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Rock the Boat: Lake Powell Adventures

Each year in Arizona, when temperatures begin to fall north of the comfort line, it’s easy to want to pack a suitcase and book a flight to anywhere but here. If you stray too far, you may be missing out on some of the best fun Arizona has to offer.

Not Your Father’s Country Club

The 2015 expansion and renovation updated the clubhouse bar and dining experience to allow for a larger bar room and private dining venues that feel more like a restaurant atmosphere. By 2019, the club will boast renovated areas for fitness, teens and childcare. A new resort-style pool will be completed, and the women’s lounge will be expanded and redesigned to create a salon environment.

The Colors of Tradition

Long before cowboys and pioneers, Native Americans were the epitome of the spirit of the West. They first learned to cultivate crops from the dry, brittle desert floor, and it was their ways that allowed pioneers, miners and cowboys to survive in the rugged Southwest.

Salmon Cakes

Healthy, light and delicious, salmon cakes are easily prepared with ingredients you may already have on hand! Great served over a salad, or just by themselves. Feel free to change up the herbs or veggies according to your taste!  Use my “secret” sauce or your favorite store-bought aioli.

Fresh Fruit Tart

This recipe has been in my family for years. It’s the perfect dessert to welcome springtime! Chef’s tip: cold butter helps create air pockets in the pastry, leaving you with a flaky crust. The glaze is optional, although recommended!

Something New in the Old West

The only thing better than Arizona sunshine and moonrises are the delicious foods of the Southwest. In the North Valley, it’s not only the smoky bite of anchos, the kick of serranos, or the fun in experimenting with prickly pear, saguaro seeds and other desert bounty that makes for a good meal; it’s the brilliant infusion of local ingredients with other national and international flavors to create something wonderful.

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