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Ideas for stress-free living, to help you live more, stress less and spend better.  You’ll always find great stress-free recipes, entertaining ideas and tips for living better but spending less.

Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes

St Patrick’s Day Recipes. Start the day with Irish Buble and Squeak Eggs Benedict. For supper serve Irish stew, soda bread and sherry trifle.

Easy Recipes For Mardi Gras Party

Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras PartyThrow a fun and festive Mardi Gras party with these easy recipes.  Throw a Mardi Gras Party  Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler – Let the Good Times Roll! With These Easy Mardi Gras RecipesAs we say in New Orleans, Laissez le bon...

How to Make a King Cake | Mardi Gras Recipe

Learn how to make a King Cake, a traditional Mardi Gras recipe. No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without the iconic King Cake.

Easy Crawfish Boil to Feed a Crowd

Super Easy Crawfish Boil Recipe Try this Super Easy Crawfish Boil recipe for your Mardi Gras party or for a fun backyard get together. Easy Crawfish Boil Mardi Gras Party Crawfish boils are a part of Louisiana life, friends and neighbors get together to gorge...

21 Recipes for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

21 Recipes for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. Forget the packed restaurants – over-priced, uninspired and underwhelming menus. For true romance, this Valentine’s Day, create a Frank Sinatra channel on Pandora or Spotify and cook your own Valentine’s Day meal. Create your own menu with the mix and match romantic recipes.

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Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes

St Patrick’s Day Recipes. Start the day with Irish Buble and Squeak Eggs Benedict. For supper serve Irish stew, soda bread and sherry trifle.

Easy Recipes For Mardi Gras Party

Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras PartyThrow a fun and festive Mardi Gras party with these easy recipes.  Throw a Mardi Gras Party  Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler – Let the Good Times Roll! With These Easy Mardi Gras RecipesAs we say in New Orleans, Laissez le bon...

21 Recipes for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

21 Recipes for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. Forget the packed restaurants – over-priced, uninspired and underwhelming menus. For true romance, this Valentine’s Day, create a Frank Sinatra channel on Pandora or Spotify and cook your own Valentine’s Day meal. Create your own menu with the mix and match romantic recipes.

25 Easy Super Bowl Party Recipes

Here are 25 Easy Super Bowl Party Recipes so you can throw a stress-free Superbowl party that everyone will enjoy. You’ll actually see the game.

7 New Years Day Food Traditions

7 New Years Day Food Traditions to try for health, wealth and prosperity in the new year. Italian pork and lentils or Southern Hoppin’ John.

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Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free

Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guest will thank you.

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent. No more dangerous chemicals, sticky sprays, and stinky bug spray. Try one of these recipes for Essential Oil Bug Repellent.

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way

Learn how to clean a boat hull – the easy way. Here in Florida, our boats are always exposed to the elements and to keep it looking great you’ll need an easy way to clean the hull. If you leave your boat in for a couple of days you’ll notice it has a ring around the hull at the waterline. Here’s an easy way to clean the hull and remove that waterline.

Easy DIY Hanging Rope Shelf

For about $30 and a couple of hours, you can build this easy DIY hanging rope shelf. A super cute DIY shelf that fits into any coastal or rustic decor.

Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor

Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor Easy driftwood distressed hardwood floor tutorial Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking floors with this easy beachy distressed hardwood floor tutorial.  I'll show you how to rescue old damaged hardwood floors and make...

Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for Less Than $400

Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for under $400. This easy DIY project will take your masterberoom from blah and booring to wow.

How to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget

I love my kitchen…
But that wasn’t always the case.  Take a look at how our kitchen looked when we moved in.

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Gruyere with Sautéed Mushrooms Beggars Purse

Gruyere with Sautéed Mushrooms Beggars Purse Recipe. Mushrooms sautéed in a red wine paired with an earthy, nutty Gruyere is a perfect little bite. This is also an elegant side dish for filet mignon.

Tropical Breakfast Bread Pudding

Try this Tropical Breakfast Bread Pudding, filled with bananas, coconut, and pecans topped with more coconut syrup – a taste trip to the tropics…
Since this can be assembled the night before and then popped in the oven while everyone enjoys a mimosa this is a great dish when hosting house guests or for any brunch or breakfast gathering.

Authentic Creole Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Authentic Creole Shrimp Étouffée Recipe | Shrimp Étouffée is classic Louisiana spicy stew of shrimp or crawfish served over rice.

Hazelnut S’Mores Martini Cocktail

Hazelnut S’Mores Martini Cocktail is a very grown-up take on the classic s’mores of childhood. Make a batch of these for your next bonfire.

Grape Jolly Rancher Hard Lemonade

I love the intense flavors of Jolly Rancher candies and have used them to infuse vodka for years. My husband loves this Grape Jolly Rancher Hard Lemonade.

Spicy Thai Coconut Steamed Mussels

Spicy Thai Coconut Steamed Mussels are an easy elegant appetizer or main course for holiday meals, or special occasion meals, or everyday dining.

Sautéed Caramelized Sweet Plantains

Sautéed Caramelized Sweet Plantains is a traditional South America and Caribbean side dish. It pairs perfectly with jerk spiced dishes and other Caribbean dishes. They add a little bit of sweetness to balance spicy main dishes. Use plantains that are fully ripe they should have heavy black spotting to a completely black skin. Try these bananas in place of potatoes with your meal, you’ll like it!”

How to Make Italian Roasted Vegetables

Learn How to Make Italian Roasted Vegetables. This simple classic recipe is a beautiful way to serve a variety of vegetable for absolutely gorgeous veggie trays. The perfect compliment to charcuterie platters and cheese boards.

Creative Ideas for a S’mores Making Station

6 Creative Ideas for an S’Mores making station. S’Mores are a fun finish to any backyard barbecue, bonfire or campfire. Here are some great ideas for S’more making stations that look great and make it easy for guest to create their S’Mores creation.

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberries and Raspberries

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberries and Raspberries is the perfect dessert for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue or any special occasion.

Irish Sherry Trifle

Irish Sherry Trifle

This Irish sherry trifle filled with berries, Irish sherry and cream is the perfect dessert to finish of any meal or St. Patrick’s Day

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee is a very impressive way to finish a wonderful meal. In many of New Orleans grand old French-Creole restaurants, like Arnaud’s, Antoine’s or Galatoire’s this is the grand finale of the meal. Flaming brandy-spiked coffee spiked with a touch of citrus and cinnamon.

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