Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love this apron, super cute!  Adorable for a cocktail party you are hosting :)  I am working on a second one now, I'd like to find a way to put pockets since I hate not having pockets when I am working in the kitchen.  I will make a tutorial of the second one that I make.

Wine glass I painted at work that is going to hold the glass wine charms that each of us are making.  (the paint on the inside looks like one color when you paint it on and then it explodes with bursts of bunches of colors) So FUN!

Katie & Birdie

Pottery & Glass Fusing :)

As Brian used to always say "My Grandpa is Great" So now Wyatt will carry on the tradition.
Nemo's friend Omen (he's a piggy bank)

Fall Glass Bowl (a sample) made at work,made with glass & glass frit.

Our (Damon & I's) his & her mugs (mine dripped from using the specialty paint, Ill post the picture when I fixed it, she is wearing a mono~kini now)  These took forever, started with all plain white mugs, I think they came out super cute!

Katie & Birdie

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade

1/2 cup pimineto stuffed green olives
1/2 cup kalamata olives or black olives
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
2 Tbsp finely chopped green onion

I blend all finely in my little chopper, sometimes I use sun dried tomato instead of regular tomatos which comes out great! Then you can either eat on a baguette styled french bread or just with crackers. SO GOOOD!!!

Spinach & Ham Quiche


1 (9 or 10 inch) pie crust
Little bit of softened butter
2 c. heavy or whipping cream
4 eggs
3/4 tsp. salt
1 c. (1/4 lb.) shredded cheese (any I use mozzarella)
2 tbsp. minced scallions (optonal)
2 tbsp. butter
Ham (I use the thinker breakfast ham 6 pieces but add more to taste)
1 can of spinach (cheaper and taste the same) or 10 oz. pkg. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

Parmasen Cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread little bit of soft butter over pie crust. In bowl, mix with fork or wire whisk, cream, eggs, and salt until well blended. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; add scallions and cook until tender. Into cream mixture, add butter and scallions, cheese, nutmeg, pepper, and well drained spinach. Pour mixture into pie crust. Bake 15 minutes, take out and sprinkle (or cover like i do) with Parmensan Cheese; turn oven to 325 degrees and bake 35 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Other options: Sometimes I add cherry tomatoes, or sun dried tomatoes.  Broccoli, Bacon, Onions, etc, feel free to play around a bit and add what you would like, just use the main base of eggs, whipping cream and nutmeg.  More meat makes it more of a meal a.k.a. a quick dinner!!

My Grandma's amazing Chocolate Chiffon Pie

Chocolate Chiffon Pie


1 tsp gelatine
6 Tbsp Coco or 2 oz chocolate (I use coco, the hersheys brand)
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 bananas
Grahman Cracker Crust
Small Heavy Whipping Cream

Prepare: one deep dish pie crust, if you can't find deep dish you will need 2 crusts. (I usually use 2 grahman crackers crusts premade, last time I made my own crust so therefore it was deep dish, they are hard to find premade)

Soak: 1 Tbsp gelatine in 1/4 cup cold water

Combine: 6 Tbsp coco or chocolate into 1/2 cup boiling water

Stir in gelatine until dissolved.

Stiir in: 4 lightly beaten egg yolks
                 1/2 cup sugar
                 Chill these ing. until smooth
                 Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Whip until stiff: 4 eggs whites
                                  1/4 tsp salt
                                  1/2 cup sugar

Whipped Cream: Whip sugar into heavy whipping cream until texture becomes correct. Add sugar slowly until desired sweetness.

