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Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule Cocktail

July 24, 2015
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Whenever I’m out with my girlfriends someone always orders a variety of Moscow Mule. It’s a super popular cocktail & for great reasons, it’s refreshing & delicious! Enjoy this refreshing Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule Cocktail this weekend & during the rest of your blissful summer days…

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Italian Couscous Salad

July 22, 2015
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Looking for a totally tasty summer salad recipe? Look no further…here is a great one to satisfy hungry tummies! My Italian Couscous Salad can easily be one of your main dishes for family meals, picnics, lunch boxes and brunches. Don’t you love when something so delicious can be on the table in minutes?! I do!

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Salmon Quinoa Salad

July 15, 2015
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Salmon is one of my favorite foods ever. I’m happy that’s the case because it’s a protein packed & super healthy! Given the opportunity I order it on any restaurant menu….  When I was recently in Alaska on Carnival Legend I indulged in plenty of salmon…cooked up all kinds of ways both on & off the ship. My […]

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Lobster Rolls!

July 13, 2015
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One of our most cherished moments of the summer is the joy of eating fresh lobster!  Lobster is not easily found in Telluride, Colorado. Thank goodness for mail order & an occasional shipment to the local markets. One of my besties ordered 20 live lobsters for us to indulge on for July 4th. I took leftovers […]

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Greek Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce

July 8, 2015
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Little burgers are so fun, have one as an appetizer or a few as a meal! My Greek Sliders are seriously some of my favorite things to eat ever! Slather these with homemade Tzatziki Sauce & dive in…

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Tzatziki Sauce

July 7, 2015
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If you are a lover of Greek food & Mediterranean flavors like I am then you gotta have this sauce on hand! Tzatziki Sauce is a classic dip & dressing. It’s a super tasty yogurt sauce with hints of mint, dill, garlic & chopped cucumber…the perfect compliment to your grilled meats & veggies. Add it […]

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Grilled Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

June 17, 2015
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Wow! It’s so busy around here. This pasta salad is a wonderfully tasty grab & go meal…perfect for these hectic days! Looking for the most fabulous, mayo-free pasta salad for summer parties, BBQ’s and picnics this summer? My Grilled Greek Chicken Pasta Salad recipe is your go-to essential!

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Watermelon Lime Refresher

June 12, 2015
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Looking for the perfect party drink that can be your epic signature summer cocktail? Here it is! I hear in parts of the world the heat has been quite unbearable. Here in Telluride it’s been cool, crisp & pretty stormy. Regardless of where you sit on the globe…my Watermelon Lime Refresher will put a smile on your face!

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Grapefruit Wine Cooler Cocktail

June 5, 2015
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Happy Friday! We’ve been celebrating the beautiful sunny weather here & this fruity cocktail is the perfect compliment! Grapefruit lovers look out…my Grapefruit Wine Cooler Cocktail is your dream come true!

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Aperol Spritz

May 29, 2015
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This cocktail is bubbly & super refreshing, perfect for lazy days by the pool and summer brunches! Happy Friday everyone! With the warmer weather here it’s time for one of my all time favorite cocktails…The Aperol Spritz!

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Lemon Basil Martini

April 9, 2015
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Looking for a refreshing cocktail to add to your happy hour recipe collection? This martini is the perfect addition! This is a very grown up lemonade. Fresh lemon & basil combine beautifully with Grey Goose Le Citron (I love infused vodka) & St-Germain. I know there are loads of St-Germain fans out there…you always get […]

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Sparkling Sea Breeze Cocktail

September 5, 2014
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Hi friends & happy Friday! I’ve got some great news & an exciting new weekend cocktail here…. What’s the great news?! This season I’ll be working with Carnival Cruise Lines & this Sparkling Sea Breeze Cocktail recipe is the perfect way to get me in the mood to set sail and chill~lax!

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour | Keystone, CO

August 31, 2014
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Just when I thought my bacon obsession was in control I received a gracious invitation to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour in Keystone, CO. Within one second I responded….YES! All sorts of bacon creations were well represented…

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Peruvian Avocado Lemonade Smoothie

August 10, 2014
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Happy Monday….Oh la la! Do I have a super duper healthy smoothie for you! How was your weekend? Do you need to make up for some, ahem, culinary & cocktail indulgences? Well then this Peruvian Avocado Lemonade Smoothie is all you need to feel like a million bucks. Or something like that….

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Blueberry Carrot Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

July 31, 2014
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Sometimes there are random ingredients in the house. Ones I’ve never thought to put together in one recipe. Carrot? Blueberry? Sure ~ why not right? In these Blueberry Carrot Frozen Yogurt Popsicles I use frozen blueberries, carrot juice, thick Greek yogurt.

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