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A Pear Cocktail, Two Ways

Sublimely sweet pears are a treat during colder months, which is why these refreshing pear cocktails from Waiting on Martha have quickly become our tipple of choice. Craving something a little sweet? The Pear Blossom Fizz combines pear juice with elderflower blossom liqueur and bubbles and is topped off with a dash of cinnamon.   Click here for the recipe. Whichever...

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Flu-Fighting Elixir

Feeling under the weather? Give yourself a fighting chance against the cold, flu and other nasties with this potent concoction from Nomad Luxuries. Made with pineapple, ginger and garlic, this juice is chock full of vitamin C and ingredients with antimicrobial properties. Whether you feel a bug coming on or you're in the full blown sniffles and sneezes stage, whip up this magic elixir!

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The Paloma

On a recent trip to Mexico the Mr. and I fell in love with a little cocktail called The Paloma.  The Paloma combines tequila with the tart and fresh flavors of grapefruit and lime juice to create the most refreshing of libations.  Typically The Paloma is topped with a lime or grapefruit wedge, but I really love adding a slice or two of jalepenos for some heat or a fresh sprig of mint to cool it down. Truly, MKR  Either way you shake it, or top...

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Brownie Cake with Salted Caramel & Peanut Topping

Look no further than this mouthwatering brownie cake with salted caramel and peanuts featured on Lark & Linen and created by Butterlust Blog to satisfy your sweet tooth. Described as "a dessert that shamelessly flirts with the line between candy bar and chocolate torte," it's the stuff sweet dreams are made of. Every blissful bite of this moist, slightly chewy cake reveals intense chocolate flavor...

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Three Spring Cocktails to Try

May Designs Studio is most definitely on to something with their weekly cocktail hours held every wednesday for their staff. Um, amazing! For this number photographed by  Jessica Taylor, they learned how to craft three very yummy cocktails and they're spilling the beans. The Pink Lady, The Aviation and the Jalisco Flower can all be...

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Ricotta Pancakes with Maple-Bourbon Whipped Cream

There is nothing better than waking up to a plate full of fluffy pancakes on a Saturday morning. Pancakes are a staple in our household, but every-so-often need a little flavor upgrade. Enter: Ricotta given a little extra kick with maple-bourbon whipped cream -- be still our hearts! Contributor Domesticate Me gives us this drool-worthy recipe making our weekend a little better.

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Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail

Cocktails always seem a bit more fun and festive when they come in the prettiest shade of pink and this version from Jacquelyn at Lark and Linen is infused with a medley of yummy flavors. Blackberry syrup, thyme and bubbly make this a sparkling cocktail that should most certainly be on the menu this weekend, don't you think?

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Three Boozy Cocktail Floats to Try

You can't get much better than ice cream. Unless you're drowning it in booze, that is.  Once you try one of these bevies your cocktail will never be sans scoop of ice cream again. It's that good. So without further ado, meet your three new besties all crafted by The Little Things  + Sweet Annie Floral Design and ...

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Our favorite breakfasts in bed + A Guide to Valentine’s!

As the national day of love quickly approaches, there is only one thing on our minds: breakfast in bed. For one day a year, we can look forward to hot coffee, pancakes, and maybe even a mimosa or two all while cozy under the covers. What could be better? If you're looking for some inspiration for the perfect breakfast in bed this...

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Homemade Snack Mix

I wanted to share an easy, totally adjustable Food Gift Love recipe perfect for making this weekend. You know, just in time for a get-together with friends, or just in time for binge-watching a season of Jane the Virgin. I came across this beautiful homemade snack mix from...

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Cheeseboard 101

Who doesn't love a yummy cheese plate? They are the perfect kick-off to any dinner party, girl's night, or just because! We all have our favorites (can you say brie?), but building the perfect cheeseboard is remarkably simple and is guaranteed to please. With the help of the lovely Chassity from Look Linger Love, you can...

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Salted Beer Football Pretzels

Beer and pretzels go together like the Patriots and a slightly deflated ball. I kid, I kid. But seriously the only thing better than a classic pretzel is this football shaped treat perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl game. It's infused with beer and goes swimmingly with your favorite dipping sauce. ( Ahem these kicked up condiments will do the trick!) For even more, have a look at our...

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Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn

Everyone knows the real star of a Super Bowl party is the munchies with the commercials being a close second. The line-up of apps is a much anticipated topic in our household and this year, Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn is the leading contender. Who doesn't love bacon? And mixed with caramel and popcorn – it's enough to make you rethink your current Super Bowl...

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Blackberry & Lemon Gin & Tonics

We are always looking for ways to up the ante on the cocktails we know and love, and thanks to Engaged & Inspired and Michele Beckwith Photography we now know how to put a fun little twist on the classic gin & tonic. Infused with a little blackberry and lemon, I can't even wait to put this recipe to use. ...

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Southern Style Biscuits and Honey Butter

Lisa Dolan has it right; a simple breakfast of buttermilk biscuits and honey butter is the key to happiness. It's a mouth watering type of goodness that everyone should have in their cooking arsenal. Especially when you hear they take a mere 20 minutes to whip up. Twenty minutes of your time for a scrumptious honey butter infused treat? We're in!

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Homemade Almond Milk

Making your own almond milk is actually really simple. All you need is a little prep time and an open mind! We added some natural sweeteners to make it a little tastier because it definitely tastes like almonds! But its not a necessity. This is a great option for those that need dairy free ideas. I use it for my morning cereal (and coffee!) and it's great for baking and cooking too! xoxo, Irrelephant...

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4 Pretty Cocktails to Try

I truly believe in the power of a good cocktail. From a stressful day to a happy celebration, sometimes only a good bevi will do. We have a ton of great options for mixing up in our archives and today we're adding 4 to that rotation. Meet our newest leading ladies crafted by Engaged & Inspired and ...

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Chocolate Caramel Stout Float

Is there anything better than a root beer float? I'm glad you asked. Because there is. Especially if you're a grown up like me. Who doesn't mind themselves a nice frothy beverage once in a while. And particularly when said frothy beveraged is drenched in chocolate and caramel. Which is exactly what the lovely Melissa of Yours Truly did with this grown up version of an old classic. And before you go thinking that it's just too...

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Mixed Berry Mini-Galettes

Galettes, free-form tarts... whatever you decide to call them, they're mighty tasty. And cute. These yummy treats crafted by food blogger, Sarah Hubbell along with photographer Stancy Higley are an easy rendition of  a homemade dessert that are also on the lighter side. And cute, did we mention that? See Sarah whip up...

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Pear Ravioli

After the bustle of the holidays, I look forward to cozy made-from-scratch meals at home that are slightly lighter & fresh. Making homemade pasta is just one of the many things I love to do during the cold winter months. It requires nothing but staple ingredients, a rolling pin & a few minutes of time. The little effort invested yields incredible texture, flavor & that made-from-scratch satisfaction. I will admit, I have a pasta roller attachment to expedite the process, but...

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