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Sweet Potato Scones

  Here at my house we love scones. They are really easy to prepare and freshly home baked scones taste so much better than the ones you get in your local bakery or cafe. This time of year I always have sweet potatoes at the...

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High Alpine Cuisine on Home & Family

    You might have seen my Instagram stories and posts from last week…I ventured out to Los Angeles to share my cookbook High Alpine Cuisine on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family. It was such a great treat to be there and we had...

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Appletini Cocktail

  With the crispness in the air that means there are apples aplenty! Have you gone apple picking yet this year? It’s one of our favorite things to do here in Colorado. We love Big B’s Orchards in Hotchkiss, CO. It’s a wonderful place for...

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  How could three of the absolute best ingredients in world come together in one cookie? They sure do in these Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. This cookie recipe will definitely become a seasonal family favorite. These cookies will be great at your holiday dessert...

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Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette

  It’s nice to have a balance during the holidays. A balance in everything we do…busy, quiet. Heavy, light. This salad will help to satisfy the lighter side, while also being belly-filling as a main ~ maybe served with some soup and bread. This healthy...

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The Best Holiday Gifts for Foodies

  If you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about those holiday gifts. If you read MM regularly, then I can only assume you love food and probably are surrounded by folks who do too! I recently posted my Holiday Gift Guide: Cookbooks, hopefully...

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Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

  There’s no reason why Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes need to be complicated. Try this quick and easy appetizer: Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce Serve as many guests as you need to with ease. All you need is a wedge of brie cheese and warmed  homemade...

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Cheddar Cheese Dinner Rolls

  Dinner rolls. Two words that are unavoidably, completely mouthwatering! Adding cheddar cheese to these rolls makes these even more irresistible. This recipe for Cheddar Cheese Dinner Rolls has no seasonality, they are always best served up warm…with plenty of softened butter alongside them. Include this...

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Shop the Post: Chalet Girl

Image: Sweaty Betty    If there is a singular subject thats near & dear to my heart it’s skiing. But what makes skiing so dang fun (other than swooshing down the slopes on a powder day) THE FASHION! I love modern snow bunny style, but...

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Apple Pear Betty

  It’s so fun to gather around the table this time of year for a big belly-filling meal. Top it all off with a delicious dessert and it’s total nirvana. I love desserts that make the most of seasonal harvests. This Apple Pear Betty recipe...

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Almond Butter Cookies

    I absolutely LOVE firing up the oven and baking this time of the year. There’s nothing like the anticipation of taking freshly baked goodies out of the oven. Another bonus is they make your home small wonderful! I love cookies, all types of...

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Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

  My family loves this easy and delicious Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi recipe. Top with melted butter and crispy shallots for a healthy anytime meal. Serve as a main course, appetizer or side dish. It’s a vegetarian option that is belly filling for aprés ski, after...

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prAna Hemp Collection

  I’ve been excited to share the prAna Hemp collection with you!  This is a diverse collection and can be worn in so many ways as demonstrated in this post. There are styles for active wear and for fashion. All of the pieces I test drove...

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Shop the Post: Best Products for Winter Hair, Skin & Nails

    If you live in cooler climates, then taking care of your hair, skin and nails as the temps dip is essential. They key is to avoid dry hair, skin & nails before the damage happens. Moisturizing and conditioning all your favorite parts needs...

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Cast Iron Skillet Veggie Lasagna

  Looking for a new recipe for #MeatlessMonday or any time you crave a vegetarian meal? You have got to try this Cast Iron Skillet Veggie Lasagna. I am completely smitten with my cast iron skillets, so any chance I have to use them I do....

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Four Seasons Vail, Colorado

  If you love the mountains as much as I do and Vail, Colorado is on your bucket list…then you must book at stay at the Four Seasons Vail. I was there recently for the Taste of Vail: Fall Wine and Food Classic and all...

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Maple Cinnamon Skillet Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  My love affair with sweet potatoes started a few years ago when I started roasting them. It really brings out their flavor. You can season them in so many ways but I love these Maple Cinnamon Skillet Roasted Sweet Potatoes for the cooler seasons and...

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EPIC Dream Job!

    This is my ultimate dream come true. I received an email a few weeks ago asking if I would like to apply for the Epic Dream Job. My instant response was YES! So what’s in it for you & me? Basically, the folks...

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FOX Denver Morning News: Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

  Wow!! Where has the week gone? I’ve been driving back and forth to Denver from Telluride (7 hour haul each way) for TV appearances sharing my cookbook High Alpine Cuisine. I LOVE working with the team over at FOX Denver. They are so sweet...

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Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara

  Do you want the most delicious dinner on the table in just 20 minutes? Then you must try this Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara, my whole family dove into it with big smiles. Love bacon? Then this pasta dish will thrill you beyond belief. Serve with a...

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Shop the Post: Giddyup Girl!

  If you want the hautest look for fall & winter then you’ve gotta add some cowgirl/ranch style to your wardrobe. You can go as minimal or grandiose as you wish. I’ve gotta admit that this trend is always on my haute list…living in Telluride,...

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Chicken & Dumpling Soup

  As the temps dip here in the mountains it’s time to cook up all kinds of warming, comfort foods. This Chicken & Dumpling Soup will be a staple for my family the next 6 months and I hope it is for yours too! This soup...

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Skillet Seared Chicken with Shallots

  If there is one thing all home cooks are always on the prowl for it’s easy and delicious chicken recipes. We can’t have enough of them. I have so many great ones here on my website including this new one: Skillet Seared Chicken with Shallots....

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Cookies

  How fun is this time of the year?! With the leaves changing, fires burning in the fireplace…there is actually where I live SNOW in Telluride. Halloween is getting closer by the day. I absolutely love everything about this holiday. The fun-sized treats, spooky cocktails,...

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Baked Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

  I don’t think there has ever been a chicken wing I’ve turned down. I love them all (or at least those I’ve had so far.) These though….they might just be my new favorite! Baked Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings are quick and easy to...

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Exploring Contignac | Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur, France

  One of the most captivating small towns I’ve ever visited was Contignac, a precious gem of a village located in the heart of Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur, France in a region called the “Haut Var.”  This vibrant, colorful yet tranquil village was on the route of my...

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High Alpine Cuisine on FOX Denver Everyday Show

  Now that my cookbook High Alpine Cuisine has officially hit the market it’s time to promote it! I’ve got so many fun events on the calendar and we are adding more every day. It was so great to reconnect yesterday with my friends on...

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12 Easy & Delicious Soup Recipes You Need this Fall & Winter!

  One of the most thrilling things about fall and winter is all the delicious, nourishing soups we get to eat and enjoy. I have so many wonderful recipes here on MM that I can’t wait for you to try! These 12 Easy & Delicious...

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High Alpine Cuisine Cookbook is HERE!

    Today is the day I’ve been waiting for FOREVER! You can officially have my cookbook HIGH ALPINE CUISINE delivered to your front door by tomorrow! I’m so excited for you to flip through the pages and cook my all-time favorite recipes inspired by...

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Grilled Avocado & Chimayo Shrimp Salad with Key Lime Dressing

  With summer drawing to a quick close it’s time to enjoy all the fresh salads we can. Here in Telluride, CO. we’ll start to see some fall on the 14,000 foot peaks in the next few weeks (although we have seen flurries on them...

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