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“Thar’s gold in them thar hills! Pike’s Peak or Bust” More hype than actuality as it turned out, the slogan drew fortune seekers to Denver environs in 1858 and many stayed. Forged on the eastern slope of the Rockies, the city grew as a supply center for westward-bound wagon trains. The railroad’s arrival in 1870 brought another wave of settlers, plus grist mills for western wheat and numerous stockyards. Today, a skyline of modern office towers marks Denver as the Rocky Mountain region’s principle commercial, financial, and industrial hub. Food traditions in the mile-high city reflect its diverse population and frontier town history, from hearty cuts of beef to buffalo steaks. Teeming with baristas, drive-throughs, brewpubs, pork mains, superb Tex-Mex fare, Asian restaurants, sandwiches (maybe the Denver or Western omelet/sandwich was invented here, although food historians wonder), and barbeque, of course, Denver offers an all-American feast.

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Home Town: Denver, Colorado, USA
Living In: Orlando, Florida, USA
About me:
My favorite thing is looking at cooking books. Seeing all the wonderful receipes I could make. The downside is that I am not a natural or good cook. When I start cooking, the kitchen is a mess as I use every pan, pot, bowl available. If a receipe calls for an ingredient I don't have, off to the grocery store I go. I can't imagine what to use in it's place. Many of my meals, my family has given the polite "It's Ok" and from the sight of them trying to swallow, I know it's not good. Thankfully, I married a man who is a wonderful cook, bbq'er who steps up in the kitchen department.

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Home Town: Denver, Colorado, USA
Living In: Surprise, Arizona, USA
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Home Town: Denver, Colorado, USA
Living In: Santa Cruz, California, USA
About me: Cooking inspires me, helps me to unwind, and makes me happy... My Mother was a great cook, her homemade breads and rolls were amazing; homemade soup, and Chicken w/ wild rice brin…

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Powdered Sugar Cookies I

Reviewed on Apr. 15, 2014 by CATERCAROL   view full review
Just made these and, lo and behold, it IS the sugar cookie recipe that I lost several years...

Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2014 by may2mac   view full review
Turns out amazing every time I make this. I use half & half in place of the cream to try and...

Chicken Enchilada Soup III

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2014 by may2mac   view full review
Yum! This had a great flavor. I will make this again, but next time will use the masa harina.

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