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Keystone to relax, can it be done?

Colorado is known for being outdoorsy and athletic and in no place is this more evident than the ski resorts. With their summer offerings of rafting, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and even such unusual sports as snow-free tubing, you definitely feel the pull of nature when you're up there. However, we had just returned from a crazy hectic trip back East and wanted to … [Read More...]

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Charity at Home: Soup for the Soul

Throughout February, all 34 Colorado Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate $0.25 from the sale of each soup in a bread bowl to Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice as part of its involvement in Soup for the Soul , a unique and heartwarming fundraiser which has resulted in more than $28,000 in donations to date. […]

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A gift of flowers is a wonderful symbol of love for some, but not all

Simon Says: Learn how to love them even better

Reflecting on Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to think about how we express love…and how we might be missing the mark.  Modeling for our children how to effectively communicate love can be one of the most important gifts we give them.  It also may not be as straightforward as you might think. A pop […]



Recipe Round-up – top 3 Denver Parent Recipes!

We thought it might be nice to give you some of our most visited recipes – just in case you’re struggling with dinner ideas. Some of these might require a rainy day, but they’re great stand by recipes for all occasions. Roaster Rosemary Rooster Potatoes A yummy side dish to any dinner – these are […]

Albert Bartlett rooster-potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Rooster Potatoes

We love potatoes and so we took the opportunity to try Rooster potatoes from Albert Bartlett very seriously.   We paired a very simple recipe from their website with a family favorite – fried chicken! The Rooster potato is not a russet or a red potato – what makes the Rooster potato so unique is its fresh, nutty and buttery […]

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Where do you go for new recipe ideas?

I love the internet and my smartphone, so my answer to this question is that I search the net for recipes.  I think I’m pretty good at it! for example, tonight I’m looking for something beefy to stick in our slow cooker. What’s your favorite site to use? Here are a few of mine: […]


Baked Potato Soup from Chef Michael Richardson

I was fortunate  to attend a fabulous private college in Missouri, Cottey College, and when I was there the food was pretty good, but after I left, they hired Chef Michael Richardson, who’s food, for “cafeteria food” is completely out of this world. The food is so amazing that there are T shirts to celebrate […]

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What a way to see New England, the Toyota Highlander

As part of our fabulous tour of the East Coast, the nice people at Toyota arranged for us to evaluate the Toyota Highlander and I have to admit I’m more than a little impressed. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is large, roomy and upscale. It’s an excellent option for car shoppers with an aversion to thirsty […]

Frisco BBQ Challenge Father’s Day Weekend

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day weekend getaway, look no further.  The Frisco BBQ challenge is a perfect family event with activities for everyone. We were invited this year and I knew when we were David would be so happy to spend his father’s day weekend in Frisco.  It’s such a beautiful place this time of […]


Simon Says: Ski Kidtopia

So, maybe you are thinking about getting your kid started on skis?  Or maybe you already ski with your kids but are getting bored of Loveland? Regardless, I have one word for you if you have young children: Keystone. If you are a Denverite with the budget for an Epic Pass, you already know how […]

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