Alex Shorter

Everyone has their go-to salad recipe - this is mine. We love this salad - it is something I can just throw together in a jiffy!  I generally have the ingredients in the fridge and it pairs with fish or meat so nicely - especially anything grilled. Ingredients: - Cucumbers - Tomatoes - Red O...
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Categories:  Recipes

The title of this blog comes from a dear friend of Ryan and mine, AJ Cronk, who loves to throw a party.  He was known in college for his wild costume theme parties where the guest list was envied by all. For many people parties cause stress and it disables them from entertaining often or at all. ...
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Something you might not know about me unless you are in the ski racing community is that I cook for all the campers, coaches and staff at our PV Alpine Summer and Fall Camps at Mt. Hood, Oregon and Vail, Colorado. This summer I cooked 7,992 meals by making breakfast, lunch and dinner for 24 days fo...
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Delectable treats make any occasion you are celebrating very special. Putting the time in to ensure the person you are throwing the party for has something sweet they will enjoy lets them know you really care.  Ordering a cake or making it yourself has the same impact - everyone loves to be reme...
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A little known fact is that when Grandpa Shorter's Gifts opened in 1946 their first account was Minnetonka Moccasins - in turn Grandpa Shorter's was Minnetonka's first account. That is just remarkable. Minnetonka and Grandpa Shorter's have both changed and grown with the times but stayed ...
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Fall is coming at us and there is nothing we can do to stop it - so, why not just embrace it? Fall staples in your wardrobe are very important as you want to be able to walk into your closet and come out with a look that is appropriate for any occasion in any season. This is a variety of looks a...
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Hi Friends, This is my mother's scone recipe. She has been making them for decades - I remember waking up to the smell of scones when I was a kid. Recipe for Grandma Otto's Almond Scones Ingredients: - 2 cups flour & a bit extra - 1/2 cup sugar & a bit extra - 2 ts...
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It's that time of year again - getting the kids back in the school groove.  You have tirelessly shopped and organized your children's clothes, ran around to multiple stores getting their school supplies, made sure their backpack & lunchbox are perfect, and loaded up on school lunch ite...
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We are all so plugged into technology and our favorite Netflix show that sometimes we forget what's important. Spending time with family. The shows and technology will always be there. What matters is making memories and connecting with loved ones. So why not do this by having a picnic? Not just a...
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Many people HATE to entertain or have given up having friends over all together because they really don't have time. At our house we seem to end up having a planned or impromptu party at least once a week - the key is to make it as stress free as possible - like it should be. Here are some tips ...
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