Refreshing sangria (punch) with fruits and berries
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Summer Cocktails to Get You Through Your Next Family Reunion

Family Reunions, you either love them or hate them. Meeting your 6th cousin, 3rd removed for the first time and listening to your great uncle Buzz tell the same joke seven times within the span of an hour has never been more fun. You’re sweating bullets and being encouraged by everyone to awkwardly sit in […]

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Margarita Cocktail Madness – A Salty Past & Must See Recipes

A Salty History A combination of lime juice, triple sec, and of course tequila, margaritas may not be a complicated cocktail but they are an art form. Cursed with a salty past we are still uncertain about the history of the margarita. One of the most popular theories stems all the way back to Mexico in the […]

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7 best steak sauces to make at home

Steak is the gold standard of dinner party fare. Chicken breast is passable, shrimp is nice too, but nothing says, “This is an awesome dinner,” quite like a juicy slab of grilled beef. Everyone has their own secret steps for cooking a great steak, from proper seasoning to knowing that exact moment when glistening cut […]

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Manly Cupcakes: Bacon, maple and whiskey

Everyone likes a little something sweet. Chocolate chip cookies are a perennial favorite.You can’t have a birthday without cake. The best part of holiday meals is going overboard with pie. Cupcakes, however, present a conundrum. These tiny treats are tasty, of course, but their small size and whipped peaks of frosting don’t always fit with […]

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The History of a Pumpkin: Decor, Dessert & Drinks

pumpkin: noun–a large, edible, orange-yellow fruit borne by a coarse vine. Of the gourd family. It’s hot. The air conditioner blows day and night, and you still can’t stop sweating. And then, in one gust, fall blows in with changing leaves and shorter days. You pull out your jeans and sweatshirts. You stock up on […]