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Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Muffins are one of the easiest grab and go, hand held, get you going foods I can think of. We all need convenience from time to time, right?   It’s been non stop here with back to school, writing my cookbook and still trying to...

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Cotton Candy Cocktails

Yay! We made it to Friday! Around here the kids went back to school on Monday & there is plenty of reasons to celebrate.  It’s s struggle to set alarms again after a summer of sleeping in. But, we have already mastered it! Now it’s...

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Chipotle Avocado Toast

  Whoever invented smashed avocado on toast was a genius. There are so many combinations and variations of it these days & all I can say is lucky for us! This flavor combo has become a favorite of mine. The chipotle adds a nice smoky,...

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Fashion Alert: Cardinal Red for Fall

  Whether you call it “Cardinal” or “Power Red” every woman knows this color pops in any situation. Red looks great no matter what your skin tone and your hair color is. It’s a statement color that cannot be ignored. Walk into a room and...

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Aperol Cosmopolitan Cocktail

  I’m totally obsessed with Aperol aperitif liqueur. Have you ever tried it? My first experience sipping it was in Bolzano, Italy a few summers ago. I will never forget seeing everyone at chic cafes with orbs of bright orange drinks in their hands. It...

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S’mores Brownies

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love S’mores. What could be better than chocolate, gooey roasted marshmallows and crumbly graham crackers? These brownies take all those ingredients and make them even better! My S’mores Brownies recipe will swoon chocolate lovers and anyone obsessed with delicious desserts....

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Baked Peach Steel-Cut Oatmeal

  In my opinion there can never be enough oatmeal recipes. I love it so, and the way it can be flavored is endless! Even though we are at the tail end of summer, there are still heaps of ripe & juicy summer peaches that beckon...

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Girl’s Guide to Zurich

  I spent a few glorious, glamorous days in Zurich, Switzerland this past winter. A special place I’ve been wanting to visit for some time. Prior to this trip I had flown in and out of the Zurich airport many times, and buzzed by the...

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Buffalo Scrambled Eggs

  It’s always fun to put a creative twist on classic ingredients. These Buffalo Scrambled Eggs are bursting with flavor. Those of you who can’t get enough of buffalo chicken wings, you will be smitten with the flavors in this dish. A little bit spicy,...

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22 One-Pot Meals that Make Dinner time a Snap!

We LOVE One-Pot Meals over here. Why? For so many reasons! First of all, using a single pot/casserole dish/skillet or sheet pan to prepare your meals means way less clean up. Which saves you so much time. Not only are they convenient but they taste...

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15 Best Fashion Instagrammers You Need to Follow

  I love fashion, everything about it. I also am obsessed with Instagram. It’s as much fun people watching folks here in my small, hipster town of Telluride, CO as it is the streets of London, Lech and St. Moritz. Instagram can be overwhelming at...

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Salmon Tacos with Sesame Cucumber Salad

Salmon has been a favorite ingredient of mine for a very long time now. I love it’s health benefits and it’s rich flavor. Combine it with my fresh asian inspired cucumber salad you have the best of all worlds, all wrapped in a flour or...

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Bloodhound Cocktail

  Looking for a tasty way to use those farmers market strawberries? Well I’ve got a special something for you. Try a Bloodhound Cocktail, a simple combination of fresh, muddled strawberries, gin and vermouth. A pretty little summer cocktail with a dang cute name. If...

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Pesto, Mozzarella and Tomato Panini

There’s nothing like diving into a grilled cheese, no matter what the season! Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food & a quick and easy meal for this busy back to school season.   This Pesto, Mozzarella and Tomato Panini a cheesy taste of heaven. It only...

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Chocolate-Vanilla Checkerboard Cookies

When I first received the book Marbled, Swirled and Layered by Irvin Lin (Eat The Love blog) I thought WOW! I also thought to myself…ack, I’m not a baker, how on earth am I going to tackle these beautiful creations. Well, thankfully after flipping through...

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Italian Chickpea Salad

Summer is in full swing and salads are what we are craving to beat the heat. Lighter meals that can be enjoyed poolside or out of the picnic basket. I’m always a fan of chickpeas, both for their flavor and overall tummy filling satisfaction. No...

