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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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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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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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Blue Moon & Stars – Blue Virgin Margarita Recipe

The Blue Moon and Stars Margarita Mocktail recipe is a fun and festive take on the traditional blue margarita. This virgin blue margarita is easy to make and adding edible glitter stars makes this drink beautiful and very special for any occasion. Great for your guest choosing non-alcoholic beverages.

Grilled Chicken with Peppers and Onions

This grilled chicken with peppers and onions is so good and super easy. I make individual foils packs with boneless chicken with peppers and onions.

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...

Crab Stuffed Portabello Mushroom Burger

Crab Stuffed Portabello Mushroom Burger Recipe This Crab Stuffed Portabello Mushroom Burger is a family favorite twist on the traditional burger. Rich crab paired with a meaty portabello is so delicious. Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Blue Cheese This recipe...

Delicious Simple Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

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.

Rum Spiked Mulled Apple Cider

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.

Awesome End of Summer Labor Day Barbecue

It’s that time of year again, the end of summer. Throw an Awesome End of Summer Labor Day Barbecue. Pull out the grill, kick-up the usual burger and dogs with these amazing toppings and side dishes. It’s time to grill up an amazing Labor Day barbecue.

Easy Mexican Chocolate Kentucky Bourbon Fondue

Easy Mexican Chocolate Kentucky Bourbon Fondue is such a fun dessert and this is heavenly with spicy chocolate paired with smokey Bourbon.

22 Amazing S’mores Recipes

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.

21 Recipes for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

21 Recipes for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. Forget the packed restaurants – over-priced, uninspired and underwhelming menus. For true romance, this Valentine’s Day, create a Frank Sinatra channel on Pandora or Spotify and cook your own Valentine’s Day meal. Create your own menu with the mix and match romantic recipes.

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