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Summer travel in 2021: Home is where the heart is

Half of Coloradans plan on vacationing locally this summer, survey reveals. • People will drive no more than 115 miles to get to their destinations this summer. • For the first... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Keep the fun afloat: 5 tips to make watersport adventures safe

(Family Features) For those who enjoy outdoor and active summer lifestyles, water entertainment may be the way to go. Racing the waves with the wind flowing through your hair can... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

The summer of road trips: 5 tips to make your road trips successful

(Family Features) It's officially summer road trip season, which means it's time to pack your bags, pick a destination on the map and go. According to the U.S. Travel Association,... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

7 tips for planning an extended vacation

(Family Features) If you're making the most of this year's vacation by planning an extra-long trip, you're not alone. Whether it's extra vacation days that accumulated due to... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Recipe of the month: Cherry Crisp

In July we celebrate cherry season, a summertime staple grown right here in Colorado. Enjoy this sweet dessert with out-of-town guests and show them what our great state has to... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Make a day filled with a rainbow of colors

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. A rainbow of colors that delight kids when they appear like magic, streaming across the sky after a shower. Since young kids... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

Celebrate Dairy Month with Colorado ingredients

June is National Dairy Month, honoring one of Colorado's most important agricultural commodities.  What better way to celebrate than with some cheese on a grilled pizza, just in... — Updated 6/23/2021

 

A sizzling summer meal

(Family Features) Summertime, for many, represents an opportunity to enjoy freshly cooked meals while enjoying time outdoors. Taking your dishes from ordinary to extraordinary... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Safe summer driving: ensure your tires are ready for the road

(Family Features) During the warmer months, additional travel and hot roadways can put added stress on your vehicle and its tires, in particular. Normal driving, turning and... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Get ready to read this Father's Day

(Family Features) Shopping for Father's Day can be difficult. From tools to tech toys, some gifts are used over and over again, but thoughtful gifts that match your dad's interests... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Tolerate hot days with a tasty tart

(Culinary.net) Summer days can be long and boring, especially when the kids are out of school and there is nothing to do around the house as a family. When the minutes creep by and... — Updated 6/16/2021 Full story

 

Peanut butter perfection

(Culinary.net) If you've ever taken a bite of something and the only word that came to mind was "yum," you know what it's like to experience this dessert. It's fluffy, sweet,... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Trending vacation habits in 2021

(Family Features) For many travelers itching to go on vacation, 2021 offers plenty of opportunities to get out and go. Whether it's heading to an outdoor escape or simply cozying... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

How to plan for a future vacation

(Family Features) After a long year stuck at home, many people are dreaming about when they can travel once again. While counting down the days may feel like torture, planning and b... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Smart ways to keep travel spending in check

(Family Features) With more people getting vaccinated, many are looking forward to reuniting with loved ones and making up for lost vacation time. However, budget is often a... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

3 pandemic travel trends that may stick around

(Family Features) COVID-19 has challenged families in different ways, and many had to cancel or reschedule trips during the pandemic due to travel restrictions, which meant missing... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Welcome spring with fresh artichokes

Artichokes are strange and lovely. It's a thistle, a flower and its pale green blossoms are one of the first signs of spring. Artichokes are in season, so it's time to go to the... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Asparagus is perfect for spring recipes

Nothing says spring like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus. While asparagus is available year-round, it's much better when purchased locally. Asparagus is easy to select and... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Creamy Cucumber-Dill Salad

8 large (about 5 pounds) cucumbers 1 teaspoon salt 6 large radishes 1 container (8 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 cup fresh dill, loosely packed, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Thai Cucumber Salad

Fresh herbs abound in this peanut-laced Thai Cucumber Salad. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 seedless cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced crosswise 1... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Fajitas make memorable Memorial Day menu

Fajitas were invented by the vaqueros and cowboys of the Southwest and northern Mexico. During cattle roundups, they were given the less-desirable parts of the cow (the head, hide,... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Give jars in bloom to thank a teacher

As the school year winds down, it's time to show appreciation to a special teacher. Here's a springy idea: Arrange a casual bouquet of flowers with offshoots of your child's... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

Togetherness is at root of honoring the older Americans in our lives

With warmer weather on the horizon, there is no better month than May to celebrate Older Americans Month in ways that build community and reduce isolation and loneliness.  The 2021 theme is “Communities of Strength,... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

A trendy, edible gift for Mother's Day

(Family Features) Every Mother's Day is an opportunity to show your mom just how special she is and how grateful you are for all she does. Make her day with a present that wraps... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Keep it simple in the kitchen on Mother's Day

My husband's culinary skills begin and end with making a great pot of coffee. With that in mind, I've created a simple Mother's Day dinner recipe that even a non-cook can... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

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