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How To : Mix a Tropical Sunshine drink with rum

When you think of vacationing to the tropics and lying out in the cabana by the pool, what's the best feature about the locale? The sunshine, of course! Warm and comforting, the sun is what makes lots of blizzard-torn East Coasters flee to Cabo during the winter holidays. But ...more

How To : Create a dramatic Isle of the Tropics makeup look

Have "Copacabana" written all over your face by creating this dramatic and oh so tropical makeup look. While most tropical makeup looks focus on super bright pops of color in neon green, yellow, and orange, this look veers more on the "evening out" tropical zone. Check out th ...more

How To : Ripen Bananas Faster with These 3 Simple Tricks

A trip to any grocery store's produce section will quickly reveal that bananas are often picked from the tree well before their prime—which is necessary for them to arrive at our local store without going bad. In fact, bananas are refrigerated en route to our supermarkets in o ...more

How To : 5 Amazing Ways to Bake with Coconut Oil

I remember the first time I used coconut oil; the whole kitchen was filled with a fragrant aroma that reminded me of the tropics. After learning it was a healthier alternative to traditional cooking oil—not to mention a great source of the good-for-you saturated fat—I was hook ...more

How To : 8 More Weird Ways to Cool Down This Summer

Eating chili peppers may not be your first idea for cooling down during a hot summer day, but there's a reason why many of the spiciest foods in the world come from places notorious for extremely hot weather. Spicy food makes you sweat without raising your body temperature, an ...more

How To : Plant and care for a Dwarf Palm Tree

Dwarf palm trees allow people from all over the world to give their homes tropical flare without moving to the tropics. This video will teach you some tips for maintaining and taking care of your dwarf palm tree so it grows happy and healthy

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : ZEPHYRS

ZEPHYRS n sing. ZEPHYR gentle breezes 74 points (24 points without the bingo) A few days ago, Cerek Tunca mentioned that a great seven-letter bingo word would be ZEPHYRS, because of the amount of points gained. He's definitely right, with it being more than 20 points by its ...more

How To : Peel and cut a pineapple

Get a taste of the tropics by learning how to prepare a delicious pineapple. Watch this video to learn how to peel and cut a pineapple. You Will Need * A chef’s knife * And a ripe pineapple * A paring knife * And an apple corer Step 1. Cut off the ends of the pineapple Cut ...more

How To : Make amazing Hawaiian BBQ chicken

In this clip, Chef Jason Hill brings you down to Hawaii and gets a piece of chicken from a North Shore roadside huli huli stand. This chicken is so amazing, that Chef Hill nabs the recipe and shows it to you in this clip. This recipe is very tasty and serves up great fresh off ...more

How To : Bake and decorate delicious mango coconut cupcakes

These cupcakes are like the tropics in a cupcake liner. Made from yummy sweet mangos and coconuts, these mango coconut cupcakes will instantly transport you to relaxing by the cabana in Cabo. These cupcakes are made with mango, are filled with mango and topped with coconut ma ...more

How To : Mix a Surfer on Acid cocktail

Jagermeister, malibu coconut rum and pineapple juice will flash you back to the tropics. If you've not been, we urge you to go. But first, try a Surfer on Acid. If you're sick of basic cocktails, expand your knowledge. Watch this mixed drink recipe video to learn how to mix a ...more

How To : Cook breaded chicken with bananas

This recipe is a true taste of the tropics. In this how to video Chef Jim shows you how to make breaded chicken with bananas. The sweet bananas add a delightful taste to the chicken.

How To : Bake colorful citrus slice cookies

Just because the weather is gloomy outside and Frosty has taken his place outside on your front lawn for a few weeks doesn't mean you can get a taste of the tropics. In fact, citrus fruits come into season during the winter months. Harness their tangy flavor by baking these c ...more

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