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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Easy Recipes For Mardi Gras Party

Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras PartyThrow a fun and festive Mardi Gras party with these easy recipes.  Throw a Mardi Gras Party  Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler – Let the Good Times Roll! With These Easy Mardi Gras RecipesAs we say in New Orleans, Laissez le bon...

Braised Wild Greens Featuring Swiss Chard

Braised Wild Greens featuring Swiss Chard plus collard and mustard greens is flavored with smoky bacon and garlic. Make it veggie by using Tempeh Bacon Bits.

Mardi Gras King Cake Martini

Make this King Cake Martini for a fun and festive cocktail for your Mardi Gras party. This is a creamy sweet dessert martini that combines all the wonderful flavors of the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake into a really addictive cocktail.

House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp Copycat Recipe

Try this House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp Copycat Recipe for a super easy totally addictive appetizer or potluck dish. Serve with crusty bread.

How to Make Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Ever wonder how to make a balsamic vinegar glaze? I always have plenty of a balsamic vinegar on hand but sometimes a recipe calls for a balsamic vinegar glaze and I don't have any in the pantry.  So had to learn how to make my own a balsamic vinegar glaze. I love to...

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.

Classic Campfire French Toast

This classic campfire french toast is always a family favorite. A couple of drops of vanilla with powdered sugar make these outstanding.

Creative Ideas for a S’mores Making Station

6 Creative Ideas for an S’Mores making station. S’Mores are a fun finish to any backyard barbecue, bonfire or campfire. Here are some great ideas for S’more making stations that look great and make it easy for guest to create their S’Mores creation.

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.

Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer Bite

Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer bite. This yummy little bite is perfect for a simple appetizer or a tidbit for your antipasto plate.

Throw a Backyard Make Your Own Pizza Party

Throw a Backyard Make Your Own Pizza Party

Easy Backyard Make Your Own Pizza Party Looking for something different for a graduation party or other backyard get together?  Anyone can throw some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and have a great party, but if you want to do something a little different try a...

Throw a 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

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…

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe

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...

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