Christmas in the Rockies. Local Diners on US 285.

Looking for local diners and comfort food meals as you travel this holiday season? Make a local diner part of your Colorado Rockies highway adventure. We went through US 285 Colorado highway and had lunch at Aspen Park’s DW’s 285 Diner. We ordered the Tuna on Rye and their famous Club sandwich for authentic home-made flavors. The kids…

Thankful for Teachers!

We are thankful for teachers. Two home-made cranberry sauce recipes taken from recognized magazines went to school teachers. We have their votes!  Contestants : Gingery Cranberry Relish – Real Simple November 2013 issue  (http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/ginger-cranberry-relish-00100000110423/index.html) Orange Cranberry Sauce – Eating Well magazine November 2013 issue (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/orange_cranberry_sauce.html ) And the winner is… Eating Well magazine’s Orange Cranberry Sauce. 🙂 Teachers’ comments……

Beef with Coca-Cola Sauce – Skillet Recipe

Beef with Coca-Cola sauce is one my favorite recipes. Some pictures and a recipe suffice to explain why.. Recipe: Ingredients: Tip roast, canola oil, coca-cola, salt and pepper. Start with a tip roast, and do not season it. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to a hot skillet at medium heat. Sear the meat on…

Tropical Italian Antipasto Fusion

The holidays are just around the corner.. It is my favorite time to create new recipes to amaze family and friends. Last Friday we had a friend from the Philippines for dinner and I cooked fried plantains to accompany coconut fried rice and an awesome beef brisket! That was the exact same night I came…

Fresh Tortillas. A Tip from my Mexican Friend

Norma is a good friend from Mexico. Every time I go to her house she has fresh tortillas for me. I once asked her what was her secret. She told me that if I didn’t have a “tortilleria” nearby I could always apply her tip to the regular supermarket packaged tortillas. A tortilleria is a shop typically…