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How to Wine & Dine on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a time to express love and gratitude to the special people in our lives. To celebrate we’ve rounded up some tips and recipes to help you enjoy this special day. 
Tips to Survive and Thrive this Holiday Season
The holidays are upon us and it will likely involve parties, decorations, great food and potentially out of town guests. To help make sure you sail through the holidays with plenty of cheer and minimal stress, we have compiled some helpful tips. 
Fresh Recipes from Superstition Mountain
While much of the country starts dreaming of fall and pumpkin spice everything by early September, those of us in the Valley of the Sun know that warm temps can stick around through October. Our chefs at Superstition Mountain have shared a few fresh recipes, suitable for the home cook, perfect for any time of the year. 
Superstition Ranked Among Top Culinary Experiences In The Country
Club & Resort Business, one of the top professional publications in our industry, releases an annual ranking of the best culinary experiences at golf clubs and resort properties across the country. In 2022, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club was recognized among the best of the best … and had the distinction of being the only private golf club in Arizona to make the list. 
Tips For Throwing A Mardi Gras Party
The annual celebration, also known as Carnival or Fat Tuesday, is recognized around the world as a time for extreme parties and maximum indulgence. The team at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club has rounded up some tips to help you throw the best Mardi Gras party west of New Orleans. 
Make the Most of Holiday Leftovers
Whether you hosted a cocktail party or formal holiday dinner, there are no doubt leftovers. But fear not, our talented, private country club chef, Josh Nylin, has come to the rescue. Below, Chef Josh shares a couple of recipes to give leftovers a lift. 
Holiday Entertaining Survival Guide
Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Festivus or simply cooler temperatures and a joyful time of year, holiday entertaining can become overwhelming. The team at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club has compiled a few quick tips for easy holiday hosting. 
Let's Talk Salmon
Recently our culinary master, Executive Chef Josh Nylin hosted a cooking demo with our private country club members featuring the king of fish, salmon. This versatile fish is delicious and healthy, loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins and potassium. It’s also a great source of protein. 
Fourth Of July 2021
As things slowly begin to reopen, this year several events have been scheduled across the Valley in celebration of Independence Day. We’ve pulled some events near our luxury gated golf community and a few recipes to keep things festive while celebrating at home. 
Top Five Secrets for Culinary Success
There’s more to finding success in the kitchen than knowing what ingredients go into a dish or how long to keep it in the oven. We asked Chef Josh Nylin, executive chef at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, for his top five kitchen must-haves and the results may surprise you. 
Easy Kentucky Derby Party Recipes
Food and Beverages are a big part of any Kentucky Derby Party. Just thinking of the Derby conjures up images of Mint Juleps and decadent menus. Let us help you throw the perfect party with these delicious recipes. 
A New Way to Experience Private Golf Club Dining
The evolution of private golf clubs has been a much-discussed topic in, and outside, of our industry. As we review trends and statistics on a national level and inside our own club, one thing has become increasing clear – to excel, private clubs can no longer simply rely on providing an exceptional golf experience. 
5 Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Try
Cinco de Mayo is the best time to try out some new, Mexican-inspired dishes. From fresh salsas to crowd-pleasing margaritas, here are a few must-try recipes guaranteed to create the ultimate menu. 
SMGCC Converts Dining Room into Market
Community is at the heart of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club and taking care of our members and staff is always a number one priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our private golf course community is converting the dining room patio into a MOD Market, a place for members to purchase essential goods and help provide support and relief during this difficult time. 
4 Romantic Food & Wine Pairings
Looking to treat your special someone to a romantic dinner, but don’t want to deal with reservations? Turn your dining room into a five-star restaurant with these delicious food and wine pairings guaranteed to make your sweetheart smile. 
Healthy Recipes for the New Year
Looking to live healthier this year? Crush your goals with these sweet and savory recipes guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and your diet. 
6 Unique Thanksgiving Recipes Sure to Impress Your Guests
If you are hosting the Thanksgiving meal this year and are tired of the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and stuffing, look no further. From savory sweet corn spoonbread to tasty apple pie salsa, we’ve cultivated a list of six unique, easy-to-make recipes that will both impress your guests and satisfy your annual Thanksgiving cravings. 
5 Recipes For A Chic Halloween Dinner Party
Members at our Arizona golf and country club like to get in the spooky spirit too. If you’re looking for a good excuse to host friends for a lovely fall dinner, put a fun spin on the menu. Here are five Halloween recipes your guests will love.  
Happy Hour Hacks
Drinks, chips, dips, and everything in between. Your typical fitness professional might tell you to stay away from happy hour because of the processed foods and calorie dense drinks that most folks will consume. At Team Up, our approach is to enhance what you are already doing, not add or subtract. Don't exercise more if you're already doing it 3-4 days per week, just enhance it. Don't start a strict diet and fall off after a week, simply enhance your current food choices, one meal at a time. 
Top 5 Kitchen Ingredients from Chef John
When cooking at home, it’s important to keep the basics stocked. We’re all familiar with the staple items such as milk, butter and eggs. However, each household always tends to have a few must-have ingredients they can’t live without. We spoke with John Vite, executive sous chef of our outstanding culinary team at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club. Here are a few of the key ingredients he considers “must haves” in the kitchen. 
