Summer Wedding Gift Guide for Brides and Grooms

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Our Favorite Gifts for Summer Weddings Summer is well under way, and for many, that means wedding season! If you’re like us, shopping for the perfect wedding gift can be a daunting task. Of course, every planner will tell you that, as long as you stick to the registry, you’ll be fine. Wedding registries can […]

Summer Entertaining: Fast, Easy, Low Calorie Recipes & Snacks

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You’ve shed the weight to wear the hot swimsuit this summer. You’ve got an amazing sun-kissed glow. You feel great. Now, how to stay away from the hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad you find at every BBQ and poolside party? If you’re looking for quick summer meals, snacks and drinks to enjoy poolside, head […]

Summer Travel: Finding the Best Windsurfing Locations In the World

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Summer is upon us, and for many, that means vacation. While lazy beach days and lounging around the pool works for some, if adventure is on your mind, and you love mastering new water sports, windsurfing can be just the thing. Planning a vacation around sports can be a great option for those more athletically […]

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Lavender Lemon Martini

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Looking for something light and refreshing for your summer cocktail soiree? Try this fragrant, tart cocktail from Waiting on Martha’s Mandy Kellogg Rye. Lavender & Lemon Martini by Mandy Kellogg Rye Ingredients: 2 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Lemon Vodka 1 oz. lavender syrup (or 1-2 drops lavender bitters with simple syrup or agave to taste) […]

How To Make Tabouli: A Gluten Free Salad Recipe With Quinoa


Tabouli, taboule, tabbouleh, and tabouleh…whichever way you spell it, this Levantine cuisine favorite is traditionally made from bulgur wheat, tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, onion, and seasoning.   For those looking to reduce to eliminate wheat from the diet, quinoa makes for a great substitute in this traditional Lebanese salad. Want to make it into a meal, instead of […]

Edible Flowers: A Delicious, Beautiful Way to Spruce Up Salads

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Flowers are a colorful way to add fun to food. Although not all flowers are edible, those that are must usually be purchased from specialty produce markets or supermarkets that carry gourmet produce. Edible flowers can be stored, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator up to a week. Flowers that have been sprayed with pesticides (such […]

5 Signs Your Air Conditioner is Dying

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For homeowners, one of the biggest headaches is appliance shopping, which often comes after an appliance breaks down for good. During the summer months (especially in hot states like Florida or Texas), an even bigger headache is finding out that your air conditioner needs replacing. Here are five signs that you – as a homeowner […]

7 Summer Cocktail Recipes For Picnics, Barbecue, and Grilling


This year, the July 4th holiday falls on a Friday, which means a three day weekend of fun! If you’re one of those fortunate few, get your grill and picnic party on with some Americana themed booze. As the burgers are cooking, the pool splashing, and the sun shining, complete your holiday weekend with these a […]

10 Non Beef Burger Recipes For Summer Grilling

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Everyone loves a good burger and this list provides 10 non beef burger recipes for your summer grilling pleasure

How Long Can You Store or Drink a Sherry Wine?

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Learn How to Drink and Store Sherry Wine Like a Pro If you’re like us, fortified wines like sherry or port are a special treat. Usually after a great meal with friends, we’ll pop open a bottle, pour a bit for everyone, and end up with leftovers. Especially after one of our world famous ‘at […]

How to Avoid Bottle Shock When Buying Winery Direct

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Buying winery direct? Get a better tasting glass by following these simple tips. When buying wine either directly from a vineyard to take home while traveling abroad, or through a winery direct shipping program, you will want to avoid experiencing what is known as bottle shock. Bottle shock is happens when a wine is shaken, […]

Spirit Review: Usquaebach Reserve Premium Scotch Whisky

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Usquaebach Reserve Premium Whisky, Scotland – $39 Up your cocktail game with a 200 year old spirit from Usquaebach (pronounced oos-ke-ba). An iconic Scotch whisky that’s been around since the 18th century, Usquaebach means ‘water of life’ in Gaelic, and was first immortalized by poet Robert Burns in 1791. The bottle is uniquely frosted, with a […]

Big Batch Drinks: Our Favorite Summer Party Cocktail Recipes

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Whether you’re planning for a 4th July weekend block party, complete with fireworks, music, and fun, or just celebrating at the beach, a party-friendly cocktail means fresh ingredients, easy, pre-made punches, and things that go great with barbecue! Here are our top picks for crowd-friendly cocktails that will keep you having fun, and out of […]

Best Summer Gifts for Dads and Grads – Editor Picks


Looking for that last minute gift for Dad, or a college graduate that deserves to be rewarded for all their hard work? We’ve got you covered with our top picks for classy gifts this summer. From ergonomic chef knives to solar powered chargers, fun spice mixes to culinary inspired teas, bacon salt, and wines that go […]

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