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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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10 Pumpkin Recipes to Swoon Over!

    Well folks it’s almost that time of the year…PUMPKIN SEASON! If you are anything like me then you crave pumpkin all year long. I’ve already been stocking up on canned pumpkin and experimenting with new seasonal recipes to share with you in the...

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One-Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup

  This classic Russian inspired dish becomes even more delicious for the cooler temps when made into a soup! My family loves this quick & easy One-Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup and I’m sure yours will too. From prep to table in just about 30 minutes give...

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Cauliflower and Lentil Dahl

  One of our favorite cuisines is Indian. Always. Whenever we come across an Indian restaurant we can’t help but stop in for a bite. As much as we love to dine out, making our favorite dishes at home is even more fun. Lentil and Cauliflower...

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Chocolate Chip Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

  We just breezed swiftly through Labor Day weekend and that means it’s time to put the white clothes away (actually white is still haute for fall & winter) and it’s time for everything PUMPKIN! If you are thinking about weekend baking then you must...

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Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

  Each day we are getting closer and closer to full on fall here in Telluride, CO (some leaves have actually already turned a bright shade of yellow!) The temps are sinking and warmer blankets are needed to cozy up with at night. It also...

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Shop the Post: Spotted!

  Have you been seeing spots lately? I sure have! Animal prints (specifically leopard) are popping up everywhere for the fall & winter & I’m so excited about this trend. Leopard spots are making a huge hit on the runways and boutiques. There are so...

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Banana Nut Granola

  Have some over ripe bananas on hand? If so, there are so many delicious recipes you can make with them in including this crunchy Banana Nut Granola. Instead of buying expensive, overly sweetened granola at the store this is a budget friendly, healthier alternative. Filled...

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Watermelon Granita

  If you love shaved ice then this quick and easy fruity Watermelon Granita will definitely be your jam. I love ice cream, but sometimes I’m in the mood for a vegan treat. This granita (essentially shaved ice) is refreshing and a no-guilt dessert to enjoy...

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Mini Double Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  The other day I posted this Ultimate Cream Cheese Frosting (trust me you will be licking it off the spoon before you even frost a cupcake!) It tastes so amazing paired with these cupcakes. Craving chocolate frosting instead? Perfect. Then whip up a batch of...

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Blueberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail

  Calling all blueberry lovers everywhere…If you are anything like me then this tiny blue fruit is among your favorites. Personally, I cannot get enough blueberries in my world. They are great by the handful, in ice cream, cheesecake, muffins, scones, quick breads and puddings....

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Shop the Post: 10 Essentials You Need for Fall 2018

  I’ve been having such a blast shopping the fall fashion & accessory collections. It’s always interesting to see which items are completely new to the season and which ones are revivals of the past. As we all know, the most fun thing about fashion...

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Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

  Calling all breakfast, pancake and chocolate lovers…you will absolutely FLIP for these Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes. I’ve been on the quest for the best pancake recipe (I test them all the time) and with this one I’ve totally nailed it…just ask my kids. They are...

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One-Pot Chicken Cazuela (Chilean Stew)

  Greetings from Ski Portillo in beautiful Chile, South America! Before I left for this trip I eagerly experimented with some Chilean cooking. This One-Pot Chicken Cazuela (Chilean Stew) recipe is perfect for all those upcoming chilly fall nights and busy back to school weeks. It’s...

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The Ultimate Cream Cheese Frosting

  What tastes better than decadent Cream Cheese Frosting? It’s darn great licked off a spoon (or mixer paddle) super on cupcakes, cakes and frosted cookies. This recipe comes together in just 3 minutes. You are guaranteed to be thrilled with the results! Stay tuned for...

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Shop the Post: Moto Jackets are Buzzworthy for Fall!

  I have collected & worn moto jackets for a long time. They are pretty much always in style, but this fall they are showing them everywhere! I’m thrilled that I can wear my collection proudly. There are so many playful colors and styling to...

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Ginger Chicken Potstickers

  Whenever we are out at any Asian restaurant the first thing we order is a great big portion (or two) of pan-fried potstickers. We usually order chicken, but veggie, shrimp and pork are great too. With this amazing recipe, we can enjoy Ginger Chicken Potstickers...

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