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Homemade Huckleberry Milkshake

After years of being skunked, I finally found some huckleberries. And boy was it fun! I only sort of loosely went looking for them. I really just needed to go on a dog friendly hike and hadn’t been away from the quick ones near town in a while. I saw social media postings of others […]

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Raspberry Jalapeño Cilantro Jam

Last week I was in Park City, Utah, and I had the best afternoon snack. It was a piece of thick wheat bread, slathered with a smear of softened goat cheese and topped with a habanero-orange jam. It was the perfect piece of toast. If I lived near this restaurant (Publik Coffee Roaster if you […]

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Peach Barbeque Sauce

Peaches scream summer to me.  There is something about the delectable fruit that is typically best eaten on a hot day on the deck so the juices can just run down your chin. And the best peaches, I believe, are grown in the hottest states: Georgia, South Carolina and Texas, for example. Not long ago, […]

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Dishing Magazine and Blog

Homemade Ricotta

I am in one of those phases in which I have been making lots of great food. Not to brag or anything, but I’ve just been inspired, and it’s been fun. This can be a phase. I happen to be into it right now and have been going out of my way to try new dishes […]

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Jackson Hole Restaurant, Jackson Hole Dining

Spur’s Vidalia Onion Dressing

If you haven’t had a chance to go to Teton Mountain Lodge’s Spur Restaurant and Bar yet this summer, we have a few good reasons you should. Before you get to The Spur, make sure you first walk through the newly remodeled lobby. The sophisticated loungy space may be offering drinks and post-Music Festival desserts […]

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Homemade Grainy Mustard

As we approach full on summer, I am in project mode. Mainly, I have been making sauces. A few years ago I made the mistake of starting to read labels on jarred food items. I say this is a mistake in jest, obviously. It is great to educate yourself about what you are putting into […]

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Watermelon Punch

It’s full-on barbecue season these days. The decks are cleaned off, flowers are planted, and the furniture is uncovered. So now, after all that hard work, we need a drink! I am a big believer that a drink can make or break a dinner. Maybe I am a little picky, but why go to all […]

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Asian Tuna With Coconut Rice and Marinated Vegetables

My regular readers may not know this, but I used to work for the newspaper full time. It was way back when there were two – the Jackson Hole News and  Jackson Hole Guide. I was the arts and entertainment editor, and it was my first official job in Jackson Hole. That era of my life was sort […]

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza, YUM

I have never been into buffalo wings (the tendons and skin and weird part of the chicken freak me out), but I have found a fondness for hot wing sauce. In fact, I think it might be the greatest condiment out there. It is rich in flavor and spicy, but usually not too spicy, and […]

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Ginger Pound Cake

I stay motivated to cook by cooking new dishes as often as possible. When you repeat the same dish over and over, it can become monotonous and not seem as exciting a project. I find that when you make something new, there is always an element of mystery to it that keeps me motivated. Anything […]

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Cook a Coq au Vin Blanc

When the snow is good as it has been, it’s very hard to take time out of your busy ski schedule to cook. So, I like to be efficient and concentrate my cooking efforts into one afternoon. Most people I know who don’t cook don’t cook because they don’t know how to, but time management […]

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Curried Red Lentil Coconut Soup

I am a big fan of the Meatless Mondays concept. This worldwide movement is practiced by people in almost 30 countries and attempts to remove meat from your diet for at least one day (Monday) every week. There are many global and heath benefits to this practice. Cutting out animal products from your diet at […]

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Spicy Sausage and Kale Lasagna

I don’t often like to give long, detailed recipes in this column. I find that when a recipe has a lengthy ingredient list and/or really long instructions, it can be a turn off from wanting to make it. This recipe, while longer and in more steps than many others I offer, is well worth the […]

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Almond Butter Yogurt Fruit Parfait

During the holidays there were a lot of special meals in our family. Starting with Christmas Eve, we served a smoked turkey, garlic green beans, macaroni and cheese, relish and chutney and a Honey Baked ham. Then again on Christmas night, we prepared another spread of beef tenderloin, Boursin cheese and kale mashed potatoes, winter […]

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