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Easy Recipes – Casual Food & Drink Recipes with a Coastal Twist.
Casual Food & Drink Recipes
Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker
S’Mores are a favorite finish to any backyard Barbeque or campfire. Take your S’mores game to the next level with 20 amazing S’mores recipes. Set up a S’mores station and print a menu for thought starters and let your guests make their own creations.
The Blue Moon and Stars Margarita recipe is a fun and festive take on the traditional blue margarita. Easy to make and adding edible glitter stars makes this drink beautiful and very special for any occasion.
What’s better than a nighttime backyard BBQ. This shoot for the stars Backyard BBq party is perfect for graduations or celebrating any type of achievement. String lights across the yard to create a festive mood. Hang stars around the yard. Hang balloons from string lights or trees.
Need awesome and simple graduation party ideas? Pick a theme from the list and get complete instructions for creating the perfect party to celebrate your grad. Your grad has worked hard to get to this moment, celebrate their achievement by throwing an awesome party stress-free party.
The Guacamole Black Bean Veggie Burger is one of the daughters favorite vegetarian burgers. This is a great option for your vegetarian guests when you throw a backyard barbecue. Same great burger taste, without the meat.
I love queso blanco and wanted an easy way to make it quickly. That’s how I came up with this Easy Spicy Queso Blanco recipe. All the gooey, cheesy goodness, without all the stirring and melting. Grab a bag of tortilla chips and dig in.
Strawberries are delicious on there own but marinating them in balsamic vinegar brings out their sweetness in a unique, earthy way. Try this Easy Balsamic Marinated Strawberries recipe, for a light dessert to finish any meal.
Seems like I always eat too much at a barbecue, but I like a little something sweet at the end of a meal. This Simple Spiked Watermelon Recipe is refreshing and the perfect end to a great day relaxing with family and friends.
I can still remember the first time I tasted grilled corn on the cob. It was a 4th of July barbecue in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, there were giant grills filled with corn-on-the-cob. To serve they just pulled back the husks, dipped it in a can of melted butter, sprinkled it with salt. Try my simple grilled corn recipe.
I have to admit that I’m a little lazy when it comes to pesto, I always have a jar in my pantry or fridge. But it really is easy to make. Try this Quick and Easy Homemade Pesto Sauce recipe. This is is a great way to use that bumper crop of basil I always seem to have in the summer.
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, snacks, 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