

I found my next victim at a fabulous blog entitled “Martha and Me” by Brette Sember.  The blog is exactly like that television show “Whatever, Martha!” with Alexis Stewart, only it isn’t hosted by a twiggy Paris Hilton clone-bot, and it doesn’t have a Nicole Richie clone-bot sidekick, and it isn’t funded entirely with famous […]

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How to Ignore a Recipe: Chicken Spinach Salad

How to Ignore a Recipe: Chicken Spinach Salad

Since I’m going to need a little thematic organization to survive blogging every day in May, I’m hereby declaring Tuesdays as “How to Ignore a Recipe” day, where I’ll take a recipe I’ve found and do what I do best in the kitchen: liberally swap ingredients and ignore measurements entirely. For my first victim, I’ve […]