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The Fig Manhattan

For those of us who like a classic cocktail but aren't afraid to shake it up a little, I present to you WINK! Weddings' fig manhattan. All the goodness of the traditional manhattan, with a delicious twist. Fig and thyme and bourbon are shaken up and the results are wow-worthy. With photos from One Love, you can peek at this cocktail...

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Labor Day Food on a Stick

We all know the standard Labor Day culprits. Hamburgers, hot dogs, maybe a potato salad or two. Delicious, sure. But Pinterest worthy? Meh. So we're having some fun with our food this holiday weekend by stick-ifying our favorite Summer classics. Making the littlest guests feel right at home and gifting our guests with one smile after another because let's face it, everything tastes better on a stick!

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Strawberry Eton Mess

If you've yet to try strawberry eton mess, you need to rectify this immediately! It's meringue and whipped cream and strawberry goodness all mashed up into one delicious treat. Take a cue from Have A Yummy Day and serve it up in individual jars for a heavy dose of lovely. We love that they're not too precious, borderline impossible to...

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Gazpacho with Shrimp

Inspired by our recent trip to Spain, I created this summery gazpacho. With tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers readily available at every farm stand, it's the perfect late-summer meal. It comes together in minutes. Adding leftover shrimp infuses protein and bulk to your lunch. Serve it with crusty bread and you'll have a great family dinner or a fancy party appetizer! For more, head on over to...

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Grapefruit Tea Cocktail

Sadly, we've come to the end of the cocktail road with MR Bartending. But not all is lost, for we have not one, not two, but four delicious bevvy's to last you from now until fall. Today's version: a combination of grapefruit and ice tea. Refreshing. Unexpected. All around delicious. And in case you missed our others, you can find them all...

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10 Ways to Eat Watermelon

A few days ago, I headed out on my lunch break to pick up an iced coffee. Much to my dismay, it was absolutely freezing (and by freezing I mean so. not. summery). There was an undeniable crispness in the air that simply couldn't be denied. Fall is on it's way, and I'm just not ready. Lucky, there are still a few summer weeks left , and I plan on taking advantage (starting with all of these watermelon recipes): PS - ...

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Passionfruit Ice Cream

If there's one thing I know for certainty it's that Have A Yummy Day's recipes in general are delicious enough to give even the most famous chef a run for their money. And though this passion fruit cream cheese ice cream (with homemade meringue and passionfruit syrup, obviously) is involved, the results are so. dang. worth any...

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Boozy Buttered Rum Ice Cream Floats

There is something about the way an old fashioned root beer float foams and bubbles that makes me feel like a kid again! These Boozy Buttered Rum Ice Cream Floats however are anything but kid friendly. A healthy dose of dark rum mixed with sweet salted caramel sauce and topped with lots of good old fashioned root beer makes this a tasty dessert and cocktail in one! And let’s face it, during the hot summer months, what grown-up kid at heart wouldn’t want to indulge in a boozy ice cream...

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Strawberry Ice Cream Wreath

I am absolutely loving this concept. Picture this: a massive family style dinner party - plates are casually passed around, wine is abundant, and laughter is aplenty. Once the meal has been cleared, imagine bringing out a massive dish or, heck, arranging Have A Yummy Day's incredible ice cream wreath right there, in the center of the table. Very...

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DIY Flower Ice Cubes

Thank goodness for Ice Cream Week in August! We figured we'd share a fun DIY to add a little floral love to your cool evening summer snacks. What better way to dress up that after dinner drink than a flower filled cube of ice to keep it cool and refreshing?! Pour a heavy hand of Bailey's overtop to enjoy alongside your evening dish of ice cream. Summer bliss! Water Edible flowers and/or petals Ice cube...

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Mini Hot Fudge Sundae Cakes

If there's anything that can give our banana split cake a run for its money, it's these mini hot fudge sundae cakes. Tiny cakes topped with a cornucopia of deliciousness, all stuffed into the most delicious waffle bowl there ever was. These babies are the perfect thing to line your...

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Jam & Cheese Crepes

Now that Erin has let us into her sweet Dancing Goat Dairy world, I want to share a ridiculously simple recipe for Jam and Cheese Crepes. This recipe makes Erin's goat cheese shine and can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night snack! Even better, pack up a stack with a jar and cheese to tote along to a friend-filled brunch this weekend.

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Behind the Scenes: Dancing Goats Dairy

Twenty six year old Erin Bligh is most definitely an old soul. She’s the sort of lady who prioritizes the following, though not necessarily in this order: her goat dairy; beach living over city life; homesteading all things food; vintage riding pants and wool sweaters; found or salvaged furniture and quilted Ball jars. She’s most definitely our kind of lady. Erin runs Dancing Goat Dairy, a small, goat dairy that specializes in artisanal, farmstead cheese, confections and soaps, near...

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Banana Split Cake

Can you even handle this right now? Because I, for one, am loosing my ever loving mind! Hear me out: rich, moist banana and ganache layer cake, topped with heaping scoops of ice cream and all the fancy sundae fixins'. It's a cake and ice cream all in one picture perfect package. If that isn't dessert nirvana, well I just don't know what is! Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Recipe & Styling:...

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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Homemade Magic Shell

If you're hoping to take your next bowl of ice cream up to epic status, you may want to test out this homemade magic shell. We took a cue from our friend Julie Blanner and our lives have been forever changed. With just two ingredients and mere seconds of your time you can have delicious magic shell, without any of those questionable...

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Birthday Cake Crumbles

Whether you sprinkle it atop your ice cream or simply eat it with a spoon (no judgement here), there's one thing I know for certain: birthday cake crumbles need to be in your life. Inspired by the wonderful things they're constantly churning up over at Milk Bar, a single bite and you'll be hooked for life. In all honesty, you may even wonder how you ever lived...

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Welcome to Ice Cream Week!

Boy are you in for a treat. This week we're putting everything aside to focus on one of life's greatest pleasures: ice cream. We're covering everything from the cutest of DIY's to the most mouth-watering of ALL mouth watering desserts, to behind the scenes peeks at a classic ice cream parlour and beyond. But before we get there, we thought we'd round up some of our, personal, favourite ice cream-y goodies.

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Best Ever Sangria

Whenever I entertain, aside from the standard beer and wine, I love to create a signature cocktail. And my go-to summer time cocktail for any gathering is Sangria.  Brimming with fresh fruit Sangria is a gorgeous addition to any table, can easily be prepared the night before, and is always a crowd pleaser.  Cheers!  Truly, MKR  Photography: ...

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Spicy Watermelon Salad

When choosing a menu that has to withstand the summer time temperatures, I always like to begin with a refreshing, and preferably cool, first course. My spicy watermelon salad is the perfect blend of sweet and spice, plus it highlights one of summer's biggest stars. Just make sure you let your guests decide how much heat they can handle by placing the sliced jalepeños on the side. Enjoy! Truly, MKR Photography: ...

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