A Sweet Treat for Your Sweetheart – Chocolate Lava Cakes Recipe

As if Valentine’s Day wasn’t already sweet enough, this recipe for Chocolate Lava Cakes is sure to impress your sweetie (and your kids).   Rumor has it that these cakes were made as a major culinary disaster.  What a delicious disaster.  These cakes are decadent and gourmet but surprisingly simple to make.  My favorite part about this recipe is how many possibilities there are to switch up the flavors and make it special.  By adding a tablespoon of flavored liqueur your lava cakes can be taken to the next level and by finishing off your lava cake by adding fresh berries, or whipped cream makes this dessert ultra special for your sweetheart.  

One rotisserie chicken, 25 dinner ideas

After a long day, who hasn’t stumbled into the grocery store without the faintest idea of what to put on the table, when suddenly the tempting whiff of a freshly roasted chicken puts everything into perspective? And although a rotisserie chicken is great served on its own, it lends itself to so many dinner options. Casseroles, pizza, salads … Here are 25 easy dinner ideas incorporating rotisserie chicken. These aren’t formal recipes but rough outlines you can tweak to suit your family’s or friends’ tastes. Most involve only a few ingredients, and almost all can be made in an hour or less. No matter your skill level in the kitchen, there’s something here for everyone. And with so many ideas, you’re bound to find something to please even the most pic...

Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts

It’s that time of year again! Not only is it the day you fill your stomachs with Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and Apple Pie, it’s a day to spend with family and friends. There are many fun activities you can do on this glorious day. Gratitude Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday to commemorate a harvest festival by the Pilgrims in 1621. Show your thanks this year by doing something selfless to show your compassion. Send a holiday care package to a soldier: Many men and women in the military are

Recipes: Classic Peach Pie, Cookie Bars, Peach Cobbler Trifle and More!

‘Tis the season for PEACHES! Be sure to check out these delicious recipes for Peach Pie, Peach Streusel Bread, Vanilla Bean Peach Cake with Peach Soaking Syrup, Peach Cobbler Trifle, Peach Cookie Bars, Homemade Peach Lemonade and Peach Monkey Buns. Fresh Peach Pie This recipe originally appeared in The Denver Post in 1964. It capitalizes on the flavor of ripe peaches. Serves 6.

Lunch boxes 101: Back-to-school checklist makes lunch fun again (with recipes)

Selecting lunch gear used to be simple. Stuff your lunch into a paper bag or pick the box decorated with whichever movie, television or toy character your kid was most smitten with. Done. Things are a bit more complicated today. Lunch-box styles vary from soft-sided cooler bags to Japanese-inspired bento boxes, even Indian tiffin canisters. They can have built-in ice packs. They can be microwaved. They can be made from recycled bisphenol-A-free, lead-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free plastic. They can be forged from 18-gauge stainless steel. Some adult versions even come with their own cheese boards and wine glasses. So how do you choose? Much depends on the types of foods you pack and how you pack them, as well as when and where you eat them. But there are some general tips that can help you...

Tips for getting those picky vegetable eaters to eat!

If chicken nuggets and mac ‘n cheese are the only foods your kids will even think about eating, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In today’s world, with all the tempting cartoon-endorsed processed foods, it can seem like a daunting challenge to get your little ones excited about a vegetable that is not loaded with sugar and branded with their favorite Saturday morning friend. But eating veggies doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing situation or seem like a pain-staking chore! Every meal can be an opportunity to introduce your children’s taste buds to good, healthy foods while still allowing them to eat the foods they enjoy. Here are a few easy ways to get your kiddos to try, and even LIKE veggies!

Pop culture: 10 frozen-pops recipes your kids will love

You may think the greatest piece of equipment in your kitchen is your knife, or your stove, or your panini press. But in the dog days of summer, it’s hard to beat the freezer. • You can puree just about anything you can think of, pour it into a frozen-pop mold, and within a few hours, one of the greatest pleasures of the season is in your grasp. • Here’s one nice thing about making your own pops: You control what goes into them (which means you can make them as healthy as you like). Here’s another: They’re appropriate any time of day, from breakfast to snack time to dessert. • Try one of these 10 frozen-pop recipes, or make up your own. The possibilities are refreshingly endless. Frozen-pop recipes Frozen Strawberry-Peach Pops From Country Living magazine, available...

$10 Dinners: The Denver Post’s third annual economical recipe list

Save money at home. Looking for specials, clipping coupons, buying veggies in season (think asparagus) and being flexible are just a few ways to put your grocery bill on a diet. The top tips for saving money are the things you already know but might not follow: Buy what’s on special. Clip coupons (really). Shop for food at drugstores, discount grocery stores and big-box stores, where you may find a smaller selection, but cheaper goods (although we found all of our ingredients for these recipes at a Denver-area Safeway). Hit the bulk aisle; you can save half or more on staples like rice, beans and spices. Buy what’s in season — asparagus is cheap and beautiful right now for a reason; tomatoes are not. Most of all, be flexible: If you’re planning on grilled rib-eyes, but yo...