Banana Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Banana Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce is an easy cake to make and it reminds me of the tropics. It has all my favorite flavors – bananas, rum extract, and vanilla.  Sometimes I use coconut extract instead of rum. If you’re a coconut lover like me, you should try it.  Speaking of Tropics Speaking of […]

No-Bake Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle

No-Bake Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle is simply stunning and your guests will think you spent hours preparing this strawberry and chocolate concoction.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is to make. When I saw the beautiful, plump strawberries at Food Lion, I knew I had to come up with a recipe […]

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Review Saint Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is a 4-star resort located on Reduit Beach in Saint Lucia. The resort is 100% St. Lucian owned and managed. The owners, retired-school teachers, also own two other properties here – Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Inn.  My husband and I are enjoying a two-week vacation at Bay […]

Summer Shark-Themed Party Ideas

**This post, Summer Shark-Themed Party Ideas, contains affiliate links and I’ll be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Summer is all about outdoor fun and soaking up the sun. What can be better than a summer shark-themed party? Don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen, of course.  Here are a […]

Linda’s Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Linda’s Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa is the perfect salsa for salmon, chicken and more. The color is vibrant and the flavor has hints of sweet and spicy. Linda, my cousin, and I have been the best of friends ever since I can remember.  We grew up together – well, almost. She grew up in […]

Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo

Hot summer days cry out for cool and creamy Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo.   What’s a Semifreddo?   A semifreddo a partially frozen Italian dessert, usually in the form of an ice-cream cake, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. I love the way that word slips off my tongue, so I’ve been saying semifreddo all day […]

I Have a Song for That – My Karaoke Experience

This is a funny story about my one and only karaoke experience – I Have a Song For That!  Why does everyone automatically think that a pastor’s wife can sing?  I can’t sing.  Period.  Not a lick. (Where did that expression come from?)  I didn’t say that I don’t sing, just that I can’t.   […]

Hit Miss – Smashed Fried Okra Is A Big Hit

Smashed Fried Okra is tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside – just the way I like it.  Okra – it’s one of those southern foods that you love, hate or have to ask someone, “What is okra?”  There is no middle ground! Okra is a green flowering plant. It belongs in the same […]

How to Find Shopping Steals and Deals

I’m sharing all my shopping steals and deals today. Don’t forget to comment and leave your favorite tips for saving money when shopping.  I still have the tags from a pair of classic white Bermuda shorts (by one of my favorite designers) I purchased last summer.  The original price (not suggested) was $120.00. Score!  I […]

Beginners Guide To Catering a Big Event

A beginner’s guide to catering a big event will help you host your next big party.  Sometimes in life, we will have a large gathering or event that catering is required for, maybe a big birthday party, retirement party or something similar. The tempting thing to do is to hire in a caterer to take […]