Spinach Blueberry and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad Recipe

blueberry spinach blue cheese mason jar salad Spinach Blueberry and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad Recipe

Mason jar salad is all the rage lately. It seems that every magazine you page through, or hip TV cooking show is featuring salads in mason jars. Why are they so popular? As it turns out, when you tightly layer the ingredients, and add them to the jar in a carefully considered order, salads in mason jars stay fresher, longer. Plus, they’re easily portable and stay cool. Sounds like a winning combination to any salad lover like me.

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Refreshing Watermelon Cocktails

refreshing watermelon cocktails Refreshing Watermelon Cocktails

Watermelon is one of the popular seasons of summer. You know when you start to see the giant, sweet juicy watermelon fruit start to appear that the dog days are upon us. August 3rd is National Watermelon Day here in the US. Celebrate summer with one of these delicious Watermelon cocktail recipes. Be sure to try out Cyndie’s Watermelon Margarita, too.

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Celebrate Summer with a Stoli Lemonade Cocktail

This post brought to you by STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. 4374de73 2438 4679 ac73 a808a38461d3 zps84a17572 Celebrate Summer with a Stoli Lemonade Cocktail The dog days of Summer are upon us.  One of the great joys of summer is sitting with friends and having a great cocktail.  Of course, you want a cool, refreshing drink, not one that’s going to make you feel warmer.  A Stoli Lemonade cocktail is perfect for this occasion.  It’s easy to make, even if you’ve  never played mixologist before. [Read more...]

Pineapple Mojito Recipe for a Refreshing Cocktail

Pineapple Mojito recipe Pineapple Mojito Recipe for a Refreshing Cocktail

Did you know that July 11th is National Mojito Day? Yep, it’s true. Mojitos are one of those cocktails that are just classically summer. Sweet and tasty, yet cool and refreshing at the same time. Traditionally, most mojito recipes are made with Rum.   The pineapple moonshine adds a unique twist to this Pineapple Mojito recipe.

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4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

Soup seems to be a mainstay in everyone’s recipe repertoire. But what do you do when summer rolls around? It’s too hot to spend all day slaving over a big pot of soup, and no one wants something that’s hot.

4 delicious summer chilled soup recipes 4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

Enter chilled soups. Comprised of a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, these soups are a perfect starter for any backyard barbecue, picnic in the park, or beach bash.  Simply prepare them at home, throw them in the cooler, and serve them up in small disposable cups when you’re ready to eat!

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Watermelon Margarita Recipe

watermelon margarita recipe Watermelon Margarita Recipe

It’s my friend Cyndie’s birthday this weekend. There are few things she enjoys more than a good cocktail. Of course, since she’s a good Georgia girl, she loves watermelon. This Watermelon Margarita recipe is perfect for cooling down on not just Memorial Day Weekend, but all summer long. Plus the Watermelon Margarita recipe makes enough for four servings. You can make up a batch ahead of time and just pour over ice when you’re ready to serve.

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe

Cinco de Mayo has always been a major part of mylife.  Perhaps it’s the growing up in SoCal, and the deep immersion of Mexican culture.  Although it’s almost Cinco de Mayo, Tequila can really be used in a myriad of ways.  While it’s great in margaritas, there are so many other uses.  Check out these 4 great uses for Tequila!

tequila lime shrimp recipe Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe

Tequila Tip #1: It’s all in the presentation – Wow your friends with a fabulous celebration by creating a fun watermelon punch bowl to hold your delicious margarita. To begin, start with a seedless watermelon. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim the bottom to make it a flat surface. Next, cut off the top (about ¼ of the watermelon) and with a melon baller hollow out the flesh. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scrape the inside walls of the watermelon clean. Fill with your favorite margarita recipe and enjoy!

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Easy Peeps Cupcakes for Easter

Quick and Easy Peeps cupcakes were inspired by a care package of products.  Opinions are our own.

easy peeps cupcakes Easy Peeps Cupcakes for Easter

There are a few surefire tell-tale signs of Easter.  For me, the appearance of Peeps, the little marshmallow chicks are one of the signs that Easter is on the way.

Peeps are one of those multi-purpose candies.  They satisfy your sweet tooth, but they’re so darn decorative, too.  You know those times that you’re supposed to bring something to an event, and you have these grand plans to make something amazing?  But then life gets in the way and you run out of time, but everyone is expecting something special?  No?  Me either.  *wink wink*

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