FOLD the chocolate mixture into the stiff egg whites. Then you can either put bananas on crust then fill or just fill pie shell and chill until stiff (it depends on how much you like bananas I put them under and on top). Then slice banana's and put on top of filling, then top with whipped cream.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Outdoor Restaurants

All Chilpotes and Baja Fresh's
Armida's -840 Lincoln Denver
Corner Bakery Cafe -500 16th Street Denver
Croc's Cafe -1630 Market Street Denver
Del Mar Crab House -1453 Larimer Square Denver
Dixons Downtown Grill -1610 16th Street Denver
Gelato D'Italia -250 Detroit Denver
Paris Coffee Roasting -1553 Platte Street Denver
Rubios Baja Grille -703 S Colorado Blvd Denver
St Mark's Coffeehouse -2019 E 17th Ave Denver
Strings -1700 Humboldt St Denver
The Market -1445 Larimer Street Denver
Wall Street Deli -1801 California Street Denver
Old Capitol Grill -1122 Washington Avenue Golden
Yia Yia's Eurocafe -8310 East Belleview Avenue Greenwood Village
Z Pizza -4940 S Yosemite Street Greenwood Village
Rubios Baja Grille -3620 Highlands Ranch Parkway Highlands Ranch
Leo's Cafe -9234 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 100 Lone Tree
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant -9535 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree

The Dog Bark Inn, Bed & Breakfast


Dog Friendly Parks, Attractions & Hotels


Cherry Creek Marina Boat Rentals -Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