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Tom Ka Gai Soup (Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup)

One of our favorite restaurants here in Telluride, Colorado is Siam (as a matter of fact, I was there last night.) This Thai restaurant has a menu about a mile long and I’ve never had a dish I didn’t love. Tom Ka Gai Soup is one...

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Pretty Prints for Fall

I LOVE prints and patterns. Did you know I used to be a textile designer? A long time ago (way before my blogging days) my job was creating patterns for fabrics. My major in at Syracuse University was Advertising, but I chose Surface Pattern Design...

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Boozy Mango Milkshakes

Happy Thirsty Thursday everyone! I hope you’ve had a productive week. Now it’s time to set our sites on weekend fun. If you are craving a sweet treat with a boozy twist then this shake will definitely tempt your tastebuds.  Boozy Mango Milkshakes are decadent...

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Salmon en Papillote with Summer Vegetables

One of my favorite ways to cook fish is in parchment paper. Have you ever tried this method? It seals in all the juices and steams the fish as it cooks. This yields very tender fish that’s infused with the herbs, veggies and seasonings that...

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Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Beets

There’s nothing like kicking off the week in a healthy and tasty way. For #MeatlessMonday I’ve prepared this Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Beets. It’s wonderfully delicious and filled with great for you ingredients. Roasted beets are so good for you and very simple...

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Essential Sun Care Products for Sensitive Skin

The warm summer sun is a very beautiful thing. That said, the sun for me and for lots of other folks is something more to avoid than bask in. I seek shade when I can and sun protective clothing and creams are a must! My...

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Cherry Mango Smoothie

Happy Friday! What’s your plan for the weekend? With steamy summer temps we need cool drinks to refresh and invigorate. My Cherry Mango Smoothie is your ticket to sweet sipping no matter what your plans. This fruity drink is chock full of natural nourishment and...

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Grilled Banana Splits

Have you noticed the remodel here at MM? It’s been a long process (hello 1 1/2 years) but finally we all have a new and improved website. Not only does it look way more fashionable, but you will be able to find all the things...

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Veggie Couscous with Creamy Avocado Dressing

I’m so excited to share this fresh summer salad with you! It’s imple to prepare for quick lunches at home and equally as great for picnics (no mayo so no worry) and summer potlucks. Bet you will also find the avocado dressing to be a...

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July 4th Fashions Worthy of Fireworks!

With summer in full swing and July right around the corner, it’s time to think about July 4th! I absolutely LOVE this time of year. It’s so festive and fun. Here in Telluride we go all out for Independence Day celebrations. We have an iconic small town parade that increases the population of our mountain town by about […]   Read more...

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Italian Tortellini Salad

Salads are what we all crave this time of the year. This Italian Tortellini Salad is so delicious, perfect on it’s own or served as a side with your grilled favorites. Chock full of hearty ingredients: Italian salami, olives, marinated artichokes, parmesan cheese and more. This mayo-free salad is great to take on long hikes and camping trips too. I […]   Read more...

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Telluride Mountainfilm 2017: The New Normal

We had such an awe inspiring weekend here in Telluride, Colorado and I’m so excited to share it with you. Global warming & climate change were the focus of this years Telluride Mountainfilm festival. The theme, The New Normal brought everyone’s attention to the most critical issue of our time. It’s something I think about often, but the films and conversations […]   Read more...

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Pink Lemonade Rosé Sangria

Can you believe the official kick-off to summer is here?! I love Memorial Day weekend. My favorite festival MountainFilm is here, the beginning of a jam packed summer here in Telluride. To celebrate all the fun I couldn’t resist crafting a new cocktail for you! Rosé all Day has become a regular slogan in our lives. This Lemonade Rosé […]   Read more...

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Carrot Soup with Blue Cheese

The warm days in the mountains subside to cool evenings, thank goodness! We love our salads during the day. At night heartier, warming foods are what we crave. Our Telluride Farmers Market is loaded with stacks of beautiful carrots that I can’t resist stocking up on every Friday. This isn’t just any carrot soup. The blue […]   Read more...

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