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Watermelon Daiquiris

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!4th of July.  For all of us here in the States, that means a mid-summer vacation day, BBQ’s with friends and of course fireworks.  Ah, fireworks.  I have good memories of going to the fireworks show every year with my family.  I remember sitting on a hillside waiting for it to get dark enough for the show to start.  I’m pretty sure I would ask my mom what time it was about every minute or so.  Ah, the joys of parenthood, right?  Haha…I kid!  I’m sure it would be fun to see the excitement on your kids’ faces when they see fireworks for the first time.  Or maybe they would just run away crying.Continue Reading »

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Loaded with fresh blueberries, these Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins are a great way to start the day!

Loaded with fresh blueberries, these Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins are a great way to start the day!Back in the winter, I mentioned how my wife and I joined a local curling club.  It’s a crazy sport, and I still chuckle to myself that I am now a curler.  But we love it!  It’s a fascinating combination of skill and sheer insanity, but it works.  (I mean, who decides to create a sport where you launch 44-pound granite rocks down a sheet of frozen ice??)  Continue Reading »

Caramel Chai Tiramisu

This Caramel Chai Tiramisu is a fun twist on a classic Italian dessert!

This Caramel Chai Tiramisu is a fun twist on a classic Italian dessert!I was talking with one of my friends the other day about favorite desserts.  He was making a solid argument for cookies.  More specifically, his favorite was a chewy chocolate peanut butter cup cookie.  They’re delicious, easy to make and can be eaten with one hand.  Ok, I had a hard time arguing with that logic.  Any dessert that can be eaten with one hand deserves bonus points.  And I admit that chocolate and peanut butter is indeed a delicious combination.Continue Reading »

Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

Beat the summer heat with a cold glass of this Watermelon Mint Iced Tea!

Beat the summer heat with a cold glass of this Watermelon Mint Iced Tea!“Would you like sweetened or unsweetened?”  Huh?  Oh yeah, there is such a thing as unsweetened tea.  I grew up in the deep South.  Charleston, SC.  Raleigh, NC.  (Ok, Raleigh isn’t deep south…but it’s still very southern.)  Baton Rouge, LA.  Tea just comes sweetened in these places.  You don’t have to ask.  (In fact, you have to ask for unsweetened tea.)  But up here in the Northeast, tea comes unsweetened.  And more often than not, sweet tea isn’t even an option.  You have to grab a sugar packet and make your own.  I don’t mind at all, but it’s strange little things like this that make me miss the South!Continue Reading »