52 Ingredients: Spinach

Posted on September 23, 2014
Spinach leaves

Maybe Popeye liked the canned stuff or maybe he liked the convenience of canned spinach when it came to protecting the lovely Olive Oyl. Whatever the reason, I think he, as well as many a cartoon-watching child, would love the fresh stuff. So, what makes spinach so delightful?

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What We’re Reading This Weekend

Posted on September 19, 2014
Sunny Weekend

Mother Nature, I want my Crock-Pot back. This time last week, it was fall in the Mile High City. From the 48 degree weather emerged pea coats, tall boots and the promise of nippy evening walks accompanied by piping hot PSLs and crunchy leaves.

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It’s National Cheeseburger Day! Check Out Our Staff Favorites

Posted on September 18, 2014
cheeseburger

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. But before we get too far into that, a quick anecdote from my childhood: The year was 2000, it was Mother’s Day, and I was a punk kid. And as a punk kid, I fussed and whined when my mom asked me to do the dishes after lunch. Your instincts are probably telling you I was some spoiled, undisciplined brat growing up, but that’s simply not true—I just really hated doing the dishes.

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Treasure Hunting: Aluminum Burger Cover

Posted on September 18, 2014
Burger Cover

My dad always told me that I shouldn't hide my gifts; that I should take them out in the world so they could fully gestate for all to see. The only time this tried and true advice doesn't apply is when cooking a cheeseburger. If your gift lies in searing ground-up patties, then covering it up isn't just acceptable - it's encouraged.

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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Autumn Stew

Posted on September 17, 2014
Autumn Stew

Autumn is my favorite time of year for several reasons. First off, I was born in October so I naturally gravitate toward the fall season. Then there’s pumpkin everything, hot toddies, warm blankets, snuggles with my fiancé and my cats, and stew. Lots and lots of warm, filling autumn stew. Read on for more awesomeness about stew...

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