5 Food and Drink Pairings for Fall
Fall is in the air here at our private golf course community, which means it’s time to start cooking up your favorite seasonal dishes. If you’re looking for something new, we’ve rounded up a few must-try fall food and beverage combinations. These pairings are perfect for lunch, or dinner, and are sure to put you in the fall spirit. 
5 Gluten-Free Recipes You Have To Try
Whether it’s for health reasons or personal preference, gluten-free diets have become more common than ever before. But giving up gluten doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor. We’ve rounded up five, easy-to-make, gluten-free recipes you have to try. 
5 Ways to Pair Drinks with Food in Arizona Summer
Summer has arrived, and the excitement is in full swing here at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club. Whether you’re hosting a family party, heading to a get together with friends or just want to cook up some tasty summer dishes, we have you covered. This summer try out some of our favorite summer food and beverage pairings. 
4 Ways to Pair Drinks with Food in Arizona Spring
The weather has started to heat up here at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, and it’s the perfect time to break out fresh ingredients and cool drinks. Here are a few must-try food and beverage pairings for the spring season. 
How to Make Your Own Pizza - Easy to Follow
Superstition Mountain’s talented Chef Eric shared his recipes for both pizza dough and pizza sauce. Perfect for the next time you decide to cook at home, these recipes are easy to follow and make for a delicious pizza night. 
How to Make Valentine's Day Special - Helpful Tips
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and Superstition Mountain has plenty of ideas on how to make it extra special. Whether you’re struggling with gift shopping, debating between dinner options or looking for some décor inspiration, we have you covered. Check out our tips on how to make this Valentine’s Day a great one. 
5 Ways to Pair Drinks with Food in Arizona Winter
Although we don’t experience harsh winters here in Arizona, it’s always nice to opt for hearty meals and hot beverages during the chillier days of the year. Here are some tasty food and beverage pairings to try out this winter season. 
How to Make Fun and Easy Holiday Recipes
The holiday season is the best time to test out some fun, festive recipes. But with the hustle and bustle that comes along with this time of year, it can be hard to find the time to make something unique and tasty. Here are a few recipes to try this season that are easy to whip up and sure to impress your friends and family. 
4 Ways to Pair Drinks and Food in Arizona Fall
Fall is here, and the time has finally arrived to indulge in delicious seasonal food and drinks. Give your taste buds a treat by pairing your favorite fall eats with something more unique. Here is a roundup of must-try food and beverage pairings, perfect for the autumn season. 
Goat Cheese Recipe Ideas
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club's very own Chef John shares a delectable goat cheese recipe that is perfect for your next family dinner or party. 
4 Ways to Pair Drinks with Food in the Summer
While the first day of summer is June 21, the beloved season has already arrived at our private golf community in Phoenix. With endless sunshine and beautiful sunsets, summer brings family barbeques and poolside lunches. Here are some of our favorite food and beverage pairings that are sure to keep you satisfied all summer long. 
4 Best Pumpkin Pie Recipes
Fall is in full swing in our golf course communities in Arizona and members of Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club are enjoying all things fall. From terrific golf weather on Lost Gold and Prospector – our two Nicklaus-designed golf courses – to pumpkin-flavored everything on store shelves. Take part in these fall flavors with these four pumpkin-focused recipes perfect for the season. 
Homemade Peppercorn Ice Cream Recipe
The Phoenix summer may be boiling, but is there a better excuse to eat ice cream all the live-long day? We think not. If you’re tired of the usual chocolate or vanilla variety, Executive Sous-Chef, John Vite of Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club have whipped up two unique ice cream recipes–with peppercorn–to try on the next 115-degree day. 
4 Game Day Dishes for your Next Party
The NFL Preseason is in full swing which means the regular NFL season and college football are right around the corner. Invite your friends and family to your home in our private golf course community for game day delights, straight from your own kitchen. Bypass the nachos and mini hot-dogs for these delectable bites.  
4 Refreshing Summer Cocktails
Celebrate and enjoy the summer season on our two Nicklaus-designed golf courses, and then cool off with these refreshing summer cocktails. 
5 Summer Grilling Recipes and Barbecue Ideas
The two Nicklaus-designed golf courses at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club offer residents of our private community breathtaking views, right in their own backyard. Whether you’re hosting family or friends, give these five grilling recipes a try, and take in the beautiful scenery that comes with living in Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club. 
Best Whiskey Tasting and Pairing Tips
Once known as the “water of vitality,” whiskey is a historic beverage that is one of the most popular spirits in the world. From bourbons, scotch to single malt, rye and blended, whiskeys come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles. If you’re eager to try whiskey for the first time or take your knowledge to the next level, these tasting and pairing tips are for you. 
3 Recipes to Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day
Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club’s very own Chef John was on Good Morning Arizona this week to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day. While many grew up with the classic grilled cheese sandwich, Chef John showed viewers how to take the comfort food to the next level with recipes that are both delicious and easy to make. See below for Chef John’s recipes and try them yourself today.