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Flinstone Pushup Martini

There is a local gourmet pizzeria that is in downtown Cincinnati that Jim and I head to sometimes on Friday night.  It’s in an area of downtown that until recently you didn’t want to head to unless you were looking for trouble, but thankfully investors have started putting money into the area and a group […]

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Coconut Margarita

Last weekend we went out with friends and we stopped at a local bar and my friend Nicole and I ordered a Coconut Margarita, made with Coconut Tequila.  I had no idea such a thing existed, but I quickly learned I am glad that it does!  This drink was as good as I remembered it […]

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Chicken Facts: A Roosters Crow

Roosters crow all the time. The connection with the sun coming up is a misconception.  They might, on occasion, crow right at dawn.  Foghorn starts his deep loud crow usually 30 minutes before the sun crests the horizon. However, roosters crow whenever they feel like it: morning, noon and night, not to mention afternoon, evening […]

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Chocolate-Coconut Bundt Cake with Ganache Frosting

This is a decadent cake, my only gripe is it sitting in my house!  I really wish you would come over here and help me get rid of it! 🙂 Enjoy!! Ingredients: 18 ounces good quality at-least 60% bittersweet chocolate chips,divided 2/3 cups vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla, divided 1 1/2 cup strong black coffee […]

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Fruit Infused Vodka or Tequila

Don’t know what to do with that extra ripe fruit you have sitting around?  Throw it into a canning jar and cover it with vodka or tequila. Vodka is an obvious choice, but why not use white rum or tequila, brandy or grappa? Don’t go for the really cheap stuff, but don’t splurge either. A […]

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Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

My garden is producing a ton of peppers now, and really how many peppers can one family eat.  Even with my husband in residence.  So, I like to pickle a few jars to stick in the fridge and hand to those wicked sick fiends who like to eat things that fry your mouth! 🙂 Just […]

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The Bravest Silkie in the World

I saw this video and couldn’t get over how cute and touching it was.  Loosing two of my silkie hens to a hawk made it hit close to home and I may have shed a tear!   I am amazed at the amount of time that it had to take to put this video together […]

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Garden’s Are Showing End of Season Blooms

Usually about this time, I am pretty fed up with the garden.  The blooms are fading and the produce is flowing, which means I am in the kitchen canning.  On top of it I usually dread the kids going back to school.  I know what your thinking… WHAT!   However, my boys are either out […]

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Peach Champagne Floats

I am huge fan of champagne.  I love it before dinner, during dinner or at brunch.  Now I can have it as dessert!  I used Graeter’s Summer Peach Ice Cream in this dessert.  Graeter’s is our local ice cream superstar, and they now sell it in several chain grocery sotres.  If  you can find it […]

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Sparkling Orangeade Cocktail

I discovered Efferve european sparkling juice and have fallen in love.  It is made with fresh juice, simple syrup and carbonation.  The perfect cocktail mixer!  There are several different flavors, Orangeade, Lemonade, and their new Pomegranate-Blueberry!  YUM!  Which ever you choose, add fresh fruit to your drink to up the pretty factor. You will have […]

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