Roasted Tomatillo Posole

Two weeks ago, we set a record for both heat and snow in a 48 hour time period. It was a little bit of seasonal whiplash that lead to harvesting as much produce as possible. We had a crazy amount of tomatillos that needed to be eaten. With snow on the ground and temperatures below… Read more »

Hazelnut Nutella Cheesecake

We have a slight cheesecake obsession here at The Dirty Dish Club. We have a few cheesecake recipes in the archives and every year we throw a big cheesecake party to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. Every once in awhile, someone new to our invite list will ask how this all got started. The short story… Read more »

Backpacking Burritos

We lean heavily on freeze dried meals when backpacking, but sometimes you want to eat something that wasn’t re-hydrated. We don’t eat a ton of packaged foods in our day to day life, but when we have a backpacking trip coming up, I find myself wandering down unfamiliar aisles at the grocery store waiting to… Read more »

Strawberry Lemonade Slush

I’ve been obsessed with slushes this summer. They are a refreshing, sweet treat with little to no sugar depending on how you make it. I just shared my current reigning favorite, a cherry limeade slush, but this strawberry lemonade slush is my kids’ favorite and a close second for me.

Cherry Limeade Slush

It’s probable that I’m the last person on earth to try Sonic’s Cherry Limeade Slush. One hot day after hiking midday, we grabbed some grub at Sonic and I couldn’t resist getting the much talked about cherry limeade slush. It was the perfect refreshment for a hot afternoon. I found myself craving the cherry limeade… Read more »

DIY Oatmeal Packets

Last year, Noel and I had a temporary lapse in sanity and signed up to run an ultra marathon. There were things about it we expected to be hard – running that far, finding time to run that far, dealing with the physical consequences of running that far. One of the things we didn’t anticipate… Read more »

Backpacking Meal Plan

This year, we decided to celebrate the Fourth of July by backpacking through some of America the Beautiful’s purple mountain majesty. The kids have done a few backpacking trips with us, but this was our most ambitious one with kids yet. We went a total of 18 miles with a gain of 3500 feet over… Read more »

Dutch Oven Raspberry Pudding Cake

Nature has always been a place that calms and rejuvenates me. This has been especially true during this season of COVID-19. We are lucky to live within walking distance of a mesa and during Colorado’s “Stay at Home Order” we crossed and recrossed its terrain on runs, bike rides, and hikes. (Fortunately, exercise was deemed… Read more »

Foods That Got Us Through Quarantine

Oh, hello. It’s been awhile hasn’t it, but it’s not like anything has changed . . .

Almond Butter Granola Bites

I’m a sucker for the manager’s special section of the grocery store. I can’t resist a deal and I get a certain thrill from sifting through the clearance items looking for treasure. Last summer, a few bags of Nature Valley’s Almond Butter Granola Bites landed in that corner of the store. I scooped up a… Read more »

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  • April Fools!

    In case you couldn’t tell, that recipe we put out this morning for single serve red velvet snickerdoodle brownies was a fun little satire for April Fools’ Day. We tend to be simple folk. Mixing multiple desserts or using cake mixes isn’t really our style, even when it’s terribly popular. In case it isn’t obvious, we’ve… Read more »

  • Single Serve Red Velvet Snickerdoodle Brownie in a Mug

    Ohmygoodness, you guys. I generally turn my nose up at mug cakes as they just can’t compare to the real thing, but I make an exception for this. Side note: I’m pretty sure I’m the original mug cake creator. I totally tried to make a single serve cake in the microwave one time when I… Read more »

  • Well-Balanced Camping Meal Plan

    Last week was our son’s spring break and the desert was calling our names. Both Noel and I have a special place in our heart for red rock country having spent many formative years and moments in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah and I think we were a little homesick for red dirt. We spent a… Read more »

  • Mini Raspberry Cream Pies

    I can be a little prideful about my cooking, which sometimes leads me to be competitive when there isn’t really even a competition. To kick off Spring Break, our son’s preschool had a teacher appreciation lunch provided by the parents. I was quick to sign-up this time since last time I was late in the… Read more »

  • Eating Green on St. Patrick’s Day Without Food Dyes

    As you may have gleaned from my red velvet cake post, we’re not too keen on food dyes. This can make life difficult when faced with the moral dilemma of how to celebrate things like St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, or really any holiday ever. Still, we try not to be complete party poopers, especially since… Read more »

  • Raspberry Cream Pie

    Happy pi(e) day! Don’t worry, if you missed digging into a great slice of pie this morning, you can still have an epic pi(e) day celebration when 9:26pm rolls around. That gives you plenty of time to bake and properly chill this pie. 

  • An Epic Pi Day

    There are a ton of food “holidays” and we’re a bit choosy about the ones we feel deserve celebration. Pi(e) day is one of the celebrations that make the cut. Pies? Math? I mean, no-brainer. (If you haven’t picked up on it already, especially in Noel’s posts, we have a bit of a nerdy side… Read more »

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Review and Some Thoughts

    Noel and I have been doing a lot of thinking about this space and what we want it to be (and clearly not a lot of writing about it). As I was making a birthday cake for my little girl this last week something struck me. One of my favorite websites for cakes is Annie’s… Read more »

  • Baked Smash Fries

    There are all sorts of reasons to imitate restaurant dishes at home such as healthifying it, saving money, or our favorite: avoiding public embarrassment. Even when we treat our little family to a meal at a family friendly, casual restaurant, things often go awry – someone spills their drink, hurts themselves while dancing in close quarters,… Read more »

  • Gnocchi Al Forno with Spinach

    This is my emergency backup dinner. It’s for those nights when you realize at 6:30pm that your planned dinner for the night was supposed to be in the crockpot hours ago and you need to have the kids to bed on time tonight for everyone’s health and safety. Plan A went out the window along with… Read more »