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Cinnamon Toast, and a Bit of Happiness

By Chef Deb Traylor One of the real pleasures I have as a chef and a culinary instructor is hearing about our guests’ childhood food experiences. Simple little treats – usually made by a grandmother, aunt, or mom – often hold the strongest memories. Anyone…

Trading Hockey Sticks for Whisks

by Piper Fennimore Last week, the Teaching Kitchen Team skated into the kitchen with the Colorado Eagles hockey team and dropped the puck on an afternoon of fun… The goal? To learn how to cook fast, easy, nutritional meals that can sustain an athlete in…

Lilac Syrup

The smell of fresh lilacs is one of the great treats of spring and now that they are starting to fade, why not use those blossoms to make lilac syrup? The delicate flavor of those purple blossoms pair wonderfully with lemon or strawberries so it…

Chive Blossom Vinegar

by Chef Deb Traylor For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with using aromatic blossoms in ways that preserve their essence and fragrance. (Of course, I always do my research to ensure the blossoms and blooms are not toxic.) You might be surprised…

A Letter to Mom

by Ginger Graham It’s almost Mother’s Day. And this year, as in many past, it is also my mom’s birthday. She’s been gone for eighteen years… but she is with me every day. I have always believed I drew the lucky straw when it came to…

Homemade Peeps

These fun little treats are perfect to make with kids, to add to Easter baskets or for great spring dessert. Happy Spring! Marshmallow Peeps 6 egg whites1 cup + 1½ Tbsp. Sugar¼ tsp. salt½ tsp. vanilla extractcolored sugar, for decorating In the bowl of an…

Nostalgia, Pie & Animal Crackers

by Chef Deb Traylor Ever since we began, we’ve worked to make sure menu items always include an element of nostalgia, and hopefully, a bit of surprise. At this point in our journey there are a few things we know. We know that people are…

Grasshopper Pie

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (or any day!) than with classic Grasshopper Pie? Crunchy chocolate crust topped with a pile of fluffy, minty filling and beautiful garnish. Join Ginger in the Teaching Kitchen as she shares her favorite recipe! Grasshopper Pie 1…

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