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RITZ Nachos & Coca-Cola Ice Cream Floats for Game Day! {PINTEREST CONTEST}

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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Jekyll & Hyde Cocktails

October 17, 2014
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Happy Friday!! I cannot begin to tell you how giddy I am for Halloween ~ I LOVE tricks, treats & everything about this spooky holiday. Last year Halloween was seriously the coldest night of the year. While the kids were trick or treating the adults were frozen ~ this year we are have a cocktail party […]

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How to: Sparkly Sugared Cranberries

October 14, 2014
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These little Sparkly Sugared Cranberries are the edible gems of the holiday season! I’ve been meaning to share them here for some time now ~ an now the time is just right. Here’s how to make beautiful sugared cranberries which are the perfect adornment to so many festive treats…

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Grilled Cheese Party Bar!

October 13, 2014
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This summer we threw my friend a birthday party with the best theme ever ~ Grilled cheese! That’s right friends. I suggest you do this at your next party pronto! We had every topping we could think of & invited our guests to build their own sandwiches that we then cooked up in lots of butter. Party perfection!

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Pumpkin Spice Martini

October 3, 2014
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It’s Friday. It’s autumn. It’s gonna be the weekend soon. And pumpkin & happy hour are all i’m thinking about. Looking for a new gal cocktail? Something you can enjoy today & all season long? Perf. Pumpkin Spice Martinis are yours now & forever.

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PB&J Enchilada French Toast

September 17, 2014
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Hi there! Ok, you don’t need to tell me these aren’t my prettiest food photos. I all ready know that. I needed to get this PB&J Enchilada French Toast on the  breakfast table asap. That was right after I took a really excited bite. Please get over the not so fanciful presentation & try these immediately, […]

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Cafe Leni {aka: Amaretto, Whipped Cream & Espresso}

September 12, 2014
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This past winter I was in Zermatt, Switzerland, the home of the Matterhorn, excellent skiing & the most amazing family owned restaurant Chez Vrony. A more detailed post on this rustic cafe will happen…but in the mean time happy Friday & I hope you have a spectacular happy hour ~ with these Cafe Leni cocktails!

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