What to do in Key West
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blue moon margarita

Blue Moon Margarita

Imagine sipping a drink as blue as the ocean.  You can hear the ocean and the sound of steel drums.  Are you in heaven?  In Key West?  In your back yard?  This Blue Moon Margarita will transport you to paradise no matter ...


margaritaville frozen concoction maker

3 Must Make Drinks Using the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker

When we remodeled our basement a few years ago, we added a Tiki Bar.  Our own version of Margaritaville.  We rushed out and bought our own Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker.  But, I struggled to find really good recipes.  When we were in ...


strawberry daiquiri mix

Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

Store bought Strawberry Daiquiri mix is sweet and filled with lots of sugar.  It is so easy to make your own and you don't have to wait for strawberries to be in season. Step 1: In a blender add strawberries, sugar, hot water and ...


margarita cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

After making homemade margarita mix, I became obsessed on the many different ways I could use it.  These margarita cupcakes are easy to make, since they start with a mix.  But, best of all, they can be taken to parties and work, ...


margarita ice cream

Margarita Ice Cream

Margarita Ice Cream.... doesn't that sound heavenly?  It is so easy to make and best of all, you don't need an ice cream maker. Step 1: Whisk together lime juice, tequila and triple sec.  Fresh lime juice is best, but if you don't have ...


margarita mix

Homemade Margarita Mix

Homemade margarita mix... let that sink in.  It is really as yummy as it sounds.  A good, no a great drink starts with really good ingredients and a margarita is no exception.  Fresh is always best and this mix you will find ...


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 ...


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, ...


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? ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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