Poppin Potions – Cocktail Recipes from Liquid Chef Billie Keithley

Outside Entertaining is warming up and these delicious and colorful cocktails will entice you spring, summer and into the cooler months of fall. Liquid Chef Billie Keithley whipped up some dazzling recipes from her Breckenridge Distillery recipe book and shared them with us. Their bright colors and fresh flavors will perk up any happy hour and are great to make at home or by the … Continue reading Poppin Potions – Cocktail Recipes from Liquid Chef Billie Keithley

Higgles Ice Cream

Higgles Ice Cream began as one woman-owned business in 2011, making small-batch ice cream in a shared commercial kitchen for farmers’ markets, summer events, independent grocers, and restaurants. I remember meeting Anna Higgens when she was first starting the creamery. She was renting space in Silverthorne, Colorado. Through a friend, she had invited me in to check out her startup’s new flavors. It was such … Continue reading Higgles Ice Cream

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The Hot Tomato – “Who are these mountain bikers making this fancy pizza?”

This piece could be about Fruita- a town still finding its identity on the border of the dry desert and the tall mountains.  It could be about pizza- perfection that is consistent with old school New Jersey values. It could also be about mountain biking- sweet and flowy singletrack that is certainly one definition of bliss.  In actuality, all of these options are intertwined in … Continue reading The Hot Tomato – “Who are these mountain bikers making this fancy pizza?”

The (insert your name here) Diet

“The thing I struggle with the most is, what should I eat? It seems fairly simple but the more I research the more confused I get!” by Uri Carlson  If you’re nodding your head in agreement, keep reading.  I pulled this quote from an email just last week. As a dietitian/nutritionist, this is by far one of the most common challenges I hear about.  Thanks … Continue reading The (insert your name here) Diet

Hannah Hopkins – A Dedicated Culinarian

You know when someone is passionate about what they do. They tend to have a lightness about them and exude a joyful enthusiasm that is contagious. Hannah Hopkins is that effervescent entrepreneur. She is the Chef/Owner and Operations Manager of both Bésame and Mambo Italiano restaurants in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I had the opportunity to meet with Hannah recently to discuss her success in Steamboat … Continue reading Hannah Hopkins – A Dedicated Culinarian

Mountain Pairings at Keystone Resort – Balancing festival indulgence with stretching and singletrack

Every mountain town has its own special charm, so how do you choose where to go for those long summer and autumn weekends? I encountered a perfect combination for my overnight at Keystone Resort in mid-July: mountain biking + outdoor yoga + wine tastings + live jazz = midsummer magic. We came on a Friday, just in time for a little mountain biking and a taste of … Continue reading Mountain Pairings at Keystone Resort – Balancing festival indulgence with stretching and singletrack

4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

A slowing metabolism is a natural part of aging. Most of us are not thrilled about this part of getting older; the idea of carrying around extra pounds is generally unwelcome.  Though your first response to a slowing metabolism might be to reduce your calorie intake or extend your workouts I highly recommend that you take a moment to consider that this may not be … Continue reading 4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

CalNaturale Svelte – Energy and More

There are so many energy products on the market — goo, drinks, cubes, bars and more — it gets pretty confusing. In June, I received samples of two products from CalNaturale,  an organic and all-natural food company based in California. Here is a review of their super-tasty energy drink, Svelte. So here’s my take on CalNaturale’s Svelte: To Continue Reading Click Here ~BraveSkiMom Continue reading CalNaturale Svelte – Energy and More

Best Cooling Foods for Summer

It does not get hot here very often but when it does we feel it! With the temperature rising in the mountains, you might be starting to reach for some cooling and refreshing treats.  Summer often inspires thoughts of ice cream, popsicles, coca cola and other childhood memories.  While these foods might offer temporary cooling and a blast of nostalgia, they can actually inhibit your … Continue reading Best Cooling Foods for Summer