A weekend of food, fun, friends and the world of blogging.

2015 Food & Wine Conference

It’s always fun to get together with my local blogging friends, but I got to gather with bloggers from all over the country at the 2015 Food & Wine Conference last weekend at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.  Here’s my recap of the weekend.  Be warned though….you might wind up hungry after seeing all the food!

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A tropical summer beverage made with just 3 ingredients.

A refreshing tropical beverage made with just 3 ingredients.

With the summer heat crossing the country, are you ready for tropical breezes with a cool beverage in hand?  Now I can’t do anything about the breezes, but I can offer you a Pineapple Coconut Cooler to help beat the heat.  Sit back, relax and drink up.  Close your eyes and imagine you’re reclining in a lounge chair on a tropical island.  Let your  mind drift away until you see the crystal clear blue water and palm trees waving in the breeze.  You can see it all, right?

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Sharing my tips on finding cookbook bargains.

How to find cookbooks at bargain basement prices

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m a little cookbook crazy.  Some might even say a little obsessed.  My sister wonders if there will ever be enough for me.  Nope!  I keep on collecting, especially when I can find them at bargain prices.  My cookbooks are pretty much all over the house and I’m sure I could fill up a cookbook wing in no time if we added one.  Hmmm….that’s a thought.

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A collection of refreshing beverages to help you cool off during the summer.

A collection of refreshing beverages to help you cool off during the hot summer months.

 

Are you about to melt in the summer heat yet?  Even though summer just “officially” started, temps around here have been HOT, HOT, HOT for weeks now.  Over the last week or so, the thermometer in the car has shown over 100 degrees some days.  My hubby texted me a photo a few days ago with his gauge showing 109….and he was sitting in the shade.  That’s crazy hot y’all!

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A sweet, salty, crunchy and savory apple crisp all rolled into one.

Apples, cheese, bacon and buttery crackers come together to make a sweet, salty, crunchy and savory apple crisp all rolled into one. #FWCon #WisconsinCheese

Are you a cheese and apple fan?  Maybe you top your apple pie with a slice of cheese, perhaps you munch on a slice of apple with a piece of cheese for a quick pick-me-up, or maybe you enjoy this combination another way.  BUT….have you ever thought of adding bacon to the mix?

Apples, cheese and bacon.  Doesn’t that sound good?  Absolutely!

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