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Fusilli Mushroom Mac ‘n Cheese

October 6, 2014
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This time of year we crave comfort foods. Ingredients become a bit heavier to satisfy appetites fueled by cooler weather. This Fusilli Mushroom Mac ‘n Cheese is warming from the inside & out. This recipe is destined to become a family favorite ~ it sure is over here!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

September 28, 2014
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Hi everyone! Hope your weekend was amazing ~ we had a great one here. The weather was 1/2 summer & 1/2 super chilly, rainy fall….which brought some snow our way! I was super inspired to create the perfect pancakes to celebrate this fall weather. These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are irresistible…

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21 Pumpkin Recipes You Can’t Live Without!

August 28, 2014
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Around here the weather is changing a whole lot. Fall is in the air & there is snow in the highest peaks. The 14’ers around Telluride,CO are taking all our rain & turning it into snow. It’s really amazing! With that cooler air, my mind drifts to one of my all time favorite ingredients…Pumpkin! So […]

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The Taste of Vail | Debut of Rosé

April 29, 2014
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Looking for an amazing food & wine event to attend next winter? Got ya covered…I tend to plan very far ahead, do you? The Taste of Vail is where you & I need to be next April, 2015. Please join me for some festival pics. I was going to share the entire festival in one blog post, but there are […]

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Welcome Home Gus! An Olympic Medalist in Telluride, CO

April 1, 2014
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Guess what? We had a Sochi 2014 Olympic star visit a few weeks ago! Yep. Gus Kenworthy ~ Telluride, CO’s first olympic medalist came back to visit us in his (& my) hometown. With a population of about 2,700 here in the Southwest corner of the Rockies, we might be few in number…but everything we do […]

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Hotel Matthiol | Zermatt, Switzerland

March 24, 2014
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As most of you know I was recently in glorious Zermatt, Switzerland. It has been a dream of mine for some time to visit there. What did I think? SMITTEN! Whenever I travel I seek out the finest properties to stay in. Hotels that are spectacular in location, service, design, food and more. On this visit […]

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Savor the Slopes | Keystone, CO

March 9, 2014
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I LOVE ski resorts. You all ready knew that right? Not only do I live in a ski resort, but I travel around Colorado & the world to seek out the best ski town experiences. Thankfully this year has been a total win for great snow,  superb mountains, fabulous new friends & lively ski resorts. […]

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Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend

January 31, 2014
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It certainly looks like I have two homes now! I was back in Beaver Creek, CO again this weekend for the amazing Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend. This was a super fun event that started on Thursday evening & kept us really busy with sips & bites until Sunday. A long weekend of food, skiing, […]

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The Osprey at Beaver Creek | Colorado Travel

January 20, 2014
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Sometimes a mountain girl needs to touch base with her wanderlust side. She needs to leave her mountain town & explore others…what she might find is something very unique & special. Last week I was invited to tour & learn about beautiful Beaver Creek, CO. What did I find there? Perhaps another mountain town to […]

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Roasted Carrot Leek Soup

December 15, 2013
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With all the holiday parties, sweet treats & stunning cocktails, its time for something healthy. Don’t you think? This Carrot Leek Soup is a warming bowl of comfort and health! The nice thing about soup is it’s quick & simple to make. Serve with a hearty slice of cheese or some other protein and you […]

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Crescent Wrapped Brie

December 13, 2013
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Looking for a tempting appetizer to share with holiday guests or evening soirée? Awesome! This Crescent Wrapped Brie is decadence, mixed with elegance and lots of simplicity. When things are easy this time of year it gives you more time to hit the slopes, shop for that perfect cocktail dress & write a letter to […]

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Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce

November 13, 2013
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Gotta say I never used to like angel hair pasta. It was too thin for me (and generally overcooked.) Didn’t have enough bite. Well thankfully i’ve decided to play with it & give it a second chance. Second chances can be really good. Especially when these pretty, thin noodles don’t over cook into a mushy […]

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Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini

November 8, 2013
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Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun weekend planned. I will be in Las Vegas. Yep. I might just talk a bartender into making my favorite new cocktail, this Cranberry Bourbon Martini. How festive would this be for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve?

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Pear Dutch Baby Pancake

October 21, 2013
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Big. Baked. Pear Pancake. I’ve always been wanting to name a recipe Dutch Baby. This has got to be the simplest way to make pancakes. No flipping, babysitting…watching. The magic happens all on it’s own. Hopefully you guys love breakfast as much as I do…I’ll be sharing a lot of them in the upcoming weeks. […]

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Snowy Blythe

October 13, 2013
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The other day I got distracted. As I always do. I had just dropped my kiddos off at school & we were in the middle of a huge snow storm! That’s right, a full on snow attack in the beginning of October. We also had lots of snow in September. Can I tell you how […]

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