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Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

You may have heard of Texas Sheet Cake, well this is a twist on that recipe where peanut butter is substituted for chocolate. These cakes are easy to make and great to take to any summer gathering like Memorial Day or the 4th of July. What sets them apart from other cakes is their glaze-like frosting. […]

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Wild West Weekends

“Only in Jackson Hole,” a phrase bandied about a lot, never rings more true than in May when ElkFest and Old West Days descend on downtown. Wildly western, these weekend events nod to long-standing traditions while simultaneously showcasing modern adaptions to life in the mountains. The spring spectacle begins this Saturday, May 16 with ElkFest […]

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Best-Kept Spring Secret: Park Biking

We want to let you in on one of Jackson Hole’s best-kept secrets: April is the best month for biking in the Grand Tetons. This may seem antithetical considering the capricious nature of spring in the mountains, but trust us: For one-month only, the Teton Park Road becomes a wide pathway open only to non-motorized […]

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Lemon Blueberry Bread

Spring is definitely in the air here in Jackson, WYO. The “snowbirds” who sought refuge in warmer climates have begun their return, skis are getting a coat of storage wax and are shelved in favor of two-wheeled steeds, and the hearty meals of winter are replaced with decidedly lighter fare. Accordingly, my spring shopping lists […]

Tis the season for brunch in the Tetons.

A Seasonal Celebration

Sunday brunch is a foreign concept in Jackson. Weekend days exist to be filled with adventure, not spent sitting down at a table as servers do all of the exercise. After the whirlwind of winter, the off-season offers a rare chance to take a Sunday off, and why not make it Easter Sunday when brunch […]

Gather is one of Jackson Hole's newest eateries. Offering a weekly menu inspired by seasonal ingredients.

A Menu For the People, By the People

The democratic process has never been so delicious. True to its subtitle, Gather: The Food and Wine Experience exposes its menu to experiential development by hosting Tuesday Tastings at 2. The weekly lunchtime event welcomes palates ready to pick up apart a selection of specials slated to appear on the dinner menu. Each chef prepares […]

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Beets Sweets — Pi(e) Day

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. As you may remember from math class years ago, Pi is the ratio of the circle’s circumference to its diameter and is a constant number meaning that no matter what the size of the circle, Pi will always be the same. Another unique things about […]

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C is for [High-Concept] Cookies

Cookie Monster may have been on to something essential: a cookie can instantly conjure joy. Something about the sugar and texture make it a feel-good treat for all ages. With so many cookies to choose from, the shaggy Muppet knew the chocolate-chip varietal packed particular potency. And in Jackson, the high-altitude inspires high-concept interpretations of […]

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Beets Sweets — Classic Cheesecake

Since my household consists of three single ladies, we decided to celebrate “Galentine’s Day” with Thai food from our favorite local spot Teton Thai and homemade cheesecake! I have never made a cheesecake before as it always seemed a little intimidating. My roommate Katy works in the pastry kitchen at a local hotel and assured […]

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Growing a Collection: In Scope, By Votes, Through Conversation

A museum’s collection can seem mysterious, built over decades of donations, purchases and commissions, driven by an enigmatic curatorial eye. On exhibit, the collection appears complete, carefully woven so as to show no sign of dangling or missing threads. In reality, an institutional collection is an ever-evolving organism, nurtured by museum leaders, trustees and patrons. […]

Hatch Taqueria and Tequilas offers modern mexican cuisine with an inviting lively atmosphere.

Down the Hatch, Chicly

Three water refills, a clean table and cleared-out neighbors – all clues that our group was lingering, reluctant to end our night at Hatch. In a town peppered with Mexican fare, the brand new Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas adds a chic element to the mix. Think San Miguel de Allende meets Restoration Hardware – a […]

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Beets Sweets — German Chocolate Cake

I asked my mom for a delicious German Chocolate Cake recipe and she passed along this one from the 1969 edition of The Betty Crocker Cookbook. She originally made this for my dad’s birthday back in 1977 when they were still dating as he had a particular affinity for this dessert and she really wanted to […]

Barrel Aged Spirits are serious business in Jackson Hole.

