Steuben’s Uptown in Denver, CO

While in Denver, we had the chance to visit  Steuben’s Uptown and try their Monte Cristo sandwich, among other things. They are following all the possible safety measures currently needed right now and have outdoor seating set up in a huge event tent with decor and heaters. You never even really notice you’re outside until a quick breeze comes through. Also, masks are required, unless you’re eating or drinking.


They started us out with their gravy fries, crispy Brussels sprouts, and cookie dough donuts (all of which were delicious). We also had mini mimosas, and let me tell you. I’m not sure I could’ve handled a full sized one. lol

The Meal

Now, for the Monte Cristo, it was everything I wished it would be! I’ve been longing for a good Monte Cristo since “Hey, You Gonna Eat or What” (yes, that was the real name) closed down in Austin, and Steuben’s filled my cup! It was deep-fried to perfection with not too much powdered sugar, and the raspberry preserve on the side sealed the deal. I’d highly recommend it if you get the chance to visit.


The other meals we ordered were the eggs Benedict, the Steuben’s burger, and the buttermilk pancakes stack. Everything was a crowd favorite and very filling. Be prepared to possibly get a to-go box. Thank you Steuben’s for your hospitality and great service! I can’t wait to visit in warmer weather.



How to Make Homemade Hummus


I’ve been really craving hummus lately, but I’ve also been on a DIY kick. So, I decided to look up some recipes on how to make hummus at home and came across this super simple one from Inspired Taste on Youtube. If you want to try your hand in making some tasty, really easy to make hummus, keep reading below. If not, keep reading below. lol




Easy Homemade Hummus

Alyse Nicole
For a fun homemade snack, give homemade hummus a try. You'll know exactly what the ingredients are, and you can experiment to make it your own.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 1 food processor (a blender or chopper will also work)


  • 1/2 cup tahini sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can (8 oz) chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • salt to taste


  • Stir up the tahini sauce and add it to the food processor.
  • Add lemon juice and run the food processor for about 1 minute.
  • Next, add the garlic, olive oil, ground cumin, chickpeas, and about 1/2 tsp of salt to start.
  • Run the processor for another minute. Then, stop to scrape the sides and to taste test whether more salt is needed.
  • Run the processor another minute.
  • Once it's at the texture and taste you prefer, you can be done.


If you want your hummus creamier and less thick, add about 1-2 tbsp of water, and run the food processor a little longer.
Keyword chickpea, fast snack, healthy, hummus, snack, vegetarian


Once it reaches your desired consistency, you’re all done. Grab your pita bread or your favorite dipping veggies, and enjoy! For a little razzle dazzle, sprinkle some chili powder or your favorite seasoning on top. Now you can teach others how to make homemade hummus also!


Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe and if you add anything else, like roasted bell peppers or garlic.