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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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Sriracha Shrimp Tacos with Avocados From Peru

August 24, 2014
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Yes….These were gone minutes after these photographs were taken. There is something about cooking, styling & shooting a recipe when realllllly hungry. Sriracha Shrimp Tacos with Peruvian Avocados will become a family favorite the second y’all dig into ‘em….pinky promise.

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Southwest Shrimp & Chorizo Pasta | Video!

August 14, 2014
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Howdy friends! I have lots of folks these days asking for video cooking demos so here goes…be kind. My Southwest Shrimp & Chorizo Pasta is a favorite recipe over here. Hopefully it will become one of yours as well. Dig in & have fun! Click here for VIDEO & Subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first […]

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Cucumber Lemonade Spa Martinis

August 8, 2014
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Oh how I love the spa! And martinis. Put ‘em together & you have…Cucumber Lemonade Spa Martinis. Y’all know how spas have that amazingly refreshing cucumber & lemon water? Well this is like that…with a kick! Happy Friday…

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The Bouqs | Stunning Flowers, Amazing Prices!

August 7, 2014
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Looking to add some color to your life? How about a loved one or bestie? Flowers brighten up anyone’s day& are one of the sweetest things you can send to yourself or someone else. I’ve partnered with The Bouqs to bring some color & joy into your life. You can choose from so many colors, varieties

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