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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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The Family Cooks

What began as a casual conversation during a hike on a beautiful, sunny day about the need for a cookbook with easy, healthy, delicious recipes for families to cook together has become a beautiful book we are very proud of. For families, eating right has become a huge challenge. We’ve become convinced we no longer have time to cook, and food marketers spend billions persuading us that packaged, processed food is convenient, satisfying, and the key to happiness. Not true! Luckily, home cooking is making a comeback, and we hope The Family Cooks will inspire you to take control of what you and your family eat by making it yourself. The Family Cooks contains over 100 fast, tasty recipes with real ingredients for people who think they are too busy to cook. We tested all the recipes with parents and kids to make sure they were family-friendly. We give you ways to play with the recipes, like fun garnishes your kids will love (try the yogurt “spider web” garnish on pea soup) and extra ingredient suggestions to alter dishes (add a few spices and lentil soup becomes curried lentil soup). For those who find cooking intimidating, we made sure the recipes were easy to prepare. We explain...

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Fava Bean Crostini

Removing fava beans from their pods and inner peels is actually easier for smaller hands, which makes it the perfect project for your chef-in-training. A wide variety of breads can be used in these delectable crostini, which show off the fresh flavors of springtime. This recipe comes to us from Stacie and Simran of A Little Yumminess. For the full recipe for Fava Bean Crostini, visit The Kids Cook Monday.

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A Delicious French Radish Snack

Sometimes you need to cook, and sometimes you can just leave ingredients alone to shine. Here's a little French radish snack, quick, easy, and delicious...

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Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

How many times has Laurie said, “Dinner is not about three courses and dessert, it can be as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it is the time you spend together that matters.” She has said it many, many times. And she is right! So I am going to say it too, but let us make it a little cozier, by grilling the sandwiches with bananas and honey. Warm melting peanut butter, sweet bananas and crunchy bread, and there will still plenty of time left over to play a few games around the table…

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Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

This simple lasagna recipe is packed with veggies and calcium-rich dairy. Cooking it in a slow cooker is a great way to prepare a healthy home-cooked meal on a weeknight. This recipe comes to us from our friends at Produce for Kids. Cooking Tip of the Week: No-boil lasagna noodles are a great time saver, but you may need to add extra liquid to your recipe since the noodles will absorb it. Check the package for a recommendation on adding water or additional sauce to the recipe. Food for Thought: This recipe calls for sweet onions, which have a pleasant, sweet flavor that kids love! Sweet onions are typically white or yellow and have a flattened (or squished!) look. White onions are the strongest tasting, so they’re best when cooked, while red onions are best for eating raw in salads or guacamole. When in doubt, just go with yellow onions, they’re all-purpose! Family Dinner Conversation Starter: If you could have dinner with any person in the world, who would you pick? Visit The Kids Cook Monday for the full recipe for Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna.

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Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

  I have such a great love for scones…the crumbly texture swoons and I also like that they are typically not too sweet. This recipe for Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones is built for perfection. It’s got the perfect ratio of flavor, chocolate and buttery crumbles. Using...

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18 Lunchbox Meals Your Kids Will Love to Eat!

  I know the story well: I packed my kids a delicious lunchbox and it came back home untouched! We fear and dread this moment. Then we hear that they ate their friends PB&J instead of what we packed. It’s time to change things up when...

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Blueberry Swirl No-Churn Ice Cream

  I have to say that this has been one off my all time favorite summers. It’s been action packed with heaps of fun every single day.  I’m gearing up for my cookbook launch, playing lots of golf, hiking a whole bunch with my pups...

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On Top of the World: 10 Luxury Mountain Hotels That You Have to Visit!

  As most of you have probably figured out by now I’m obsessed with the mountains. I love them so much that I moved my family to Telluride, Colorado 5 1/2 years ago. No matter what the season, the majesty of the highest peaks thrills...

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Mexican Pan Seared Salmon Kabobs with BUSH’S® Black Bean Fiesta™

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. The opinions and text are all mine.   As you guys already know, I love to feed my family super healthy meals with lots of delicious flavors.  I like to keep recipes...

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Telluride Sleighs and Wagons

  Looking for Insta worthy photo ops? If you are (and who isn’t these days) then you have got to travel to Telluride, Colorado. In our mountain paradise, there are endless places to take in the views and capture them in the most amazing photos....

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Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

  If you love to try unique cocktails then I know you will enjoy these Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas! This drink is all about cooling down on steamy summer days. It’s fruity, refreshing, spicy and smoky (from the Mezcal) It covers all the bases for a...

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