It’s summer and BBQ is the favorite buzzword when it comes to summer cooking. We love to sit on the patio, kick back, relax and fire up the grill. I always have my hubby barbecue extra chicken so lunch the next day (and beyond) is a snap.
One of my favorite recipes for left over barbecue chicken is this Eat Yourself Silly BBQ Chicken Salad full of healthy veggies. I shred my left over chicken and mix with spinach (or lettuce), black beans, corn, avocado, jicama, green or red onions, Roma tomatoes and cilantro, toss with Ranch Salad Dressing, top with tortilla strips and serve. Enjoy!
Sometimes a party calls for a signature cocktail and we’ve had some that were fabulous and some that needed a few more tweaks to get it right.
How about shots? When is the last time you were at a party that served a creative and tasty shot? Not a jello shot, although we have nothing against them, but a real shot that is something besides tequila, salt and a lime?
Personally, I think I’m going to try the Woo Woo Shot as I have a good chance of having all the ingredients already in my bar. Which shot are you going to (or have) tried?
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A bird themed baby shower is fun any time of the year, but a shower held during the spring and summer, you can get creative with the food, drink and decorations. We love the taste and the look of the Strawberry Lemonade Sparkler. Even if a baby boy is on the way, pink is always fun for the mother-to-be and female guests.
Invite everyone to the baby shower with our adorable Pretty Birds Baby Shower Invitations. You can change the wording to reflect your event.
There’s always the question of what to serve at a shower, and we love these Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches.
Last, how cute is this Sweet Bird Cake? It’s almost too pretty to cut and serve!
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Whether it’s for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, we seem to be on a mission to find the coolest red, white and blue, items and ideas to celebrate America.
I have to say, the Poprocks Firecracker Cookies are a hit with kids of all ages!
Not sure what Poprocks are? Ask any kid and they’ll tell you all about them, in great detail.
These might look like pretty cookies decorated with cute little sprinkles, but wait until you bite into one!
The unsuspecting guest that mindlessly pops one these babies in their mouth is a sight to behold. The ensuing Poprocks explosion deserves a spot on candid camera.
Decorate your favorite cookie recipe with a touch of frosting and srinkle with red and blue Poprocks. If you’re not on enough of a sugar high at this point, you can also mix the Poprocks into the cookie dough (not as “popping”.)
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Summer is here and along with it comes sunshine, hot days, warm nights and spending time with family and friends. Margaritas, or “Margaritaville” is a fun theme for a birthday party, engagement party or just because.
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I posted this recipe a few years ago, and it is still one of the most requested recipes on-line and with my friends. And yes, beer tastes great in this lemonade. It really smooths out the taste and adds some fizz. Fabulous drink for a hot day, lounging at the pool, party with friends…or anytime!
- 1 can frozen lemonade – make it with 3 cans of water (not the 4 1/3 cans called for – you’re adding other ingredients and it will be too watered down)
- 1 bottle of beer (makes 2 drinks)
- Vodka or lemon flavored vodka (you can leave out the vodka too)
To make individual drinks:
- Fill glass half full of ice
- Fill half full with lemonade
- Add one shot of vodka (more to your tastes or leave out)
- Fill to full with beer
- Stir and enjoy!
For a low calorie/low sugar version substitute:
- Crystal light lemonade (use about a third less water to retain a lemonade flavor when the beer is added)
- Use a 55-64 calorie beer
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It seems our cocktail recipes are favorites among our readers and what’s a party without a fabulous signature drink (with alcohol or not.)
Here’s a fun cocktail that is served as a shot using Exclusiv Vodka called the Bomb Pop – great for the 4th of July.
- 1/2 oz Exclusiv Orange
- 1/2 oz Exclusiv Raspberry
- 1/2 Red Curacoa
- 1/2 Sour mix
- Splash 7up
Pour first five ingredients into a shaker. Pour into a shot glass. Pour grenadine to sink to the bottom of the glass.