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beer bread recipe

Beer Bread Recipe

This is a great quick bread recipe.  Basically four ingredients and you have wonderful, rich bread that goes great with a bowl of chili or stew.  This dense bread also makes a great salami sandwich. Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine the ...

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apple pie drink with everclear

Apple Pie Drink with Everclear

I cannot tell you how many years it has been since I had Everclear, but this drink changed my thinking.  If you are not able to get Everclear in your area, feel free to use any high proof vodka.  This drink makes, ...

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libby's pumpkin pie recipe

The Best Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I am a true fan of pumpkin pie.  When Fall arrives, I know it's time for pumpkin pie.  I have tried many versions, and all fall short of the original Libby's Pumpkin Pie recipe.  The secret?  Molasses.  The original recipe used molasses, ...

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cream cheese chicken stuffed peppers

Low Carb Cream Cheese Chicken Stuffed Peppers

If you notice, I have many low carb recipes on this blog.  I try to follow a reduced carb diet versus a totally low carb diet.  I try to find recipes that offer healthy versions of my favorite foods.  Mexican food is ...

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bailey's chocolate chip dip

Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Dip

Yep, Bailey's Chocolate Chip Dip... goes great with everything.  Dip in your favorite cookie, cracker or fruit.  Bailey's and chocolate always make any sweet treat taste better.  This makes about a cup, but the good news it does store in the refrigerator ...

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bailey's Irish cream

Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

I am totally in love with Bailey's Irish Cream.  A bit in my coffee... who's kidding, a lot in my coffee, and it's an awesome cup of coffee.  But, I don't like the high prices of Bailey's Irish Cream.  This recipe allows ...

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bisquick cheeseburger pie recipe

Tex-Mex Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie Recipe

The original Bisquick Cheeseburger pie recipe sends me straight back to my childhood.  It was a staple on the dinner table at least once a week.  It was cheap, quick and filling.  But ... boring.  I have taken the original and spiced ...

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kinky liqueur drink recipes

9 Awesome Kinky Liqueur Drink Recipes

The flavored vodka trend has been one of my favorites.  Honestly, it allows me to try different flavors and brands without too much guilt.  When I found the Kinky brand, well I simply had to try it based on the name alone.  ...

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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 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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