Jan 29 2015 01:33pmSnooze: Arrive Early for the Quinoa Almond Oatmeal Brulee
Snooze is the perfect place to kickstart your Monday with an espresso or welcome a lazy Sunday with a mimosa. Offering a popular weekend brunch, the breakfast eatery tempts a sweet tooth with its Quinoa Almond Oatmeal Brulée and the Tea & Crumpets French Toast accompanied by raspberry preserves, almond streusel, and black currant tea creme. Plenty of savory dishes are also available, including omelets and breakfast tacos.Lunch items round out the menu (think tomato soup, Cobb salad, and a BLT), and gluten free options are offered. Come early to avoid a wait. Snooze is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit its website to find out more!Snooze6781 S York Street, Suite 515Centennial, CO 80122(303) 734-9655http://snoozeeatery.comhttp
Jan 22 2015 01:34pmCalling All Teachers: These Pinterest Boards Are Head of the Class!
Being teacher is an incredibly fulfilling job, and Pinterest is one of the most beneficial tools on the Internet to help make the most out of your classroom. From funny quotes to creative lesson ideas, the Pinterest teaching community offers something for all types of educators. Here are three of the best teaching boards on Pinterest.Classroom ManagementTeaching a class isn’t all fun and games, and this helpful board offers a number of tips and tricks for organizing your classroom and keeping everything running smoothly. Here, you’ll find creative ways to motivate your students, plus fun decorations that double as educational resources and printable worksheets to bolster your lesson plans.Classroom OrganizationAny teacher will tell you that staying organized is the key to a happy classroom, and this board is filled with ideas to help you do just that. Creative sign-out sheets will help you to keep track of all of your students, while bins and cubbies make great spaces for organizing all of your classroom supplies. There are even printable labels, worksheets, and calendars that all teachers will love.Teacher QuotesAt the end of the day, teaching is all about maintaining a sense of humor. These inspiring and often hilarious quotes are filled with inside jokes that only fellow teachers will understand. CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 15 2015 01:34pmTreeHouse Discovery: Space to Play and Bond with Your Little One
An educational play space for the very young, TreeHouse Discovery has age-appropriate toys and learning tools for children ages 0 through 5 to enjoy with their parents.Inside the spacious center, there are two play structures, as well as multiple areas with themes like “baby” and “kitchen” that are divided by age level. Though TreeHouse Discovery is meant for children under five, siblings up to age eight are welcome as well, and there are rules to keep everyone safe. The space is available for drop-ins or those with a membership, and they host birthday parties here, too. There are also additional classes like Kindermusik and ASL Sign & Sing.Frequent deals and sibling discounts make TreeHouse Discovery affordable. When the weather is bad or your family is just looking for something fun to do, TreeHouse Discovery offers a day of entertainment and learning.TreeHouse Discovery2000-D E. County Line RoadHighlands Ranch, CO 80126(303) 795-8733treehousediscovery.comwww.yelp.com/biz/treehouse-discovery-highlands-ranchCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/honorphotobar
Jan 08 2015 01:34pmWild Ginger Thai Restaurant: Go Wild With Delicious Noodle Dishes
Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant is a casual Thai fare eatery in the heart of Littleton. Inside, a stylish dining area is furnished with a number of wooden tables perfect for a dinner date or a family outing, as well as a spacious bar where guests can grab a drink while waiting for their meals.Regulars love that the food is reliably fresh and delicious, from the warm Thai soups to traditional dishes like pad Thai and curry rice bowls. Appetizers like cheese wontons and authentic desserts also make wonderful accompaniments to any meal. In traditional Thai cooking form, dishes are served very spicy, so the friendly waiters always ask which spice level you prefer before ordering. In addition to its sit-down dining, Wild Ginger offers convenient take-out on any of its menu items.Wild Ginger is open for lunch and then closes and re-opens later in the day for dinner. Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant399 W. Littleton BoulevardLittleton, CO 80120(303) 794-1115www.wildginger.infohttp://www.yelp.com/biz/wild-ginger-thai-restaurant-littletonCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Kristen Taylor
Dec 22 2014 01:33pmUrban Egg: Don’t Skip the Most Important Meal of the Day
Urban Egg is a self-described daytime eatery that uses ingredients sourced locally throughout Colorado for a fresh, healthy taste first thing in the morning. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day at this fun and casual restaurant, and it consists of gourmet pancakes, a variety of different types of eggs Benedict, and even breakfast quinoa for more health-conscious diners. The Ultimate Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar is another a breakfast and brunch highlight that’s perfect for a Saturday morning. Vegetarian and gluten-free guests will find an impressive selection of meals made for those with restricted diets, and Urban Egg also serves salads and sandwiches for and equally healthy lunch.As for the restaurant itself, the exposed brick walls, colorful artwork, and ample seating for weekend crowds make Urban Egg the perfect spot for a breakfast meeting or a lively brunch with your closest friends. Urban Egg is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.Urban Egg52 W. Springer DriveHighlands Ranch, CO 80129(720) 459-7478www.urbaneggco.comCC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/jenarr
Dec 18 2014 01:33pmDid You Resolve to Lose Weight for the New Year? Here’s How to Start!
