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Rosemary Cashews for Holiday Snacking

Donna’s Day Creative Family Fun I’m nuts about nuts. All year-round. I try to keep a bowl of fresh, shelled California almonds replenished and within easy reach on the kitchen counter for a grab and go snack. And thanks to my... — Updated 12/7/2021


Seasonal Recipe: Roasted Colorado Butternut Squash

 Even in the winter, you can still find fresh produce in Colorado. Greenhouses and high-tech storage facilities let us shop local even during the coldest months of the year. Gourds store especially well in the right conditions.... — Updated 12/7/2021


Keeping the holidays happy for pets

Susan Marie, Host of The Doggy Diva Show Tis the season to be celebrating the holidays with family and friends! To ensure that celebrations are relaxing and enjoyable, preparation is key. Before the festivities begin, have a plan... — Updated 11/23/2021


Enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers with this 'easy as pie' recipe

What's the best thing about Thanksgiving? I know we're supposed to say it's all the friends and loved ones gathered around the table groaning with traditional food and all the... — Updated 11/23/2021


Entertainment for kids' table at Thanksgiving

Having the grandkids over for Thanksgiving? Here are some ideas to help everyone enjoy the day! We all love the Thanksgiving feast, but for the youngest among us it can be... — Updated 11/16/2021


Simple ways to save on energy bill

As temperatures across Colorado begin to cool, it can mean increased energy use at home. So Black Hills Energy is encouraging customers to consider weatherization projects and behavioral changes that reduce wasted energy and save... — Updated 11/3/2021


Kid-Friendly Chocolate Zucchini Cake

"You can have your cake and eat zucchini, too," said 24-year-old Josh Plank when I wandered over to a landscaping project he was digging in in my neighbor's yard. I knew he had a ga... — Updated 9/29/2021


A cornbread recipe with a taste of Pueblo

Did you miss the Pueblo  Chile and Frijoles Festival last weekend? Not to worry: This recipe brings you a taste of the famous green peppers. September brings us to the cusp of fall... — Updated 9/29/2021


Most popular dog breeds and names for this year

In recognition of National Dog Day (Aug. 26), Trupanion, the leader in medical insurance for pets, has released its anticipated list of most popular dog names and breeds for 2021.... — Updated 8/25/2021


Colorado Proud's Recipe of the Month

August brings a bounty of produce for all to enjoy, especially since that's when Colorado's sweet corn is in season! Chef Jason Morse takes a classic like grilled street corn and... — Updated 8/18/2021


Water play offers cool summer fun

Kids can splash it, squirt it, sprinkle it, stir it, pour it or spray it. In fact, practically the only thing kids can't do with water is break it! That's why playing with water is... — Updated 7/28/2021


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

( 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


Peanut butter perfection

( 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


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


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