2019 Survival Kit

Happy Terrific Tuesday!!

As of today we are one week away from Christmas!! Are you done shopping? I have a few things left to buy!

I love to come up with ways to encourage and inspire others!! I decided to make a survival kit for the New Year! I think this will be the cutest gift for family, friends, church members or even coworkers.

We always start off the New Year with a bang and this easy Diy survival kit will help you stay encouraged as you get unexpected curve balls in 2019!! Be encouraged!!! Make 2018 jealous of 2019!!

  1. Mustard Seeds
  2. Extra Gum
  3. Small pack of tissue
  4. Mints
  5. Inspirational Card

Butterscotch Cake

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! I can’t believe we are 15 days away from Christmas!!! I tried several new recipes for Thanksgiving and they all turned out great!

I came across this butterscotch cake recipe in a cookbook from my Granny so it’s special to me!! It is a easy recipe but the cake is delicious and moist! It will be the perfect addition for your Christmas potluck or Christmas Dinner!!!

Ingredients

1 Yellow Cake Box Mix

1 cup of oil

1 cup of sour cream

1 cup of Butterscotch Chips

4 eggs

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl

3. Spray your Bundt Cake pan with Bakers Joy or your choice of cooking spray

4. Pour cake mix in your pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour

Enjoy!!!


No Peek Chicken

Hello November!!

Can you believe we are almost at the end of 2018? I am excited about some of my goals I have accomplished this year but still have so much more to do! Have you started planning for 2019? Write the vision and make it plan!!!

Fall is here and nothing says Fall like some good comfort food! I wanted to try a new recipe and decided to make No Peek Chicken! It is so good and easy to make! I found several recipes and just took different pieces from several and created my own. It’s full of flavor and comforting!! It will be added to the recipe rolodex!

Ingredients

  • 1lb skinless boneless chicken tenderloin
  • 2 (10.75) cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of regular white rice, uncooked

Directions

Season chicken to your taste and pan sear it on top of the stove with Pam cooking spray

Mix rice, chicken broth, and cream of chicken in a glass baking dish. Bake on 350

Add chicken on top of the casserole after it is done and continue baking for another 30 minutes!

Enjoy!

Tip: Add A Bag of mixed vegetables for a twist


Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Happy Thankful Thursday!

I am so excited to announce I will be on the cooking stage for the 2018 SWS at the BJCC Today at 3:30 pm! So please come out for an afternoon full of fun!

I wanted to make a dessert to share with the audience today so I decided to make an easy Red Velvet Bundt Cake. Baking can often be intimidating or known to be hard but I love sharing easy delicious recipes for my readers.

This RVC is easy and good! I hope you will try it! With the holidays right around the corner it will be the perfect dessert for your holiday menu!

Happy Cooking!

Ingredients

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix

1 box Hershey Chocolate Pudding

1 cup of Hershey Chocolate Chips

1 cup of oil

1 cup of sour cream

4 eggs

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and bake on 350 for 45 minutes.


Jax Apples

Can you believe Summer is coming to an end? It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall!!!

Back to school season is here and it’s time to pull out the after school snacks and easy weeknight dinners!

I love introducing new foods and ideas to family and friends!! I shared a simple apple snack with my little cousin Mr. Jaxon Whaley and when they visited me a couple of weeks ago he said Cousin Trina I remember last time I was here I had an apple with caramel dip! So every since I gave him that snack he loves apples and caramel dip now!🍎

This easy two ingredients recipe will make the perfect after school snack!! Wishing all the kids an amazing school year!!!🍏

Ingredients

Apples (I love Honey Crisp Apples and Granny Smith but any apples will do)

Smucker’s Caramel Dip

Instructions

Cut apples into your shapes of your choice and squeeze a small amount of dip on your plate or dipping bowl


Red, White, and BBQ (Wine Tasting)

Red, White, and BBQ (Wine Tasting)Happy Wine Wednesday!!

Can you believe we are one week away from the 4th of July? Are you still thinking of a theme for you holiday party?  I am here to save the day!  I was so excited when I had this idea!

Ok, what better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a Wine Tasting Red or White, and a little BBQ. I thought of two different options for this wonderful wine tasting. I believe it will also be fun to vote on the best red and white wine.

