Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!


This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and… 

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Watermelon Cooler


Summer is officially here. At least that’s what the calendar says! Cool off with this quick and refreshing mocktail. Watermelon is naturally sweet and full of vitamin C. Plus, this drink is pink and fancy. Pink and fancy is always a good thing. If you want a boozy refreshment, you can totally add tequila or… 

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Summer Drinks with Smirnoff Sorbet!

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Summer is finally here and it’s cocktail time! The Fourth of July is right around the corner and you’ll be wanting a nice cool drink to sip while you watch the fireworks…am I right? Today, I’ve got TWO great cocktails that won’t blow your diet, thanks to Smirnoff.  The lovely people at Smirnoff were kind of… 

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The Tasty Pinterest Roundup: Light Holiday Desserts


   Holy schnikes. Christmas is one week from today. YIKES! I still have so much to do…shopping, menu planning, freaking out. But what I’m hoping for most is to relax and enjoy my family on Christmas day. So what am I doing? Cruising Pinterest, looking for recipe ideas, of course! Of course, it’s with a… 

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Mockingjay Martini {Hunger Games Tribute}

Here at Shrinking Kitchen, we love Hunger Games. Okay, we’re obsessed with Hunger Games. So much so, we decided we needed to do a ‘tribute’ to our beloved series in honor of the movie release today. Over this weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), we’ll be sharing a Hunger Games themed menu based upon our favorite characters…. 

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Just How Many Calories Are In My Drink?

What’s your poison? Beer, water, wine? What do you choose when you feel like wetting your whistle? Do you ever stop and consider just how many calories are in your adult beverage? Well maybe you should. Knowing what you are eating is important and what you are drinking is just as important. While we are… 

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Spicy Bloody Mary


A delicious bloody mary, perfect for brunch! PrintSpicy Bloody Mary Yield: 6 servings Gather36 oz. V8 Spicy Vegetable Juice 3 stalks celery including leaves, plus more for serving 2 tsp prepared horseradish 1 tsp grated yellow onion 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 tsp. Worchestershire 1/2 tsp. celery salt 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 12 dashes hot sauce… 

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