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Cheddar, Avocado & Spinach Paninis

May 6, 2015
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I adore a delish grilled cheese sammie. It is certainly elevated in this panini. Big time…. I’ve combined a few of my favorite ingredients in these paninis. Cheddar cheese, avocado & baby spinach. After all, we do need some veggies with all that cheese & butter, right?!

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Mint Julep

April 24, 2015
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This time of year I crave lots of fresh flavors including mint…especially in my cocktails! Did you know that the Kentucky Derby is next weekend? The Mint Julep is a classic Southern cocktail that is always enjoyed at this historic racing event. Cheers!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Paninis

April 20, 2015
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I’m not sure whether to label these paninis breakfast, brunch or dessert. Certainly I know they are irresistible! Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers! If you love banana too then this is a triple win recipe. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Paninis are sure to bring satisfaction to the pickiest of eaters (ahem, my son) He […]

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Frozen Cran-Raspberry Margaritas

March 27, 2015
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Happy Friday everyone! Let’s get our happy hour on with these sweet sips…. I love to drink can-rasberry juice, but what do I like (LOVE) even more? Mixing it with tequila in these fantastic Frozen Cran-Raspberry Margaritas…here’s a little Instavideo of me shooting these beauties.

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DIY Football Pennant Banner & RITZ Caprese

January 27, 2015
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I’m so thrilled that many of you have entered into my #HomeBowlHeroContest. Game day is almost here & these ideas will help to make your party extra fabulous!! You still have some time enter this fun contest… How cute is this DIY Football Pennant Banner?! And this RITZ Caprese is a quick & delicious game day appetizer & all […]

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Valentine’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel Chips

January 26, 2015
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Looking for a super fun & creative kitchen project to do with your kiddos? These Valentine’s chocolate treats are just the answer! I not sure how, but the stars aligned the other morning. My son woke up super early on a school day (5:45am) & saw me prepping this recipe. He begged to work with […]

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RITZ Nachos & Coca-Cola Ice Cream Floats for Game Day!

January 20, 2015
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Have you been enjoying all that Sunday football? I sure have. This weekend I was with 25 of my besties in Vail, CO watching all the action. It was a blast. What would have made it even better? These recipes I created for the RITZ / Coca-Cola Home Bowl campaign! I had so much fun concepting these […]

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Little Rose Cocktail

January 16, 2015
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Rosé is no longer reserved just for the warmer months. I came upon my fascination in the heart of winter, last year at The Taste of Vail, Debut of Rosé event… Why not toast this Valentine’s Day with the Little Rose Cocktail?! This refreshing drink is both pretty & named after one of my favorite ski […]

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Zulu Queen Cocktail

January 9, 2015
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Happy Friday! What a busy & fun week it was. Now it’s time to kick back with your besties and toast to the fun weekend ahead! This cocktail is perfect for just that! The Zulu Queen Cocktail is a celebration in and of itself. Lively spirits combine is this bright cocktail. This is #6 in my […]

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Best New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes!

December 28, 2014
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What would toasting to the New Year be without….toasting?! Here’s some favorite cocktails from around the web….now your clinking of the glasses will be super festive! Cheers friends! It’s been a wonderful year, full of tasty foods, delicious sips & wonderful trips. Here are some drinks that stand out to me…use these recipes as is or […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Pecans

November 26, 2014
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Less that 24 hours till Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? If you are like me you might be scrambling for a few additional sides to add to your meal. We LOVE these brussels sprouts & I’m sure you will too! Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Pecans are filled with amazing flavors & have a delectable maple […]

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The Plunge: A Fruity Sangria Punch

November 23, 2014
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Can you taste color? I know I sure can! Especially when its a fruity blend of flavors in a cool crisp cocktail. Seagrams Escapes invited me to create a cocktail with their assortment of flavors. Any excuse to go on a flavor journey & I’m in!  In this cocktail (#2 in my Telluride Ski Runs series) ~ The Plunge: […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Turkey Tacos

November 20, 2014
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My Caribbean Carnival cruise last month inspired all sort of fresh & fun flavors! These tacos make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers and are a perfectly balanced family meal, with a Mexican twist! On my cruise in the Western Caribbean I enjoyed so many regionally inspired flavors. Fresh Mexican food was everywhere. Cooking it up at home […]

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Chambord Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

November 19, 2014
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Mixing booze with cranberry sauce is one of the greatest things evahhhhhhhh! Don’t you worry, the alcohol cooks out, almost…. Looking for a creative way to prepare cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving & Christmas? Look no further…cranberry, raspberry & liqueur are the most perfect pairing in my Chambord Cranberry Sauce…

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Halloween Chocolate Monster Cookies

October 26, 2014
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Halloween Monster Cookies go something like this. My sweet little 2nd grader was home from school feeling a bit under the weather. He was well enough to bake cookies though! These are my sons version of Monster Cookies. And he is mighty happy to share them with you…

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