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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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Baked Blueberry French Toast

February 2, 2014
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This Baked Blueberry French Toast is simple to prepare & is perfect to feed a hungry crowd. I love that you can quickly whisk together the eggs, milk, maple & cinnamon & soak your bread. Top with blueberries. Spread out the ingredients on a sheet pan and Voila! in 30 minutes have a delicious homemade meal…

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Cocoa Hearts Dip

January 22, 2014
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I think y’all love cheese as much as I do, right? I recently opened my mailbox to find the cookbook Great Balls of Cheese by Michelle Buffardi ~ which is like the coolest thing ever! Dips can be sweet or savory. As soon as I saw this recipe I knew a chocolate, cream cheese dessert […]

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Izze Skinny Girl Cocktails

September 6, 2013
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Happy Friday! I do believe it’s time for happy hour ~ or at least it will be in about 12 hours, at 5:30pm. My kids are obsessed with Izze’s. I mean really obsessed…as soon as they see them they go nuts. Crazy nuts, like Izze’s are the best thing that could ever happen to a […]

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Peach Lemonade Martini

August 22, 2013
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With summer winding down & some back to school stress, why not relax with a Peach Lemonade Martini?! Picture yourself swinging in a hammock….sipping away at the luxurious flavors of summer. I created this cocktail for the wonderful folks over at The Boy’s Club blog. (Winners of Saveur Magazine’s Best Cocktail Blog of 2013) This drink […]

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Very Cherry Martini

August 7, 2013
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It’s kinda sorta almost the weekend…certainly time to indulge in a Very Cherry Martini. Don’t ya think?! Recently I visited tart cherry orchards in Northern Michigan. I went there loving cherries & left there loving them even more. What better than a martini to showcase this fruits bold ‘n beautiful flavor? These are the last few […]

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Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail

June 12, 2013
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Happy Wednesday! How is your week going so far? Been really busy here, now that school is out for the summer! Dunno ’bout you but I sure crave fruity cocktails this time of year. Raspberries are some of my all time favorite berries. I dig their sweet ‘n tangy flavor. Besides they are super pretty […]

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Curry Shrimp Salad

May 28, 2013
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Hope you all had a lovely long weekend! We had a bright & sunny Mountain Film festival here in Telluride, CO. With temperatures heating up we all crave lighter food ~ such as this Curry Shrimp Salad. All you need are s few simple ingredients. No cooking is required, which is ideal for hot summer days.

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Blueberry Pie Yogurt Parfaits

May 22, 2013
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Looking for a great chill out, cool it down, keep it skinny treat? Try these Blueberry Pie Yogurt Parfaits that I created for Attune Foods. These pretty parfaits can be made with regular yogurt or vegan options. The choice is yours. Click here for the recipe.

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Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta

May 17, 2013
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Happy Friday! Hopefully you’ve had a productive week & your now looking forward to a fun & relaxing weekend. Not sure I relax much on the weekends ~ there is always so much active fun to be had here in the mountains. No matter what you do, this meal comes together quickly so you can […]

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Irish Coffee Shooters (Hot or Iced)

May 15, 2013
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Let’s cut right to the chase. No games. OK?! What could be better than coffee, whipped cream & whiskey??!! Oh gee, to have all that in one line of text is pretty awesome ~ let alone to have all of ‘em in one drink! These Irish Whiskey Shooters are a fun twist on a classic […]

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Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free}

May 1, 2013
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Sooooooo, I know it’s Wednesday but I all ready have my mind on the weekend. Yesterday was spring, today will be wintery here in the Rocky Mountains. Even though the weather flip-flops daily I crave bright flavored drinks like this one. This fresh ‘n sparkly beverage can be served as a family friendly, kid approved […]

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Orange Maple Old-Fashioned Cocktail

April 19, 2013
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Happy Friday! Can you believe another busy week has flown by? Hopefully you had a great one & hopefully you have some fun weekend plans in the works…we sure do! This Orange Maple Old-Fashioned cocktail is perfect for ladies & gents. It has all the thrills of whiskey with a twist of citrus, a splash of […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

April 12, 2013
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You guys know how I am obsessed with berries right? All kinds of berries. They get my love singularly and i’ll pair ‘em up any which way too. Gimme strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries every minute of each day and i’ll be your best friend. Forever. It’s a perfect fit that I have teamed up […]

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