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Halloween Sugar Cookies

cookies halloween
It’s Halloween! We all know that a quintessential component of this day is a sweet treat! Cookies are by far one of my favorite things to bake, especially when the weather gets colder.  So what better way to celebrate than to get super sugarfied (is that a word?) than to eat cookies?  …before you eat all the candy the kids bring home, that is! Here’s a recipe for Halloween sugar cookies: For...
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Milo Harvest 2017

The sun has set on yet another harvest, milo harvest 2017. Last week the milo field was lush and the heads heavy. It was time to begin harvest. The guys pulled out the combine, grain cart, truck and trailer and begin harvesting the crop they have nurtured all summer long. This is the first time in a while that the farm has raised milo. It was a new experience for me, as I am used to wheat ha...
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From One Farmer to Another

Metzler Farm Great Uncles
Guest Post by Caleb Metzler. I think the late, great Paul Harvey said it best “And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, I need a caretaker. So God made a farmer.” Whether you are born into it, married into it, or doing your best to get started, farming is not just a way of life. It is an unspoken dedication to the land they cultivate and sew. They feed the ma...
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Review: Coppola Reserve Syrah

Coppola Reserve Syrah
I’m so excited because our fall shipment of Coppola Wine just arrived last week. The first bottle out of the box was the Reserve Syrah.  I poured myself a glass before dinner and before I could finish it, I spilled the last few drops on the carpet.  Recently the hubs and I have been talking about new flooring in the living room and dining room.  So instead of getting angry over spilled wine, I sai...
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Jazzed Up Mac and Cheese

jazzed up green chile mac
It is officially fall. Somehow I am always transported back to childhood when the weather begins to change.  Fall is back to school, new school clothes and cozy weekends watching football after church.  It truly is my favorite season of all.  As the colors of the trees change and I get busy baking in the kitchen, I feel cozy and peaceful. But, there’s something else that takes me back to my...
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Review: SomeWine Red Blend

somewine redblend
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet we most certainly always do. Does the same hold true for wine?  Absolutely!  I have to say, without a doubt, this is one of the best wine labels I have found so far.  SomeWine Company has created a brilliant (and fun) way to market this great wine. The folks who make this stuff have over 40 years of experience working with top notch wineries...
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Lunch With My New Best Friend

Mici Handcrafted Italian Family
Let me tell you about my new best friend Kim! Kim and I met while at a party celebrating Steve Ballas and his wife Linda.  You may remember these two from my previous post about Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs.  Anyway, while talking to her, Kim explained that she and her family own a few Italian restaurants in the Denver area called Mici Handcrafted Italian.  So...of course I had to ask her if I could sit ...
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Review: Buried Cane Chardonnay

Yes, I’ll admit that I haven’t been entirely diverse when it comes to wine reviews. I could make excuses, but I’ll be honest. I just like what I like and pick what I know.  However, it was brought to my attention by a reader (and good friend) that I need to review wines from different regions.  The name of this reader will remain unknown, although you know who you are (wink wink).  So here’s to yo...
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Daring Diners Indulge at Machete Tequila +Tacos

Tacos at Machete Tequila and Tacos
Time to chow down on TACOS! If you’re in Denver, you have to check out Machete Tequila + Tacos.  This place is Outstanding, with a capital O!  Established in 2011, they serve up epic margaritas and food so good it’ll make you scream, ¡Ay, caramba!  The welcoming staff provides an atmosphere that encourages daring diners to indulge in delicious food and drinks that stand up to the authentic flavors...
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Review: 2014 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet and Lonnie Metzler
A bold glass of Justin Winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon is like diving head first into a wine that flirts with perfection. Last weekend, I sat in my mother’s garden filled with blooms of bright, white Shasta daisies, honey bees dancing in the lavender and I enjoyed a pleasant summer evening sipping an audacious glass of red. Without a doubt it was a special way to enjoy a glass of wine and visit with f...
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