Smoked Salmon Salad Dip

Smoked salmon is a great ingredient to fancy up any breakfast, snack, or dip. My sister came up with this smoked salmon salad dip because she needed an appetizer to bring for a picnic at the Aspen Music Tent with her friends. Pair this dip with your favorite crackers and you have yourself a delicious appetizer your friends or guests will love!

The ingredients are so simple, yet so flavorful! This dip will really elevate your party, yet it is so easy to put together.

The lemon zest and capers brighten this dip up wonderfully. The flavors all blend together so well, this dip is perfect for a summer BBQ or party! more

Gluten Free Blueberry Nectarine Crisp

Gluten Free Blueberry Nectarine Crisp

Summer time and hot temperatures have finally hit the high Rocky Mountains! I love to BBQ in the summers, and I think a fruit crisp is the perfect summer time dessert. You can do this fruit crisp with any fruit really, but I love the combination of berries and stone fruit.

Because this dessert is so fresh, simple, and screams summer, I recommend making it for your 4th of July party!

Warm fruit desserts with vanilla ice cream are hands down my favorite type of dessert. The warm mixed with the cool…so delicious! I found inspiration for this recipe from TwoPeasAndTheirPod. They used peaches in their recipe, but I love nectarines so I switched them out. I also cut way down on sugar, using only brown, and on butter. I think the fruit adds a nice natural sweetness to the crisp, so I did not want to over do it. However, if you like sweeter desserts, by all means add more sugar! more

Spicy Chunky Guacamole

Get ready to fiesta!

This guacamole is perfect for your next taco night or get-together. All the ingredients involved make this guacamole so fresh, delicious, and extra spicy!…the way guacamole should be!

I love a little spice in pretty much everything I eat, so when I make guacamole I love to add in fresh jalapeños for extra spice and bold flavor. Yes, avocados are high in fat, healthy monounsaturated, but they also contain over 20 essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients! Avocados are also high in fiber and folate, which helps keep your heart healthy. more

Shrimp Brown Rice Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Gluten-Free, Vegan (Optional)


It has been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, but that is because I’m finishing up college in Boulder, CO. I am happy to announce that I will be done in December! FINALLY…I took a lot of semesters off to pursue my snowboarding career…no complaints!

Anyways, I am home for the weekend in beautiful Aspen, CO where I can relax, go for trail runs, and actually spend time in the kitchen!

Admittedly, I have lived off this dish for the past week, so I thought it would be appropriate to recreate it for you! more