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.
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.
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 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!
The summer heat is turning up, but we have an idea on how to stay cool. It’s peach season, and those long awaited juicy fruits are showing up at farmers markets, roadside stands, orchards, and grocery stores for all to enjoy.
Summer is here and the temps are rising, offering this broccoli salad for your friends and family is a refreshing way to enjoy this bountiful crop. Served lightly charred on the grill, broccoli gets the star treatment for this crispy and hearty side dish.
June is National Dairy Month, honoring one of Colorado’s most important agricultural commodities. What better way to celebrate than with some ice cream, just in time to warmer weather! Let’s not forget the other star of this recipe - strawberries! With farmers markets starting back up or the opportunity to stop by a u-pick farm or fruit stand, it’s easy and fun when you choose fresh Colorado strawberries. Don’t know where the best berries are available in your area?
We love handheld treats and these empanadas fit the bill nicely, especially when there is a delicious salsa crema to dip. Pork is a lean, nutritious source of protein, making it the perfect contribution to a power snack. This is also a great way to use up any extra pulled pork from your latest big gathering or family dinner. Easy to assemble and fun to take anywhere, empanadas are perfect for crushing hunger while meeting up with friends at the local park or hiking your first fourteener.
Most people have used beets in salads, soups, or casseroles, but we bet you haven’t tried them in the ultimate snack dip - hummus!
Quiche is known as a traditional and classic dish of French cuisine, though historical records indicate that quiche actually originated in Germany during the Middle Ages in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which the French later occupied and renamed Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ comes from the German ‘Kuchen,’ meaning cake (Read more about the origins of quiche here).