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Lavender Infused Sugar

Make me a cup of tea, and I'll be your friend for life. Make me a cup of tea with a splash of lavender infused sugar? That's BFF status right there. And though it may sound like work, Lauren Werkheiser is here to prove that creating simple infused sugars truly couldn't be easier. A little of this, a little of that, and you've got yourself a decadent little treat that not only makes a great gift...

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Mango Banana Breakfast Smoothie

My most recent pregnancy craving has been smoothies... lots of them! So I thought we would share one that has great nutrition and super filling for breakfast! This smoothie recipe is great for a summer breakfast meal, full of protein and yumminess. Adding oats and chia seeds will fill up your tummy while also filling it with lots of nutrients to start your day - fiber, protein and calcium! Enjoy!

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S’mores Push-Up Pops

Is your mouth watering yet? Because mine certainly is! S'mores push-up pops - they're now a thing. A beautiful, wonderful, delicious thing. Because if there were ever a way to get a sticky, ooey gooey, chocolate-y treat into your mouth in a mater of seconds, the push pop is it. Instant deliciousness! Serve em' at a birthday party, around a campfire, or for breakfast on Thursday morning (we don't judge!) Photography:...

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Mint Watermelon Margarita

When summer rolls around I try to use my absolute favorite fruit, watermelon, in any and every way I can.  So the other night when tiring of my standard margarita and with a bowl full of fresh cut watermelon in the fridge I thought, "yes a watermelon margarita must happen."  And happen it did.  The sweetness of fresh watermelon juice combined with refreshing mint sprigs, tart lime, and tequila will have you sipping all summer long.  truly...

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Blackberry Lemon Bars

Kevin Humphreys and Wes Hamilton's blackberry lemon bars make for the most delicious addition to your fancy summer picnic. The sweetness of the berries offsets the tartness of the lemon...

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Orange Fizz Cocktail

The awesome folks over at MR Bartending have agreed to share some of their top secret, absolutely delicious, total slam dunk summer cocktails. First on the menu is this delicious orange fizz baby. I assure you, you're going to want to take this one for a test drive. With photos from Charla Storey and styling by  ...

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Healthy Summer Dinner Party Menu from Suja

It's no secret that we're well versed in the art of entertaining around here! It's totally our thing. And though it can be tempting to indulge in decadent desserts and rich meals, come summer (while bikini season is in full force and pool parties are aplenty), we love to serve up healthy fare whenever possible. And thanks to...

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Café Frappé

I took a memorable (and hot!) trip to Greece after I graduated from university. While I enjoyed a lot of Tzatziki, Souvlaki and Moussaka on my trip, I ordered Café Frappé every chance I got. This simple coffee drink is available on every corner in Greece- you can order it with sugar and milk, or just the coffee. Not your typical overpriced, super sweet, frozen drink from the coffee shop- Café Frappé is a quick, inexpensive, and refreshing summer drink! For more recipes, head on over to...

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10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

The sun is blazing, beach days are aplenty, and the last thing most of us want to do is spend time in the kitchen. Come summer, the barbecue tends to work in overdrive and we're all for it! But in the spirit of honesty, there are only so many hot dogs one can take. So we've unearthed 10 awesome dishes that you totally didn't know you could grill. Summer dinners are about to get a whoooole lot more delicious! PS:...

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Melon Mules + Giveaway

When it come to summer cocktail recipes, there are few drinks as refreshing as a Moscow Mule. Vodka, Ginger Beer and lime make a crisp and delightful combination hard to improve on...that was until I tasted a Melon Mule. This cocktail has all of the refreshing summer characteristics of the traditional Mule with a fruity twist! Muddle fresh cantaloupe and lime juice together with Melon flavored vodka...

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Spiked Watermelon Salad Bites

Spiked watermelon salad bites... you heard right! Chef Wes Hamilton and chef Kevin Humphreys have taken the idea of the salad and flipped it completely on it's head. And the results? Well they're absolutely delectable. If you're looking to impress at your next summery gathering, this is...

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Peach Tequila Sunrise

When we posted O'Malley Photographer and Mayhar Design's pretty as a peach outdoor dinner party not long ago, people went NUTTY over this cocktail. As in, it totally exploded on...

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Red, White, and Blue Cake

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought I would share my go-to holiday cake. Made from two basic white round cakes, it's super simple, and is sure to have your guests singing your praises this 4th of July! Feel free to take a few liberties with the decorations to suit your taste. Blackberries and raspberries also look and taste great!

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Sparkler Cakelettes

If there were ever a celebratory cake, this would be it. With slight alterations, it could be the perfect treat for any ol' holiday, but especially the 4th of July. These little red white and blue babies have secret pop rocks hidden inside, which is all sorts of awesome. We topped it off with a star shaped sparkler which adds to the fizzy, sparkly all around fun factor, making it the perfect way to enjoy the holiday! Photography:...

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Fourth of July Fruit Kabobs

We know it can be tempting to go buck nutty on the sweets table once holidays roll around. And if our collection of 4th of July recipes is any example, we totally and completely encourage it. That being said, it's never a bad idea to include a healthy option. Enter: star-shaped fruit kabobs. They can be put together in a snap, are a healthy alternative for kids and adults alike, and...

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Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

I'm of the firm belief that everyone should be equipped with a recipe for the perfect chocolate cake. Not long ago, I was under the impression that I had found mine, but after testing out Cacao Sweets And Treats version we may have a new contender! And today is our lucky day as they've so kindly agreed to divulge...

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15 Recipes for the 4th of July

We're merely days away from the 4th of July which means it's more than high time we get to planning. First on the agenda: the menu. From strawberry salads to ice cream sandwiches and beyond, there's certainly no shortage of absolutely adorable, patriotic ideas scattered throughout web. But in light of brevity, we've done all the grunt work to unveil the best of the very best! The cutest of the cute, if you will.

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Ultimate Iced Tea Round Up

Shaken, stirred, spiked and the like, we love iced tea in all it's glory and we're not ashamed to admit it! Not only is it basically sunshine in a glass, but it can be made in a million and one different ways making it versatile and delicious. In honour of National Iced Tea Month, summer, and all of the goodness that comes along with it, we've rounded up a handful of our all time favourite versions. Oh and make sure...

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache

During a particularly intense game of would you rather, I was once asked if I'd rather give up chocolate or cheese. The thought deeply disturbed me and I refused to make up my mind. That is, until now. Because one peek at Cassandra Monroe 's chocolate stout cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache and I'm fairly certain my answer is a no brainer: chocolate all the way. From Cassandra... These Chocolate...

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Raspberry Limeade Popsicles

Popsicles are some of my favorite desserts when the weather warms up - easy to make, with endless options for creative and delicious flavors! This recipe combines a simple yet refreshing limeade with fresh raspberries to make a frozen treat that will leave you cooled off and incredibly satisfied. If you have 10 minutes to prep them, you will be oh-so-happy when these popsicles are ready! For more delicious recipes, head on over to Grandbaby Cakes.

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