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Summer Dogs

July 16, 2014
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Happy hump day! Hope you are all having a great week. It’s time to think about weekend grill parties. These hot dogs are super summery & delish with a corn salad topping & avocado. One bite & you will be hooked! Jump on over to Better Homes & Gardens for my Summer Dogs Delish Dish post […]

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Fruit Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing

July 11, 2014
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Happy Friday everyone! Last weekend we had a bunch of great friends over for a potluck & I served this simple summery fruit salad. Think i’ll do the same this weekend. What makes fruit salad so fabulous are the colorful, fresh, seasonal ingredients & it’s a lovely way to satisfy sweet teeth with healthful ingredients!

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Roasted Marshmallow Coffee Cocktail Shakes

July 2, 2014
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Yep….you read that right. Melted golden marshmallows topping a frozen coffee cocktail. Life doesn’t get much better than this friends. Seattle’s Best Coffee® asked me to create a few drink recipes with their new Frozen Coffee Blends. Roasted Marshmallow Coffee Cocktail Shakes might just rock your world too… (actually I have no doubt they will)

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Tastemakers Dinner

June 29, 2014
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Hello & Happy Sunday! It has been such a wonderfully busy weekend. I was playing hard in Aspen, Vail & Beaver Creek, CO. Then I jetted back to home to cover the fabulous Telluride Wine Festival. With all of this partying I gotta stay in check with my eating & drinking….though it’s pretty hard! Sometimes a […]

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Roasted Corn with Harissa Butter

June 18, 2014
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Looking for a fabulous summer side? I’m always on the quest for great picnic/BBQ items especially this time of year. Roasted corn becomes even more tasty with harissa (Moroccan red pepper sauce) mixed with creamy butter….

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Creamy Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing & Dip

June 16, 2014
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Sometimes the best recipes are sauces, dips & dressings. They bring the best of recipes together & ignite the flavors of a dish. This Creamy Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing & Dip became a favorite of ours from the very first time I whipped up a batch….

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Baked French Toast with Berries & Vanilla Syrup

June 13, 2014
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Sometimes packages land at my doorstep & I get all giddy, footloose & fanciful….I could not contain my excitement when I tore into my copy of Sweet Paul’s new book Eat & Make: Charming Recipes + Kitchen Crafts You Will Love. Do you know Sweet Paul yet? I bet most of you do. If you do not please […]

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Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea

June 11, 2014
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I believe that sipping iced tea is something very special. Its a simple life’s pleasure that should be sipped slowly (ok, sometimes guzzled.) This Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea is certainly special & it would be as perfect sipped on a steamy summers day by the pool. Or served at a elegant gathering. No matter what…the flavors will razzle […]

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Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail

June 6, 2014
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Happy Friday everyone! What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m so excited ~ we have the Telluride Balloon Fest going on here! Its a true treat of color, festivities and smiles. To celebrate bluebird days & hot air balloons (to celebrate anything) I have this Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail recipe from the wonderful […]

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Frozen Rhubarb Daiquiris

May 30, 2014
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Happy Friday! Looking for some sweet weekend sips? Cool! Then you gotta whip up some of these Frozen Rhubarb Daiquiris.

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Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail

May 23, 2014
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Calling all strawberry lovers! Earlier this week I was calling all raspberry lovers. You can tell by now that I have a large obsession with all things berry. Looking for an amazing new cocktail? Well here ya go! Serve these Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktails to your guests this weekend & they will love you more than […]

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Baileys Poptails

May 16, 2014
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Why sip your cocktail when you can lick it? Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have some fun adventures planned this weekend. Make these Baileys Poptails part of your plan. I will….

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Kentucky Derby Cocktail – Bourbon & Cider Delight

April 27, 2014
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Guess what? The 140th Kentucky Derby is less than a week away (May 2nd & 3rd, 2014) I’ve created a cocktail to you help celebrate the races & to assist y’all in celebrating any time at all! I’ve paired non alcohol apple cider with very boozy Knob Creek Kentucky bourbon…voila!….Bourbon & Cider Delight. Oh happy days!

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The Ultimate Blueberry Cake

April 14, 2014
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The Ultimate Blueberry Cake. Thats right folks. Calling all blueberry lovers near & far. This is my new favorite thing & it very might well be yours too…. (PS. Don’t forget & enter to win my Spring Fling $100.00 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!)

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Chocolate Nest Easter Crinkle Cookies – Gluten Free

April 6, 2014
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Well howdy! Hope you all had a great weekend. Last Friday was like the only time ever I’ve missed a blog post. I was way too busy partying at the fabulous Taste of Vail parties. I’m back now with these super fun Easter Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies. They are not only amazing ~ but also […]

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