Lock, Stock and Barrel-Aged

Oak barrels, long the domain of wine and whiskey, are now associated with a trend in cocktails: bartenders the world over are aging libations in oak for weeks on end. Barrel aging softens and deepens the palette experience, making classics like Manhattans all the more enticing. Each ingredient maintains its distinctive characteristics, and yet, the […]

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Welcome to Spirit Dance Lodge

  It has been a magical winter so far, and today is a bright, cold, brilliant day. The sky is bluer than blue, the sun’s scattering armloads of glitter over the deep snow (77” on the mountaintops!). When you’re on the slopes, it seems like you’re skiing through fairy dust: turn your tips and the […]

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Beets Sweets — Fudge

As the holidays approach I am filled with memories of helping my mom bake for our family back in Indiana. One of my favorite recipes is my Great Aunt Kate’s Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge. The fudge is delicious and even the beginner baker can master it! Different types of chocolate can be used to […]

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Après Vous, Mon Cher

The food culture in Jackson Hole is delightfully eccentric. With a vast array of notable restaurants scattered throughout the valley, Jacksonites can  have a difficult time selecting a menu that will satisfy their sophisticated dinner cravings. Whether one opts for the colorful sushi spread at Nikai or a gourmet buffalo steak at the Snake River Grill, a chilly […]

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Beets Sweets — Sugar Cream Pie

By day, Chelsea Beets is one of our top-notch reservation specialists here at The Clear Creek Group, helping to create dream-like Jackson Hole experiences for our guests. By night, you’ll often find Chelsea in her kitchen, crafting scrumptious culinary fare that is no less dreamy. From delicate scratch-made pastries and treats, to some of the best Midwest comfort dishes ever conceived, […]

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Merry Halloween

The days surrounding Halloween have always possessed a certain confidence, a reassurance to all that Autumn is at its peak. In more temperate climates, you’d be able to identify all the Martha Stewart Living-esque leaf arrangements, festive lawn decorations and window dressings as you traipse through your local neighborhoods. However, in Jackson, where the blustery, […]

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The Book Lover’s Holler

In the wake of a busy schedule, countless meetings, phone calls and the unending “ding” of new e-mail alerts, sometimes the most reassuring solace lies in the pages of a good book. It’s in this moment where you allow an author to chip away the monotony of the outside world and lead you by the […]

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The Shift

When it comes to autumn in Jackson Hole, the first thing you notice is the warmth. While there’s always a chance there could be a wave of Indian Summer heat that tricks you into thinking shorts are still appropriate attire in October, this particular warmth has nothing to do with temperature. The ground has already […]

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Habitat For Humanity Volunteer Day

Habitat For Humanity is a fantastic organization and one that The Clear Creek Group is proud to support. On Thursday, September 25th, a large gathering of TCCG employees joined the team of established volunteers and professionals on Wheatleigh Drive in East Jackson where four beautiful single-family units are being constructed. With perfect weather and plenty of tasks laid out […]

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JACKSON HOLE SHOWCASE OF HOMES — 2014

Showcase of Homes, hosted by Homestead Magazine Friday, September 12th & Saturday, September 13th 11:00AM – 4:00PM The Clear Creek Group is delighted to sponsor this year’s Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes. Join us for a self-guided tour of four distinctive homes around the Valley. Find design inspiration and connect with the professionals that help […]

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BLT Soup with 3 Minute Perfect Poached Egg/Snake River Farms Bacon

Remember those perfect poached eggs used in Chef Jarrett Schwartz’s April 23 blog post? Well grab some more of those local eggs and try his BLT Soup recipe topped with a perfectly poached egg and Snake River Farms Bacon crumbles, no…. chunks! Absolutely devine! Gordon Gregory, (www.GordonGregoryPhoto.com), is not only an excellent photographer but also […]

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Tis Egg Season in Jackson, Wyoming

Hello all, Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and HAPPY SPRING!!! This early in the season it’s sometimes hard to tell in Jackson Hole that it is actually, truly, for-real Spring. But you can’t fool the animals. They know long before we do that the season is making its great, galactic shift. Proof positive: yesterday, I saw […]

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Spring Is Here, Soak It Up!

  A wonderful thing is a Jackson Hole spring – The skiing is easy, the snow’s deep and birds sing The slopes are not crowded, the lift lines not long And dinner reservations can be had for a song. As spring turns to summer the rivers they roar The cutthroat trout’s jumping, the air balloons […]