Sunday, July 31, 2016

Christmas Shopping ALREADY--Whaaaatt??

Yes, I've started my Christmas shopping

I know!! I can't believe it either!!

Note to self: Go back to Fun drink Friday blog and grab a drink recipe.

Read lots & Stay Spicy!!

C  ~

C @ Amazon

Friday, July 29, 2016

Fun Drink Friday - Peach Fizz with Pinnacle Vodka

2 Parts Lemon Lime Soda

Mix in a glass filled with ice, garnish with a peach wedge.

Recipe & Photos courtesy of our friends at: Pinnacle Vodka
All rights reserved.

Remember Drink Responsibly!

Reads Lots and Stay Spicy!!

C ~


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sorbet Shots

Sorbet Shots


1 pint sorbet

Mellon baller

3/4 cup favored liqueur


Place small scoops of sorbet, using a melon baller, into shot glasses (only 1 flavor per 

glass). Top sorbet with about 1 tablespoon of matching flavored liqueur.

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Read more at: Food Network

Total Time:
15 min
15 min
Yield:10 or more servings

Semi Homemade Cooking

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Sunday

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Sundaes
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Hands On 15 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
Quickly warm pineapple in butter and brown sugar, then spoon the softened fruit over crumbled pound cake and dulce de leche ice cream.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup chopped pineapple or canned pineapple tidbits (juice pack), drained
  • pint dulce de leche or vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 of a 10 3/4-ounce loaf frozen pound cake, thawed and coarsely crumbled and, if desired, toasted*
  • Whipped cream
  • maraschino cherries with stems


  1. In a small heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, honey and cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Add pineapple. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Remove from heat.
  2. Scoop ice cream into four dishes. Top with crumbled cake, warm pineapple mixture, whipped cream and a cherry. Serve immediately.


  • * To toast pound cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Spread crumbled pound cake pieces on a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted.

nutrition facts

(Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Sundaes)
Servings Per Recipe 4, Fat, total (g) 30, vit. A (IU) 605, cal. (kcal) 786, calcium (mg) 424, pro. (g) 12, Potassium (mg) 639, sugar (g) 106, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 385, Trans fatty acid (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, Folate (µg) 16, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 120, Niacin (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 18, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 128, vit. C (mg) 19, iron (mg) 1
From our friends at Midwest Living - all rights reserved.

Don't forget to check out Friday's Fun Drink Friday for a yummy drink to pair with the dessert above!!
Have a safe and fun summer and remember to Read Lots and Stay Spicy!!

C  ~


Friday, July 15, 2016

Fun Drink Friday - Raspberry Wonder

Soooo Yummy!!

Check out Wednesday's blog post for the No bake Raspberry Cheesecake Pot!
Talk about a Yummy Summer Combo!!

Raspberry Wonder Recipe Compliments of and all rights to our friends at Midnight Mixologist

As always Drink Responsibly and Stay Spicy!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

No Bake Summer Dessert w/Raspberries

no bake raspberry cheesecake pots

Check out Friday's - Fun Drink Friday blog to see drink I think will go well with this scrumptious dessert!!



Cheesecake Batter
  • 1½ package cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Other Ingredients
  • 8 graham crackers
  • 12 oz. fresh raspberries
  • ½ c. raspberry jam
  • 8 glass jars


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  2. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the heavy cream. Increase the speed to high and beat until thick and stiff, about 2 minutes. Beat in the lemon juice.
  3. Spoon graham cracker crumbs into the jars. Top with cheesecake batter, raspberries, and jam, alternating red layers with cheesecake batter. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Compliments of and all right to: Woman's Day

Sunday, July 10, 2016

New Distributor for my books... has a new distributor...

Please do not be alarmed if you are having a hard time finding my books through Torrid or Simon & Schuster as they are still in the transition stage.

Some of my books are at and some are at Simon & Schuster, but you can still find all my books at Amazon or 

Sooooo Exciting!!

Have a great Sunday and remember, Read Lots & Stay Spicy!!


Friday, July 8, 2016

Fun Drink Friday - Sophie Dahl's Iced Tea

Sophie Dahl's Iced Tea

Sophie Dahl's Iced Tea

  • 8 and 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 6 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers (or 6 lavender Earl Grey tea bags)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Lavender or mint sprigs, for garnish

In a very large heatproof measuring cup, combine 8 cups boiling water with the tea bags and dried lavender flowers; let steep for 10 minutes. Strain the tea and let cool. In a heatproof bowl, combine the sugar with the remaining 1/4 cup boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the sugar syrup to the tea and let cool. Serve the tea in tall ice-filled glasses, garnished with lavender or mint sprigs.

  • ACTIVE: 


I love Earl Grey and lavender, can't wait to try this!!

Remember Read Lots & stay spicy!!


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Do these look YUMMY or what!!

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OMG, I would eat this whole thing!!
Angel Food Cake
Homemade Whipped Topping.

4th of july recipes

Cake Pops

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Red, White and Blue Frosting

Ok, Ok, it's time to get off the goodies LOL.

Have a wonderful day!!

Read Lots and Stay Spicy!!


Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!!

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Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans!

May you find this and every day, safe, happy and FREE!

Land of the Free, Because of the Brave!


Sunday, July 3, 2016

80's Music -- What Artists are still producing NEW ...

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So my hubs and I were talking this morning about what music artists from the 80's are still making/singing new music.

New Music, not ones they became big off of in the 80's and are preforming those same songs today.

See hubs loves music, he has an ear for beat and blah, blah, blah...Aaaaannnnndddddd that's were my attention ends

Any who, we came up with a few like -- Madonna and Metallica. 

I know he'll be thinking about our morning coffee conversation as he finishes up the touches of installing the electronics into his office. So during the day he'll come out with, 'I think this artist is still...' then he'll go check on it real quick ;-p  love his tenacity!

So if you know of any 80's artist still making music out there, let me know.

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Have a great Sunday, Read Lots, Stay Spicy and remember to have a Fun and Safe 4th of July!!