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Colorado food bloggers spotlight

Colorado may be known for its outdoor adventures and its, ahem, other green offerings, but the state also has a bustling food scene you can discover from the comfort of your own home, thanks to the state’s food bloggers. 

From local flavor to international delights, Colorado food bloggers have got their culinary bases covered.

Check out some of the best the state has to offer.

Oh, Lady Cakes

This food blog may be called Oh, Ladycakes, but don’t expect creator Ashlae Warner to censor herself while sharing her incredibly beautiful homemade recipes. Denver-based, Warner cautions that you probably won’t find as many cakes on her site as you’d expect, given the name of her blog.

She explains, “As for the moniker ladycakes, my better half gave it to me when we first started dating (over 10 years ago) (we’re married now) and I happen to think it’s the cutest thing in the world.”

Elana’s Pantry

Elana Amsterdam, creator of Elena’s Pantry, is a veteran in the health food space. She offers keto and paleo recipes on her site while overcoming her own health obstacles like celiac disease and multiple sclerosis.

Boulder Locavore

Toni Dash of Boulder Locavore is trying to make your life in the kitchen easier with her blog. “I strive to create food that is neither pretentious or pedestrian, but instead interesting recipes that are easy to make,” she says on her site.

Started in 2010, Boulder Locavore takes a gluten-free focus that works for a busy lifestyle.

Creative Culinary

Barb Kiebel has been sharing recipes since 1995. Her blog, Creative Culinary, offers her favorite food dishes and homemade cocktails. In fact, she shares a new cocktail recipe every Friday along with to-die-for recipes like pumpkin pecan overnight French toast with bourbon and buttermilk roasted chicken with garlic and brown sugar.

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Everyone has a recipe for Lemon Bars right? So what makes these so special? – Well, everything. My daughter Lauren and I had lunch at a Nordstrom's Cafe several years ago and asked to have lemon bars off their dessert menu. We were not prepared for these lemon bars! – The crust includes toasted coconut which is topped with a standard lemon curd. But instead of just sprinkling it with powdered sugar, the curd is then topped with a combination of mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. – Not done yet! The bars are finished with a liberal topping of fresh coconut, a sprinkling of lemon zest and just for fun a quarter slice of lemon to make them look pretty. – Lucky for us, the restaurant was willing to actually give me the recipe and I love making these for special occasion's like the holiday brunch I brought them to. They are seriously divine. – Special note? One of my friends eats gluten free. I made these with GF flour and they were perfect! – Tap @creativculinary and visit the link in my profile for clickable links to ALL RECIPES or find the recipe here 👉🏼 https://www.creative-culinary.com/lemon-coconut-bars-whipped-cream-mascarpone-topping-nordstroms-cafe/ . . . . . . #lemon #coconut #mascarpone #dessert #f52grams #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #eeeeeats #foodanddrink #foodandwine #foodlovers #foodphoto #forkyeah #huffposttaste #instafeast #instafood #igfood #lovefood #nom #inmykitchen #onthetable #sharethelove #beautifulcuisines #bhgFood #buzzfeast #CreativeCulinaryBlog

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The Real Food Dietitians

The Real Food Dietitians, aka nutritionists Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom, share diet-friendly recipes and meal plans on their popular blog. They focus on food that is big on flavor but low on ingredients. While Hassing resides in Minnesota, Beacom is a Colorado local.

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join buffalo wings and sweet potato fries into the magical, mouth-watering union that becomes Buffalo Chicken Sliders. With all the spiciness that you love wrapped in a cozy and sweet “bun,” these beauties are easy to make and perfect for a weekend Whole30-friendly meal prep. . • For the recipe go here: https://therealfoodrds.com/buffalo-chicken-sliders/ OR click the link in our bio @therealfoodrds . . . . . #therealfoodrds #januarywhole30 #whole30 #glutenfree #ranch #bluecheese #fingerfood #realfood #wholefoods #eatclean #cleaneating #dietitianapproved #dietitian #dietitiansofinstagram #registereddietitian #eatrealfood #buzzfeed #feedfeed #huffposttaste #eeeeeats #buffalochicken #sweetpotatofries

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Half Baked Harvest

Half Baked Harvest is one of the most popular food blogs in the world, not just in Colorado. Creator Tieghan Gerard doesn’t just share yummy recipes, she’s also a photography and social media pro. Her home in Colorado also plays a big part in her story, since she lives in a converted horse barn. She even has a section on her site dedicated to her home.

Climbing Grier Mountain

Lauren Grier’s blog, Climbing Grier Mountain, has a focus on delicious, easy-to-follow recipes. She even includes history and trivia about her dishes as she goes.

“Lauren’s passion is to help readers learn to love to cook, just like she did as a newly married twenty-something who didn’t own a spatula but braved her way through many kitchen crises,” her website explains.

Muy Bueno

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack of Muy Bueno may live in Colorado now, but she grew up in El Paso, Texas. Her blog brings together three generations of traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes. Get ready because Marquez-Sharpnack also serves her recipes with “a heaping spoonful of heartwarming family stories.”

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