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Ideas for stress-free living, to help you live more, stress less and spend better.  You’ll always find great stress-free recipes, entertaining ideas and tips for living better but spending less.

Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes

St Patrick’s Day Recipes. Start the day with Irish Buble and Squeak Eggs Benedict. For supper serve Irish stew, soda bread and sherry trifle.

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...

How to Make a King Cake | Mardi Gras Recipe

Learn how to make a King Cake, a traditional Mardi Gras recipe. No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without the iconic King Cake.

Easy Crawfish Boil to Feed a Crowd

Super Easy Crawfish Boil Recipe Try this Super Easy Crawfish Boil recipe for your Mardi Gras party or for a fun backyard get together. Easy Crawfish Boil Mardi Gras Party Crawfish boils are a part of Louisiana life, friends and neighbors get together to gorge...

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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Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes

St Patrick’s Day Recipes. Start the day with Irish Buble and Squeak Eggs Benedict. For supper serve Irish stew, soda bread and sherry trifle.

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...

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.

25 Easy Super Bowl Party Recipes

Here are 25 Easy Super Bowl Party Recipes so you can throw a stress-free Superbowl party that everyone will enjoy. You’ll actually see the game.

7 New Years Day Food Traditions

7 New Years Day Food Traditions to try for health, wealth and prosperity in the new year. Italian pork and lentils or Southern Hoppin’ John.

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Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free

Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guest 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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Refreshing Red Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe

This refreshing Red Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe is lightly sweetened with a hint of ginger. This is my absolute favorite iced tea recipe.

Don’t be Crabby Burger – Crab Cake Sandwich

Sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and serve an unexpected burger like my Don’t be Crabby Burger – Crab sandwich recipe. The combination of rich crab meat with melted brie and a spicy pineapple slaw is the perfect tropical vacation as close as your backyard.

Brie with Lemon Curd Beggars Purse Recipe

Brie with Lemon Curd Recipe. Brie pairs well with just about any jam, jelly or curd. I love the combination of lemon curd, rosemary, and brie for these little appetizer bites.

New Orleans Cajun Seafood Gumbo

New Orleans Seafood Gumbo is filled with an assortment of seafood with fish, shrimp, crab, and oysters. The best spicy seafood gumbo – ever.

Guacamole Black Bean Veggie Burger

The Guacamole Black Bean Veggie Burger is one of the daughters favorite vegetarian burgers. This is a great option for your vegetarian guests when you throw a backyard barbecue. Same great burger taste, without the meat.

New Orleans Cajun BBQ Shrimp Recipe

Try this New Orleans Cajun BBQ Shrimp Recipe as an easy appetizer or serve with a simple salad for a super easy and fast meal.

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna marinated in soy sauce and dark sesame oil then just barely seared and served with wasabi dream. Easy and delicious.

Curried Apple And Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Apple And Butternut Squash Soup. This soup is so different and a great complement to fall meals. Velvety, earthy and rich a new holiday favorite.

Spicy Cajun Bloody Mary Cocktail

Spicy Cajun Bloody Mary is a spicy adaptation on the classic. Topped with shrimp, cornichons, and blue cheese stuffed Tabasco olives.

Homemade Onion Rings Recipe

Amazing Homemade Onion Ring Recipe Homemade onion rings are amazing. This easy homemade onion ring recipe will have you making amazing onion rings in no time at all.   Homemade Onion Rings Homemade onion rings are so easy to make.  I was visiting home from...
Mardi Gras King Cake Martini

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.

Hard Blackberry Sage Lemonade Cocktail

Hard Blackberry Sage Lemonade Cocktail

Try this Hard Blackberry sage lemonade cocktail. Blackberry sage lemonade is amazing on its own but with the addition of vodka, it’s the perfect summer cocktail. Herbs and fruit make a refreshing base for this hard lemonade. A hint of fresh sage makes this lemonade special.

Best Paloma Recipe – Tequila, Fresh Pink Grapefruit

Best Paloma Recipe – Tequila, Fresh Pink Grapefruit

The Worlds Best Paloma Recipe – The perfect combination of Tequila, fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and lime, salt-rimmed & topped with a little club soda. A Mexican vacation in a glass. This might be Mexico’s most popular tequila drink. This drink is traditionally made with Mexican grapefruit soda, but I think it’s too sweet so I started making this with fresh pink grapefruit juice, a little simple syrup, and club soda. 

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