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16 Valentine’s Day Desserts to Wow Your Sweetheart!

  I can’t even take how excited I am about all of these gorgeous desserts! I want to make them all right now. This line up will swoon the pickiest Valentine. Some of these beauties only take minutes to prepare, like the V-Day Treat Pops...

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Be Mine Valentine: Gifts for Him, Her or for Yourself!

  Hotel Amour Sweater by Chinti and Parker in cream and navy $179   With Valentine’s Day around the corner it’s time to shop for your sweetie. Are you planning a cozy night at home or a romantic candle light dinner at your favorite restaurant?...

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The Alps: Interiors to Inspire

  In the winter it’s hard not to be inspired by the alpine lifestyle no matter where you live. I’m currently in Europe skiing some of the best resorts in the world. It’s been the journey of a lifetime and I learn so much everywhere...

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Blissful Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

  Pondering what to make for your sweeties this Valentine’s Day? Well if they are a fan of cheesecake then you must bake up a batch of these Blissful Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes. They are pretty on the eyes and very delicious to eat. I love them...

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The Ultimate Food & Wine Festival! Taste of Vail

  Wondering where to go this winter? I must recommend you add Vail, Colorado to your list. Better yet, book your visit for April 3rd-6th, 2019. Elevate your palate and head to The Taste of Vail. This is my absolute favorite alpine food & wine festival,...

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Cast Iron Skillet Blueberry Sweet Rolls

  Calling all blueberry fanatics….this is your new favorite breakfast/brunch recipe. Aren’t these Cast Iron Skillet Blueberry Sweet Rolls gorgeous?! Well the great news is they taste as good (even better) than they look. As you know, I’m a huge fan of cast iron skillets...

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For the Love of Dogs!

  As many of you might already know I am completely OBSESSED with my dogs Moose and Bo. So much so that my day revolves around making their day really, really fun. It’s that simple. They love me and I love them. If you have...

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Quench Dry Winter Skin with These Naturally Rejuvenating Products

  Winter is such a wonderful season…but not when the cool temps and wind dries up your beautiful skin. I’m always on the quest for the most rejuvenating products for day, night and everything in between. The best trick to avoid dry skin is to...

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Orecchiette with Sausage, Mushrooms & Spinach

  Make this recipe for delicious Orecchiette with Sausage, Mushrooms & Spinach and your family will swoon over it! No need to pack everyone up to go out for dinner when you can cook this dish easily at home. You can make this pasta as...

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Hygge: The Danish Secret to Living Happy

  Let’s talk about HYGGE, pronounced not at all the way it looks…it’s Hoo-Gah. Think about the word HUG add an OO and a UH. This is a Danish phenomena and the secret to the folks in Denmark being known as the happiest people in the...

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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

  If there’s a type of cookie that reigns supreme for me it’s these Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies. We can’t get enough of them in my house. These cookies have the perfect crumb, crunch and just the right ratio of sweet, peanut buttery goodness. A touch...

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Barley Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries & Feta

  We love this healthy Barley Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries & Feta recipe. It’s so easy to prepare, a great vegetarian meal for lunch or dinner. Perfect for Meatless Monday and any time you want a lighter meal. Serve as an appetizer, side...

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Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

  Making soups this time of the year is one of my all time favorite things to do. Not only do they taste delicious, but a big batch can last a few days…making meal time way easier. This Chicken Tortilla Soup is filled with flavor...

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Shop the Post: The Coziest & Cutest Winter Sweaters

  The V-neck Boyfriend Sweater by J. Crew $128   What is it about a favorite sweater that is so joyful and comforting?! I have a closest full of favorites, some I reserve for skiing and others are go-tos for walking my hounds Moose and Bo...

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Strawberry Crepe Casserole

  This is quite possibly the BEST breakfast/brunch recipe ever! Show off your cooking skills with this easy Strawberry Crepe Casserole gorgeous recipe. Not only does it taste out of this world, but how pretty is this dish?! It only looks fancy, I promise it can...

