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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Classic Steak Au Poivre | Pepper Crusted Steak in Cognac Sauce

Classic Steak Au Poivre | Cracked Pepper Crusted Steak with Cognac Sauce is a French classic. Elegant and delicious perfect for any occasion

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.

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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.

17 Awesome Father’s Day Menu Ideas

17 Awesome Father’s Day Menus filled with all the man food your dad craves. Celebrate dad with these super easy Father’s Day Menu Ideas.

18 Fun and Festive Memorial Day Party Ideas

18 Fun and Festive Memorial Day Party Ideas, Menus and Recipes. Ideas like a backyard BBQ to a grilled tri tip or a crawfish boil.

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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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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.

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Cioppino – San Francisco Italian Fisherman’s Stew

Cioppino – San Francisco Italian Fisherman’s Stew is filled with fish and shellfish in a tasty Italian tomato broth. Serve with warm bread.

Crab and Brie Wonton Recipe

Try Crab and Brie Wonton appetizer bites for an easy to make and elegant appetizer for your next party, potluck or holiday get-together.

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.

The Secret to Making the Best Pancakes

Learn the secrets to Making the Best Pancakes – Ever. Step-up your pancake making with these game-changing pancake making tips.

Quick and Easy Homemade Pesto Sauce

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.

Simple Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Peppers

This Simple Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Peppers is the perfect breakfast or brunch dish to serve a crowd. Roasted red peppers pair perfectly with eggs.

Simple and Easy Grilled Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings are a great food for a barbecue or picnic food. These simple and easy grilled chicken wings are delicious. I start them in the slow cooker the night before, so they are already cooked before throwing them on the grill.

Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms are filled with crab and creamy cheese. Baby Bellas are perfect for an appetizer big Bella for an entree or burger.

Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cup Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cups Recipe. Seared Ahi Tuna served in wonton cups makes a healthy and elegant little appetizer bite for your next party. Tuna seared in a sesame soy sauce served with pickled ginger.

Spicy Italian Burger – with onions and peppers

Add a little spice to your life with the Spicy Italian Burger - with onions and peppers and provolone. Add Hot Dry Capocollo and a Fra Diavolo sauce and you have a burger that will have everyone saying mama mia! Manga!   Spicy Italian Burger - with onions and...
Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets are by far my favorite beignet in the New Orleans area. Served with café au lait beignets are quintessential New Orleans breakfast or late night treat, and makes an awesome brunch dessert.

Shoot for the Stars Backyard BBQ Party

Shoot for the Stars Backyard BBQ Party

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.

Awesome and Simple Graduation Party Ideas

Awesome and Simple Graduation Party Ideas

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.

Burgers and Brews | Memorial Day Cookout

Burgers and Brews | Memorial Day Cookout

"Burgers and Brews" Memorial Day Cookout Throw a backyard cookout to celebrate Memorial Day and National Hamburger Day. Plan a Burgers and Brews Memorial Day Cookout. What's more American than a burger cooked on the grilled enjoyed with an ice cold beer? Happy...

Celebrate Mom with an Easy Mother’s Day Brunch

Celebrate Mom with an Easy Mother’s Day Brunch

Celebrate Mom! Easy Mother's Day Brunch Party Plan What every Mom really wants on Mother's Day is to just spend time with her children.  With this easy Mother's Day brunch party plan, you can spend time together and eat a delicious and beautiful meal right at home....

Make the Perfect Pitcher of Grapefruit Mimosas

Make the Perfect Pitcher of Grapefruit Mimosas

How to Make The Perfect Pitcher of Grapefruit Mimosas If the Mimosa isn't the official drink of brunch - it should be.  I love the traditional OJ and champagne mimosa, but right now I'm loving this super easy to make Grapefruit Mimosa.  Learn how to make the perfect...

The Perfect Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe

The Perfect Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe

  The Perfect Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to margaritas but I love cocktails that use herbs in interesting ways.  This one is amazing, the muddled basil is a refreshing twist on a classic.  Don't like basil, just leave it...

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