How I’m changing this year’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

As Valentine’s Day gets closer, I always start to think about quick ideas to celebrate the day. I usually celebrate with a dessert and glass of wine. I’m not one to celebrate at restaurants or vacations as I’m usually busy working. While working as a ski instructor, I always joked that we should have chairlift […]

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My five favorite snacks for the Super Bowl

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Living in the United States, it’s a given that every year you watch the Superbowl, even if it is just for the commercials. A friend of mine hosts a Super Bowl party every year, filled with friends and snacks. Now that I am focusing on eating healthy, I realize that eating several slices of pizza […]

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My Jalapeño Invasion

A jalapeno plant

This year, I planted two jalapeño plants in my garden. I’ve had success plants two of everything (in the event that one plant dies…like my cucumber did). However, I felt really overwhelmed when I realized my jalapeño plants were flourishing. I had three baskets full of jalapeños, with even more left on the plant! So […]

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My unexpected tomato harvests

This year my neighbors moved out and left their tomato garden. At first, I thought they would come back for their plants, but they never did. So, instead of letting them go to waste I picked some tomatoes from their garden. No one lives next to me anyone. It’s okay people, it’s been weeks.

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Holiday traditions

Living away from my hometown has made me appreciate and miss our traditions. Specifically, I miss the food! I believe it is safe to say that New Mexicans eat posole during the holidays. What is posole you ask? Let me explain. Posole can be described as a soup, with the ingredients varying depending on the […]

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My first batch of holiday cookies

This time of year calls for a cookie making party! My friend and I used to make sugar cookies every December. We would cut out shapes of trees, snowmen, stars, and the classic circle. Then we would decorate the cookies with her son and he would make cookies for Santa. Our cookie making plan would […]

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Fighting cold and flu season with green chile chicken soup

Snow is falling in the mountains, which not only means that winter is coming, but that cold and flu season is also on its way. I realized this when the end caps at my grocery store were lined with NyQuil, DayQuil, Robitussin and other drugs. But the moment I really realized this was when I […]

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