Tag Archives: holidays

Red, White and Blue Cocktails

Independence Day is just around the corner so we’re celebrating this week with red, white and blue drinks. Just don’t have them all at once or you may be seeing stars. Tomato Martinis The White Lady White Sangria Blueberry Bramble … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fantastic Fourth

We hope all our fellow state siders get to enjoy the Fourth of July with friends and family, a grill and pool nearby. Remember to have plenty of beer on hand. Here’s a menu with a number of dishes you … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Mimosas for Mom

If our moms lived closer we’d cook up some brunch for them. (If none of the other six siblings from our combined families who live in the area called dibs first.) While we’re featuring a nonalcoholic beverage our moms have … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Ole!

Monday is our favorite food holiday. Well, behind Thanksgiving and Saint Patty’s Day that is. It’s a great excuse to kick back with a margarita and fire up the grill. Get started the day before by soaking the beans and … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Here

If you’re having a crowd over ham is always easier on the budget than lamb. Don’t forget the biscuits for leftovers! Honey-glazed or Molasses and Bourbon Ham Mashed Sweet Potatoes Green Bean Salad Spiced Strawberry Shortcake Don’t forget to make … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Coming

We’ll have a budget-friendly Easter meal next week. This week, we’re going fancy pants. Roasted Lamb with Fennel Lemon Asparagus Duchess Potatoes Challah Lemon Bars

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Sunday Suppers: Irish Memories

We visited Ireland in 2010 and really enjoyed the food. Sure we had a lot of fish and chips and Guinness pies, but we also ate hearty oat bread slathered with marmalade, mussels with rich broth, quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Pomegranate is for Lovers

You can make your own juice for this drink, if you really love someone. We won’t tell if you use store-bought for your Valentine though. The recipe, which calls for vanilla vodka, coffee and chocolate liqueurs as well as pomegranate … Continue reading

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Have a Happy New Year

We’ll be taking it easy on New Year’s Eve, probably having a bottle of sparkling wine at home. While we’ll be drinking it straight, or maybe with a drizzle of limoncello here are our favorite ways to mix it up … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Cranberries Galore

We’re not sure what the shelf life is on cranberry sauce, but it seems like by the time we finish off our batch from Thanksgiving we’re wanting to make another batch for Christmas. The drink above (The Cranberry Cocktail) was … Continue reading

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