• Stephenie’s Blueberry Peach Cobbler
  • Pavlova with Fresh Berries
  • Andalusia & The White Hill Villages
  • Organic Apple & Cranberry Galette
  • Peppered Cranberry Breakfast Buns with Orange, Honey & Vanilla Syrup
  • Lemon & Honey Cookies
  • Blood Orange & Ricotta Crepes Suzette
  • Lemon Glazed Southern Plantation Chantilly Cake
  • My Valentine
  • The Land of Trolls and Apple Cake
  • Pear Melba ~ Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis
  • An Empty Nest and the Next Big Wave
  • Aspen, Bears & Bread
  • Plum Crumble Cake

The Modern Waldorf Salad


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


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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Olive Oil and Salt Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets


The weather has been a bit funky here and I can’t figure out what to wear or eat because one minute it is eighty degrees and the next minute it is cold and rainy. Part of me is looking forward to the fall and all that comes with it, but there is the other part… 

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Vanilla Meringues with Fresh Peach & Raspberry Coulis


Yesterday I was inspired by the morning light that I saw peeking through our bedroom curtains with a hue of pink and yellow, similar to the honeysuckle in our yard.  I made my way down the stairs with our pup and kitty in tow. Outside on the deck, the wood was cold and damp on… 

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A cool Aspen morning quickly turned warm in the high altitude sun. We strolled the Aspen Farmers’ Market with our dog, China, picking up some  juicy organic peaches along the way. We could smell the sweet and smokey aroma of assorted green chills being roasted over flames and hear the sound of a young couple… 

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My breath escaped me for a moment as I, like the rest of the world, learned three days ago that Robin Williams had passed away. Even this morning as I read the tributes and painful good-byes from those who knew him well, I was having a difficult time comprehending how such a bright light could… 

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Ten Years


My eyes fluttered open at four o’clock in the morning and I found myself waking to the awareness of the brevity of life, my mortality and the mystery of it all. A slightly uncomfortable feeling washed over me, a sadness. It was then that I remembered that it was the ten-year anniversary of my mother’s… 

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Stephenie’s Blueberry Peach Cobbler


I awkwardly twirled and swayed, feeling every bit of my fifty-three years. Pretty people, mostly in their twenties and thirties, rocked about me shouting and whistling, urging the guitarist, my husband, on with his riff of fingers moving fast and furious across the frets with an occasional wail when he would slide his hand up… 

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Four Cheese Tortelloni with English Peas, Roasted Beets & Baby Broccoli


Nobody has ever accused me of holding back when it comes to eating. Obviously, I love food. What I don’t like is when things become too complicated, in life or food. Complex is good, unique is interesting, complicated in usually unnecessary. As it is, life throws stuff at us when we least expect it so… 

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The Veggie Cuban Sandwich


We were out to dinner a couple of nights ago with some serious foodie friends – one of them being an accomplish food writer of many years, and the conversation made its way around to movies we had recently seen. One film in particular had us all gabbing, Chef. Have you seen this gem of… 

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Finding My Center


I wonder sometimes why people feel they need to travel to the ends of the earth to “find” themselves or their spiritual center. Why do they believe an ashram in India to be more enlightening than their backyard or kitchen window? I’m not judging, because I believe we all have different paths to wander, but… 

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