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Festive Tailgating: Tips & Recipes

FESTIVE WEEKEND TAILGATING    It is Football time again and although I have to admit, I don’t track the rankings until literally days before the actual Super Bowl, I do LOVE this time of year for the mere fact that there are so many opportunities to do what I love: Entertain. Getting together with neighbors and […]

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Product Pick: Designer Ice

As we enjoy the last days of the summer season, this week’s product pick is selected to keep your cool. These ice forms allow you to freeze your favorite flavored water or wow your guests with designer ice for their beverage. The size and shape are best used in pitchers, punch bowls or larger tumblers and actually melt […]

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MVP Bloody Mary Bar

Bloody Mary’s are a tradition in my family, a staple at all our get togethers.  I remember Sunday Brunch’s with various pitchers of fresh homemade mix on my Grandparents kitchen counter. My Aunts & Uncles pouring a tall glass and adding dashes of this, splashes of that, a few of these then stirring it all together […]

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Vanilla Lemonade Sipper Recipe

  VANILLA LEMONADE SIPPER 1 part Mandarin Vodka 2 parts Vanilla Simple Syrup {see previous post for recipe} 3 parts Italian Sparkling Lemonade Ice to chill Lemon Zest for garnish Tall Glass Mix Simple Syrup, Vodka and Ice in shaker. Shake to chill. Pour into tall glass and top with Sparkling Lemonade. Top with Lemon Zest. […]

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Vanilla Mint Soda Sipper Recipe

VANILLA MINT SODA SIPPER RECIPE INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup {recipe below} 6-8 fresh picked mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish tonic water crushed Ice berries for garnish tall glass Shady Tree in Your Favorite Garden METHOD In a tall glass muddle the mint leaves together with Vanilla Simple Syrup. Add Ice to 3/4 […]

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Raspberry Rosemary Summer Sipper

A big part of entertaining is being the best host you can be so, I always like to offer my guests a beverage to sip on during an event. So here is the Suggested Sip of the Week recipe, with alcohol and non-alcoholic versions. RASPBERRY ROSEMARY SUMMER SIPPER Previous Recipes include: Basil Grapefruit Sipper, Thyme […]

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Cocktail Recipe: The Garden Party Sipper {#GardenPartyChat}

Tonight’s An Appealing Plan  #GardenPartyChat on Twitter {Wednesday 8P EST} topic will be Celebrating Fourth Of July. Seems pretty straight forward right? Problem is turns out we all have our own version of what this means. {Join us on twitter here} As a proper host, I of course would like to offer my guests a beverage to […]

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Provence Lavender Cocktails At the Museum

Provence Lavender Cocktails At the Museum

The Theme: An Evening in Paris The Venue: The new space of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in downtown Tampa. “The Cube” as it is called is magnificent. I huge change from their previous location and will make an impact on you each time you are able to enter the space. The reason to […]

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Garden Inspired Reading

GROW COOK EAT Grow Cook Eat will inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also […]

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Tangerine Thyme Cocktail Recipe

If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again. At least that was the theme for this Spring Herb inspired cocktail. Luckily we were heading to a friends’ home for the Cinco/Derby weekend and I would have a few people to play with me. Taste testing versions #1 & #2 till we agreed […]

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