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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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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Irish Sherry Trifle

This Irish sherry trifle filled with berries, Irish sherry and cream is the perfect dessert to finish of any meal or St. Patrick’s Day

Simple Spiked Watermelon Dessert

Seems like I always eat too much at a barbecue, but I like a little something sweet at the end of a meal. This Simple Spiked Watermelon Recipe is refreshing and the perfect end to a great day relaxing with family and friends.

Chicken & Okra Creole Recipe

Chicken & Okra Creole Recipe is a delicious New Orleans classic and a change of pace from the traditional Gumbo.

Easy Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Simple and easy lemon rosemary grilled chicken will help you get dinner on the table in a flash and have your family raving.

Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms are filled with crab and creamy cheese. Baby Bellas are perfect for an appetizer big Bella for an entree or burger.

Black Bean Chocolate Chicken Chili – Mole Chili

Spicy & rich with a touch of sweetness. Chocolate chicken chili is a cross between a traditional Mexican Mole (my favorite) and a fresh-Mex Chili. Sure to be a new favorite.

Simple Cedar Plank Salmon Burger

Simple Cedar Plank Salmon Burger Recipe This Simple Cedar Plank Salmon Burger is topped a with creamy artichoke and spinach spread. I love cedar plank cooking and its perfect for this salmon burger.  To finish this burger I top it with a creamy artichoke and spinach...

Pear & Blue Cheese Green Salad

This Pear & Blue Cheese Green Salad is the perfect complement to any meal. This tart, savory green salad features pear, walnuts, and crumbled bleu cheese. Yum!

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is a hearty meal filled with melt-in-your-mouth tender beef and potatoes. Perfect for St Patrick’s Day.

Quick and Easy Homemade Pesto Sauce

I have to admit that I’m a little lazy when it comes to pesto, I always have a jar in my pantry or fridge. But it really is easy to make. Try this Quick and Easy Homemade Pesto Sauce recipe. This is is a great way to use that bumper crop of basil I always seem to have in the summer.

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita. This spicy tequila cocktail mixed with a traditional Jalisco Sangrita. Sangrita’s are my new cocktail obsession. Sangrita or “little blood” has traditionally been served as a chaser for excellent quality tequila. It would have been a mixture of fruit juices and finely ground chili pepper. Many sangrita recipes call for tomato juice, but that would not have been part of the traditional recipe, the original recipe would have been made from leftover juice from fresh fruit salads and changed based on the fruits used.

Today’s cocktail culture is creating very intriguing sangritas as an ingredient in some pretty amazing tequila cocktails. This recipe calls for a combination of grapefruit, orange, and lime with a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper.

Throw the Perfect Picnic in the Park

Throw the Perfect Picnic in the Park

I love to throw parties, but honestly, sometimes I just don’t want the mess at my house. I want a simple get-together, that I can enjoy as much as my guest. Parties at a park are the perfect solution, for entertaining without the hassle and stress. Learn To throw the perfect picnic in the park. Simple and Stress-free.

White Sangria with White Peaches, and Strawberries

White Sangria with White Peaches, and Strawberries

White Sangria with White Peaches and Strawberries is refreshing and easy to make cocktail for your next barbecue. Make a pitcher or 2 the night before your BBQ. I love sangria and this one is especially unusual. Try different fruit combinations or mixing white wine with a sweeter white zinfandel. This is a definite make in advance recipe. You need time for the syrup to chill before blending with the wine. I make mine a day in advance to let the flavors blend.

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