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Quinoa Summer Salad – Gluten Free Recipe

Quinoa Summer Salad – Gluten Free Recipe

A delicious and healthy new summer recipe for entertaining gluten-free guests that everyone will LOVE! Good options for crowd pleasing alternatives to pastas are hard to find.  However, quinoa is a perfect solution and is a tasty base for summer salads. This colorful, Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad is a festive way to blend vegetables and…

Summer Blueberry Crumble Recipe

Summer Blueberry Crumble Recipe

It’s blueberry season and time to take advantage of the this great tasting, good for you, super food. Blueberries are on most food guru’s top ten list and are usually the only food on the list you can use to make a delicious dessert – unless salmon or broccoli pie floats your boat. This dessert…

The Hottest Picks For Summer 2016

The Hottest Picks For Summer 2016

6 Hot Looks and Cool Products For Summer 2016 Please enjoy this post from our contributor Madison Leigh.  We love each one of these hot summer looks and cool products. They’re great for women of any age! 1. Floppy Hats – Floppy hats in my opinion look amazing on a beach or any “summer-y” place!…

Apple Pie Shots for All-American Summer Celebrations

Apple Pie Shots for All-American Summer Celebrations

  The perfect All-American treat for 4th of July celebrations. If you’re hosting friends and family for the upcoming long holiday weekend, boy do we have a sweet idea for you. Dessert shots that combine two all-American favorites: bourbon and apple pie, are the perfect way to toast America’s 240th Birthday. Cheers to Jim Beam®…

Easy Summer BBQ Menu with Recipes

Easy Summer BBQ Menu with Recipes

  Please enjoy this easy, delicious and economical menu for feeding a hungry crowd this holiday weekend. Summer is officially underway and with the long holiday weekend coming up, be sure to plan ahead with delicious ways to feed family and guests who will be celebrating with you. As hosts, one of our greatest pleasures…

Cranberry Lemon Summer Zinger Cocktail Recipe

Cranberry Lemon Summer Zinger Cocktail Recipe

Cool Cocktail Recipe For Summer Sipping! We love this cool Cranberry Lemon Summer Zinger cocktail for simple, yet special summer entertaining.  It’s a tart treat that will tantalize your tastebuds, and refresh your guests on a hot summer day.  Fresh lemonade and cranberry are a great match for mixing an All-American cocktail – perfect for celebrating…

Bourbon Summer Slush Cocktail Recipe

Bourbon Summer Slush Cocktail Recipe

Today is National Bourbon Day, so we thought it appropriate to share a cool summer cocktail featuring this All-American spirit. HISTORY: On May 4, 1964, the United States Congress recognized bourbon whiskey as a “distinctive product of the United States” by concurrent resolution. Bourbon may be produced anywhere in the United States where it is…

3 Summer Party Looks You Will Want To Wear!

3 Summer Party Looks You Will Want To Wear!

3 Super Summer Party Looks You Will Want To Wear! I spend hours searching the net for trends and inspiration on what to buy each season to update my wardrobe. This season I found my answers for summer from fellow bloggers, fashionistas and friends that I connect with each day online. I’m pleased to feature…

Four Healthier Dip and Chip Recipes For Summer

Four Healthier Dip and Chip Recipes For Summer

Four ways to enjoy healthier chip and dip eating this summer. Memorial Day is fast approaching, and with it the official kick-off to summer parties, BBQ’s, and weekend trips to the beach. Whether it’s family or friends, I host every weekend and chips and dip are a stable on the menu. Since we eat so…

Playful Summer Bags From Kate Spade

Playful Summer Bags From Kate Spade

Playful summer bags from Kate Spade. Although today is only March 1st, we are longing for summer.  Dreams of warm summer days strolling on the boardwalk, going to the movies and enjoying cool treats, makes us yearn for Memorial Day so we can officially kick-off summer. In our opinion, summer is a state of mind…

S’mores Summer Party Fun!

S’mores Summer Party Fun!

Here’s a great way to add extra fun to the weekend and have some good old fashion fun. Invite the neighbors over for a S’More Summer Party! This one’s really easy, you will only need to buy a few items: marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers and skewers.  Then add a few ghost stories and you’re on…

Summer String Bean Salad

Summer String Bean Salad

The late summer harvest has lots to offer in the way of fresh produce; so make sure to enjoy all of August’s treats before they’re gone!  If you visit the farmer’s markets or your local grocer, you will notice an abundance of fresh string beans (aka green beans.)  We just love them.  You can’t beat…

Summer Cookout Mussels Recipe

Summer Cookout Mussels Recipe

Photo Credit:  Samuel Joubert Summer cookouts are one of our favorite ways to celebrate with family and friends.  Before the summer comes to an end and the kids head back to school, try something really special.  Our friends at Unibroue are sharing a really amazing seafood recipe. It’s a fabulous dish to serve for some…

Summer BBQ: Guinness Blonde + Good Friends

Summer BBQ: Guinness Blonde + Good Friends

Summer BBQ: Guinness Blonde + Good Friends  Disclosure:  Party Bluprints has partnered with Guinness to bring you these original party tips and ideas. I know the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is true, because summer is always over in the blink of an eye. I can’t believe it’s already August! I always think…

Citrus Fizz Summer Hydration or Libation!

Citrus Fizz Summer Hydration or Libation!

Our friends at A Bullseye View have shared this bright and bubbly drink with us today.  It’s the perfect pick-me-up when you need hydration from the summer heat.  It can also be turned into a super cocktail, if the moment calls for it, with the addition of a floral gin or simple vodka. Feel free…

Easy DIY Photo Booth For Outdoor Summer Parties!

