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Jose Cuervo Teagarita Review

A sweet and tangy mixture of iced tea, Jose Cuervo Tequila, and lime juice.

Jose Cuervo Teagarita Review | www.themessybakerblog.com

Weekly deck parties are a frequent occurrence during the summer. Squirrel and I get together with family and friends over the weekend to celebrate the warm weather and enjoy a few cocktails and yard games.

I’m always in charge of the cocktails. My friends and family have labeled me the “Cocktail Queen.” I must say, I do whip up a mean cocktail.

Jose Cuervo Teagarita Review | www.themessybakerblog.com

For larger crowds, I like to make cocktail preparation as easy as possible so I can enjoy the fun instead of shaking cocktails at the bar all night.

Pineapple Margarita ~ #SundaySupper

Pineapple Margarita | www.themessybakerblog.com

Jose Cuervo gets chummy with his pal pineapple and lime for a sweet and tangy pineapple margarita. It’s time to celebrate the barbecue this week. As in BBQ party. As in, flipping burgers and rolling dogs over an open flame. As in, party on the lawn, bonfires, and yard games. Melanie of Melanie Makes...

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta ~ #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta | www.themessybakerblog.com

This roasted red pepper pesto pasta is saucy, robust, and full of seasonal veggies. The best part? It comes together in under 20 minutes for a quick weeknight meal. It’s about to get real saucy up in here, up in here. I like my pasta layered in saucy goodness. If you were to ever...

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Popsicles ~ #takebackvanilla

Healthy Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Popsicles | www.themessybakerblog.com

These strawberry-banana smoothie popsicles are full of juicy strawberries, ripe bananas, and plump blueberries. Since these popsicles are full of fresh fruit, there’s no need to feel guilty while enjoying one poolside.  As I was clicking through my recipe archive the other day, I noticed that I haven’t made you any ice cream. Shame...

Summer Grill or $300 Amazon Giveaway

Summer Grill or $300 Amazon Giveaway | www.themessybakerblog.com

Enter for a chance to win a grill or a $300 gift card to Amazon. Summer just got fun. A few of us food bloggers got together to bring you a pretty sweet giveaway. How would like to win a grill? Or, a $300 Amazon gift card?

Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction ~ #SundaySupper

Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction | www.themessybakerblog.com

Grilled mushrooms simply dressed with a Merlot reduction. Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that provide the most pleasure. For example: Fresh picked radishes layered on a chewy hunk of buttered bread, drizzled with fruity olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse salt. Thick slices of homegrown tomatoes between layers of creamy mozzarella...

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins & Giveaway

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | www.themessybakerblog.com

Juicy blueberries mingle with bright lemon and crunchy poppy seeds to create a moist muffin bursting with flavor. Have you noticed a trend around here lately? A muffin trend? I hope you’re not muffin-ed out just yet, because I have another delicious muffin recipe for you today. Since today is National Blueberry Muffin Day,...