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Frozen Cherry Lemonade #BloggerCLUE

Hello! And Happy August C.L.U.E. Day! That’s right, it’s time again for Blogger C.L.U.E. reveal day, and what a sweet day it is. This month we aimed to Beat the Heat, and boy did I try. Have I mentioned how hot it is in Florida? Oh, right, I did. Can the weather break already? I know, I know– it’s too soon, I’ll keep enjoying the beach and be quiet.

 

Beyond a refreshing dip in the Atlantic, I guess we have to find the most delectable ways to keep cool. And. boy did I find one on Sew You Think You Can Cook. This Frozen Cherry Lemonade is everything you need to have the coolest summer, ever. And, it’s so quick and simple to put together, you won’t even break a sweat. 

 

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Pink Lemonade for the Secret Recipe Club

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Secret Recipe Club

This was my first go at the Secret Recipe Club, and I was so excited to get started! I was assigned to the lovely Lick the Spoon Blog, run by delightful Louise. I was so impressed by the items on her blog and flipped through the pages looking for what I would recreate. When I saw the lemonade, I knew instantly that it would be the recipe for this post. It looked absolutely refreshingly, thirst quenching and I loved all the pink and pretty in her post. Check it out, the flowers and presentation were just lovely. 

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Turcules- The Apple Cider Bourbon Boom made with Stella Artois Cidre

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I asked a buddy to help me name this cocktail, and since “there is no off switch on the genius” –we now have Tercules. Like Hercules, but for Thanksgiving.

And, yes it is that awesome.  It is strong. It is autumnal. It is smooth and satisfying. It goes perfectly with a Herculean sized meal. You’re welcome. 

It is made with autumn inspired and amazing items, namely Stella Artois Cidre, Apple Cider and Bourbon.

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Rockin’ Raleigh- Internet Summit ’13 and My Week in Eats

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I was just in Raleigh, NC  this past week for Internet Summit ’13 and what a week it was. I was happy to reconnect with some friends I made at MozCon in July, in addition to making new connections and learning from some really dynamic people. The conference didn’t disappoint.  Neither did Raleigh. It rocked.

I had never been to Raleigh before and didn’t know what to expect on the Foodie front, but I was beyond pleasantly surprised. In fact, I was pleasantly wowed. I headed into town a couple of days early so I’d have some time to explore and check out the local fare. 

When I arrived on Saturday, we headed to Tobacco Road to watch FSU trample Wake Forest (Go Noles!). I had the chance to try a local to NC beer, Weeping Willow Wit, it was light and refreshing and it hit the spot after my afternoon flight.

I had a great time catching up with my friend Maria who lives locally. We chatted and made plans for dinner that evening. She is also a fabulous foodie, so I knew she’d pick a great place. She sure did! 

 

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