Traditional Caipirinha

traditional caipirinha

Traditional Caipirinha Have you heard of cachaça, the sugar cane hard liquor used in my new favorite cocktail, Caipirinha (pronounced kie-purr-een-ya)? Cachaça is similar to rum, but it’s different – the flavor is distinct and strong. And delicious. The traditional caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail – and for good reason,

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Jalapeno & Cucumber Gin & Tonic

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Jalapeno & Cucumber Gin & Tonic Hi there! Thank you for stopping by to check out my latest and greatest drink recipe…just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This is the perfect alternative to green beer and shots of Jameson (not that there’s anything wrong with that.) This drink is for

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The Girls. The Bad and The Ugly. (When Friendships Go Wrong)

The Girls The Bad and The Ugly

I knew it would happen at some point. The idyllic little bubble of 12 year-old friendships: sleepovers, crushes, instagram, movies. It doesn’t last forever. Friendships don’t (always) last forever. I know that. I’ve lived that. I expect that. Being on the lookout for it doesn’t make it any easier to

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As I Was Saying…

As I was saying...

As I was saying… If you want to take great photos of fireworks… Wait. What? At the end of January? So, it’s been a while. I took a break. A long break. Actually, I went on vacation right after writing

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How to Take Photos of Fireworks

How to Take Photos of Fireworks

I have been trying for at least four years to take great photos of fireworks. None of my attempts have been successful. The last time, in 2012 (because the fireworks were rained out last year) I had my tripod set up, my slow shutter speed and low ISO set, I

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Can This Unorganized Girl Find Structure?

#AskAwayFriday Structure

It’s back…another #AskAwayFriday and this week I’m swapping with Beth from Structure in an Unstructured Life. Maybe it’s serendipitous, maybe it’s a sign (to get my act together and get some structure in my life) but Beth is the third blogger I’ve swapped with who is ultra-organized and loves making

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Roasted Corn & Jalapeño Salsa

Roasted Corn & Jalapeño Salsa

Roasted Corn & Jalapeño Salsa Each summer our menu changes a bit…like many, we take advantage of the fresh vegetables and local produce available during the too-brief summer we have in the northeast. One of our family favorites is Roasted Corn & Jalapeño Salsa. Its a simple, delicious recipe that

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Grilling with Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life

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Grilling with Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life   Today for #AskAwayFriday I’m swapping questions with Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life. We are doing the questions a little bit differently today…we are swapping 5 questions. Lighter, yes, in numbers only. Don’t feel like you are missing out…Michelle

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#AskAwayFriday with Cookies!

kids #AskAwayFriday

Friday’s are just so absolutely fabulous…Why you may ask?…because it is time to enjoy another amazing week of #AskAwayFriday! What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…#AskAwayFriday was created by Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10

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