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Citrus Margarita

Citrus Margarita

In my younger days, margaritas were not my go to drink.  Most margaritas have a "bite" that takes an acquired taste.  But, once I began to experiment with flavors, I found fresh mixes made the best drinks.  This Citrus Margarita is the ...

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lunchroom butter cookie recipe

Lunchroom Butter Cookie Recipe

Remember those yummy butter cookies we had for lunch when we were kids?  This is the recipe.  They are not as sweet as a shortbread, but have a very buttery flavor.  With only four ingredients, which most of us have on hand, ...

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pink panty dropper drink recipe

Pink Panty Dropper Drink Recipe

So, I am surfing around the internet, and find a recipe for the Pink Panty Dropper ... say what?  I, of course, clicked on it and read about this ... punch, drink, mass quantity libation.  All I could think of was... really? ...

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strawberry white chocolate cake mix cookies

Strawberry White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

These are so pretty and pink.  Perfect for Valentine's Day or a baby shower... imagine, these on a white plate with pretty flowers all around.  Yep... wouldn't last long in my house.  I made these using a new kind of M&M.  They ...

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Jagermeister drink recipes

7 Best Jagermeister Drink Recipes

Jagermeister is a very popular liqueur.  Obviously the best known drink is the Jager Bomb, but how about trying something new and different?  We think these are the 7 best Jagermeister drink recipes. Dr. Jager 1 1/2 oz Dr. Pepper 1 1/2 oz Jagermeister Pour into ...

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Pignoli cookie recipe

Pignoli Cookie Recipe

What are pignoli cookies?  They are are yummy, chewy macaroon style cookie from Sicily, Italy.  This pignoli cookie recipe is so simple and quick.  Pignoli means 'pine nut' in Italian.  When you see a pine nut cookie it probably will be a ...

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b52 drink recipe

B52 Drink Recipe and other Variations

This is certainly a throw-back drink.  I asked my twenty something son about the B52 and he gave me that blank stare... once again, I am showing my age.  The B52 drink recipe is very easy to make and is actually quite ...

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Panera Shortbread Cookie Recipe

The Best Panera Shortbread Cookie Recipe Ever

I love shortbread.  More specifically, Panera's shortbread.  This is the best Panera shortbread recipe ever!  It is quick and so easy to make. Step 1: Combine butter, cake flour, confectioner's sugar, baking soda and vanilla.  I use a mixer with a paddle attachment.  I ...

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white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie recipe

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe

White chocolate and macadamia nuts seem to be made for each other.  They are so tropical.. the crunch of the nuts and the soft flavor of the white chocolate... takes be back to any Island.  These cookies will certainly remind you of ...

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peppermint vodka

4 Ways to Enjoy Peppermint Vodka

Did you buy a bottle of peppermint vodka and now wonder how in the world you are going to use it?  Well, here are four yummy ways you can enjoy peppermint vodka all year round. Peppermint Cooler For those warm summer days, try this ...

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Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

The Quickest Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Ever

I crave oatmeal cookies; specifically the Quaker Oats Oatmeal cookie recipe.  But, I have a small, tiny oven which only lets me make 12 cookies at a time.  So a batch can take some time.  I figured out how to solve this, ...

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pampered chef spritz cookie recipe

2 Best Ways to Make Pampered Chef Spritz Cookie Recipe

I love spritz cookies.  They are the buttery cookies that are made with a cookie press.  I have the Pampered Chef version (actually who doesn't?) of the cookie press and it really is easy to use.  But, these cookies are not just ...

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Alabama Slammer Drink Recipe

Alabama Slammer Drink Recipe

Nothing says Alabama more than an Alabama Slammer.  Legend says it was first shaken at the University of Alabama in 1975.  This sweet concoction made of SoCo, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice is the signature drink of the Alabama Crimson Tide ...

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pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I love pumpkin bread.  It tastes like fall... the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg ... yum, yum.  Served warm with butter or a little bit of cream cheese and you have a great snack. Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degree.  Spray two loaf pans ...

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pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Fall is the time for pumpkins, cinnamon and pies.  Lots of pies .... apple, pumpkin, berry... you get the idea.  I have a love affair with the warm spices.  Those like cinnamon.  They have a wonderful aroma and can make you feel ...

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royal dansk danish butter cookies recipe

The Best Copycat Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies Recipe Ever

I love those cookies that come in the blue tin.  You know the ones.... we see them during the Holiday season and we eat all of them because they are so so good.  This is the best copycat Royal Dansk Danish butter ...

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rusty nail drink recipe

Rusty Nail Drink Recipe

Just the sound of this drink makes me think about pirates... arrrghhhh... drink your Rusty Nail!  This Rusty Nail drink recipe is super simple.  Just three ingredients and you will be sounding just like a pirate! Step 1: Add ice to a glass.  Add ...

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Coquitto drink recipe

Coquito Drink Recipe

This creamy tropical eggnog with warm cinnamon and cloves, and my personal favorite, rum, is a must for any holiday event.  You will find this Coquito Drink Recipe is really easy to make, so much so, you may want to make it ...

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buttery nipple drink recipe

Buttery Nipple Drink Recipe

This Buttery Nipple Drink Recipe makes the perfect shot, which is on the sweeter side.  This drink isn't heavy on the alcohol but does provide a nice, warm undertone due to the butterscotch schnapps.  Enjoy this anytime of the year. Step 1: Pour the ...

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Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

There's something about a good oatmeal cookie.  It tastes great with everything.  This is no exception.  The Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is big hit.  If you are lucky enough to live near a Potbelly shop, you can easily have these ...

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Nutty Irishman Drink Recipe

Nutty Irishman Drink Recipe

This is a very smooth and addicting drink.  I found several recipes and after a little tinkering, and a lot of drinking, here is what I found to be the best Nutty Irishman Drink Recipe.  A Nutty Irishman combines the flavors of ...

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Publix Key Lime Pie Recipe

Publix Key Lime Pie Recipe

If you have ever been to Publix, then you can relate to this... their key lime pie is wonderful.  It has a very distinct taste.  So, I tried several different recipes and I think this one tastes just like a Publix Key ...

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Rumchata Pudding Shot Recipes

Rumchata Pudding Shot Recipes

If you are not familiar with Rumchata it is a cream liquor that is made from rum, cream and a secret spice blend.  The spices have a hint of cinnamon.  Think about how a graham cracker tastes and that would be close ...

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lemonades girl scout cookie recipe

The easiest Lemonades Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

I am a lazy baker.  I don't like to make cookies that have a lot of steps, or have to be rolled out.  I know, they are usually the best looking, but, what can I say?  I like to make cookies that ...

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Three Olives Loopy Vodka Colada

Three Olives Loopy Vodka Colada

I love this Three Olives Loopy Vodka Colada.  The Three Olives Loopy Vodka tastes just like liquid fruit loops... yes, it really does bring back those childhood breakfast memories (of course those memories of the cereal, not the vodka...).  When the vodka ...

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