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Grandma’s Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

While growing up, holidays always meant Grandma Van Damme’s Macaroni Salad. My sister and I were always excited if there were leftovers to take home. Eventually, my aunt caught on and started making two batches every holiday. Now, I carry the torch and share this amazing recipe with all of you. Please note that this

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DIY: Solar Bird Bath Fountain

Solar Founatin

As soon as I saw the solar fountain on Amazon, I had to get one. However, finding the right birdbath to go in was very challenging. First of all, most birdbaths are made of large heavy stone and can cost anywhere between $150 – $300. On the other side, many of the birdbaths available online

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Orange Cilantro Margarita

Orange Cilantro Margarita

I made this on Cinco de Mayo and it was great! The main thing I learned about making a good margarita is that you don’t need margarita mix or a big bottle of Cointreau. A true margarita really only needs fresh lime and a sweet element like agave. For this version of margarita, I used

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What happened to Mike’s Lite Lemonade?

Truly Lemonade

As I previously noted, 2020 has been taken away many things from us. That came apparent when we realized the Mike’s Hard Lite Lemonade disappeared. What happened to Mikes Hard Lite Lemonade? Well, after seeing it disappear from the shelves of our local Total Wine, I did some research. I actually contacted Mikes Hard Lemonade

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Chamucos Reposado Review

Chamucos Reposado Review

This tequila review is dedicated to the scariest thing of all; 2020. We have lived through so much this year. So many holidays have been essentially canceled. With Halloween finally falling on a Saturday night, it is almost ghoulishly cruel that many won’t be able to celebrate like we used to. So, maybe it is

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Classic Pea Salad

Pea Salad

Over the years, this has become of my favorite salads that my mom used to make. I still have the recipe written down on an index card, but have since updated it just a bit. Hoping that we will return to a world where there are parties and Summer BBQs soon, I decided to publish

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Instant Pot Chili

Instapot Saute

Here we go! My first official use of the InstantPot. I decided to make one of my favorite things, so I would still eat if anything went disastrously wrong. Ingredients: 1 Pound of Ground Beef1 Can Diced Tomatoes1 Small Can Tomato Paste1 Can of Black Beans2 Cans Pinto Beans1/2 White Onion1 1/2 cups mixed peppers1/2

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Grand Orendain Reposado Tequila Review

Gran Orendain Reposado

This tequila is another discovery that came from attending the tequila festival in Seattle. I had actually seen the less expensive variety at a local liquor store, but not until about a year or so ago did I start to see the Gran Orendain pop up at my Total Wine. The thing I like most

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Dulce Vita Flavored Tequila Review

Dulce Vida Pineapple Tequila

I have always been a fan of sweet things, especially anything pineapple. So, I have become a fan of the pineapple jalapeno margarita. After passing by this bottle at the store several times, I finally broke down and made the purchase. The first thing I would say is that this flavored tequila is not overly