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brie baked in phyllo

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Phyllo-wrapped Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

The ExperiencePlus! US office staff celebrated the close of 2022 with a night of fine food that we prepared as teams of two at The Cooking Studio in Fort Collins.... Read More »

original recipe https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/toffee-squares-362389

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Toffee Squares

Whether it is a holiday season or not, these toffee squares are delicious. Perfect for gifts or just to have on hand, they satisfy both sugar and chocolate cravings. Easy... Read More »

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Ligurian Focaccia – by Samin Nosrat

Ligurian Focaccia – by Samin Nosrat One of the best books I have read in the past 5 years is not your standard fiction or non-fiction book. It is a... Read More »

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Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad

Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad It’s that time of year when winter squash begins appearing on farm-to-table restaurant menu. You’ll see it in risotto, ravioli (the best I ever... Read More »

amatriciana ingredients

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Amatriciana

With summer still upon us, we couldn’t help but think about a recipe that doesn’t require the oven, is quick and easy, and uses up some of those tomatoes that... Read More »

Hugo cocktails with lime

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The Hugo

I recently returned from travels to Italy where I pedaled the Dolomites with ExperiencePlus!. I had dreamed of pedaling these limestone mountains for more than two decades. Little did I... Read More »

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Rhubarb Chutney

As Rhubarb comes in season, we can take inspiration from Sweden where Rhubarb Chutney is often paired with cheese or meat. Variations on this basic recipe are many, you can... Read More »

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Fragole al Limone – Strawberries with Lemon

For someone who really doesn’t like fruit salad, Maria Elena has a strange love for this particular simple dessert. It is the perfect easy dish to serve on a spring... Read More »

broccoli pepper apple

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Nadine’s Blitz Salad

As my husband and I spent a few months in Germany last year, we were living right above an organic supermarket. It was literally our downstairs pantry and we enjoyed... Read More »

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Tarta de Santiago

Strolling down the calles of Santiago, you are bound to be met with a Tarta de Santiago sample as restaurant and cafe owners try to tempt you into their establishment.... Read More »

Roasted chestnuts

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Recipe: Roasted Chestnuts

More than two decades ago I ate roasted chestnuts on the streets of Brussels. It was a week before Christmas. The dark night was frigid and the chestnuts I bought... Read More »

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Zupa Grzybowa – Dried Polish Mushroom Soup

To complement our recent highlight of Cycling Krakow to Slovakia Plus! Budapest, we went in search of a traditional Polish recipe. After consulting Kathie Dudzinski – she and Paul, who... Read More »

spoon full of chimichurri sauce

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Dip into Argentina’s favorite sauce: Chimichurri

We thought this Argentine favorite a great way to show off your next tenderloin, steak, or other favorite cut (of beef, lamb, pork, or tofu) – whether smoked, grilled, roasted,... Read More »

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Apple Tart – doo doo doo doo doo doo!

I am somewhat obsessed with Ted Lasso, so when it came time to give this recipe post a name, I couldn’t help but think of Jamie Tartt’s theme song, which... Read More »

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Half and Half – Mushroom and Beef or Elk Burger

Adapted from this New York Times recipe, I’ve always wanted to perfect the home made hamburger. Especially since I often had elk meat to use which is hard to work... Read More »

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Recipe: Gazpacho Andaluz

Updated in 2021 – this recipe is still one of the best ones I’ve found for Gazpacho Andaluz. This recipe came from my host mother (the family I lived with... Read More »

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Recipe: Rick’s Pinto Bean Steak Chili

Rick and Paola (founders of ExperiencePlus! and parents to Monica and Maria Elena) have spent the last few years exploring the Western U.S. in their RV.  They happened to be... Read More »

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Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin. One of my favorite applications for pumpkin is muffins.  There is something about that flavor, the spices and the sweetness that makes them... Read More »

Zucchini Pizza Crust

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Recipe: Zucchini Crusted Pizza

If you have too many zucchini growing in your garden (or your neighbor is desperately trying to give you more), try out this zucchini pizza crust with your favorite pizza... Read More »

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Light and Filling Salade Nicoise

Light and Filling Salade Nicoise Of the many interesting salads offered in France, from those with cheese to meat to more complex combinations, this is one of my favorites. It... Read More »

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Recipe: Aperol Spritz

If this cocktail doesn’t say summer in Italy, I don’t know what does. Bring a little taste of Italy to your back porch this summer with an Aperol Spritz. Ingredients... Read More »

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Recipe: Packing the Perfect Mid-Ride Picnic

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a... Read More »

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Recipe: Picnicking On a Bike Ride

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a... Read More »

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

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Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Along with the bounty of zucchini and yellow squash, the blossoms of these plants are delicate, colorful and oh so delicious. If you do not have a garden, make friends... Read More »

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