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lorna doone cookie recipe

Lorna Doone Cookie Recipe 3 Ways

When I was little, grown-ups ate Lorna Doone cookies.  They were elegant and served with tea, well at least at my house.  Today, I still think of them as a special treat.  Let's explore Loran Doone cookie recipe made three ways.  Pick ...

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gin rickey drink recipes

Gin Rickey Drink Recipes

Yep, I am a gin drinker.  The classic gin and tonic is one of my favorite cocktails.  It's crisp, light and refreshing.  That said, I hadn't tried a Gin Rickey and now, well, it's my new favorite.  After looking at these Gin ...

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snowball cookies without nuts recipe

Snowball Cookies without Nuts Recipe

Bite size cookies are a special treat.  Especially with a cup of Cuban coffee.  This Snowball Cookies without nuts recipe is so easy you will always have a treat on hand.  This recipe makes about 2 dozen.  If you need more, feel ...

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Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite snacks.  But these really caught my eye and so glad they did.  The fresh twist using wontons made these taste yummy.  Perfect for any tailgate or party!  These jalapeño popper wonton cups will be your ...

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blue chair bay rum

3 Great Ways to Drink Blue Chair Bay Rums

I love hearing the stories behind a product, the music, a business.  It makes the connection between you and them, much more real.  When you connect with one of these stories... it sticks with you.  That is how I feel about Kenny ...

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Chinese lemon chicken

Chinese Lemon Chicken

Maybe I am the only one who buys too many lemons, but there comes a time when you have to use them.  Use them before you loose them.  Chinese Lemon Chicken is the perfect way to use up those extra lemons. Step 1: Add ...

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key lime ice cream

Key Lime Ice Cream

Key Lime anything is so refreshing.  When you are not on the Island, trying to recreate that vibe can be difficult.  But, this Key Lime Ice cream will immediately transport you back to Key West and the tropics.  It is perfect on ...

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Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Copycat Famous Amos Cookie Recipe

I love Famous Amos cookies.  They were really small and came in a bag, filled with chocolate goodness.  The best way to eat these tiny heavenly snacks was to pop them into a microwave for a few seconds, to soften them and ...

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banana pudding recipe with chessman cookies

Banana Pudding Recipe with Chessman Cookies

Banana pudding brings back so many childhood memories.  It's layers of pudding, Nilla wafers and whipped cream.  Let the pudding soften the cookies and, well, you are in heaven right?  I thought the banana pudding of my childhood needed a little updating. ...

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brass monkey drink recipe

Brass Monkey Drink Recipe

I love spy stories.  The history behind the Brass Monkey drink recipe is filled with intrigue and, well, spies. History The year is 1942 and inside the Brass Monkey Club, H.E. Rasske is smuggling Allied men and weapons into China.  Japanese Secret Service connect ...

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key lime icebox cake

Key Lime Icebox Cake

When it's hot outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.  But, when you want cake, what should you do? I suggest, making an icebox cake.  The oven stays off and the end result is a yummy ...

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fuzzy navel

The Fuzzy Navel – Orange you Glad?

The Fuzzy Navel brings back so many memories.  It was a popular drink in the 1980's and found a special place in my heart.  In essence the drink is equal parts peach schnapps and orange juice.  Pretty easy to make and honestly, ...

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Sriracha honey meatballs

Sriracha Honey Meatballs

This recipe makes insanely hot or slightly hot meatballs.  It just depends on how much honey you choose to add.  I enjoy food with a medium heat level.  The first time I made this, it was... well... too hot.  My tip is ...

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chili lime chicken tacos

Chili Lime Chicken Tacos

I love tacos.  I love chicken. I love spice.  I love... well, you get the idea.  Chili Lime Chicken Tacos is the answer to my cravings.  So easy to make I will probably make this a lot this summer.  You will too. Step ...

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grilled pineapple salsa

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Nothing says summer like grilling.  That said, I found a recipe for Grilled Pineapple Salsa, that goes with not just chips, but Chili Lime Chicken Tacos.  The grilled pineapple adds a smokey flavor and the jalapeño adds the perfect spicy bite. I chose ...

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white chocolate chip key lime island cookie recipe

White Chocolate Chip Key Lime Island Cookie Recipe

I was inspired by the recipe on the back of the package of white chocolate chips to make this version.  The original recipe, I thought, considered the Island to be Hawaii and I wanted my Island cookies to reflect Key West.  So... ...

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fruit salsa

Fruit Salsa

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner which means the stores are full of fresh fruit.  Yay... fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries... well you get the idea.  Here is a quick and absolute yummy treat to make with all of ...

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hennessy drink recipes

5 Hennessy Drink Recipes for Summer

It's summertime and you are spending more time outside ... poolside, backyard, or even your Tiki Bar.  What you need are some really good cocktail recipes.  After all, beer and wine can be a little boring.  Try one of these Hennessy drink ...

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subway raspberry cheesecake cookie recipe

Copycat Subway Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Recipe

This copycat Subway Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie recipe makes the best cookies.  I made a batch and took them to work and they were gone ... almost instantly.  Everyone raved about the taste of the cookies and, well how gosh darn good they ...

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cuban black bean soup

Cuban Black Bean Soup – A taste of Key West

When you are in Key West, you know it.  Not because it's warm and there are palm trees everywhere.  You know you are in Key West because of the food, the smells, the music and ... well let's face it... the vibe. ...

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scooby snack drink recipe

Scooby Snack Drink Recipe

This green shot reminds me a lot of a Pina Colada.  The coconut and pineapple, obviously are a reoccurring theme in tropical drinks and shots.  The melon liqueur add an unexpected freshness to this shot.  This Scooby Snack drink recipe will be ...

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bushwacker drink recipe

Bushwacker Drink Recipe

Think of this drink as a creamy chocolate pina colada.  Yep, the Bushwacker drink recipe is that good.  But, a quick word of caution, these don't taste like they have much alcohol so they go down very easy.  Take it easy with ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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