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Apricot Jam Shortbread Bar Recipe

As we well know from The Sound of Music jam & bread is ALWAYS a winning combination. The weather in Colorado is just starting to take a chilly turn and the brisk evenings call for a warm cup of tea and a sweet buttery shortbread bar as a treat before bedtime. hickory-farms-apricot-jam-shortbread-cropped

Quick to make, this recipe whips up a tray of shortbread bars you can snack on all week long (if they last past the first evening).  Continue Reading…


30 Minute Recipe: Bacon Pork with Brussel Sprout Hash

When the work week is go-go-go it’s hard to make dinner plans that involve more than grabbing something  when running from one place to another. When I have a calm night at home the last thing I want is to have to make an elaborate meal the dirties up half the kitchen – which is why meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less are perfect for me.

Bacon Pork with Brussel Sprout Hash

Using Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork, I was able to whip up this delicious dish in less than half an hour AND have left overs for lunch this week. Perfect for any night of the week, Smithfield Marinated Pork is available at Safeway and comes in several delicious flavors that can be tossed into the oven or on the grill for a quick meal.

30 minute dinner recipe from Rocky Mountain Bliss

I used Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet for my dish because bacon is my favorite compliment for the rich earthy flavor of brussel sprouts. Continue Reading…


Peaches & Cream Popsicle Recipe

Peach season is nearly over but the fruits of the fall are yet to come. During the month of August we see produce stands pop up on every corner, starting with peaches grown on the western slope of Colorado in August to roast New Mexico Chilies in September. Stopping by these roadside vendors is one of my favorite ways to start a weekend!

Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to relax and catch up on any yard work before the fall months start to set in. After spending a few hot hours in the sun this quick and easy Peaches and Cream popsicle recipe is a healthy way to enjoy your favorite fruit and cool off.

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Peach Monkey Bread Recipe

With just a few steps towards making a delicious dish everyone enjoys Monkey Bread is the perfect go-to pastry for an early morning brunch. I’m not one for doing things by the book so when I looked at what ingredients I had in the fridge this weekend I decided to try jazzing up a classic by adding in some of my favorite fall produce – PEACHES. 

Peaches bring a fresh flavor and hint of sweetness that compliments the rich doughiness everyone loves about traditional Monkey Bread.  Continue Reading…