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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. 

Taco Nacho Cheese Hot Dog

Taco Nacho Cheese Hot Dog combines all the things you love about nachos and tops a beef hot dog with melty cheese sauce and tortilla chips.

Classic Chili Hot Dog

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a classic chili hot dog. Make a batch of homemade slow cooker chili to top your chili dog.

Buffalo Sauce Hot Dog with Blue Cheese

Buffalo Sauced Hot Dog with Blue Cheese and shaved celery combines all the flavors of our favorite buffalo wings into an awesome hot dog.

Beer Steamed Hot Dog with Gruyere and Onions

This is such an amazing hot dog. Beer Steamed Hot Dog with Gruyere and beer soaked onions topped with a honey dijon mustard.

Black Bean Chili Hot Dog

Upgrade your chili dog this season with this black bean chili dog. A hot dog topped with sour cream, cheese, and crushed tortillas.

Grilled Farmer’s Market Hot Dog

Hot dogs may not be health food but adding some amazing fresh farmer’s market finds to your next hot dog roast will be a definite upgrade. Locally grown greens, stone ground mustard, fresh herbs, and heirloom tomatoes top a healthier chicken hot dog.

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.

Spicy Italian Calzone Pizza Hot Dog

Try this Spicy Italian Calzone Pizza Hot Dog Recipe. A hot dog wrapped in pepperoni, pizza sauce, and pizza dough. Fun for kids and so good.



Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

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4th of July Barbecue

4th of July Barbecue A collection red, white and blue recipes for a 4th of July barbecue to celebrate Independence Day. Gather family and friends and celebrate the hard-earned freedom of the United States of America.   How To Throw a 4th of July Barbecue  ...

Citrus Brined Grilled Turkey

Once you've tried this citrus brined recipe you'll never roast a turkey in tehoven again.  The brine keeps your turkey moist and delicious.  Plus, if you are like me you have lots of other dishes that need the oven space, with the turkey on the grill you now have your...

Spicy Blueberry BBQ Chicken Skewers

Festive enough for special occasions – simple enough for every day. The Blueberry BBQ sauce recipe makes ordinary chicken skewers extra special.

Grilled Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese is an all-time favorite. Grilling the lobster before adding to the mac and cheese Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe a true standout.

Honey Orange Green Beans

Simple and easy green bean recipe. Honey and orange combine with the green beans to create a unique side dish.

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe No Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep which has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.  Easy to make and delicious, just remember this is bourbon with little sugar and...

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.

Kentucky Derby Pie

Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect combination of pecan pie and chocolate. Ooey gooey goodness filled with pecans and chocolate. The perfect dessert for your Kentucky Derby Party.

Throw a Kentucky Derby Party

Looking for a fun and different party idea for spring? Throw a Kentucky Derby Party! The race is always the first Saturday in May and is a super fun themed party complete with betting games, Derby food, and the signature cocktail a Mint Julep. Start planning now!

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Time to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Grab a margarita or a Mexican beer and make these coastal-inspired fish tacos. When I lived in California there were so many awesome places to get fresh fish tacos right off the beaches. Nothing better…

Simple Strawberry Summer Salad

Strawberries and salad greens come together to make a delicious and beautiful salad. Dressed with a champagne vinaigrette this is easy enough for every day and perfect for a special dinner.

Party Philosoph-

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

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

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