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Big Ginger Float Cocktail - the perfect summer sipper from dineanddish.net

It’s THE Cocktail of the Summer!

Every summer I set out to determine what my “signature summer sipper” is going to be. I don’t drink cocktails a lot, but when I do and it’s summer, I want something cool, light and refreshing. One unfortunate summer my summer drink was Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea and Lemonade. Have you ever had that? So good, […]

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Garden Vegetable Roasted Chicken Recipe from dineanddish.net

Our Space {Recipe: Garden Vegetable Roasted Chicken}

I’ll admit it… I have been completely and totally uninspired lately. I’ve lacked interest in cooking and photographing and even writing… nothing blog wise has been giving me that spark. Personally, I’ve been  having a blast with my kids and enjoying the heck out of summer, but when it comes to the “should dos” versus “want to […]

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Being Purposefully Thoughtful with HMK

Do you know those people who are some how naturally thoughtful? Those friends who drop by a coffee exactly when the timing is right, or send you something unexpected, completely out of the blue in the mail? I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many just naturally thoughtful people and each time I […]

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Estes, Colorado Vacation Travel Recap dineanddish.net

Summer Travel Series – Estes Park, CO {Giveaway}

Colorado… oh beautiful, Colorado. As a Kansan, I will say that Colorado is one of the most beautiful states to go to within driving distance for us. It is the perfect vacation spot, especially during the heat of the summer, when you are looking for a place a little cooler for respite from the heat. […]

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Kansas City Local Scene – McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up

Hi friends! I just wanted to let those of you know who are in and around the Kansas City area that I’ll be working with the McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning team at the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle this weekend, June 27th and 28th! If you are in the area, we’d love for you to […]

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Spicy Siracha Shrimp and Fresh California Avocado Salad - because sometimes you want just a little spice in your life!

Some Like It Hot {Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad}

A spicy salad featuring Sriracha Shrimp and Fresh California Avocados. I used to be of the belief that salad toppings, at least for a cold lettuce salad, need to be cold. I really didn’t like the combination of hot toppings and cold salad. I don’t know why, except that maybe those beliefs stemmed from fast […]

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King's Hawaiian Meatball Sub from dineanddish.net

For the Dads {Recipe: Hawaiian Meatball Subs}

A Father’s Day recipe for meatball subs with a Hawaiian touch and made with King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls.  Father’s Day is this weekend… yay dads! Don’t you think dads are the hardest to buy for? I struggle every year for both my husband and my dad when it comes to father’s day gifts. One […]

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Travel Holland Michigan Vacation Guide

Summer Travel Series – Holland, Michigan

Last summer, I posted on Facebook that my family was looking for a family friendly vacation spot within a one day drive from Kansas City. I expected to hear things like Galveston, TX or Minneapolis, MN, but what I didn’t expect was an overwhelming number of people giving the highest accolades to Michigan. People were praising […]

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Pistachio Avocado Quick Bread from dineanddish.net

Pistachio Avocado Quick Bread and a Giveaway!

Diamond Pistachio Nuts and Avocados come together for a tender and flavorful quick bread. The other day I was feeling a bit full of myself, bragging about my love of baking and how even the summer heat doesn’t keep me from turning on the oven. Then, I went into my kitchen and whipped up a loaf […]

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Flavorful Bacon California Avocado Fries by www.dineanddish.net

Recipe: Bacon and California Avocado Fries

Bacon and California Avocado Fries are a flavorful snack or appetizer when you are looking for something just a little bit different! We are almost a week into summer break and my kids are already expecting me to feed them 3 meals a day, plus snacks. What’s up with kids thinking they need to be […]

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