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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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Simple Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Peppers

This Simple Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Peppers is the perfect breakfast or brunch dish to serve a crowd. Roasted red peppers pair perfectly with eggs.

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.

Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Fried Sage

Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Fried Sage Recipe. Butternut Squash with goat cheese and fried sage make a beautiful side dish or vegetable course for roast poultry dishes or grilled fish.

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.

Easy White Truffle Risotto Recipe

Try this Easy White Truffle Risotto recipe to serve alongside roasted Italian pork, fish or shellfish dish.

Simple Strawberry Summer Salad

Strawberries and salad greens come together to make a delicious and beautiful salad. Dressed with a champagne vinaigrette this is easy enough for every day and perfect for a special dinner.

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice with Tasso

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice is a Creole dish traditionally made on Mondays with beans, veggies left over from Sunday supper and served with rice.

Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread Pudding

Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread Pudding is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any autumn dinner meal. An easy and flavorful twist on a favorite dessert.

Smoked Salmon Black Bean Chili Recipe

Wild smoked salmon black bean chili is a unique and tasty riff on traditional chili. When I lived in Alaska, late summer into fall was time to smoke salmon for the winter. Fall is chili season, so it just made sense that I’d create a wild smoked salmon chili.

Crab and Brie Wonton Recipe

Try Crab and Brie Wonton appetizer bites for an easy to make and elegant appetizer for your next party, potluck or holiday get-together.

Low Calorie Silver Palate Chicken Marbella

Low Calorie Silver Palate Chicken Marbella

Low-Calorie Silver Palate Chicken Marbella. Delicious, low-calorie braised chicken with white wine, olives, dried fruit, and capers. The updated healthier version reduces calories without sacrificing taste and adds a nice bit of citrus by using preserved lemons.

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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