For me, perfume is like deodorant, I never leave home without it. In fact, if there is a rare day that I forget, I will feel like something is missing. Before becoming a single mom, I had quite the collection with favorites such as ANGEL by Thierry Mugler, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Jimmy Choo By Jimmy Choo and LOLA by Marc Jacobs, to name just a few. These days, I am lucky to just have one bottle which currently happens to be Jimmy Choo.… Read the rest
In a little over 30 days I will be attending one of my favorite food conferences in Orlando. This will be my third time attending the Food and Wine Conference at the gorgeous Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. Last year I attended and was impressed once again with everything from start to finish. This year will be different, as I consider myself to be a born-again blogger. To be more specific, the last two years I pretty much dropped off the blog0sphere due to my strenuous work schedule and duties of a single mom.… Read the rest
Have you ever organized a dinner party and spent so much time cooking that you barely had time to socialize with your guests? That happened to me numerous times until I learned to simplify things and serve dishes that are easy to make yet super tasty. Polenta is one of my go-to items for many reasons. 1. It is inexpensive and for a single mom on a budget, it comes in handy. 2. It is versatile.… Read the rest
As I get ready to end my food tour of Arkansas and head to California (my favorite), I wanted to end it on a sweet note. While researching recipes, I kept coming across “possum pie” and just knew I had to make it.
Consisting of three layers (cream cheese, chocolate pudding and Cool Whip), this pie is pure bliss. While the main ingredients for the pie are easy, the crust was a challenge. This was my first time cutting butter into flour and let me just say, what an awesome first time experience.… Read the rest
I love Instagram. Everyday I am introduced to creative people, new recipes, inspiring quotes and cool products. Recently I learned about Burger Lift after they commented on a burger picture I posted and was immediately intrigued. I purchased a sample pack and am now hooked on this innovative product that elevates your burger experience. If you are wondering what I am talking about, let me explain.
Have you ever ordered a burger that is on the medium rare side and the juiciness of the patty leads to a soggy bottom bun?… Read the rest
Want to know something funny? This post has been sitting in my draft box for a year. Yep, that’s right, a year. I started it and never finished due to my crazy work schedule. Since I am doing spring cleaning, I decided to dust this one off and post since it is still a good drink and it is Tuesday Boozeday after all.
I am so glad to be participating with Sunday Supper again after a 7 month hiatus. When I saw that this week’s theme was Italian Fest, I knew I picked the right week to make my return. Italian food is my passion and brings so much joy to my life. While I was trying to decide what to feature as a recipe, I was torn. There are so many dishes that I love but lately I have been thinking about a chicken pesto sandwich that I fell in love with back in the late 90’s in my hometown of San Jose, CA.… Read the rest
The name “hush puppies” has always made me laugh because it reminds me of those retro ads for men’s shoes with the adorable Basset Hound. For the life of me, I can’t remember the first time I tried them and I thought it would be fun to make them with my kids. We had a lot of fun making these tonight, as we did some research on the origin of the name and how they became so popular.… Read the rest
Who doesn’t love strawberries? I am very blessed that I grew up living so close Salinas, CA which is better known as the “salad bowl capital of the world.” Fresh produce has always been a staple in my diet and now that I live in Tampa, I am equally fortunate to live only 30 minutes from the strawberry producing mecca that is Plant City. Last week I stopped by my favorite local produce shop, South Tampa Fresh Market, and purchased a few baskets of gorgeous strawberries.… Read the rest
I woke up today and decided to start up again with my weekly #TuesdayBoozeday posts. I mean, I am a bar manager and have access to so many products. After the holidays I decided to do some spring cleaning with our inventory and found that we have more than a few bottles of Galliano. What is sad to me is that so many people have no idea how phenomenal Galliano truly is and tend to see it only as the key ingredient in a Harvey Wallbanger.… Read the rest