Lemonade Stand: Great summer activity (recipe)

Check out this lemonade stand! Isn’t it just the cutest? We won it this weekend at the auction to benefit our kids’ schools, and I could not be happier. Love the design, the vintage lemon pictures and the basket of goodies that came with. Very creative and the kids will have a great time this

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Sunday Sangria (recipe)

Today’s mother-daughter Valentine’s Day party called for a little adult beverage. Something light. Something fruity. Something like Sangria. Sangria Thanks to suggestions from Lisa and Peggy, I thought I would look up a recipe and see what I could pull together. I had a load of citrus from our Frog Hollow Farms CSA box this

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Gadget Day: Serrated peeler (recipe: Limoncello)

Last Christmas, Santa put a lovely new Oxo serrated peeler in my stocking, just in time for my annual Limoncello-making marathon. As I pulled it out on January 1st, I was reminded of just how much I enjoy this gadget. I wrote about different kinds of peelers back in September. Specific peelers are good for

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Cocktails from BlogHer08

In addition to great sessions and learning all sorts of useful tips, going to BlogHer 2008 has also meant the opportunity to socialize like an adult, at a bar, with cocktails. So, rather than tell you about what we ate at BlogHer (actually, the food was pretty good for a conference at a hotel), I

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Strawberry Margarita, on the rocks (recipe)

Remember on Sunday, when I told you about the big box o’organic strawberries from CostCo? Well, turns out, if you don’t eat them quickly, they kind of turn to mush. So, we are racing against time, and tonight’s recipe is just one way I am using them: Strawberry Margarita Rocks 2 cups strawberries, hulled and

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Watermelon limoncelloade (recipe)

Since watermelon may increase your libido, I thought a drink using this licopene rich fruit was in order. Starting with a recipe I found in Everyday Food, I designed this summer drink to use an overripe watermelon and an over abundance of limoncello. Hope you enjoy! 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup fresh mint

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