Tequila-Watermelon Refresco

Tequila-Watermelon Refresco We are Summer chillin’ My little brother is visiting from New York, our entire familia is together, we are feasting and sipping cocktails, life is good. Last night everyone stopped by for dinner and I knew I had to whip up something summery, refreshing and spiked with tequila. We are tequila loving peeps…. 

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Black Bean Tostadas with Green Chile Kiwi Salsa

 Black Bean Tostadas with Green Chile Kiwi Salsa Summer days call for laid back, easy-breezy dinners with the familia. From running to the pool, heading to the beach or spending time with visiting family cranking up the stove, oven is the last thing on my mind.  That’s when these beauties come in – everyone loves… 

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Cilantro-Lime Rice

Cilantro -Lime Rice I made this rice for my niece’s confirmation dinner last May and instantly knew I had to share it with you.  Cilantro and lime make for a tasty combination with rice which is always a great side dish for any family meal.  Be sure to watch the garlic as it browns fairly… 

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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas Fajitas! They are mouth watering! Can’t get enough of these Tex-Mex delights? Well, you don’t have to wait around for your next visit to enjoy fajitas, why not try making at home? Restaurant quality fajitas are one of the easiest grilled meals you can make at home. All you need is a simple… 

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Infused Water

Infused Water Staying hydrated in Summer is crucial to your body.  Our bodies are up to 75% water, so after a long day at the beach, park or hitting the trails hydration is key in maintaining energy levels.   Thought there is not set standard the Institute of Medicine recommends 12 cups of water per day… 

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Mango Margaritas by the Pitcher

  Mango Margaritas by the Pitcher Summertime calls for margaritas and nobody loves tequila more than I do!  Margaritas are the ideal party cocktail and the combinations are endless, trust me I’ve been whipping up these bad boys for the last 5 years here on Sweet Life and even have a entire page dedicated to them…. 

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Cumin-Lime Coleslaw

Cumin-Lime Coleslaw A summer must have for those BBQ weekends. Crispy, cool and loaded with cumin goodness this coleslaw is mi carino’s favorite.  Serve over a juicy burger, with thick slabs of smoky brisket or with grilled chicken.   Print Cumin-Lime Coleslaw Yield: serves 2-4 Ingredients1 tablespoon lime juice 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4… 

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Grilled Pound Cake with Roasted Fruit

Grilled Pound Cake with Roasted Fruit Planning to grill this weekend? Of course you are its summer, so let’s grill up something special for dessert! Just when you thought a Southern favorite couldn’t get any better.  Thick slices of buttery pound are buttered and thrown on the grill. Slightly charred, warm and buttery grilled pound… 

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