Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

“Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.” – Osho. Happy National Margarita Day!!!! Talk about the perfect time of year to celebrate this holiday. Winter feels like it’s been dragging on for the longest time, so mixing up this Spicy Grapefruit Margarita is an excellent way to pretend you’re relaxing on a beach somewhere in a much warmer climate. I know those of us in these colder

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15 Kitchen Tools I Cannot Live Without

I often get questions about kitchen tools and equipment. There are so many options out there that it can be daunting to choose the right one that works for you, right? That being said, today I decided to share 15 different kitchen tools that I use on a regular basis in my kitchen. They are not my basic, essential tools all kitchens really should have, such as cutting boards, knife

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Blackberry Rosé Tequila Fizz

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn. Call me sappy, but I really do love Valentine’s Day. I’m a sucker for a good holiday and even more so a sucker for any good reason to celebrate! I find life is too valuable and short not to find some excuse to pop some bubbly and toast to anything good going on. Even if Valentine’s

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Avocado + Jalapeno Bruschetta

Happy Wednesday, ya’ll! I’m so excited to share this easy-to-make Avocado + Jalapeno Bruschetta with you! This recipe carries a lot of great memories and delicious dinner parties along with it and thanks to my super talented friend, Chelsye, this appetizer never missed a single one of our get-togethers back in our Charleston days. It’s incredibly good and I have a feeling it will quickly become a must-have recipe for you, as well.  It’s

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Honey Harvest Granola

As I’m clumsily wandering through the first month of the new year and my first month as a healthier new me, finding healthy recipes that actually taste good are of top priority! This new conquest has me returning to some old recipes I consistently cooked with when I worked at Red Mountain Spa in St. George, UT. Those were the days and I miss them from time to time. It

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Currently Loving // Curing the Winter Blues

  “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” Paul Theroux   It happens every year. The moment the beauty, excitement and wondrous feelings of the holidays come to a close, winter smacks you straight in the face! It’s not the magical “dreaming of a white Christmas” type of winter, where the first snowfall of the season is the best thing to ever happen. Where everyone is happy, bright and ready

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A New Year, A Healthier New Me

2018 has arrived and with it a fresh slate; the perfect chance to do things a bit different. It feels rather cliche to declare that these are my New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be perfectly honest, I am not great about keeping specific, goal-driven, rigid resolutions. For me, resolutions are the impossible bar I set for myself, which I most often fail to meet, ultimately leaving me with feelings of defeat,

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A dazzling + festive Crimson Sparkler Cocktail

Happy Holidays!!! We are less than a week away from the big day, or if you’re like my family, the big week. I currently have 4 different family celebrations to enjoy, help cook for, and eat way too much food at! Next week will be filled with a lot of traveling, but I’m excited to spend time with my family. What also has me excited is the excuse to drink festive

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Simple + Thrifted Holiday Gathering

My goal this year for our holiday table was to stay as simple and affordable as possible. Let’s be honest, it’s not hard to spend a crazy amount of money on all of the stunning holiday decor out there! I could easily go broke at Crate & Barrel alone, simply because I want everything, and my holiday table would look AMAZING!!! However, I don’t have deep pockets and even if

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Roasted Winter Squash Salad with Sage-Honey Vinaigrette

I remember growing up and getting so excited when my mom decided to make us all roasted squash for dinner. Her version usually included a lot of butter, a simple halved squash, and honey drizzled all over it… oh and some cinnamon. Cinnamon was always the cherry on the top. It would roast in the oven for what seems like an eternity until the honey and butter had caramelized and

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