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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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Super Holiday Giveaway!

November 22, 2014
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Hi everyone! Happy weekend. A bunch of us are playing Santa ~ I’ve teamed up with a fabulous group of bloggers to bring you some amazing holiday gifts…enter now!

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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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No-Bake Lemon Drop Cookies

November 17, 2014
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The folks at Better Homes & Gardens invited me to be a contestant in their Ultimate Baking Challenge. So here I am adapting one of their amazing recipes to share with you! Please VOTE FOR THESE TODAY & I might just end up competing in NYC! xo Calling all lemon lovers ~ I can’t begin to tell you […]

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Misty Maiden Martini

November 13, 2014
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I’ve made an executive decision around here. What is it? Now that designing cocktails is my new favorite thing to do (ahem, mixologist wanna be) I’m going to create a series of cocktails named after Telluride ski runs. And by the way there are a lot of ski runs!  Here’s No. 1… This Misty Maiden Martini is […]

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Cruise Inspired Recipes! Pinterest Board

November 7, 2014
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Embarking on a cruise is fun! What makes it even more fabulous is all that glorious food & drink…. Hi everyone! I have been reflecting on my wonderful Carnival cruise & I added a Cruise Inspired Recipes Pinterest board to share recipes inspired by cruise cuisine. There were so many wonderful ingredients & flavor combinations I tasted on my […]

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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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Mini Cinnamon Candy Apples

October 21, 2014
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Currently i’m cruising in the Caribbean. I break from ship festivities to bring you Mini Cinnamon Candy Apples ~ which are super festive anyways! T’is the season for all kinds of holiday cheer. Candy apples are no doubt a fun treat to serve in the chilly months ahead.

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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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Sparkling Rose & Juniper Cocktail

April 20, 2014
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Happy Monday! Hope y’all had a wonderful Easter weekend. We sure did! With all these spring celebrations going on I wanted to share this fun Sparkling Rose & Juniper Cocktail with you.

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Happy Easter 2014!

April 20, 2014
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Howdy! I hope you are all having a lovely Easter Sunday. My kids woke to their stuffed baskets. The bunny last minute shopped Target to make sure everyone was surprised & satisfied with spring treats & goodies!

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Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bread Pudding

April 17, 2014
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Happy Good Friday! I’m so excited to share this Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bread Pudding with you. This recipe is perfect for Easter. Also great for serving to mom on Mother’s Day. Actually it’s great for any time at all! Dig in….

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