• Kitchen Therapy ~ Sonoran Orange & Ginger Tart
  • The Privilege of Parenthood and Omelets
  • California Salad ~ Romaine, Kale, Almonds, Green Raisins, Avocado with a Lemon Honey Vinaigrette
  • Entering the Year of Grace 2015
  • The Modern Waldorf Salad
  • Olive Oil and Salt Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets
  • Stephenie’s Blueberry Peach Cobbler
  • Four Cheese Tortelloni with English Peas, Roasted Beets & Baby Broccoli
  • The Veggie Cuban Sandwich
  • Pavlova with Fresh Berries
  • Andalusia & The White Hill Villages
  • The Beauty of Barcelona & Seville
  • Organic Apple & Cranberry Galette
  • Fresh Intention for the New Year

Sweet Potato Shreds and Eggs

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My husband is so often subjected to listening to my long-time friends and me yap on and on about the good old days so it was a very special night to have two of his high school buddies in town and at our house for dinner. It was fun to watch these great guys recalling… 

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Baked Hummus with Black Olives and Toasted Pita Wedges

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It’s beginning to feel a little like the northwest here in Colorado – cold, grey and damp. I’m sure I’ll be complaining soon enough because it’s too hot, but for now, I’m trying to stay warm with a snack of baked hummus and toasted pita bread in front of the fireplace. The truth is, the… 

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Rustic Strawberry – Rhubarb Galette

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April began with visits from our sons, one coming from the east and one from the west, to share Easter with us. It was a casual holiday with lovely warm weather, family get-togethers, skiing and lots of laughs. But, once again Mother Nature lulled us into a false sense of spring by enticing us with temperatures… 

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Kitchen Therapy ~ Sonoran Orange & Ginger Tart

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The first day of Spring is right around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited! The sun is shining, the snow melting and the mountain grasses are turning green again. In Colorado, winter is mostly colored in muted tones highlighted by the white of snow, but spring brings the renewal of life and the… 

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The Privilege of Parenthood and Omelets

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It’s hard to imagine myself being a more proud mother. Last night my son missed his flight connection while trying to get to San Francisco from New York. The snow in New York had him delayed for hours, so when he arrived in Denver in the middle of the night, his connecting flight was long… 

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California Salad ~ Romaine, Kale, Almonds, Green Raisins, Avocado with a Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

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I needed to find a little slice of beach, some warm sand to dig my toes into and crashing waves at sunset. I wanted to trade in my ski gear for a cute bikini, one-piece and a soft towel to lay my head on. I love my Rocky Mountains and their majestic beauty, but I… 

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Navajo Tacos ~ Santa Fe Style

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Being such a prominent hub of Native American traditions, Catholicism and New Age practices, Santa Fe oozes mystery and ancient spirituality – it’s a melting pot of soulful and creative people, and wickedly spicy food. It is no surprise that there are fabulous shops, museums, art galleries and incredible restaurants throughout the town. When in… 

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Entering the Year of Grace 2015

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Today the Christmas tree finally comes down as our last houseguest of the holiday season has left. Our home is quiet, but still, a faint echoing of our grown kids exists in the walls or maybe just in my heart. We had such fun with ski trips to Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek and Keystone, and… 

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Mediterranean Flatbread

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I woke up to the pretty picture out my bedroom window of big snowflakes still dropping on trees already thickly frosted with days of snow. The quiet that goes along with it, a fire warming the room, a hot creamy latte brought to me in bed by my sweet husband, rounds out the perfect morning…. 

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The Modern Waldorf Salad

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My favorite girl and I have just returned from a big road trip to Arizona to visit with family. China and I have done this many times over the years – the two of us hanging our heads out the windows with the wind blowing in our faces. Tooling our way down through Colorado on… 

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Vegan Burmese Kao Soi

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Just the other day we had snow which felt a little unwelcomed so early in the season but a couple of days later it was in the high eighties and I was feeling grateful, as were my plants that struggle as it is to flower and ripen fruit in this high mountain air and the… 

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