Interview: The Laurie Berkner Band, kid’s music even parents love!

We get a lot of requests here at Denver Parent and it's not often we ask to write MORE about an upcoming event than a PR firm requests, but this was Laurie Berkner! If you've never heard of her or her band, then your kids were deprived! Some of her songs are some of my kid's favorites still (and they're 13 and 15) and we often burst out in song when a similar phrase or the … [Read more...]

Spanakopita

This is a healthy fun recipe for your family and fairly simple to make. Ingredients 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 lb baby spinach 1/2 lb feta, crumbled (scant 2 cups) 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 10 (17- by 12-inch) phyllo sheets, thawed if frozen Instructions Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, … [Read more...]

Top 5 family highlights from the Denver Auto show

Favorite Family Cars: Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid (coming soon as the FIRST hybrid minivan) - I really shouldn't pick a favorite car, but for families this year, the Pacifica is pretty groundbreaking. First, they've tried really really hard to make it NOT look like a minivan (honestly I think we should just "own it" and get over driving one!) - but it's pretty … [Read more...]

Zootopia lives up to expectations – for all ages

One of the things that struck me immediately while watching Zootopia is that they kept the animals in perspective - the mice are small, the elephants are huge and when Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. And perspective is exactly what this movie has, on animals and … [Read more...]

bd’s Mongolian a fun and tasty way to give back!

If you haven't been to bd’s Mongolian Grill, bd's encourages guests to “Stir It Up, Your Way” allowing guests to build their own stir-fry with “Always Market Fresh” ingredients. bd’s offers a variety of choice meats and seafood, veggies & flavor-packed sauces, all freshly cooked (Mongolian-style) on a large, flat top grill. This is an ultra fun way to try out new veggies, … [Read more...]