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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  • Tosca Torte

    Several years ago I bought a t-shirt at a little Finnish shop in Astoria, OR. The shirt said, “Miksi minä olen niin kaunis? [Translation: Why am I so beautiful?] Because I’m Finnish.”  I’m 1/4 Finn thanks to my grandma; needless to say, she got a kick out of that shirt. My grandma was always kind… Read more »

  • D’Deli Dalton Panini

    My dear wife doesn’t seem to like sandwiches. This has been a source of great disagreement in our marriage. I, with my mad sandwich skills, can often make one she will tolerate if I have the right ingredients at my disposal. However, it wasn’t until we stumbled into a little sandwich shop named D’Deli in… Read more »

  • Salted Carmelitas

    Hi, my name is Audrey and I’m a stress baker. I’m going to go ahead and blame it on the fact that we don’t drink, but my favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day is by baking up a delicious confection. It might not be the healthiest habit, but it’s kept… Read more »

  • Swedish Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies

    I was convinced that I would never have a child that was a picky eater. When pregnant, I read articles about how what an expecting mother eats can affect a child’s pickiness later in life and felt pretty smug about the variety of foods I was introducing to our little fetus. Then when my oldest… Read more »

  • Pork Egg Rolls

    I perpetually crave Chinese food. Or to be more accurate, Americanized Chinese food. I’m sure it has something to do with my huge salt tooth, which is totally justified because I sweat so much when I workout, right? I mean I don’t want to put myself in danger of developing hyponatremia. I’m really just looking… Read more »

  • Ultra Salsa Verde

    I like to fancy myself a runner. One of my favorite ways to start a day is on the trails near my house as the sun rises. I’ve even run a few marathons, half marathons, and a trail race in the mountains. To be considered a runner part of the required reading is Born to… Read more »

  • Chicken in Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

    My parents are frugal perfectionists that are addicted to DIY. Outsourcing isn’t really in their vocabulary, even when it comes to big events like weddings. When I got married they filled their house with pots growing grass for centerpieces, sewed table squares, and hit up every after Christmas sale in a tri-county area to scavenge for… Read more »

  • Dutch Oven Cherry Cobbler

    When I was seven years old my family bought an old house that was in need of a lot of love. The overgrown backyard was a nightmare for my parents, but a dream come true for free spirited, tree climbing, me. The tall grasses transported me to a jungle savanna where I’d scramble up dying cherry trees… Read more »

  • Grilled Honey Chicken Kabobs

    Nothing says summer like eating meat grilled on a stick. It just doesn’t get any better than this. Silverware not required–or recommended. Unleash your inner barbarian and eat this right off the skewer.

  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake

    You know that scene from A Christmas Story where the father descends into the basement to battle the furnace and a cloud of gray smoke mingled with garbled obscenities seeps through the floor vent? That’s kind of how things go at our house when things go wrong with the plumbing. You’re probably wondering how plumbing and cheesecake are remotely… Read more »