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Throw an “Make Your Own Taco” Party

A Make Your Own Taco Party is a fun and festive way to entertain friends or add a little spice to everyday entertaining and family meals.

Create a Mimosa Bar for Brunch

How to Create a Mimosa Bar for your next Brunch. Nothing says brunch like a classic mimosa, a mimosa bar is so much fun and easy to set-up.

Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas

Learn how to make a Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas platter. Beautiful, tasty and a satisfying appetizer that will wow guests.

Coconut Vodka Martini | Tropical Storm Warning Martini

Coconut Vodka Martini | Tropical Storm Warning Martini is the perfect martini for summer sipping. Perfect by the pool or sneak a thermos full to the beach. Simple, easy and elegant. Cheers!

The Secrets to Grill the Perfect Hot Dog

Learn the secret hacks that will help you grill the perfect hot dog. Step-up your grilling game by following these tips.

How to Make a Charcuterie Platter

Learn how to make a Charcuterie Platter that’s sure to be the hit of your next party. Beautiful, tasty and a satisfying appetizer.

25 Best Hot Dog Recipes

Here are 25 of the best hot dog recipes – ever. Hot dogs are a quintessential American backyard grilling fav and one of my all-time favorite go-to for an easy cookout for a crowd. 

Easy DIY Picket Fence Coastal Directional Sign

Learn how to make an easy DIY picket fence Coastal Directional Sign. These look so cool and are so easy to make + lots of uses.

Create a Juice Bar for a Special Brunch

How to Create a Juice Bar for a Special Brunch or Mother’s Day Breakfast. Everyone loves freshly squeezed juice.  A freshly squeezed juice bar is a fun and interactive way to let your guest customize their favorite juice by mixing and matching flavors and Herbs.

Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail

Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail is the perfect summer poolside sipper. Filled with yummy coconut vodka, pineapple, and blue curacao for the most amazing turquoise blue color.

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How to Make Creative Crudités Platters

Learn How to Make Creative Crudités Platters. Forget the sad vegetable platters from the grocery, these Crudités Platters will wow guests.

Easy Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Learn how to make an Easy Ice Cream Sundae Bar. A great way to finish off a party or BBQ. Ice cream sundae bars are a fun way to let guests make their own ice cream sundae creations.

25 Best Hot Dog Recipes

Here are 25 of the best hot dog recipes – ever. Hot dogs are a quintessential American backyard grilling fav and one of my all-time favorite go-to for an easy cookout for a crowd. 

4th of July Party Recipes | Barbecue

Fun and festive 4th of July Party Recipes and barbecue recipes to help celebrate Independence Day. Everything to throw the perfect party.

Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail

Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail is the perfect summer poolside sipper. Filled with yummy coconut vodka, pineapple, and blue curacao for the most amazing turquoise blue color.

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Easy DIY Picket Fence Coastal Directional Sign

Learn how to make an easy DIY picket fence Coastal Directional Sign. These look so cool and are so easy to make + lots of uses.

Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors

Want a Bug-free Backyard? Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guests 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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Spicy Mexican Hot Dog Recipe

Looking for an upgrade for your hot dog? Try this Spicy Mexican Hot Dog Recipe. Hot dogs topped with guacamole, pico de gallo and jalapenos.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Looking for a little something different for a delicious mocktail for your DD’s. Give this easy homemade strawberry basil lemonade a try. So refreshing.

Homemade Hummus and Veggies Tray

This Homemade Hummus and Veggies Tray is so easy to make and super delicious you’ll wonder why you ever buy packaged hummus. This is a terrific starter for any party or backyard barbecue. Plus this recipe is easy to customize.

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Filled with tons of crab and gooey cheese – this is always a favorite. This is the dish everyone asks me to bring to potlucks.

Tujague’s Grasshopper Martini Cocktail

Tujague’s Grasshopper Martini Cocktail is like drinking a York peppermint patty. The perfect dessert or after dinner drink.

Quick Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade

Easy and quick rosemary vanilla lemonade is a delicious and refreshing summertime beverage. Lemon and rosemary pair well, add a hint of vanilla perfection.

How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Learn How to Make Irish Soda Bread. This traditional Irish bread is so good and the perfect complement Irish Beef Stew.

Herbed Goat Cheese with Bacon Jam Bites

Try this super easy to make Herbed Goat Cheese with Bacon Jam beggars purse recipe. These little gems are so easy to make and so good.

Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Raspberry Glaze

Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Raspberry Glaze is an amazing addition to any barbecue. The marriage of soy, ginger and raspberry is amazing.

Best Baked Potato Ever – The Secret is the Grill

  Ok so, it's just a baked potato, right? Then why do some taste better than others? Sure, some of it has to do with the potato, but I discovered the cooking method is really important. The secret to the Best Baked Potato Ever is finishing the potato on the grill...
Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect dip for a veggie tray or as an accompinament to chicken Souvlaki (chicken skewers). This lemony cucumber and greek yogurt sauce is so easy to make and very tasty.  Try it as a side...

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