recipes

Birthday Cocktails

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With my birthday this week I thought it was only fitting to feature some simple and delish cocktail recipes that I made to celebrate.      Feeling 22 (the necessary nod to the Taylor Swift anthem that will define the next 12 months): It’s kind of like a mojito/fruit punch…

National Raspberry Cake Day!

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Happy National Raspberry Cake Day! (also National Cotton Candy & National Jelly Bean Day!)        To celebrate my favorite flavor for any desserts (or drinks), here is a yummy Raspberry Cake recipe you can try!     Another great summer dessert, derived from Simple Nourished Living, each slice of…

Summer Lemonade Series: Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

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Cool off from the summer heat with our new weekly series of refreshing lemonade recipes. Hope you enjoy!     2 cups of lemon juice (approx 15-20 lemons) 12 oz pack of blackberries 4 cups of simple syrup 2 cups of water   Simple Syrup:   Simple Syrup is easy…

Summer Fruit Pie/Tart Recipe

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Celebrate this weekend with this refreshing and yummy dessert!   INGREDIENTS: FOR THE CRUST The pasty dough is crumbly but will hold together with some kneading. When baking the crust, watch carefully so it does not get too brown. If it starts to darken, place a piece of aluminum foil…

Merica’ Prep // DIY, Decor, Flags + More

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I did not mean to make that rhyme… but whatevs it’s Merica’ decor prep!  Whooooooo!  I can’t wait for the fireworks and an excuse to take off work!  I expect everyone to be reading this with a beer in hand because MERICA! In honor of America and my Patriotic Duty to celebrate…

Recipe // Tequila Cilantro Marinated & Grilled Steak

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This man approved meal is sure to please on your next date or feed the fam night.  I recently made it for my boyfriend and it’s delicious.  Personally I chose a filet but a lot of similar recipes are using flank steak for tacos.  With the filet, you can serve with…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

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  Best. Cookies. Ever.    Mix between the two best desserts, and the cookie part still tastes kind of like dough. Get excited!    INGREDIENTS: FOR THE CRUST 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1/3…

Recipe // Cinnamon Spice Protein Donuts

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  In honor of National Donut Day we rounded up something sweet for you!! (see what I did there?) What better way is there to start your day then with warm, fresh cinnamon sugar donuts? Oh and what if I told you that they were healthy and packed with protein?…

Sparkling Cucumber Limeade

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  Perfect refreshing drink in the hot days of the summer! Adapted from Every Day with Rachel Ray     Servings: 4-6 Ingredients:    1 cup Sugar 1 tbsp Lime Zest (syrup) 1 cup Water 1/4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves 1 cup Fresh Lime Juice (4-6 Limes) 1 Cucumber, thinly sliced…

Miami the broken shaker

Exploring Miami: The Broken Shaker at the Freehand Miami

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I go to Miami …a lot!  And I’m all about exploring new places and trying new things but there is something comforting about finding a regular spot, getting to know the locals, and making traditions!   That spot for me is The Broken Shaker at The Freehand Miami.  It’s a hostel and…