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Red White & Blueberry Dessert

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Last week I stopped at Shoprite to pick up a few items for dinner and they had a sale on their pudding cakes, all flavors for $1.99.  There were so many choices but I settled on Blueberry.

I made it a little more delicious by grilling it in butter and adding Reddi Wip cream and strawberries.  Hey, if you are going to eat dessert, you might as well make it good!

Red White and Blueberry Dessert

Melt two pats of butter in a pan, add a few slices of cake and let it warm on low heat for 3-5 minutes.

grill cake in a little butter

I wanted the grill marks so I used this pan, and am sure it would be just as good on an outdoor grill or in a George Forman Grill.

grill for 3-5 mins

Top with Reddi Wip cream and a few slices of strawberries, but if you want a few more calories, top with ice cream!

Red White & Blueberry Dessert


What is your favorite dessert?

Don’t forget to come back this evening at 6:00 for the #WWDParty!

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Tree Trimming Toddies

Hello Friends Merry Christmas Eve!

Do you remember the days when we would decorate and trim the tree on Christmas Eve, then we started the weekend after Thanksgiving, then moved it up to Thanksgiving night,

and now it’s like what…the day after Halloween? treegoldM2

If you are a regular follower of mine then you know that I didn’t start decorating until Saturday….so now my tree is going to stay up until Valentine’s Day!

I recently visited my favorite liquor store, Pockets Discount Liquors…no let me stop lying because if you also follow me on Foursquare you know I’m “The Mayor” of Pockets!  Although I’m mainly a wino wine drinker, I do know others who enjoy something a wee bit more intoxicating so Sanjay and I came up with these “Tree Trimming Toddies”

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Ignite the Night with Rum Chata and Fireball Cinammon Whiskey

Rum Chata

If you prefer to wait until Christmas morning, try Rum Chata with French Toast or add a little to your Hot Chocolate!

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20Grand Vodka Rose with Luc Belaire Rose’

20 Grand Vodka Rose with Luc Belaire Champagne

Pockets Discount Liquor

Disarrono can be mixed with Rum and Champagne


Mojito Mix with your favorite Rum served over ice.

Mojito Mix with Ice and Rum

Jack Daniels Tennessee Cider (with caramel sauce and whipped cream)

Jack Daniels Tennessee Cider

Pinnacle Salted Caramel Vodka with Baileys over ice

Pinnacle Salted Caramel Vodka with Baileys Caramel

Pinnacle Cinnamon Roll Vodka with Rum Chata or any clear soda i.e. Ginger Ale

Pinnacle Cinnamon Roll Vodka with Rum Chata

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Apple Pie

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

So if like me you’re still up decorating, trimming the tree, and singing Christmas Carols loudly, please enjoy the night and remember to drink responsibly.

Drink Responsibly!  

Do not walk home or drive if you’re under the influence and be careful while decorating for the holidays!


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Snacks of the 60’s

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Oftentimes I find myself spending way too much money on junk food and snacks at the grocery stores.  I wonder if subconsciously it’s because my grandmother didn’t buy a lot of snacks while we were growing up.  It’s funny because in her later years she always wanted candy or something sweet to eat after dinner or while watching TV.  I wonder if that also stemmed from her not having sweets as a child even though her father owned a candy store in Canton, North Carolina in the early 19oo’s.

apple pie McDonald’s Apple Pie and Peanuts Candy were her favorites. peanuts candy

My grandmother thought snacks should be fresh or dried fruit, stalks of celery and carrot sticks that was always in a large cup of  ice water on the top shelf of the refrigerator.  On rare occasions there would be a jar of Pimento Spread to dip the celery sticks in.

pimento cheese


Although, she may not have bought us a lot of  junk food, candy or sweets, that didn’t mean that we didn’t find a way to get some!

My sister Gloria and I would save our coins and when we had enough money we’d run up the hill and straight to the corner store for some of these unhealthy treats:

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pixi sticks candy cigs wax bott mary jane candy onion rings slim jims

I am now the same age that my grandmother was when she began raising us, and I finally appreciate a good piece of dried fruit or fiber stick!  It’s funny how some things that we are taught in our youth doesn’t make sense until we actually experience it later in life.

When shopping I also make sure to purchase fresh fruit including apples, bananas, and oranges as well as cheese and crackers but those Oreo Cookies and Ice Cream seem to get eaten first.

What were some of your favorite snacks growing up and what snack if any do you buy now?


Ice Cream Sunday ~ 2

Hello Friends…I’m back and so did son and I – we went back to Cowgirl’s Creamery and it was definitely worth it.  I am not a big sweet-eater especially ice cream, but the thought of having Farm Fresh Hand Dipped Ice Cream for dessert was too hard to resist.  So much so that I ate my 2 scoops of Coconut ice cream as I was preparing dinner!

The cows were back in the barn at Emerson Farms but the goats were out at Cowgirl’s.

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Traded Cowboy Boots for Zebra Print Flats

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20 Farm Fresh Flavors of Hand Dipped Ice Cream

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Cow Can!

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2 scoops of Coconut for me & 2 scoops of Peppermint for hubby

$2.00 each

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Super Sweet Blogging Award

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you The for the


I humbly accept and in doing so will follow the rules:

Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.

Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.

Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post.

Nominate your nominees on their blog.



(Please all nominees answer the same questions)

  1. Cookies or Cake? – Cookies

  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? – Coffee

  3. Favorite Sweet Treat? – Oreo Cookies

  4. When do you crave sweet things most? – not often, but in the summer for an ice cream cone

  5. Sweet Nickname – Sweet Pea, Popeye and OliveOyl’s baby!



I am nominating the following sweet bloggers


Fashion for Lunch

Life of a Southern Belle

Pillows A-la Mode

Fabulous 50’s

Lovely You

Audrina 1759

Little Poppits

Images by Dashfield

Sandpaper Kisses