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Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker
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Nothing says fall like Rum Spiked Mulled Apple Cider. The warmth of the mulling spices combines with a dark aged rum is the perfect drink for a holiday open house.
The Worlds Best Paloma Recipe – The perfect combination of Tequila, fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and lime, salt-rimmed & topped with a little club soda. A Mexican vacation in a glass. This might be Mexico’s most popular tequila drink. This drink is traditionally made with Mexican grapefruit soda, but I think it’s too sweet so I started making this with fresh pink grapefruit juice, a little simple syrup, and club soda.
Decadent Low-Calorie Pumpkin Custard is the perfect low-calorie dessert for the holidays. Many of us look forward to having pumpkin pie once a year on Thanksgiving but we may not want all the extra calories. Give this recipe a try – you’ll get all the pumpkin pie goodness with 1/2 the calories. If you want a lighter dessert, but still want all of the flavors of your traditional pumpkin pie, try making this simple pumpkin custard instead. This pumpkin custard is basically a pumpkin pie without the pie shell. In fact, pumpkin pie is a fairly healthy dessert option, and it is even healthier if you don’t use the pie shell, which is made mostly from butter. Enjoy pumpkin custard throughout the fall season, since pumpkins are in such ready supply you can easily use fresh pumpkin, or use canned puréed pumpkin if you are short on time or can’t find fresh pumpkin.
Add this amazing Sun-Dried Tomato, Eggplant Cheese Frittata to your holiday brunch menu. It’s super easy to make and you can use any assortment of leftover vegetables. Frittatas are easy to make, inexpensive, and can be served hot or cold. Leftover frittatas travel well so you can use them as a filling for your morning breakfast sandwich or pack them in your lunch box for a simple nutritious lunch. They can also be reheated in a microwave or in a non-stick skillet.
If you love Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole you’ll love this one. Try this Copycat Cracker Barrel™ Hash Brown Casserole recipe. Super easy to make and always a hit. Gooey, cheesy goodness, what’s not to love?
Try this super easy French toast casserole, all the deliciousness of traditional french toast. Filled with cinnamon and pecans and topped with maple syrup or powdered sugar it’s the perfect breakfast dish for the holidays or any day. Since this can be assembled the night before and then popped in the oven the next morning while everyone enjoys a mimosa or glass of orange juice this is a great dish when hosting house guests or for any brunch or breakfast gathering.
Potatoes Au Gratin tart is the perfect combination of cheesy, creamy and garlicky. A great compliment to grilled and roasted meats and poultry. They look as good as they taste and make an elegant addition to any meal.
Plan the perfect Thanksgiving Day menu withn these stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner recipes. Mix and match menu filled with Thanksgiving favorite recipes.
Lemonade is the quintessential summer beverage. For a tasty twist on a classic try this simple homemade strawberry lemonade recipes. A family favorite.
Try one of these 10 awesome burger recipes at your next cookout. Elevate your burger making game with one of these tasty burgers.
This year throw Dad the best ever Father’s Day BBQ. Make this all about Dad with this easy to host party, featuring filets mignon and grilled veggies.
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.
I love the intense flavors of Jolly Rancher candies and have used them to infuse vodka for years. Now I make Jolly Rancher Flavored Lemonade. Pretty colors!
This is a simple homemade lemonade recipe that is so easy to make you’ll never buy prepared lemonade or a mix again. This basic recipe is easy to customize.
Nothing says summer like Lemonade. Try one of these 10 Amazing Lemonade Recipes to kick-up your summer lemonade game. Cheers!
Twice baked potato casserole is a great option for big gatherings or potlucks. It’s a family favorite and a much-requested potluck dish. So easy, so good!
Pair this easy cheesy twice baked potato recipe with a grilled filet or barbecued chicken. Yummy baked potato topped with cheesy goodness. Yum!
Grilled veggies are delicious, nutritious and super easy. Try this Grilled Zucchini, Squash and Asparagus recipe for a quick side dish for your next BBQ.
There is nothing better than a grilled Filet Mignon with Garlic and Blue Cheese. Fancy enough for a special occasion but simple and easy for every day.
I love heirloom tomatoes and they are the star of this Heirloom Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad a twist on the traditional Caprese Salad.
Who doesn’t love a good party? We love to entertain. Any excuse to get the gang together is a great reason for a party. We do lots of easy poolside BBQs + lunches, snack, and cocktails on the boat. I spent years throwing parties that we great for guests but I never left the kitchen. Now I’ve learned to make entertaining spree-free and fun for me and my guests. I’ll share what I’ve learned and hope it will make it easier for you to throw awesome parties – that get you out of the kitchen and into the party.
Let’s get this party started!
Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker