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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce

Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce is the perfect entree for a romantic dinner for new years or Valentine’s day. Try this elegant and easy stress-free dinner for your next special occasion meal. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the yummy sauce.

Grilled Zucchini, Squash and Asparagus Recipe

Grilled veggies are delicious, nutritious and super easy. Try this Grilled Zucchini, Squash and Asparagus recipe for a quick side dish for your next BBQ.

Easy to Make Roasted Garlic and Pear Pizza Recipe

Easy to Make Roasted Garlic and Pear Pizza Recipe. This one of my all-time favorite pizzas. It brings back memories of a little pizza place with an amazing wood burning oven on the Homer, Alaska Spit. I know it sounds weird but try it, you’ll fall in love.

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.

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe

Jamaican Jerk Pork jerk spices are the perfect complement to grilled pork. This grilled jerk pork tenderloin recipe is super easy to make and requires very little prep work so you’ll be eating in no time.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fra Diavolo Recipe

This Slow Cooker Chicken Fra Diavolo recipe is a super tasty, spicy marinara sauce with fall-apart tender chicken, cooked all day in a slow cooker, make this an easy meal to get dinner on the table quickly weeknights or any night. Serve with a side of pasta and a simple green salad. This is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are filled with tons of crab. These crab cakes are amazing on their own but really shine with a New Orleans style spicy remoulade sauce.

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...

Blue Moon & Stars Margarita Recipe

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.

Easy Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Totally delicious – this easy watermelon mint lemonade with light and refreshing just what you need when hanging out at the pool or beach this summer.

Budget Friendly Chili Seasoning Spice Mix

Budget Friendly Chili Seasoning Spice Mix

This Budget Friendly Chili Seasoning Spice Mix is the perfect chili spice blend to have on hand to quickly make tacos or chili. When you make your own spice blends, you can save a bunch of money buying frequently used spices in bulk and you’ll be able to control the level of spiciness and the spice balance to your preference. Bonus – no chemical additives, preservatives or flavors enhancers, so it better for you and the family.

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee is a very impressive way to finish a wonderful meal. In many of New Orleans grand old French-Creole restaurants, like Arnaud’s, Antoine’s or Galatoire’s this is the grand finale of the meal. Flaming brandy-spiked coffee spiked with a touch of citrus and cinnamon.

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