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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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Easy Spicy Queso Blanco Recipe

I love queso blanco and wanted an easy way to make it quickly. That’s how I came up with this Easy Spicy Queso Blanco recipe. All the gooey, cheesy goodness, without all the stirring and melting. Grab a bag of tortilla chips and dig in.

Loaded Ultimate Nachos with Salsa Verde Chicken

Loaded Ultimate Nachos with Salsa Verde Chicken is the perfect quick and easy appetizer for watching the big game or just hanging out. They are super easy to throw together with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Easy Homemade Fried Jalapeño Slices Recipe

This recipe for fried jalapeños is super easy and you can make a batch of fried jalapeños slices and keep them in an airtight container for a week or so. You can use these to top tacos, burritos, burgers, pizza or a salad. They also look great served on top of...

Authentic Creole Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Authentic Creole Shrimp Étouffée Recipe | Shrimp Étouffée is classic Louisiana spicy stew of shrimp or crawfish served over rice.

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Filled with tons of crab and gooey cheese – this is always a favorite. This is the dish everyone asks me to bring to potlucks.

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Refreshing, light and delicious. This super easy watermelon and feta cheese salad recipe is sure to be a big hit.

Pecan Banana Buttermilk Waffle

These Pecan Banana Buttermilk Waffles are the perfectly crispy and fluffy waffle. The secret is the buttermilk. The bananas cook and carmelize and make these waffles extra special and perfect for any breakfast or brunch. Easy enough for everyday but elegant enough for any special occasion.

Grilled Loaded Baked Potato Salad

For a different twist on the same old potato salad try this Loaded Baked Potato Salad recipe. You can really taste the potatoes without all the yucky mayonnaise. This is a lower calorie version using fresh ingredients and baked potatoes.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Grilling is my favorite way to cook corn and it’s a super easy side for any barbecue. Try my super easy Grilled Mexican Street Corn recipe. You’ll never boil corn again.

Healthy Arugula Salad with Grilled Nectarines

I love to pair fruit with cheese in salads.  I really love grilling my fruit before adding to the salad, it just brings out an earthy sweetness that I can't resist.  Try this super delicious, low calorie, and healthy arugula salad with grilled nectarines - it's sure...
Awesome End of Summer Labor Day Barbecue

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.

Super Simple Asian Peanut Noodles

Super Simple Asian Peanut Noodles

Try this Super Simple Asian Peanut Noodles as a side dish for Asian grilled pork tenderloin or toss in cooked shrimp or chicken for a super easy main dish, that the entire family will love. If you don’t like it too spicy you can always omit the crushed red pepper, instead, serve it on the side.

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