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Give The Gift That Gives Back this Holiday Season | Save with prAna

Give The Gift That Gives Back this Holiday Season | Save with prAna

  Living in Colorado has brought a lot of change in my life, and my growing love of the outdoors is one of the major changes since living here.  There are just so many places to see, and so many things to do, and prAna […]

Make Your Mashed Potatoes Stand Out this Thanksgiving with Simple Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Make Your Mashed Potatoes Stand Out this Thanksgiving with Simple Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Two simple ingredients turn everyday Mashed Potatoes into something special.  I absolutely LOVE mashed potatoes, and Herbed Mashed Potatoes are turning into my favorite way to eat them. I don’t know what it is about it, but by simply adding chives and parsley, my mashed […]

Turkey 101:  How To Brine A Turkey

Turkey 101: How To Brine A Turkey

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and if you’re thinking of brining a turkey this year, follow these tips for a moist, flavorful bird! Brining a turkey is extremely easy, it has a basic ratio of water to salt and sugar that you can […]

Make It All About YOU with Bear Naked Custom Granola

Make It All About YOU with Bear Naked Custom Granola

Well it has finally snowed in Colorado!  My Facebook memories reminded me that it snowed this day last year too!  It finally feels like Thanksgiving, and well, Christmas are just around the corner.  With the season, comes all of the flavors with it, and one […]

Easy Balsamic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Easy Balsamic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Sweet, savory and full of bacon!  Add these simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic at your Thanksgiving table and watch them disappear – even from the pickiest eaters. In our house, we do Thanksgiving early because of the blog.  It’s usually a FriendsGiving, […]

Sometimes Simple Is best – Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

Sometimes Simple Is best – Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

This traditional Thanksgiving stuffing is everything you want it to be and your family will be stuffing themselves. I guess that this recipe is actually dressing as we’re not actually stuffing the bird, but we still call it stuffing.  Usually, I like to make a […]

Try Something New For Dinner – Easy Cheesy Potato Gratin

Try Something New For Dinner – Easy Cheesy Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin will rock your holiday table this year. I think I promised this recipe last month, and to be honest, since Anthony started school, I’ve been a little behind on well, everything.  But I have finally got my groove back, and better late than […]

35 Minute One-Pan Chicken and Gravy

35 Minute One-Pan Chicken and Gravy

One-Pan Chicken and Gravy is a quick and easy comfort food that you can whip up on a weeknight! Since fall as hit, I’ve been craving anything with gravy, and while I am here preparing for Thanksgiving, and making all sorts of fun sides, I […]

20 Minute Spiralized and Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots | #FoolproofThanksgiving

20 Minute Spiralized and Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots | #FoolproofThanksgiving

We are gearing up for Thanksgiving in our house, and these Spiralized Carrots were a huge hit with a fun twist on a classic – Honey Roasted Carrots. Now, I know that this isn’t the prettiest picture, but boy oh boy are they delicious!  I’m […]

5 Minute Shreddedd Brussels Sprouts

5 Minute Shreddedd Brussels Sprouts

These simple Shredded Brussels Sprouts are ready from pan to plate in only 5 minutes! Sooo…maybe I spoke too soon about the weather.  It is only 43 degrees right now!  Brrrrr…   It was pretty chilly last night too, and the weather made me want […]

How To Make Homemade Potato Chips

How To Make Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips are so incredibly easy to make, you’ll find yourself frying some up next time you are craving chips! I’m pretty sure my family needs to take out stock in a chip company – maybe Uncle Shmo (hint…hint…) can help us out!  But, seriously, […]

November 2016 Budget Menu Plan with Thanksgiving Menu and Grocery List

November 2016 Budget Menu Plan with Thanksgiving Menu and Grocery List

It feels like just yesterday was January, and here we are almost at the end of the year preparing for Thanksgiving.  Wow!  November’s Menu also includes a small Thanksgiving dinner menu as well with a separate grocery list for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers.  The past […]

Panera Bread Rolls Out Clean Bacon!  Panera Bread Review and $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Panera Bread Rolls Out Clean Bacon! Panera Bread Review and $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

With a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains, and healthy lunch options, our local Panera Bread is a regular stop for lunch! Last year, Panera introduced it’s “clean menu” initiative – a promise to ban all artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors and flavors on their “No […]

This Pad Thai Recipe Will Make You Forget About Takeout Forever!

This Pad Thai Recipe Will Make You Forget About Takeout Forever!

There is no need to call for takeout with this classic noodle dish.  Pad Thai is is easy to make and the sauce recipe makes more than you’ll need and can be frozen for your next dinner party or weeknight meal. This is another one […]

Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Fall Vegetables

Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Fall Vegetables

I absolutely LOVE the fall!  Everything about it; sweaters, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, brussels sprouts, squash…. you name it! I’m sure by now, if you’ve been following Mom’s Bistro, you know how much I love easy dinners, and this is one of my fall favorites. […]

October 2016 Budget Menu Plan – 31 Days of Dinners for $247 with Grocery List

October 2016 Budget Menu Plan – 31 Days of Dinners for $247 with Grocery List

October’s menu is filled with fun fall favorites and a fun, quick and easy recipe for Halloween night! Only $247 for a month filled with fun, new recipes and a special halloween Night dinner.  I like to shop around what is in season.  Not only […]