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Button Art for MOM

Cute as a button, that’s what we are crafting here at the MM headquarters. Looking for last minute crafts to make for mom? I bet you already have these crafty items in your house…all you need are buttons, glue, markers, paper and a pencil to sketch out your creations. Have your kids make this Button Art […]   Read more...

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Veggie Buddha Bowls with Cilantro Avocado Dressing

Happy Meatless Monday everyone! I’ve been so in love with Buddha Bowls (aka: Macro Bowls, Hippie Bowls) forever. With the warmer months here, it’s time to hit the reset button and eat just a bit lighter. Healthy bowls like this will help you look fabulous in skimpy summer dresses. My Veggie Buddha Bowls with Cilantro Avocado […]   Read more...

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Raspberry Coconut Margaritas

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Here’s a new pink drink to taste that’s as pleasing to the eyes as it is to your tastebuds. Whether your are sipping these margs poolside or perched high on a city balcony, these sweet sips will satisfy all you margarita lovers. Raspberry Coconut Margaritas are a cool & creamy mix […]   Read more...

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The Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

When it comes to salsa (and margaritas) I’m a purist. I don’t like things too sweet and I love when all the ingredients balance perfectly with one another. This really is The Best Homemade Salsa Recipe I’ve ever tried and believe me, I’ve been experimenting for years. The ingredients are simple and the flavor is huge. […]   Read more...

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownie Bites

Are you all set with your menu for Cinco de Mayo celebrations? I know there can never be enough desserts on the table & this one cannot be missed. These Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownie Bites are perfect for parties and sweet afternoon snacking. The perfect size for your sugar cravings. Flavored with Mexican Ceylon cinnamon and […]   Read more...

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Chipotle Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos

We are gearing up for epic Cinco de Mayo celebrations later this week! I’m wanted to make sure that you guys are well prepared with the most delicious recipes. Whenever we go for Mexican food my kids order taquitos every single time. Now you can make them at home, ingredients are easy to find & these […]   Read more...

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DIY Super Easy Ombre Jars

Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you had a fabulous week. I’m really ready for the weekend are you? What’s you plan for Mother’s Day? I crave some relaxation, nothing fancy. Maybe just some bubbly, flowers and chocolate. I’ve been having a blast crafting the past few weeks. It’s yet another creative extension that keeps my mind and […]   Read more...

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Crispy Chicken Wings

From the moment I heard that Robyn Stone from Add a Pinch blog was writing a cookbook I knew I needed to get my hands on it immediately. Robyn is a super amazing gal and she really knows how to cook. If you are wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day, this could be the […]   Read more...

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Rainbow Jell-O Easter Eggs

Looking for a fun edible craft to make with your kids this weekend? With a little bit of patience (each layer has to set) you can make these Rainbow Jell-O Easter Eggs! The patience thing is always hard for me, I’m a quick results kind of gal…this project is totally worth it though and the bonus […]   Read more...

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Steamed Vegetable Dumplings with Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

We just finished up two weeks of spring break over here & oh was it fun! My kids love to help me in the kitchen, so the extra time together offered us many culinary adventures. My 10 year old son helped me with these delish Steamed Vegetable Dumplings with Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce over the weekend. They are […]   Read more...

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Greek Salad with Tuna

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee Seafoods® With spring here, the goal is to spend loads of time outdoors and to eat super healthy foods. As the weather gets warmer, ingredients get fresher and lighter. This Greek Salad with Tuna couldn’t be easier to prepare and it’s protein […]   Read more...

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Cilantro Lime Moscow Mule Cocktail

Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was super busy with work and heaps of spring cleaning! I’m feeling ay more organized now & ready for the weekend. The weather has been all over the place in the mountains…sunny summer days yield to snowy winter ones. I tell you what though, no matter what the […]   Read more...

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Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos

Whether you are preparing food for your family or to feed a crowd…these Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos are pretty much the best nachos you will ever eat. No meat needed, as this dish is full of flavor and it promises to fill you up. Load up these nachos with sautéed veggies, homemade guacamole & plenty of cheese. […]   Read more...

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Banana Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookies

What do you do with overripe bananas? Bake cookies! Cookies are the easiest baked treat to make here in Telluride, Colorado ~ where high altitude baking can be more explosive in the oven than anything else. Have you ever tried to bake at 10,000 feet? It’s crazy making! Results are variable and often include gooey centers. […]   Read more...

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Mexican Polenta Casserole

Whoever invented casseroles was a total genius. It’s such a brilliant way to feed a family and the ingredient possibilities are endless! I came up with this Mexican Polenta Casserole recipe out of my true passion for this style of cooking. Layers of polenta, seasoned veggies and meat are accented with plenty of gooey melted cheese […]   Read more...

