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Stay safe and have a wonderful party with these 4th of July Entertaining Tips.

4th of July Entertaining Tips

The 4th of July is all about celebrating our country's independence with family, friends, and food. I always love gathering around to have a good old-fashioned cookout. Festive drinks and a dip in the pool, followed by the big night time show. There is nothing that compares to the oohs and ahhs of the firework display, except maybe when your guests see the spread you have created. Stay safe and have a wonderful party with these 4th of July Entertaining Tips. Make your get together sparkle with these festive recipes: 25 No Fail 4th of July … [Read More...]

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Celebrate summer with a fresh cherry and mint drink. These Cherry Mint Mocktails are sweet, tangy, bubbly and family friendly!

Cherry Mint Mocktails

I made a delicious recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. Celebrate summer with a fresh cherry and mint drink.  These Cherry Mint Mocktails are sweet, tangy, bubbly and family friendly! Fresh, sweet cherries are almost always a highlight of my summer.  My kids jump for joy likes it’s Christmas when […]

Have a romantic week or weekend to unplug and reconnect at Garland's Oak Creek Lodge in Sedona, AZ.

Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge in Sedona AZ

My husband and I recently spent some time at Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge in Sedona, AZ as their guests.  We spent time with the new owners, the former owner, and the amazing gardeners. Garland’s Lodge is located less than 10 miles north of scenic Sedona, AZ in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon.  I’ve often thought […]

Crazy cake that requires no eggs or oil...this Dr Pepper Vanilla Float Cake tastes like a float but has sort of a praline-like flavor too. It's gluten free and vegan and totally divine!

Dr Pepper Vanilla Float Cake

Crazy cake that requires no eggs or oil…this Dr Pepper Vanilla Float Cake tastes like a float but has sort of a praline-like flavor too. It’s gluten free and vegan and totally divine! I don’t think I’ve made a cake any easier than this one.  It’s seriously insane and couldn’t be any simpler.  No eggs, […]

This Orange Scallion Quinoa is a perfectly flavored side dish goes well with fish or even a grilled steak.

Orange Scallion Quinoa

This Orange Scallion Quinoa is a perfectly flavored side dish goes well with fish or even a grilled steak. I admit it!  I love quinoa!  And so should you! It’s a perfect superfood and that means it is packed full of some amazing health benefits…but healthy doesn’t mean boring or flavorless.  Try adding orange and […]

Sweet and spicy...these Giant Fair-Style Turkey Legs are even better than the fair and will put a smile on kids' faces everywhere.

Giant Fair-Style Turkey Legs

Sweet and spicy…these Giant Fair-Style Turkey Legs are even better than the fair and will put a smile on kids’ faces everywhere. Every year we go to the Renaissance Festival and my daughter freaks out over the giant turkey legs.  She absolutely loves them…they are a special treat for her.  In fact, we recently had […]

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