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Super Bowl Party Recipes to Serve or Take to the Party

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Rosemary Cashews RecipeMost of the party invitations we print for Super Bowl parties say “bring a dish to share” to let guests know to bring their favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert to add to the hours of grazing during the party.

Here are a few ideas on what to bring or serve at the party:

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Watermelon Pops are a Fun Summer Time Treat

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Watermelon Pops are a fun summer time treat for any occasion for just for fun.

Watermelon Pops

How about sending out watermelon themed invitations for your next party?

A slice of watermelon, these invitations are great for barbecue invitations, picnic invitations, summer invitations, birthday invitations, 4th of July party invitations and more. See more at

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Cajun Margaritas

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Cajun Margaritas Recipe from

If you’re looking for a fabulous margarita to serve for a Cinco de Mayo party, low country boil or your backyard barbecue, try these delicious Cajun Margaritas.

Make your own chile infused tequila for this drink, add orange liqueur, hot sauce and jalapeno peppers to give this frosty cocktail a real kick.



  • 4 oz chile-infused tequila (optional) OR use your favorite tequila
  • 3 oz orange liqueur
  • 3 oz margarita mix
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 cups ice
    Garnish: lime slices, chile peppers, salt

Directions for Margarita:

  1. Combine the tequila (chile-infused or your favorite brand), orange liqueur, margarita mix, hot sauce, and ice in a blender.
  2. Cover, and puree for 1 minute, until ice is slushy and there are no chunks of ice. Pour into rimmed margarita glasses and garnish with lime slices and a whole chile pepper.

Directions for the chile-infused tequila:

  • 5 jalapeno peppers, halved
  • 5 serrano peppers, halved
  • 1 cup tequila
  1. To make, combine all ingredients in a jar or bowl.
  2. Cover, and let sit at room temperature overnight – or up to a week.
  3. To use, strain into bottle or jar and keep in a cool, dark place.

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Mardi Gras Bourbon Green Tea Cocktail

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Mardi Gras Bourbon Green Tea Cocktail

If you’re looking for a Mardi Gras cocktail, try this Bourbon Green Tea Cocktail.  Some of the tips for making this refreshing cocktail are: don’t over steep your tea, use fresh lemon juice and make sure you are using Bourbon, not just any whiskey.  Get the recipe from the Living in Vogue blog. Cheers!

10 Red, White & Blue 4th of July Desserts

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Ten 4th of July Red White Blue DessertsDecorating with red, white and blue for the 4th of July is pretty simple.  You can find those colors in table ware, stars and stripes bunting and of course American Flags are easy to come by.

Red, white and blue food, however, is a different matter.

Thankfully, summer fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, watermelon, pineapple, and even rhubarb, can be used to create fabulous treats.

We’ve put together our 10 favorite red, white and blue desserts for 4th of July.  If you try one, please tell us all about it.

Blue Candy Apples

Strawberry Pie

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Poprocks Firecracker Cookies

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust

Cherry Pie Bites

Red, White & Blue Cake

Blueberry Shortcake

Stars and Stripes Pie

Dipped Strawberries


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Eat Yourself Silly BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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!

Eat Yourself Silly BBQ Chicken Salad

Hula Dancer Summer Cocktail Recipe

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

It’s the first weekend in June and it feels like summer!  Summer calls for a special kind of cocktail.

A cocktail that takes you away…that takes you to the tropics…to a warm place on a sandy beach, you get the idea.

The Hula Dancer is just such a cocktail.  It immediately transports me to the tropics!

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It’s a great cocktail to serve at any summer party.


Hula Dancer Tropical Cocktail


  • 2/3 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. vanilla rum
  • 1 oz. lychee puree
  • Splash of fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • Grenadine

To make:

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass, then add a little Grenadine for that gorgeous pink color.

Garnish with floating orchid or a drink umbrella.

If you made this cocktail or are going to make it, please leave us a comment and let us know and be sure to Pin It so you can find it for your next party!

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Secret Ingredient: Bean Desserts

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I admit, I was sceptical.  I mean, beans … in dessert? Seriously?  But they’re right, you can’t taste them!  They add fiber and protein and no one will guess they are in the recipe, provided you don’t spill the beans.

I love chocolate, and anything I can find to make desserts even a little bit healthier, I’m all for trying them. If you make one of these, let us know the results.

Secret Ingredient: Bean Desserts

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I’ve Got a Secret Fruit Salad Recipe

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

With all the yummy fruits in the stores, it’s hard to not over buy.  One of the best kept secrets is to soak berries and other fruits in water and white vinegar 10:1 solution to clean the the fruit. I’ve had my soaked strawberries last over a week.

I've Got a Secret for Fruit Salad |

It’s easy and takes just a few minutes for your fruit to stay fresh:

  1. Put all your fruit in the strainer and the strainer into the bowl portion of the spinner.
  2. Add water and white vinegar (10 parts water/1 part vinegar) solution to the bowl.
  3. Soak for 15 minutes or more.
  • If the fruit is all floating to the top, you can put a plate or bowl on top to sink the fruit into the vinegar-water solution.
  • After soaking the fruit, just raise the strainer part of the salad spinner up, rinse the fruit under the faucet and you’re done.

One of my favorite recipes to use all the fresh fruit is:

I’ve Got a Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad

So just what is the secret ingredient?

Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix!

The sugar brings out the flavor of the fruits as it sweetens the salad (don’t use sugar free.)

To Make:

  • 2 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
  • PLUS: Use any or all of the following fruits:
  • 1 pound of strawberries, quartered
  • 2 kiwis
  • 2 peaches
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1/2 pineapple, cubed
  • 1 bunch grapes (halved if large)
  • After cleaning and cutting all the fruit, sprinkle fruit with the vanilla pudding powder and stir.
  • Serve immediately or allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator. 

A fun way to serve the fruit salad is to load it up into waffle cones. Kids of all ages, will ask for more!

Fruit in Waffle Cones |

If you make this, please comment and tell us how you liked it!

Almond Roca Recipe

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Almond Roca RecipeAlmond Roca is one of my absolute favorites and unless it’s Christmas, the closest I can come to is grabbing a Heath bar at the grocery store checkout to curb my cravings. That is until I tried this yummy, easy recipe:


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