Blueberry Goat Cheese Grilled Bison Burgers

We don’t eat burgers often at our house, but when we do, we make them epic. Like these Blueberry Goat Cheese Grilled Bison Burgers. Just look at the epicness that is this burger:

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When Kita of Girl Carnivore asked me if I wanted to participate in Burger Month , I said ” heck yeah” because she always hosts an amazing month of burger goodness and a killer giveaway with all kinds of awesome prizes. Epic grilled bison burgers, epic burger month, epic prizes. Entry form for the prizes is at the end of the post after the recipe. 

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Passion Fruit Moscow Mules

I made these Passion Fruit Moscow Mules last weekend for my birthday. Why I have never had a Moscow Mule before last weekend is beyond me. Maybe it was because I was waiting for a special occasion and to add my own tropical twist to it. Like for my birthday. I celebrated 29. Again.

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A moscow mule is traditionally made with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer and is served in a copper mug. Its a simple cocktail that tastes amazing and the copper mug is part of the charm of the cocktail. Since the base of the drink is simple ingredients it goes well with any additions to change it to a more complex cocktail that is still just as refreshing.

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The only vodka I have in the house is Ciroc pineapple, because yum. I usually have that or Ciroc coconut. Both have very subtle tropical flavors and work so well in mixed cocktails. I knew I wanted to also use the passion fruit pulp that I may or may not have smuggled back from Maui last year.  Not telling you how I did it IF I did it, because I like to return to Hawaii annually and don’t need to get on a no fly likes to smuggle passion fruit list.  Hawaiians call Passion fruit, or Lilikoi, “Liquid Gold”. Because it is. There are many varieties of passion fruits and the ones we had were this rich gold color inside. Sweet and tart at the same time and the fragrance is amazing.

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Last year we went to Maui for two weeks and got to do a lot of adventuring around the island. A few trips to farms upcountry maui, a trip around the island past Hana and of course lots of beach days.

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Li Hing Guava Margaritas

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! Celebrate with my Li Hing Mui Guava Margaritas! May is my birthday month and I have always loved kicking it off with Cinco De Mayo and margaritas. Guava margaritas are probably my favorite, which is a tall order since I love all margaritas. So I should say any kind of tropical […]

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Cuban Shrimp Coconut Sofrito and Rice

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I have a few new Cuban inspired recipes this week for you all that I created for Discover by World Market blog. First up is this amazingly delicious Cuban Shrimp Coconut Sofrito and Rice.  This post is sponsored by World Market. Sofrito is aromantic tomato based sauce used in many Spanish and Latin American recipes. […]

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School Lunch Ideas with Planetbox

School Lunch Ideas with Planet Lunchbox

I am thrilled to be talking about healthy school lunch ideas today. This post is sponsored by Planetbox. I LOVE their lunchboxes, they sent me two to review and to show you all some ideas for quick and easy healthy school lunches AND I will be giving away a lunchbox at the end of the […]

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High Protein Banana Pancake Smoothie

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High protein banana pancake smoothie has become one our our favorite smoothies and is now in regular rotation in the school breakfast smoothie menu during the week. Smoothies make the morning rush out the door to get to school on time a lot, well,  smoother. See what I did there? I know I talk about […]

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Roasted Pepper, Zucchini and Corn Rajas Shrimp Tacos

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These Roasted Pepper, Zucchini and Corn Rajas Shrimp Tacos are a favorite taco recipe in my household and I am FINALLY sharing them with you all along with an amazing Wolf Gourmet giveaway!  This post is sponsored by Wolf Gourmet. I received a set of their gorgeous stainless steel pans to review and cook with […]

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No-Bake Mini Lemon and Raspberry Tarts

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For a quick and easy to make recipe that looks like you spent a ton of time in the kitchen but didn’t, these No-Bake Mini Lemon and Raspberry Tarts are sure to be a hit this Easter or at any spring time party. This is my third recipe this week for Discover, a blog by […]

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Creamy Preserved Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Crispy Prosciutto

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Creamy preserved lemon pasta with asparagus and crispy prosciutto is my second of three recipes I made for Easter for World Market’s blog, Discover. This dish highlights one of the best vegetables of spring, asparagus, and has a very light tangy lemon sauce and salty crispy prosciutto.  A great meal option for Easter or for […]

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Coconut Black Currant Blueberry Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Coconut Black Currant Blueberry Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

I have a few new recipes up on the Discover a Blog by World Market this week for Easter. First up is a decadent and delicious bundt cake. A Coconut Black Currant Blueberry Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Thanks to World Market for sponsoring this post. I have been having a lot of […]

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Skinny Piña Coladas

Skinny Pina Coladas

If you like Piña Coladas…..but not all the calories…. try my Skinny Pina Coladas made with Koloa Rum Company Kaua’i Coconut Rum! Thank you to Koloa Rum Company for sending me a delicious bottle of Kaua’i coconut rum! I love traditional Piña Coladas, but most of ones I have gotten before whether on vacation in […]

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Smoked Kalua Pork Sliders with Guava Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce

Smoked Kalua Pork Sliders with Guava Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce

Finally sharing one of my absolute favorite recipes with you all today. Smoked Kalua Pork Sliders with Guava Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce. Kalua pork is a staple in our house and we make it either in the slow cooker or in our smoker. We always made it in the slow cooker with liquid smoke and Hawaiian […]

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