Styling the New West

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Charcuterie - Build the Perfect Board in 6 Steps

Building your board takes a little more time than just buying what's available at the grocery.  Make sure you take time "selecting" your items making sure you have plenty for your guests.  This will be the focal point of your cocktail party aka your meeting spot. Make it a tasty journey for everyone presenting new things for you and them to try.  You might even sketch up a little roadmap for them to identify what cheese, salami or treat they are trying!

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Coleman Coolers are Cool....

Recently I styled a retro camping look for a flagship opening for @westernrangeclothing.  I scurried around trying to find this exact burnt red cooler that my styling partner's friend @camprunamucklove let us borrow.  It lit a fire under me after the event fueling, "I gotta find one for me"  it was so cute and retro and fun.  I decided to dig around about these coolers and find out the real skinny on them and why on earth are they still around and so FUNCTIONAL??? 

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Big Mama's Southern Fried Peach Pies

My Big Mama, who was actually very petite, made these fried pies for us when we came down to Tennessee to visit.  While later in life she actually used canned biscuit dough for the delicious fried pies, she also used a homemade dough which I use.   She used terms like... "I reckon" and called the refrigerator a "frigidaire."  While quite the beautiful refined lady in her later years, you wouldn't know she helped Big Daddy run the family farm during her marriage and cooked many southern treats that I still love to this day.  Get ready to FRY it up!!!

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Big Horn Mountain Roundup - Sheridan, WYO

There are lots of trail rides happening around the state of Wyoming but the Big Horn Mountain Roundup is certainly a very rare event that calls men to the cool dry air and majestic Big Horns for some real cowboy adventure.

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Mini Coconut Lime Tartletts with Whipped Mint Creme Fraiche

For our second series of Style Wednesday, I entitled it "Herbs, Ferns and Books" and Katherine of "Katherine's Kitchen" and myself baked up a fabulous library menu based on fresh herbs.  All of our goodies were focused on what you would serve during "tea time" in the library.  It was so much fun as we collaborated with @foxtailbooks a boutique library curator and @flowersbychloejh who gave us some fabulous ferns and herbs to style our table.  The centerpiece of course was an assortment of books brought by Christy Smirl herself (foxtailbooks) and other lovely books from @twentytwohome.  Our table was styled with Gluten Free/Sugar Free Berry Scones with a Almond  Whipped Crème and Berry Liquor Compote,  Black Pepper and Fennel Breadsticks, Lemon Rosemary Filled Cookies, Old-Fashioned Raspberry Jam Cake from Bonnie's (aka Granny) Southern Kitchen, Quiche Adorned with Herbs and these Mini Coconut Lime Tartletts with Whipped Mint Crème Fraiche. Voila! Tea Time!

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JK's Spicy Cheese Straws

This original cheese straw recipe will be something you'll want to file away when you need a quick gift or party favor for your next cocktail hour.  It is totally a southern thing which is why I have it in my kitchen repertoire.  They are tasty and crunchy and ADDICTIVE!   While there are a million recipes out there, they can be a bit finicky if you've never made them before.  Use this one for a fool-proof recipe for your recipe box........

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If you want to be a real mountain man you need some toys from the Mountain Man Toy Shop.....

Jackson Hole has attracted "Mountain Men" to this wild and rugged land since the early 19th century.  Legends like Jim Bridger, John Colter, and Davey Jackson left their names on the land through their early exploits.  The New West Knifeworks, aka NWKW, was founded by Corey Milligan built on the needs and wants of outdoorsmen, cowboys, ranchers, climbers, fisherman, skiers, hunters, river runners and kitchen gurus for both  men and women alike.  

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A Shave and A Whiskey and Father's Day Treats - The Whiskey Barber

A couple of weeks ago we joined in with the @WhiskeyBarber to offer Father's Day Treats of course based on Whiskey!!  Our fabulous partners were the The @mtn_man_toy_shop and @bellecosejacksonhole rolled in with my whiskey menu of : Buffalo Steak with a Whiskey Jalapeno Sauce, Walnut and Whiskey Biscuits with Rosemary Butter, Blackberry Whiskey cobbler with a Vanilla Whiskey Glaze and if that wasn't enough.... Candied Whiskey Bacon topped off with a @WyomingWhiskey Sour made for a one-of-a-kind evening for dad.

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Blackberry Whiskey Cobbler with Vanilla Whiskey Glaze and Homemade Maple Whipped Creme

Take this Blackberry Whiskey Cobbler for your 4th of July Picnic and woo all the guests.  This cobbler has a crust that is very cake like.  It is has a hint of whiskey which adds flavor but not overpowering. So lets get started.  Begin with summer luscious blackberries from your local farmers market you'll need about 12 cups.  

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Radish Tart with Burrata Cheese

Our first of our summer series of Style Wednesday was kicked off with the theme of Veggies and Vines.  To celebrate our summer bounty of veggies overflowing, we presented 4 recipes focused on veggies.... Hope you like this one.  It is a radish tart with burrata cheese and as pie. 

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Squash and Onion Flatbread

When I was choosing the menu for an event entitled "Style Wednesday" for @twentytwohome I wanted something that did not need to stay hot throughout the event.  Flatbread is just the ticket if you want a no-nonsense yummy staple for your guests.  Since our event was focused on fresh summer vegetables, I chose to try a squash and onion flatbread.  Simple yet tasteful.  

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Ridgeline Spicy Nuts. A Father's Day Treat.

The Ridgeline Spicy Nuts are a spicy addition to your Father’s Day Brunch table being both sweet and salty. Served warm they will be dad’s favorite with a cold brew…..

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Katherine's Westbank Strata

Katherine’s Westbank Strata perfect for a make-ahead egg dish in individual servings. She creatively ses a slightly salty mortadella and smooth fontina cheese while topping it with asparagus.

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