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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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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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Best-ever Easy Shrimp Dip – Party Perfect

This is the best-ever easy shrimp dip. This is the perfect party or potluck appetizer. Served with fresh vegetables or assorted pieces of bread and crackers.

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.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage – a favorite Irish dish for St Patrick’s Day and made so easy using a slow cooker.

Easy Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of my go-to desserts for easy entertaining. This pina colada bread pudding is delicious topped with macadamia nuts.

Grilled Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadilla

Grilled Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadilla is an awesome addition to any party or barbecue. The creamy goat cheese paired with the spicy grilled chicken is heavenly.

Easy White Truffle Risotto Recipe

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

Heirloom Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

I love heirloom tomatoes and they are the star of this Heirloom Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad a twist on the traditional Caprese Salad.

Double Chocolate Mint S’mores

For the perfect ending to a backyard barbeque or a campfire try Double Chocolate Mint s’mores. Refreshingly different take on traditional s’more.

Slow Cooker Beef Deshebrada

Can you say taco Tuesday? Set your slow cooker on low when you leave for work in the morning and you’ll be eating yummy beef tacos for dinner.

The beer and the chilies add a ton of flavor. Give this a try, your taste buds will thank you.

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.

Tortilla de Patata or Spanish Tortilla

Tortilla de Patata or Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelette Recipe This is a wonderful filling dish, eaten across Spain. You can eat this dish warm, or cold. It is great in wedges warm, but it is also great served in thin slices on a fresh baguette. Serve with...

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.

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.

4th of July Barbecue

4th of July Barbecue

4th of July Barbecue A collection red, white and blue recipes for a 4th of July barbecue to celebrate Independence Day. Gather family and friends and celebrate the hard-earned freedom of the United States of America.   How To Throw a 4th of July Barbecue  ...

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.

Make The Perfect Classic Mojito

Make The Perfect Classic Mojito

Learn how to make the perfect classic mojito. There is nothing more refreshing than a classic mojito with the balanced flavors of mint and lime. This is my personal favorite recipe and it’s easy to make a single perfect mojito or an entire pitcher. Bonus – this is a great low-calorie drink. When I’m dieting I replace the rum with vodka – still amazingly yummy. Let’s make a mojito.

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