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Football Finger Foods

Football Finger Foods

Pairs Well With… Football + Friends + Fall 

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This weekend was a football trifecta for me: the Gophers, the Cyclones, and the Minnesota Vikings.  I attended my first Gophers game on a nice, sunny Saturday afternoon.  For as many times as I’d been to TCF Bank Stadium to watch the Vikings, I’d never watched a college game here.  It was amazing, not to mention the score was 58-28, something that doesn’t often happen in college football!

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Strawberry Champagne Brie Bites

Strawberry Champagne Brie Bites

Pairs Well With…Champagne of Choice

Champagne

I was sitting on my deck Saturday afternoon debating what I would bring to a friend’s summer shindig later on that evening, and feeling very indecisive.  The indecisive part is nothing new for me.  It was now approaching 1pm, with the party starting at 4pm, and I needed an appetizer plan with a quickness.  I wasn’t about to bring something lame or store bought.  I wanted to be creative and simple, but elegant.

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Summer Wine Slushies

Summer Wine Slushies

Pairs Well With… 4th of July celebrations + Summertime sunshine + Friends + Cheer

Summertime cocktails are the best. They hit the spot and taste so refreshing on a hot summer’s day.  Add a few friends, sunshine and some patio chairs on the deck and you’ve got yourself summer happy hour.  These are also a great summer drink to share at your upcoming 4th of July parties!

These wine slushies are quick (3 minutes, no joke) and easy to make, plus, the fruit adds a little extra zip of flavor.

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The Flirtini Martini

The Flirtini Martini

Pairs Well With… Sunshine + Summer + A Patio

In my opinion, everyone needs a mid-week martini lunch once in a while, and if you’re a female, to be a “lady who lunches” when the mood strikes.  As a kickoff to summer fun in Minneapolis, I invited my sister over to enjoy a sunny lunch on my patio with one of my favorite summer drinks: The Flirtini.

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