All · Deserts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

This recipe started out a a very healthy version of a snack. I'll be honest, I pulled the original recipe off of Weight Watchers website, as I needed something sweet, but packed with protein for my afternoon snacks. Because at about 2:00, I am overcome with this immense desire to eat something sweet. I don't… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

All · Caseroles · Main Meals · Recipes · Side Dishes

Noodles and Cheese Family Recipe

This recipe has been made so many times throughout my life from my father's side of the family, it has been introduced to almost every single person our family has had over for dinner. My Grandfather was the chef in my Dad's family, and he used to make this every time my Sister and I… Continue reading Noodles and Cheese Family Recipe

All · Breakfast

Banana Bread Pancakes

Sometimes the best recipes are those that are the absolute easiest. This is one of those lucky times where I did something in the kitchen, just to see how it works, and it just happened to turn out to be one of the best and easiest things I've made in a long time! First things… Continue reading Banana Bread Pancakes

All · Art and Food · Burgers · General · Grilling · Main Meals · Recipes

Garlic #2 – Bacon Wrapped Roasted Garlic Cheeseburger

Our adventure down the Volcanic Garlic Braid brings us yet again to a Roasted Garlic recipe, but this time we're using it in another manner. This creation came to me one night when attempting to make a bacon cheeseburger, but the bacon kept sliding off of the burger when you take a bite. See, I… Continue reading Garlic #2 – Bacon Wrapped Roasted Garlic Cheeseburger

All · Art and Food · Chicken · Main Meals · Recipes

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

As you all now know, my husband Ryan Rice is an amazing artist and he has an entire Pun Series that focuses on food. One of our daughters favorites is "Chicken Cordon Bleu" and I have created one recipe that she really enjoyed! While she is becoming a more adventurous eater, in the past she… Continue reading Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

All · Main Meals · Recipes · Steak

Seared Fillets With Roasted Garlic-Onion Glaze

Every once in a while, we are presented with a fun, and unique challenge in the kitchen. my challenge was presented to me recently as a dear friend of mine was coming over for dinner with her sweet kids. Now the kids menu, I have that down, I have a MEAN recipe for Macaroni and Cheese that… Continue reading Seared Fillets With Roasted Garlic-Onion Glaze

Dishing Up Some Humor · Main Meals · Side Dishes


I've been avoiding cooking Fish after a terrible disaster, many years ago that included burnt fish, finding out that the "hood" over the stove did nothing but make a lot of racket, and giving up and eating at Burger King, who overcharged us by $1200. I kid you not. This was years ago, and I've been… Continue reading Oh…My…Cod…


A Well-Seasoned Kitchen Contest!

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and attending a class of Ms. Lee Clayton Roper, co-author and chef whose book A Well-Seasoned Kitchen is a true, and sweet tribute to her lovely mother who had dinner parties and gatherings throughout her life.  Lee and her mother Sally wrote this book and… Continue reading A Well-Seasoned Kitchen Contest!

All · General · Recipes

Making Lemonade

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. We have all heard this over and over and over again, and to be honest, I was getting sick of hearing it. Over the last 6 months, I felt as if I was handed lemon, after lemon, after sour lemon but had no access to water or sugar,… Continue reading Making Lemonade

All · Breakfast · Recipes

Pancakes To Die For (Not Literally)

I came across an article a while ago that absolutely freaked me out. A lot of articles about food freak me out, as soon as I hear something gross is in a food I love, I feel like I have been punched in the gut. So I do what I can (within reason) for our… Continue reading Pancakes To Die For (Not Literally)

All · Restaurants

Marvelouse Mod Market

Recently I had the honor of being invited to the Mod Market opening at 16th and Champa in Downtown Denver. What a great event! Thank you all for the invitation and delicious lunch! I never knew much about Mod Market, but learned that the inspiration for the restaurant is to provide food that people could… Continue reading Marvelouse Mod Market


2013 in review

Thank you to EVERYONE who took the time out of your lives in 2013 to read my musings and creations. I am so thankful for you, and thankful for all the encouragement you send me to keep sharing memories and recipes.  May 2014 bring you all that you hope for, and hopefully that includes cookies,… Continue reading 2013 in review

All · Grilling · Recipes · Steak

Carne Asada Eggrolls

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to try a new brand of Mexican food from Marcella Valladolid who has created a wonderful brand of food for Safeway. In full transparency, Safeway contacted me and asked me to be a part of this contest to create a new recipe using Ms. Valladolid's brands of foods. They… Continue reading Carne Asada Eggrolls

All · Burgers · Recipes

Dani’s Breakfast Burger

There are two things I love to eat...Burgers and Breakfast. My obsession with burgers has always been with me. I love how you can choose different meats, toppings, breads and with the same style ingredients you have a whole new meal! My love of breakfast came in college when I went to a local restaurant… Continue reading Dani’s Breakfast Burger

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Potato Chip Crusted Halibut – A Tuna Noodle Inspiration

Growing up, my father cooked, a lot, and everything he made was a masterpiece. He would make cheese fondue, fresh steamed lobsters, fresh homemade pasta and spaghetti sauce that simmered for 8 hours for "spaghetti night", made and attempted to get his young daughters to eat steak tartar, and even steamed fish in the dishwasher.… Continue reading Potato Chip Crusted Halibut – A Tuna Noodle Inspiration