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Make Your Own: Sweet & Spicy Beer Shooters

To help celebrate the ongoing Soccer Championship Game, you may be looking for some authentic Mexican recipes to share with family and friends. Traditionally, a Michelada cocktail is served throughout Mexico and Latin America so it would perfect for watching soccer matches. A Michelada is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, and assorted…

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Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Spring is well underway and it's hot already! Ah! I love this time of year though, so I'm hanging in there. It's only going to get hotter...like barely can breathe out your nose it's so hot. HA! The heat is definitely worse in Louisiana. I'm working hard on some new recipes to keep us all…

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4 Easy Snack Tray Ideas to (Quickly) Entertain Guests

Entertaining doesn't have to be overwhelming. It can be as simple as chips and salsa, tea and muffins, or sharing a cup of coffee. Now, I'm not talking about throwing a dinner party or feeding friends a meal. What I am talking about is hosting some of your favorite people over for snacks. The reason…

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Welcome Spring with a Blackberry Pineapple Smash Cocktail!

Guess what?! Spring is here! It's been the longest winter of my life and maybe yours too. Yes, the snow was awesome and the gumbo was tasty. But, at some point, spring fever set in for me. I pulled out my bright white sofa covers back in January and starting creating new cocktails. I was…

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5 (Refreshing) Cocktails to Get You Ready for Spring

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Guys? Guess what?! Spring will be here really, really soon and I cannot wait. This past winter was long and rough for a lot of reasons. Now that spring is blooming I'm excited for what's ahead for my business and my life. Hopefully you're feeling the same way. To get you ready, I've decided to…

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“Better for You” Lasagna

It's so easy to make better choices when it comes to food. When you cook at home you can easily make modifications to recipes to meet you and your family's needs. I'm always looking for ways to take classic meals and make them better. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. This "Better for…

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Hurricane Punch

There is no mistaking - I love making pretty food and drinks! It's so much fun to get in the kitchen and see what I can create next. Occasionally, I create food twists by swapping out items or trying out variations of a classic recipe. What I love about making cocktails and drinks is that…

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The Pink Drink

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Spring starts March 20 and it cannot come soon enough. You already know how much I dislike winter. Just give me summer all the time! Believe it or not, we've had a real winter in Louisiana. We even had a little snow before it was technically winter and now the cold has set in. My…

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Meal Plan – Week 2

So that's me after I cleaned out my fridge and saw what I had on hand to cook. (Yes, my sweater got dirty but nothing is perfect.) That's how I start off the weekends. Now, it's Sunday evening and that means it's time for another meal plan. I've already planned, shopped, and now there is…

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Meal Plan – Week 1

Wow! It's already 2018! I took some time off to get creative, spend quality time with family but now I'm back. The end of 2017 was a success for this blog and it's motivated me to keep moving, keep pushing, and keep writing. I ended the year with this party plan and a quick look…

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About Me

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.