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Salty Dog Cocktail

Is it warming up where you are? It started warming up around here in the southern half of Indiana a bit earlier than we all had expected. Only a few days ago it was close to 80 degrees! To me, that’s summer weather, but I’m not going to complain. Ok, I might complain a little, but it’s not about the heat. It’s about the darn biting bugs! They’re out already, and looking for me to chew on specifically, I just know it! Anyway, aside from that, It’s still nice to sit on the porch with good company in beautiful weather, especially if you have a pretty little citrus cocktail to sip on. I am no bartender, but if I can mix this up, then you know it has to be easy! There’s only a couple of ingredients and it’s so easy, delicious, refreshing, and so pretty! Mix up a couple of these and share one with a friend while enjoying the warm weather, wherever you are.


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Salty Dog Cocktail Yum
Recipe by Christine Titus
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Cuisine American
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Course Beverages
Cuisine American
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  1. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of your lowball glass (also known as a rocks glass or old fashioned). Pour some salt on a small plate, and dip rim of glass into salt to salt the rim. Add ice to the glass, then add juice and vodka. Top with lemon lime soda to fill glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.
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Fort Awesome Beef Kabobs

There is something to be said about food on a stick. For whatever reason, it just makes it more fun! My husband and I love kabobs. The kiddos, well, not so much. I like to save recipes like this for at home “date night”. The kids get their all time favorite pizza, and later, hubby and I get to indulge in something we love, while watching a movie or TV show on Netflix. So why are we calling them Fort Awesome Beef Kabobs? Well for starters, this recipe is pretty awesome! Second, my husband calls our plot of land, Fort Awesome. Well, see for yourself. This is the sunset at the back of our property.

See, pretty awesome am I right?

Anyway, back to the recipe! I really didn’t want to wait to share this with you all since the weather is warming up in various places now that it’s Spring. My husband and I are itching to fire up that grill and make these kabobs! In fact, they are on the menu for next week’s date night.

These do make quite a few kabobs, but if you’re not hosting some friends to share these with, don’t worry! Taken off the sticks and reheated with some rice, it tastes just as delish! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


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Fort Awesome Beef Kabobs Yum
Recipe by Christine Titus
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  1. Whisk the vegetable oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, black pepper, and salt together in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the beef and mushrooms, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the beef and mushrooms from the marinade, shaking off any excess liquid. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes; set aside for basting.
  4. Thread pieces of bell peppers, beef, red onion, mushroom, and garlic clove (if using) onto metal skewers, repeating until all ingredients are skewered.
  5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently and brushing generously with the reserved marinade until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

If using wooden skewers, soak skewers in water for 30 minutes before using.

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