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4 Refreshing Late Summer Cocktails

August 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Mother Nature holds her best bounty for late summer.  Whether you prefer the stone fruit’s juice dripping down your chin or blended into a thirst-quenching cocktail, the ripe peach is the belle of the ball. These dazzling Santa Margherita cocktails were [...]

Chef Mallet’s Secret to the Perfect Lamb Chop

August 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

At first glance, the meaty lollipop looks like a mystery as how to cook to perfection. Chef Erwin Mallet has come to the rescue of home cooks everywhere, revealing his most important recipe steps for the mouth-watering Mediterranean Colorado Lamb Chops as featured on Villa [...]

Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese and Basil Galette

July 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chef Karista Bennett A savory galette feels like a special treat. Especially when summer produce is in full swing. Gorgeous garden ripe red peppers and fresh basil are combined with a silky goat cheese and flavorful basil pesto in this savory galette. It’s the [...]

Simply Grilled Chicken

July 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.  ~Patrick Henry The 4th of July officially kicks off backyard barbecue season. Friends and family gather to feast, make fellowship and catch up on life. The [...]

Coffee Bean Popsicles

June 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sprinklers are running in the morning to quench the lawn’s thirst and fans are blowing in the afternoon to quell the heat indoors. Summer is here and it’s time to head to the freezer for a frozen treat. As the afternoon closes in my caffeine level begins to [...]

Lavender Champagne

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

My patio-container lavender is now 4 years old. Last year it saw its first bloom and although it was small, it pleased me greatly. This year, it’s simply gone wild and I smile each time I step out back to water my herbs. I’m so happy I kept something alive for [...]

Simple Blueberry Pie

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Each year as spring teases us with sprinklings of warm summer-like weather, we pull up the cook-out recipes. Planning neighborhood backyard barbecues, romantic picnics and weekend camping trips become reality, and we can’t wait to dive into outdoor foods. Farmers [...]

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

  If you’re looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered. With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary [...]