Easy DIY Photo Booth For Outdoor Summer Parties!

Want to incorporate the fun of a photo booth without the constraints and expense of a traditional photo booth? Here’s our answer and it’s so easy to do: A DIY Outdoor Photo Booth!  It’s easy to create party fun and memories that will last forever. How To Instructions: 1.    Search your basement, your mom’s basement…

Easy Summer Quesadilla and Tequila Dinner Party

Easy Summer Quesadilla and Tequila Dinner Party

  This is one of the easiest parties you will ever host.  Light up the grill, shake up some tequila and enjoy the fun that ensues! Although we consider all year “grilling season”, the most popular time for grilling is summer. Steaks, burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage are all easy items to throw on the…

7 Summer Recipes With Cherries!

7 Summer Recipes With Cherries!

Photo Credit: David Sandomeno “Life is a bowl of cherries” – so let’s enjoy them! Recently, my Aunt Fran shared a few gorgeous photos of my cousin’s cherry tree on facebook.  Cousin David lives in Northern California and is passionate about growing organic food on his family’s land.  I was so inspired by these photos,…

Summer Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes

Summer Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes

If you are ready to start enjoying the summer tomatoes that are coming to market and ripening on the vines in home gardens,    we have a simple yet special recipe for you!  Serve it with fresh bread, arugula salad and a nice bottle of Chianti – we love DaVinci Chianti Reserva. Cheers to the…

3 HOT Summer Trends To Look Out For!

3 HOT Summer Trends To Look Out For!

Here are three HOT Summer trends you should look out for this summer, as spotted by Maddie Leigh, our resident teen trend expert! 1. PATTERNED ROMPERS: Rompers are perfect for summer, especially because they are super comfy.  They can be dressed up if you are going out with some friends for dinner or worn more casually…

Cool Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad

Cool Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad

This refreshing and cool cumber and dill salad can be prepared and chilled two hours before serving. It’s a cinch to make, and pairs perfectly with any grilled meat or fish.  Enjoy the recipe below, and try it out at your next celebration! 5 TIPS: Use English cucumbers if you can find them. If cucumbers…

Summer Strawberry Salad Recipe

Summer Strawberry Salad Recipe

Image credit:  California Strawberries Strawberries are one of the first fruits to appear at farmers markets in spring and early summer.  Perfectly ripe strawberries are best eaten out of hand, of course, but they also make great additions to salads and plenty of desserts.  I can’t wait to serve this delicious Summer Strawberry Salad at my…

10 Activities to Make The Most of Your Summer

10 Activities to Make The Most of Your Summer

At the end of every summer, I think it’s important to look back and say you made the best of the season, no matter what your age. Summer is different for me now that I’m working, but I still try to enjoy it with a fun and free disposition. I make sure to plan special…

Grilled Pound Cake A La Mode – Summer Recipe

Grilled Pound Cake A La Mode – Summer Recipe

We love this dessert because it’s so simple to make, but looks so special (and it tastes just as special.) The grilled pound cake serves as the base – its crunchy exterior hides a soft buttery interior, both tastes and textures are equally delicious in combination with the refreshing sweet flavors of the berries and…

Top 10 Feel Your Best Beauty Tips For Everyday and Summer Parties!

Top 10 Feel Your Best Beauty Tips For Everyday and Summer Parties!

Samantha Gerard, our resident millennium expert, shares her beauty routine for feeling confident, unique and beautiful before she steps out to celebrate this spring and summer.  #RockYourLegs I think I speak for everyone in the New York City (and the entire country for that matter!) when I say I am especially excited for the beginning…

Nautical Tablescape – Summer Seafood Dinner Party

Nautical Tablescape – Summer Seafood Dinner Party

Take a summer night, add some seafood, mix in a group of friends and family and you will have a PARTY TO REMEMBER! This summer make sure to gather your crew together and enjoy a night under the stars with some delicious seafood.  Keep it simple with steamed crabs, a garden salad, fresh bread and…

Grilled Steak Tostadas – Easy Summer Dinner Idea!

Grilled Steak Tostadas – Easy Summer Dinner Idea!

I love this recipe because it’s simple to make, and perfect for summer entertaining.   It feels more special than your typical taco and for me it’s less work. I discovered the recipe at Lawrys.com.  It’s a wonderful recipe resource, so be sure to check its inspirations for the Family Table, Food for the Soul,…

Tequila Melon Balls – Super Summer Appetizer and Cocktial in One!

Tequila Melon Balls – Super Summer Appetizer and Cocktial in One!

Try this refreshing treat with a kick. Adults only please, tequila spiked watermelon sprinkled with fresh lime juice and coarse salt is a cocktail and appetizer all in one!  When you’re done with your treat, enjoy the liquid that’s leftover, watermelon infused tequila.  Cheers to summer.   Tequila Melon Ballers Makes 18 Ingredients 1 seedless…

3 Amazing Watermelon Cocktails For Summer!

3 Amazing Watermelon Cocktails For Summer!

Watermelon tastes like summer – it’s the perfect flavor to feature in your summer cocktails. Thanks to our friends at Casa Noble Tequila we are able to share three delicious recipes for doing just this.  With these cocktails you can WOW your guests by creating a Watermelon Tequila Bar at your next party! The Noble…

How To Make and Serve Grilled Summer Peaches

How To Make and Serve Grilled Summer Peaches

July is prime peach season and calendars across the country are full of peach parties and peach festivals, especially here in NJ.  So in keeping with the “peachy” spirit, I thought I would share a simple, delicious and versatile way to enjoy this summer fruit! 3 Ways To Enjoy Grilled Peaches APPETIZER: Serve grilled peaches…

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