Larimer Square -Larimer Street, Denver

Rocky Mountain Audio Guides, LLC -P.O. Box 22963, Denver

State Capitol Grounds -200 E Colfax, Denver

Buffalo Bills Gravesite and Museum -987 1/2 Look-Out Mountain Road, Golden

Lookout Mountain Park -Lookout Mountain Road, Golden

Dinosaur Ridge -16831 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison


Union Reservoir Dog Beach -County Line Rd at E 9th Ave, Longmont


Cherry Creek State Park -4201 South Parker Road, Aurora

Bible Park -Yale Avenue, Denver

City Park -17th Avenue, Denver

Washington Park -Franklin Drive and Exposition Blvd, Denver

Genesee Park/Chief Hosa Campground -27661 Genesee Drive, Golden

The Colorado Trail -710 10th Street, #210, Golden

Daniels Park -1315 Welch Street, Lakewood

Chatfield State Park -11500 N Roxborough Park Road, Littleton

Off~Leash Dog Parks

Arvada Dog Park -17975 West 64th Parkway, Arvada

Grandview Park Dog Park -17500 E. Salida Street, Aurora

Happy Tails Dog Park -1111 Judicial Center Drive, Brighton

Broomfield County Commons Dog Park -13th and Sheridan Blvd, Broomfield

Beaver Ranch Bark Park -11369 Foxton Rd, Conifer

Barnum Park Off-Leash Area -Hooker and West 5th, Denver

Berkeley Park Dog Park -Sheridan and West 46th, Denver

Denver's Off Leash Dog Park -666 South Jason Street, Denver

Fuller Park Dog Park -Franklin and East 29th, Denver

Green Valley Ranch East Off-Leash Area -Jebel and East 45th, Denver

Kennedy Soccer Complex Off-Leash Area -Hampden and South Dayton, Denver

Centennial Park Off-Leash Area -4630 S. Decatur, Englewood

Duncan Park Off-Leash Area -4800 S. Pennsylvania, Englewood

Englewood Canine Corral -4848 S. Windermere, Englewood

Jason Park Off-Leash Area -4200 S. Jason, Englewood

Northwest Greenbelt Off-Leash Area -Tejon at W Baltic Pl, Englewood

Longmont Dog Park #1 -21st and Francis, Longmont

Longmont Dog Park #2 -Airport Road at St Vrain Rd, Longmont

Lakewood Dog Park -15900 W Alameda Parkway/H 26, Morrison

Denver Hotels

Best Western Gateway Inn & Suites -800 S Abilene Street Aurora

Comfort Inn Denver International Airport -16921 E. 32nd Ave. Aurora

Comfort Inn Southeast -14071 E. Iliff Ave. Aurora

La Quinta Denver - Aurora -1011 South Abilene Street Aurora

Motel 6 - Denver East Aurora -14031 Iliff Ave Aurora

Residence Inn Denver Airport -16490 E 40th Circle Aurora

Sleep Inn Denver International Airport -15900 E. 40th Ave Aurora

Super 8 Denver Area Aurora -14200 East 6th Avenue Aurora

Brown Palace Hotel & Spa -321 17th Street Denver

Cameron Motel -4500 E Evans Denver

Comfort Inn Central -401 E. 58th Ave. Denver

Comfort Inn Downtown -401 17th St. Denver

Crowne Plaza Hotel Denver - Intl Airport -15500 East 40th Ave Denver

Days Inn Central CO Denver -620 Federal Blvd Denver

Denver East Drury Inn -4380 Peoria Street Denver

Doubletree Hotel -3203 Quebec Street Denver

Econo Lodge Downtown -930 E. Colfax Ave Denver

Embassy Suites -7525 E Hampden Avenue Denver

Embassy Suites -4444 N Havana Street Denver

Four Points by Sheraton Denver South East -6363 East Hampden Ave. Denver

Hampton Inn -5001 S Ulster Street Denver

Holiday Inn Denver-Central -4849 Bannock Street Denver

Hotel 3737 -3737 Quebec St. Denver

Hotel Monaco Denver -1717 Champa Street at 17th Denver

Hotel Teatro -1100 Fourteenth Street Denver

Howard Johnson Inn - Denver -4765 Federal Boulevard Denver

Inn at Cherry Creek -233 Clayton Street Denver

JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek -150 Clayton Lane Denver

Knights Inn - Gateway to Downtown Denver -2601 Zuni B Street Denver

La Quinta Denver - Airport/DIA -6801 Tower Road Denver

La Quinta Denver - Central -3500 Park Avenue West Denver

La Quinta Denver - Cherry Creek -1975 S. Colorado Boulevard Denver

Loews Denver Hotel -4150 East Mississippi Ave. Denver

Microtel Inn Denver -18600 E 63rd Avenue Denver

Motel 6 - Denver Airport -12020 39th Ave Denver

Motel 6 - Denver Central Federal Boulevard -3050 49th Ave Denver

Oxford Hotel -1600 17th St Denver

Quality Inn -3975 Peoria Way Denver

Ramada Midtown Denver -2601 Zuni Street Denver

Ramada Inn Downtown Denver -1150 E. Colfax Ave Denver

Red Lion -4040 Quebec Street Denver

Renaissance Denver -3801 Quebec Street Denver

Residence Inn Denver City Center -1725 Champa Street Denver

Residence Inn Denver Downtown -2777 Zuni Street Denver

Staybridge Suites Denver International Airport -6951 Tower Road Denver

Super 8 Stapleton Denver -7201 E 36th Ave Denver

Super 8 /I-25 & 58th Ave. Denver -5888 N Broadway Denver

The Curtis Hotel -1405 Curtis Street Denver

The Timbers -4411 Peoria Street Denver

The Westin Tabor Center -1672 Lawrence St. Denver

TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown -685 Speer Blvd Denver

TownePlace Suites Denver Southeast -3699 S Monaco Parkway Denver

Candlewood Suites Meridian Business Park -10535 El Diente Ct Englewood

Days Inn Denver Tech Center Englewood -9719 E Geddes Englewood

Denver Tech Center Drury Inn & Suites -9445 East Dry Creek Road Englewood

Embassy Suites -10250 E Costilla Avenue Englewood

Hampton Inn -9231 E Arapahoe Road Englewood

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Englewood -7380 South Clinton Street Englewood

Residence Inn Denver South/Park Meadows Mall -8322 South Valley Highway Englewood