  1. You can purchase 2- 3 white wines and 2-3 red wines for your guest to taste and vote on a favorite.
  2. You can send out invitations assigning white wine to a certain number of guest and assigning red wine to a certain number of guest.

Two of my favorite Red Wines:

  1. Liberty Creek (Sweet Red)
  2. Adesso Cagnina di Romagna

Two of my favorite White Wines:

  1. Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti
  2. Barefoot Moscato

 

I hope you pick this fun filled theme for you Red, White and Blue holiday!!! I look forward to using this theme for years to come!

 

 

 

 

 


Hostess Gift Ideas

Happy Magnificent Monday!!

The official kickoff for Summer 2018 is finally here!! Memorial Day Weekend has been the beginning of Summer for years! So many people start it off with back yard bbq’s beach trips and more!

When invited to a cookout or any event it’s always nice to bring the hostess a gift. It’s a small token of appreciation for all of their hard work and thoughtfulness.

I am going to share some ideas for you so, when you are invited to a cookout out this Summer you will be a great guest with your hostess gift!! Cheers to a wonderful Summer!! I hope it’s one to remember!!!

1. Drink Dispenser

2. Nice Glass Pitcher

3. A Bottle if Wine

4. Candle

5. Gift Card for a nice restaurant or grocery store

6. Cookbook

I have shared an example of an idea below!

**Drink Dispenser, Country Time Lemonade, Lemons and Recipe for Lemonade**


Easy Banana Pudding

Happy Marvelous Monday!

We are just days away from Memorial Weekend and I am excited about the summer season!! Summer is always so much fun from all the bbq’s, picnics and even just grilling and chilling out at home!! I think no bake desserts are just perfect for the summer! Dessert always adds the finishing touch to your meal and the no bake desserts help you stay cool by not turning on the oven.My easy banana pudding is delicious and you don’t even have to turn on the oven!! This will be the perfect dessert for any potluck or Summer celebration!!!

Ingredients

1large box of Vanilla Pudding

2 cups of milk

2 cans of condensed milk

1 8oz cool whip

1 box of Vanilla Wafers

2 bananas

Instructions Mix Pudding and Milk together well. Next add Cool Whip, Condensed milk. Layer Cookies, Pudding mix, and then bananas. Repeating until Pudding mixture, Cookies and bananas are gone.


Alabama Bramble 🐎

Happy Saturday!!

Kentucky Derby is a week from today and I wanted to share a recipe focused on the Derby. A few months ago I had the pleasure of going to a whiskey tasting sponsored by Coopers Craft and it was so much fun!! We even had the opportunity to mix up some drinks and learn some great history about whiskey.

Saturday May 05, 2018 will be a fun day between the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo it will be plenty of different activities and celebrations for the day. If you have a celebration at home I hope you add the Alabama Bramble to your beverage menu!!! Cheers!!! 🥃

Ingredients

1.5 oz Coopers Craft Bourbon

1oz Lemon Juice

.5 oz Raw Simple Syrup

4-5 Fresh black berries

2-3 oz Ginger Ale

1 lemon slice

1 mint spring

Instructions

Muddle 3 black berries with simple syrup in a shaker. Add whiskey, lemon juice, and ice. Shake hard double strain into ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with Mint and black berries.


Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Happy Foodie Friday!!

I am so happy the weekend is here!  We will have beautiful weather this weekend in Birmingham, AL so, that makes it even better!

Omg,  when I tell you this chocolate cake is to die for.  It is delicious and so moist.  I made it for the first time for Thanksgiving for a tester and just fell in love.  One of my aunt’s makes a delicious chocolate cake and several people in family agree that this cake is just as good as the one she makes from scratch.

I have paired the cake with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and it just makes it even better! I hope you love it as much as my family and I.  Happy Baking!!

Ingredients

1 Yellow Box Cake Mix

1 box of Hershey Chocolate Pudding

1 cup of chocolate chips

1 cup sour cream

1 cup of oil

4 eggs

Directions

Mix all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Spray your bundt cake pan with Baker’s Joy cooking spray and pour all of your ingredients in the bundt cake pan. Bake cake for 40-45 minutes on 350.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!