So you’ve decided to cut out the snacking and get healthy in the New Year, but now you don’t know where to start. If your New Year’s resolution centers around losing weight and getting in shape, these smart and simple tricks will help you to make it happen. Choose a specific goal. Although you don’t want to choose a weight loss goal so lofty that it’s actually dangerous, it's beneficial to have a concrete number in mind. Work with a doctor to develop a realistic weight loss goal that you can work toward throughout the year. Create a schedule. For most people, lack of time is the main thing that stands in the way of weight loss goals. By scheduling your meal prep or workout like a job, you won’t be as likely to put them off. Start slowly. You’ll probably be full of energy and excitement about becoming the newer, healthier you, but it’s important to start a routine slowly so that you’re more likely to stick with it. Prepare yourself. Your weight loss won’t be easy, but it will be much more bearable if you make the necessary preparations before New Year’s Eve. Join a gym, research healthy recipes, or even make a trip to the health food store.Fitness 101: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Exercise [WebMD]14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine [SparkPeople]How To Start Working Out When You Don’t Like To Exercise [Summer Tomato]CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Eric McGregor
Dec 15 2014 10:23amHappy Holidays!
We wish you and your loved ones all a very happy and safe holiday season.
Dec 11 2014 01:34pmEnchanted Grounds: Coffee and Gaming
Enchanted Grounds is part coffee shop, part gaming shop in Highlands Ranch. Stop by for a cup of coffee, that new comic book you've been eyeing, or a gaming tournament. The full-service coffee house serves espresso, lattes, chai tea, fruit smoothies, delicious milkshakes, and some light lunch fare, like sandwiches and pastries.Whether you're just looking for a great cup of coffee or the newest board game, the staff is always friendly and helpful. Free Wi-Fi is available. Visit the website for a schedule of events, like board game nights, Magic tournaments, and workshops to learn different games. Enchanted Grounds8800 S Colorado BoulevardHighlands Ranch, CO 80126(303) 470-1010http://www.enchantedgrounds.comhttp
Dec 04 2014 01:33pmHaving Everyone Over to Watch the Big Game? Check Out These Football-Themed Recipes!
The only thing better than seeing your team score the winning touchdown? An excuse to indulge in some utensil-free finger foods! These game-changing recipes promise to keep mouths happily snacking during the big football game—when they're not busy yelling at the TV, that is!Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread [browneyedbaker.com
]Requiring only a loaf of bread, some cheese, garlic, and scallions, this quick and easy recipe is good in a pinch. Simply cut a grid pattern into a loaf of bread, drizzle a garlic-oil mixture over top, then pop it into the oven. After the bread has toasted, remove it from the oven, tuck cheese into all of the crevices, then continue to bake until it's golden-brown. Your guests will get a kick out of pulling the gooey, cheesy bread bites away from the loaf.Homemade Pretzel Dogs [thefoodcharlatan.com
]This recipe creates the quitessential party snack: pigs in a blanket. These pigs, however, are tucked into made-from-scratch soft pretzel dough for a salty, savory snack your guests will love. Serve them with a bowl of yellow mustard for dipping.Peanut Butter Football Dip [crazyforcrust.com
]For the football fanatic with a sweet tooth, this dessert dip doesn't disappoint. Cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips are combined to create a decadent dip, which is then molded into a football shape. Serve the dip with mini pretzels for a salty-sweet treat.CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Steven Depolo
Nov 27 2014 10:17amHappy Thanksgiving
We hope everyone has a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!