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14 Super Healthy Recipes for Veganuary 2019

  Now that we are a few days into January 2019…it’s time to evaluate those New Year’s Commitments. If healthier eating and better food choices are on your list then it might be time to add some more vegan recipes into your meal planning. Here...

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10 Easy Commitments to Make 2019 the Best Year Ever!

  Happy 2019!! Let’s all make this year a GREAT one together. There’s nothing like starting the new year off with some easy resolutions and commitments to make it prosperous. These 12 commitments are ones that I live by every single day. They have really...

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Blueberry and Bubbles Champagne Punch

  I absolutely love Champagne (which can be very evident on my Instagram feed) and I am also smitten with blueberries. I can’t think of a tastier way to ring in the New Year than this Blueberry and Bubbles Champagne Punch. All you need is your...

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Snow, Skiing, & High Alpine Cuisine on Telluride TV

  I absolutely LOVE living in a small ski town, granted it’s a small town with a giant presence in the alpine world. It’s such a big deal actually that it was just named the Best US Ski Town by Conde Nast Traveler two years...

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11 Gorgeous Bubbly Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

  A chilled glass of bubbly is always a treat, but add those bubbles to a punch bowl or mixed cocktail and heads will turn! Whether you fancy Champagne, Prosecco or Cava these drinks will be festive no matter what your plans. Throwing a party...

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Yoga Retreat in Mallorca

  I’ve been wanting to visit Spain for years now, but I’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to plan a trip. This summer I met the fabulous Karl Straub here in my home town at the Telluride Yoga Festival. He taught a number of...

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The Jetsetter Gift Guide

  Is there someone on your gift list who LOVES to travel? If so I’ve got the best presents for that special jetsetter. If you visit MM blog and my Instagram regularly, then you’ve seen that I live to explore new places. I travel as...

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Vegan Maple Cranberry Oatmeal

  Looking for a new way to serve up that healthy bowl of oatmeal? Here’s a great new recipe to try, this Vegan Maple Cranberry Oatmeal is so delicious. If you love cranberries as much as I do, then you must try this asap. This is...

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The Sweetest Christmas!

  Merry Christmas friends! I hope you are having the most sweet and beautiful day with your family, friends and loved ones. As we all know holiday time is fleeting and precious. I hope you are making the most wonderful memories no matter where you...

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Festive Holiday Cookie Board

  We all  love charcuterie boards…now it’s time for the sweet version! You can throw a Festive Holiday Cookie Board together in minutes if you use store bought goodies. Or you can go to town with baking! You can make a cookie boards for any...

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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

  The other night I had a High Alpine Cuisine book signing here in Telluride, CO and I brought these Peppermint Snowball Cookies to serve hungry guests. The overall response was that these holiday cookies are a 100% hit! I love regular snowball cookies, but add crushed...

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Winter Love Instagram Holiday Giveaway!

  This giveaway has closed. Thank so much for your entries and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!   How is your holiday prep going? If it’s anything like mine then you are probably head spinning busy. To lighten your load I want to give YOU a gift! This...

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Coffee Cake Banana Bread

  I have always loved coffee cake. What’s better than a delicious, buttery, moist cake with a heaping amount of streusel topping?! I really can’t think of much.  Combine that with another favorite, banana bread and you have the most blissful experience. If you are...

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Crunchy Ginger Snap Cookies

  Around here we love holiday baking. It’s fun to share freshly baked treats with friends who happen to stop by on a moment’s notice. If you are baking for a bake sale or cookie exchange this year, I recommend you bring these Crunchy Ginger Snap...

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12 Must-Try Festive Holiday Cocktails

  Let’s face it…one of the most fun parts of any holiday is having a signature cocktail to share with festive friends. These 12 Must-Try Christmas Holiday Cocktails need to be added to your favorites. They are as beautiful on the eyes as they are tasty....

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