Fresh Herbs, Fresh Cocktails | Strawberry-Basil Spiked Lemonade

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This post is promoted by Target.I was a little bit late in getting this year’s herb garden started, but the weather was really messing with us here in Michigan this year.  We even had a night of frost after Memorial Day!  But fortunately, container gardening is not only forgiving (you can just cover plants or […]

Easy Spring Entertaining | RO*TEL Rockin’ Guac & Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas

RO*TEL Rockin' Guacamole and Bud Light Lime-A-Rita | Easy Entertaining at

This post is promoted by ConAgra RO*TEL. Are you doing a happy dance about this fabulous spring weather?  It has finally, finally arrived here in Michigan, and I’m looking forward to time on the deck with family and friends.  And, as you know – I keep things simple around here.  Hour or less… and the […]

New Orleans Flavors: Muffuletta Dip and Cajun Bloody Mary

New Orleans Inspired Muffuletta Dip at

With Mardi Gras wrapping up today, I though a couple of recipes inspired by the flavors of New Orleans would be fun to share!  Once a year, I start getting hungry for the New Orleans classic: the Muffuletta.  It’s a huge sandwich with olive salad, salami, ham and cheeses.  But this year, I put a […]

A Dozen Ways to Drink and Be Merry

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Thank you for sponsoring today’s cocktail collection. You already know if you read here often, I’m pretty much a self-proclaimed cocktail-ista. I love a cocktail with a trendy flavor profile – and I love the classics, too! (Okay, maybe I just love cocktails?) Either way, I’ve got a dozen mouth-watering ideas for your next […]

Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in Mini Mason Jars – Free Printable Tags

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You should have seen me when I found these adorable tiny mason jars on my last trip to Target.  There was an audible squee.  Not my shining moment, if anyone witnessed it, but I had to have them. I knew exactly what I wanted to stuff them with.  Christmas is coming and we give a […]

Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail

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Okay, this isn’t just a Christmas drink recipe, it’s delicious anytime.  And you could add any shapes that suit your occasion – whether it’s a birthday, 4th of July – whatever!  But the red star makes this crisp and fruity cocktail look so festive that it’s really perfect for your holiday entertaining – and it’s […]

Day of the Dead Cocktail: The Bloodshot Margarita

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Hey friends, today I’m mixing up a Day of the Dead cocktail with Casa Noble tequila!  They sent me a bottle of their crystal tequila to share a new recipe with you all (because apparently, they know the way to this girl’s heart is with a delicious cocktail.  Just ask my husband, the bartender). So […]