Grinnell Glacier Overlook

Not very many people know about this trail, and it's a real gem! It's actually a spur trail that starts about 1 mile from Granite Park Chalet on the Highline Trail, (you can also reach this lookout via the loop trail that leads up to the Granite Park Chalet). The trail is about 1 mile from the Highline Trail to ...

Tuscan Style Steak

This is the 4th and final recipe you'll need to create a restaurant style, 4-course Italian dinner for friends and family at home! Something about cooking a multi-course meal always sounds intimidating, but speaking from experience, it's much easier even than cooking Thanksgiving dinner! When I put together a menu, I always include as many things as possible that can ...

Garlic Butter Sautéed Mushrooms

When we were at the restaurant Mercato in Calgary, we had our whole meal mapped out but we never made it through all 4 of the courses! We ended up skipping the Tuscan Steak with a side of mushrooms and prosciutto wrapped grilled asparagus. It would seem I just can't get it off my mind, so I've developed recipes for ...

Creamy Butternut Rosemary Risotto

I love eating in traditional Italian style starting with a small appetizer, moving to a first course, then second course, and finally dessert! I don't always pace myself very well, and the second course sometimes goes by the wayside in lieu of dessert. Not long ago we made a flying trip to Calgary, AB for a long weekend - and ...

Spinach Salad with Creamy Chia Vinaigrette

This salad is my new favorite - I ate the whole 4 servings of it by myself the other day, and then proceeded to eat another helping with dinner! So... of course I ran right out of spinach which has inspired an extra trip to the grocery store for more - you get the picture, it's more than just a ...

How to Cook Pasta (Like a Boss)

I'm just joking a bit with the title of today's post, but in all seriousness I hope you gain lots of tips and tricks to make cooking pasta (and gluten free pasta) so much easier (and tastier)! I don't have a ton of restaurant experience, but I did learn several things that have revolutionized the way I cook, (especially how ...