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Stripes for Spring!

Today is #NationalStripesDay ~ I never knew there was such a thing, but I’m more than happy to celebrate! I’ve always loved stripes, but more now than ever before. Already quite a few styles have been added to my spring clothing collection…but more to come I’m certain. Whether vertical or horizontal, tonal or colorful, stripes […]   Read more...

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Carnival Sunshine Memories

It’s so fun to reflect on vacations, especially when you can share the fun with your friends and loved ones. A few months ago, my boyfriend and I set sail on the Carnival Sunshine. There are so many highlights from this trip. The best way for me to share them are in photos, right here and now! […]   Read more...

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Vegetable Bibimbap Bowls

The first time I ever had the Korean dish Bibimbap was in a small family owned restaurant in NYC. I’ll never forget the flavors and runny egg on top! You can make this recipe with meat too, but we love it loaded with a lot of veg & spicy sauces. Be flexible and creative here. Use ingredients you […]   Read more...

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Japanese Slipper Cocktail

With St. Patricks Day right around the corner it’s time to celebrate all things leprechaun and spring! Forget the green beer this year and go with a more elegant cocktail…you know your worth it. This Japanese Slipper Cocktail is what you should reach for instead. A thirst quenching mix of Midori & Cointreau liqueur and freshly squeezed […]   Read more...

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Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Have you ever tried Hakka Noodles? They are pretty much the best Asian noodles I’ve ever eaten. I learned about this dish on our Carnival Cruise Eastern Caribbean adventure aboard Carnival Sunshine. I craved these noodles daily and made frequent visits to the ship’s restaurant, JiJi Asian Kitchen to get them. Hakka is a region in China, the dishes there are […]   Read more...

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Shamrock Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Looking for a fun edible craft to make with your kids on this festive holiday? These Shamrock Chocolate Covered Pretzels are super easy and very tasty too. All you need to have on hand is white chocolate, food coloring, sprinkles, m&m’s and pretzels. The shamrock is the symbol of Ireland & is not to […]   Read more...

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The Home Ranch, Clark Colorado

Peace, tranquility & the wild west. All of these magical things come together in Clark, Colorado at The Home Ranch. Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to visit this beautiful, rustic guest ranch in the heart of the Colorado countryside. I drove out from Telluride and what should have been a 5 hour journey ended […]   Read more...

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Thai Red Curry with Beef

Not only is this recipe completely delicious, but it takes only minutes to throw together. This Thai Red Curry with Beef will rival any dish at your local Thai restaurant. So if you feel like saving some money (Have you seen all the hot new spring fashions?! Spend your money there!) Take a few minutes to chop some veggies […]   Read more...

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Mocha Martini

Cheers friends! Here’s to a fun filled and relaxing weekend. To celebrate everything delicious, I crafted this Mocha Martini that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your chocolate cravings. Skip the morning mocha and save yourself for this happy hour classic! PrintMocha Martini Rating: 51 Total Time: 1 minute Yield: 1 mocha martini Ingredients2 ounces Dark […]   Read more...

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Vegan Split Pea Soup

It’s been super cold here in Telluride, CO & what we crave are hearty & healthy soup recipes. My Vegan Split Pea Soup is a soul warming recipe that can be prepared quickly with not much prep time. As much as I love split pea soup with ham…this vegan version is just as tasty. We love it […]   Read more...

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Falling in Love with Lech, Austria!

I have a new crush I have to tell you all about. It’s name is Lech. Located in the Arlberg region of Austria this gem is gorgeous. Not only do I have a crush on this place, but I’m pretty infatuated with it. Directly after my visit to the ski hamlet Stuben I was once again on tour, which brought […]   Read more...

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Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Last week I went on an awesome baking binge. This is a rare event, but something I love to do when I give into it. My kids were both psyched and surprised to walk into our home smelling like cookies, pies and all sorts of goodies! This Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is […]   Read more...

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Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

Such a lovely surprise came in the mail the other day…Christina Lane’s (Dessert for Two blog) new cookbook Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two. As soon as I opened the book so many recipes jumped out at me. The first I had to try were these Gooey Butter Cake Cookies…who could resist these?! Anything that […]   Read more...

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Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken)

One of the things I love most about travel is all the exotic flavors I get to try. It’s so exciting to leave the States and to tempt my palate with new flavors and ingredients. It’s also super fun to be able to bring these explorations back to you guys! As a globetrotter, one of […]   Read more...

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Chopped Greek Salad

Since I was a kid I’ve always been a huge fan of a hearty Chopped Greek Salad. My passion for this salad started at a very young age at a restaurant called Shish Kebab in Port Washington, Long Island. I’ll never forget the excitement as they brought the wooden bowls to the table, filled as high as […]   Read more...

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