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Turkey Meatballs in Cream of Mushroom Sauce

What is it about meatballs that is always so tempting and tasty?! They are little bites of comfort food fabulous. We love them so much over here, I enjoy experimenting with new flavorings and sauces to always up the ante. These Turkey Meatballs in Cream of...

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Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic

Happy hump day everyone! Hope your week is going well. I’ve got such a delicious recipe for you that my entire family loves. It’s meatless, gluten free, grain free and super great for you. This time of year we see winter squash everywhere. It’s one...

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Château de Berne in Provence, France

If your wanderlust spirit is calling out to you then I suggest you add Provence, France to your bucket list!  I just ventured there & enjoyed countless memorable experiences. With so many awesome travel options these days and heaps on all of our bucket lists...

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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Are you tempted to jump through the screen for these cookies? I promise you right now…these are the epitome of fall baking. Soft pumpkin sugar cookies with the most delicious maple cream cheese frosting. Your house will smell ahhhhmazing as they bake. If you are...

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How to Easily Peel and Cut a Butternut (or any!) Winter Squash

It’s that time of the year when the markets are overflowing with all kinds of beautiful winter squash including pumpkins, butternut, acorn, spaghetti, etc. Over here, we love these cold weather, thick skinned veggies & I know many of you do too. Winter squash is...

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Avgolemono Soup (Greek Egg, Lemon & Chicken Soup)

  It’s that time of the year when the temps dip and we crave warmer foods such as soups. This Avgolemono Soup: Greek Egg, Lemon & Chicken Soup is one of my all time favorite recipes. It’s got so much flavor, lots of protein and orzo pasta...

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Girl’s Winter Guide to St. Anton Austria

The countdown to powder ski days is officially on! It’s the time of year to start thinking about your next ski vacation. We just got a few inches of freshies in Telluride, CO & I’ve seen photos of snow in the Alps too. For those...

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Baked Honey Harissa Chicken Wings

Chicken wings have always been a favorite of mine…a beckoning source of calories after a late night out on the town back at Syracuse University. My friends and I would order a feast of wings from a place called Sal’s Birdland and dive into them...

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Double Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

This has got to be one of our all-time favorite muffin recipes. Chocolate lovers you will be pleasantly surprised with these Double Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins. My 10-year-old son was beaming from ear to ear when he bit into one of these.    A lot of people...

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Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo

There is something so completely amazing about a creamy alfredo sauce. This Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo is comfort food at it’s finest. No need to go to the Italian restaurant for this classic dish when it’s at the ready in under 30 minutes right in your...

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Plum-Mint Gin Fizz Cocktail

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for the weekend. It’s time to take a break from large amounts of work and to unwind with friends sipping a cocktail or two. There have been so many beautiful fresh plums at all the...

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Butter and Garlic Pasta with Chicken

This Butter and Garlic Pasta with Chicken recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It certainly has become one of ours. It’s quick to prepare and the buttery garlic sauce is irresistible. If you have kids, I bet they will love this too. Great for...

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Plum Ginger Semifreddo

Calling all ice cream lovers: this Plum Ginger Semifreddo is such a delicious dessert and super easy to make at home. Ribbons of homemade plum ginger sauce run through a rich, creamy vanilla ice cream.   Have you noticed all the beautiful plums in the markets...

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Beautiful Views at Gateway Canyons Resort

It’s always fun to take a road trip. One that’s not too far from home. Just far enough to feel like you are going somewhere…but not so far that your sore from being on the road all day. I’ve been hearing about Gateway Canyons Resort for...

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One Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice

This skillet dinner is absolutely perfect for this time of the year. My One Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice recipe will see you through fall, winter and likely the rest of the year. It easily feeds a family, tastes amazing and is very budget friendly...

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Vegan Cream of Kale Soup

For Meatless Monday I’m offering up this gorgeous Cream of Kale Soup. It’s healthy and completely delish. The green swoons. This soup will warm you from the inside out. It’s light but also a full meal. Serve with a wedge of farmhouse cheese (if you aren’t vegan)...

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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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