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Best Christmas cookie recipes to leave for Santa and his crew

He sees you when you’re sleeping..He knows when you’re awake..He knows if you’ve been bad or good..So be good for goodness sake! Santa Claus is coming to town in just 19 short days. The christmas list has been composed and send.The advent calendar is counting down and the tree is …

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Best Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner

Wine can be a tricky pairing during Thanksgiving meals. There are so many flavors happening upon your pallet, from salty and savory turkey, to rich dressing, tart cranberries and sweet pies. It can seem impossible to find a wine that plays well with everything. Instead of committing to just one …

Bacon and Goat Cheese Bites

Easy GameDay Recipe: Bacon and Spinach Goat Cheese Bites

This post brought to you by SOLO® Brand Products. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. With Labor Day weekend marking the beginning of football season football fans everywhere prepared for tailgating season. 16 teams playing a combined 256 games over the course of a …


Game Day Chipotle Mango Meatball Recipe

Football season is upon on us and living rooms across the country are being taken over each Sunday to the sounds of fans rooting for their teams. Even though I’m not a huge fan of football, what I do love are game day traditions and food. My favorite game day …

cranberry brie bites recipe

6 Of Our Favorite Holiday Dishes + Appliances From Best Buy To Make Them A Breeze

Can you believe it’s nearly October? For me, October is the start of the Holiday season. In the following three months we have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just a month apart from each other and it got my thinking about all of the delicious dishes that come along with these …

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Bento Box Mouse + Chia Berry Smoothie Recipe

As parents we face a variety of concerns regarding the welfare of our children. Are they watching too much TV? Are they doing well in school? Are their friends a good influence? Among our top concerns are their nutrition, which seems to me causes the most angst during their toddler …

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Inspiration For Your Family Movie Night + Pizza Nachos Recipe

The school year is in full swing by now. We’re back to our routines, sports and an increasingly busier calendar. These days families spend their time on homework, soccer practice, PTA Meetings, play dates and if you’re lucky – the occasional family night. One of our favorite family night traditions are …

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Easy 20 Minute Beef Tips and Rice Recipe

It’s the first day of the school year and I’m already behind. By the time five o’clock rolled around this afternoon I hadn’t even thought about tonights dinner menu. So what’s a mom to do? She goes for a family favorite – Beef Tips and Jasmine Rice. It’s all done within …

BBQ Pork Rib Recipes

6 Finger Lickin’ Good BBQ Pork Rib Recipes + 5 Tips for Grilling Ribs

Fourth of July is tomorrow, do you already have your BBQ menu planned? If not, you know you definitely have to do ribs, right? Of course, my ribs of choice are my own Korean BBQ Short Ribs, but here are more 6 yummy more traditional style recipes to choose from. …

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9 Delightful 4th of July Dessert Recipes

I’ve been looking forward to the 4th of July since February and it’s finally here! Most years we spend the fourth at our families cabin on a lake in the Upper Peninsula. This year my sister is getting married on the 5th so our celebrations will be closer to home. …