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Roasted Mushroom Crostini with Herbs and Wine: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for December

Mushrooms are a great way to add a burst of flavor and variety to your meals while simultaneously providing a healthy boost. Mushrooms have an incredible ability to absorb flavors, making them a perfect canvas for different seasonings and herbs. When they're sautéed to perfection, their umami-rich taste elevates any dish.

Skillet Cranberry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for November

This month’s recipe is the perfect blend of comfort and gourmet, making it suitable for any occasion, whether it's a cozy family dinner or a special celebration. The cranberries add a festive touch, turning this meal into a culinary masterpiece. Whether you're a food enthusiast or simply looking for an indulgent, homestyle feast, this chicken and potato creation is ready to satisfy your every craving.

Pumpkin Gnocchi: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for October

Pumpkins are the classic taste of fall in North America, just witness the rise of pumpkin spice in almost every pastry and drink offered from September through November. With names like Tricky Jack, Spooktacular, and Ghost Rider, pumpkins are fun whether you’re carving a jack-o-lantern for the front porch or digging in to create a delicious dish. In this recipe, the Colorado Proud team takes a classic Italian staple, gnocchi, and adds pumpkin for the perfect autumn taste.

Colorado Potato Salad: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for September 

Colorado is good at growing potatoes, whether it’s in the San Luis Valley, Eastern Plains, or even on the Front Range! Perhaps the most well known potatoes come from the San Luis Valley, which is home to many potato farming families who grow more than 70 varieties of potatoes. With plenty of sunshine and higher elevations, the valley’s mild growing conditions are ideal for potatoes. They even celebrate the potato with its very own festival!

Stoke Pizza Wins Golden Plate Award at the 2023 Governor’s Plate Competition

From the six food trucks competing in the third annual Governor’s Plate competition at the Colorado State Fair, Stoke Pizza received the Golden Plate award for their wood-fired chorizo, elote, and green chile pizza. Papa Mario’s Grilled Cheese was chosen as the People’s Choice winner for a third year in a row for their Tiff Special roast beef sandwich. 

Governor Jared Polis sampled all dishes to award the Golden Plate and event attendees voted on their favorites during the event.