It’s THE Cocktail of the Summer!

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

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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Summer Travel Series – Estes Park, CO {Giveaway}

Estes, Colorado Vacation Travel Recap dineanddish.net

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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Summer Travel Series – Holland, Michigan

Travel Holland Michigan Vacation Guide

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 and a Giveaway!

Pistachio Avocado Quick Bread from dineanddish.net

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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Recipe: Bacon and California Avocado Fries

Flavorful Bacon California Avocado Fries by www.dineanddish.net

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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Coffee Tuesdays with Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads

PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread in Blueberry

Recently, I started hosting a weekly coffee hour for friends at my house. It has been a really great chance for anyone who needs a quick break in their morning to come over and relax for a bit while catching up with friends. I’m calling it “Two Handed Coffee Hour” – inspired by a blog post…

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Memorial Day Gratitude

Fireworks at the Liberty Memorial Memorial Day Celebration in Kansas City

“God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her, and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam God bless America, My home sweet home.” Irving Berlin My deepest heartfelt gratitude to those who currently serve our country, those fallen…

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2014 Summer of Fun Bucket List

Dine and Dish 2014 Summer of Fun Bucket List Summer activities for kids

Hi friends! Sorry for the silence around here lately. My parents have been visiting and we have been busy wrapping up the last few weeks of school! Today is the first day of our summer vacation, which happens to be my most favorite time of the year! We’ve had an awesome first day…if today is…

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Sharing Mother’s Day {Recipe: Double Chocolate French Toast}

Double Chocolate French Toast from dineanddish.net

A very special Mother’s Day breakfast…Double Chocolate French Toast made with King’s Hawaiian Bread. This year, Mother’s Day is extra special for me because I get to share it with Leah! Yes, friends, Leah’s birthday is on Sunday and my baby… whom I’m sure I just brought home from the hospital yesterday…is turning 5! How this…

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The Happiness Report #28

The Happiness Report 28 dineanddish.net

Hi friends and happy Friday! It has been so so so cold here this past week…it’s bringing me down. I’m hopeful that this weekend things will turn back around and Spring will be here to stay for awhile. Until then, I thought I’d take a little assessment of the things that have been making me…

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