Create a Holiday Dinner Like a Pro

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I’m  more at home hiking mountains than I am in the kitchen.  Preparing to cook for  large groups gives me anxiety, at least it did until I got some serious pointers from my good friend, Heather Schlueter.  Heather is a lifelong friend, literally! I met her the day she came home from the hospital.  Over the years, I have been amazed at how she can do anything and I mean anything she puts her mind to.  From being a championship diver to successful litigation attorney to CEO of a large medical practice. She has mastered the art of entertaining all while raising five children.  She is now a bestselling author of two cookbooks for Instant Pot!

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A Pharmacist’s Advice on how to have a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Lisa King

I love the holiday season.  If you are like me, it is full of family, friends, shopping, eating and germs.  As much as I enjoy this time of year, I always end up getting a bad cold or a tummy bug that seems to occur at the worst time.  Luckily, this year I have a secret weapon and thanks to my friend, Lisa King sharing her insider tips, so do you!

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A Beginners Guide to Hiking Gear

A Beginners Guide to Hiking Gear
This lightweight backpack is perfect for day hikes

During the last few months I have gotten a number of messages asking me questions about what kind of gear is needed to start hiking.   The simple truth is not much!  When I started I really had no idea what I was doing and  managed to wander around some local trails with just my regular sneakers.

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Easy Day Hikes: Moab, Utah

Easy Day Hikes: Moab, Utah


Earlier this summer I had the thrill of driving through Moab, Utah on my way back from Colorado.   I had a day to explore and that was not enough time!   This place is famous for hiking, jeeping, biking and river rafting.  It is the gateway to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  What a gateway it is!

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Back In The Olden Days We Read Actual BOOKS

Back In The Olden Days We Read Actual BOOKS

IMG_8492Remember what we used to do before we had the internet?  We actually went to bookstores and bought actual books.  Like the majority of people I have fallen into the  habit of just going online and ordering whatever I want to read and getting the digital version for my kindle or or computer.

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Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, A Perfect Weekend Getaway

Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, A Perfect Weekend Getaway


Golf Anyone?

Tucson is one of my favorite places to visit for an easy weekend getaway.  It is located only 2 hours south of Phoenix and has beautiful resorts that offer everything you need for a fun weekend.

After  long week  hiking and camping, my favorite way to recharge is check into a great resort.  This week I chose  Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort.  It was exactly what I needed.

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