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Hawaiian Blackberry Mojitos

Though I don't drink in abundance, I do enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and again - especially when they're paired with a lazy sun-filled day. And though I'm equipped with a handful of classic recipes in my back pocket, I know for certain that there's always room for more. Especially when Kylie Martin and ...

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S’more Popcorn

S'mores are THE snack of the summer. We all know this. The marshmallows. The chocolate. All smashed between two graham crackers?! It's a diet's worst enemy! Attempt to tone down the sugar damage by creating a much healthier version with popcorn! Chocolate in small amounts is considered healthy, right? XO, The Proper Pinwheel...

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20 Infused Water “Recipes”

Confession: I have an aversion to water. Truth: sometimes I'll accidentally go for days without having a single sip until I wake up one morning with a raging headache. It's terrible! But in the last few months I've found a tried and true solution: fancy water. I literally throw whatever delicious goods I have lurking around my fridge into said water and before I know it I'm four glasses in. Revolutionary! Here are some of my favourite concoctions:...

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Lime Fresca Cocktail

Is there anything more satisfying than a crisp, ice cold cocktail on a hot summers' day? We all know by now that MR Bartending has mastered the cocktail - I mean, one sip of this, or this and you'll want to be...

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Nutella Banana Bread

I've been making this nutella banana bread for years now (in fact, I originally posted it on my own blog way back when in 2011, though the photos have since been updated). It's become somewhat of a staple around here, and for good reason. The stuff is...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake

Every once in a while, I curse the mega-sweet tooth I've been plagued with since birth. But then I remember that it allows me to get embarrassingly excited about fabulous dessert combinations. And isn't that what lifes about? Unnecessary emotions towards desserts? No? Because I'm so excited about Classy Clutters chocolate chip cookie milkshake recipe I...

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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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