Grapefruit Bran Muffins

Some people hate winter weather, but I love it.  It is snowy and cold, the perfect duo for baking something warm and tasty inside.  And when I get to make something real and delicious to sustain my family through the craziness that is stocking stuffers and wrapping paper (and generally holiday mayhem), that makes me happy….

Bozeman Buckwheat Pancakes

For an extended explanation for the inspiration behind these Bozeman Buckwheat Pancakes, head over to my ski blog– you’ll see why these are so important.  But in addition to their metaphorical powers, these pancakes are delicious.  Teammate Erika’s dad Pat described them as “hearty,” which can be tough with a pancake that also manages to…

Elixir of Life (Curried Carrot Ginger Soup)

It’s almost a guarantee that I’ll get sick at some point in the season.  Despite my best efforts (washing my hands to the point they feel like lizard skin, drinking more tea than I thought possible, sleeping 9+ hours a night and generally being that annoying person who sanitizes everything), I went to bed Saturday…

Saturday Morning Sweet Potato Muffin

A couple years ago I was a muffin maniac.  I couldn’t get enough of the breakfast-but-could-also-be-dessert treat.  But last year after spending some time focusing in on nutrition and proper pre and post training meals, I decided that the standard muffin probably doesn’t do the trick.  Sure they are tasty, but most muffins don’t provide…

Butternut Squash Pizza

I’m not the only person who is (butter) nuts for butternut squash.  As my primary recovery activity between training sessions is perusing the internet for new recipe ideas, I’ve noticed that all my favorite food bloggers have prominently featured butternut squash.  The newest discovery is Smitten Kitchen’s butternut squash pancakes with browned butter and crispy…

Rapid City Granola

Being born and raised in Minnesota, going to college out in the East and settling down in Vermont as a part of my professional ski racing team, I never spent much time in the West. In fact, I used to sort of scoff at Westerners…you know, the people who can’t stand enclosed spaces, panic if…

Butternut Squash Three Ways

I am all about efficiency.  When I look at most of my summer and fall days, I have five distinct blocks of time.  There’s before training- which is a blur of coffee and scanning the day’s headlines and training plan.  Then there is morning training, followed by the “between hours.”  After the between hours I…

Pumpkin and Spice and Everything Nice

I am a total fall junkie.  I love the crisp mornings paired with crisp apples (…also apple crisp).  I fall head over boots for anything flannel.  And, like every other food-oriented person, seriously can’t get enough of pumpkin.  Even though pumpkin is actually available year round, it seems wrong to have pumpkin spice anything before the…

Sesame Tahini Cookies

Thomas just headed out to Rapid City, South Dakota to begin his job as a trust advisor for the Concord Trust Company. I’m so proud of him, but also South Dakota is far away. This is a bummer for two reasons. One, he’s no longer just a 2 hour drive from Stratton. Two, he is…

Baked Breakfast Apple

I have a new restaurant on my ever growing bucket list. After watching the Netflix Documentary series “Chef’s Table,” in which the luckiest people in the world interview and follow and film the world’s most creative, elegant, and talented chefs, I’ve decided I need to get myself to Blue Hill in New York. Head chef Dan…