Coconut Crack Macaroons

These unbelievably easy and tasty cookies are courtesy of Rachel Epstein and (along with many other recipes) can be found in Hosting With Style – Beretta Fleur’s Guide to Parties and Homemaking.

Naturally gluten-free, they are also perfect for Passover. Rachel brought them to Passover a few years ago and I would NOT stop eating them When I make them for my office, they get rave reviews and also complaints because they are so addictive.

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Coconut Macaroons

Prep time: 5 minute Bake time: 15 minutes

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Summer Solstice Party Menu

I celebrated my birthday with a Summer Solstice Party. With lots of prep work and zero cooking except for grilling, this  easy summer menu feeds 20 people easily and keeps you enjoying the party, not slaving in the kitchen, while looking like WAY more effort than it is.

If guests ask what they can bring, suggest beer, vodka, a prepared salad or a desert. For dessert, my sister brought these Lemon Bars which were a huge hit. I couldn’t eat them so I made my standard Peach Cobbler, which I’ll post separately soon. Another friend brought some wonderful prepared salads from Whole Foods which added a nice touch to the menu.

If grilling isn’t an option, the meat and fish can be prepared in a hot heavy skillet on the stove.

Enjoy!

Menu

Grilled Tilapia Tacos  | Party Guacamole and Chips | Chicken Apple Sausages

Bar

Lavender Infusion Cocktails |  Ginger Infusion Cocktails |  Cucumber water | Light Beer | Iced Tea |

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Healthy At Home – Indoor Cardio with Kimpossible

Springtime is when I like to focus on body health for the year. It feels less like a doomed-to-fail New Year’s Resolution, and more of a reward-oriented system: I get to rock my summer clothes with confidence, and I can make sure I’m strong enough to keep up with all the warm weather activities that I enjoy.I’m a big supporter of total body confidence AND overall health, both mental and physical; no matter what a person’s size, weight, or skill level, I think it’s important to elevate your mood, get stronger, and give your system what it needs to be the best it can be. So I’m going to do a few blog posts about staying Healthy at Home this season.

Kimpossible’s Indoor Cardio

We’re not all able to afford a gym membership, we don’t all live in a climate or area ideal for outdoor workouts, or our schedules include minding little ones or minimal spare time.  This post features some at-home workouts, supplied by my dear friend and favorite workout buddy Kimpossible. Some links for cheap equipment (not necessary, but nice to have) are at the end of the post.

Kimpossible!

Kimpossible!

Homemaking On the Road – Part 4 – Free In-Room Spa

Part Four – Free In-Room Spa! A Getaway from your Getaway

While traveling recently, I needed to give myself some much-needed pampering. My hair was fried, my nails were turning into talons, and my skin was breaking out in a rash from all the harsh hotel detergents and soaps. The problem is, when you’re traveling for work, you may be trying to save money, confined to a hotel, be on a wacky and sleep-deprived schedule, or simply be trying to get by on a set budget.

Relaxing...

Relaxing…

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