Residence Inn Denver Tech Center -6565 S Yosemite Englewood

Sheraton Denver Technical Center Hotel -7007 South Clinton St. Englewood

TownePlace Suites Denver Tech Center -7877 S Chester Street Englewood

Staybridge Suites Denver-Cherry Creek -4220 E. Virginia Avenue Glendale

Candlewood Suites Denver/Lakewood -895 Tabor Street Golden

Comfort Suites Denver West/Federal Center -11909 W. 6th Ave. Golden

Holiday Inn Denver-W(Across From Co Mills) -14707 W. Colfax Ave. Golden

La Quinta Denver - Golden -3301 Youngfield Service Road Golden

Residence Inn Denver West/Golden -14600 W 6th Avenue Golden

The Golden Hotel, an Ascend Collection hotel -800 11th Street Golden

TownePlace Suites Denver West/Federal Center -800 Tabor Street Golden

La Quinta Denver - Englewood/Tech Center -9009 East Arapahoe Road Greenwood Village

La Quinta Denver - Tech Center -7077 South Clinton Street Greenwood Village

Motel 6 - Denver South South Tech Center -9201 E. Arapahoe Road Greenwood Village

Comfort Suites Denver South -7060 E. County Line Rd. Highlands Ranch

Residence Inn Denver Highlands Ranch -93 West Centennial Blvd Highlands Ranch

Best Western Denver Southwest -3440 S Vance Street Lakewood

Comfort Suites Southwest -7260 W. Jefferson Lakewood

Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood -7390 West Hampden At Wadsworth Lakewood

La Quinta Denver - Southwest/Lakewood -7190 West Hampden Avenue Lakewood

Motel 6 - Denver Lakewood -480 Wadsworth Blvd Lakewood

Residence Inn Denver Southwest/Lakewood -7050 W Hampden Avenue Lakewood

Sheraton Denver West Hotel -360 Union Blvd. Lakewood

Super 8 /Denver Area Lakewood -7240 West Jefferson Avenue Lakewood

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Littleton -12683 West Indore Place Littleton

Staybridge Suites Denver South-Park Meadows -7820 Park Meadows Dr Littleton

TownePlace Suites Denver Southwest -10902 W Toller Drive Littleton

Days Inn Longmont -3820 Hwy 119 Longmont

Hawthorn Suites -2000 Sunset Way Longmont

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Longmont -1355 Dry Creek Drive Longmont

Residence Inn Boulder Longmont -1450 Dry Creek Drive Longmont

Super 8 /Twin Peaks Longmont -2446 N Main St Longmont

Super 8/Del Camino Longmont -10805 Turner Blvd Longmont

Motel 6 - Denver Thornton -83rd Pl Thornton

Sleep Inn -12101 Grant Street Thornton

Comfort Inn Northwest -8500 Turnpike Dr. Westminster

Comfort Suites -12085 Delaware St. Westminster

Doubletree Hotel -8773 Yates Drive Westminster

La Quinta Denver - Northglenn -345 West 120th Avenue Westminster

La Quinta Denver - Westminster Mall -8701 Turnpike Drive Westminster

La Quinta Westminster - Promenade -10179 Church Ranch Way Westminster

Residence Inn Denver North/Westminster -5010 W 88th Place Westminster

Super 8 Westminister Denver North -12055 Melody Dr Westminster

The Westin Westminster -10600 Westminster Blvd. Westminster

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wheat Ridge-Denver West -10101 South I-70 Service Road WheatRidge

Motel 6 - Denver West Wheat Ridge North -9920 49th Ave Wheat Ridge

Ramada Denver West -4700 Kipling Street Wheat Ridge

Campgrounds and RV Parks

Denver Meadows RV Park
-2075 Potomac Street Aurora

Dakota Ridge RV Park -17800 W Colfax Golden

Genesee Park/Chief Hosa Campground -27661 Genesee Drive Golden

Chatfield State Park -11500 N Roxborough Park Road Littleton

St. Vrain State Park -3525 H 119 Longmont

Prospect RV Park -11600 W 44th Avenue Wheat Ridge