Monday, October 31, 2016

Zombie Antidote - Happy Halloween!


Number of Servings 

  • 1.25  oz.
    Smirnoff® Coconut
  • 0.5  oz.
    blue curaƧao
  • 0.25  oz.
    pineapple juice

    1. Mix SMIRNOFF® Coconut Flavored Vodka, blue curacao and pineapple juice in an ice filled mixing glass.
    2. Serve in a syringe or a glass 
    Recipe Courtesy of: Smirnoff

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Interesting Facts about All Hallow's Eve & Haloween

Happy All Hallow's Eve to everyone.

Here are some interesting facts about All Hallow's Eve and Halloween.

The origin of the word “witch” means “wise woman.” It was derived from the Old English word wicce.

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween

Instead of just saying “trick-or-treat,” you used to have to dance.

Halloween is known by various names, including All Hallows’ Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool Snap-Apple Night, Samhain and Summer’s End.

 Costumes are worn because people believed the line between the living and the dead was blurred. They put on masks so the spirits wouldn’t recognize them

Halloween has been celebrated for more than 6,000 years

Read Lots and Stay Spicy!

C  ~

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fun Drink Friday - Zombie

Check out the "Zombie"

Just in time for Halloween and a great drink.

Recipe Courtesy of: Midnight Mixologist

Need the Zombie Antidote??

Check back Monday October 31st 

Drink Responsibly & Stay Spicy!!

C  ~

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Butterscotch Bananas & Rum with Vanilla Ice Cream

Photo by  Con Poulos


  1. 1/2cup pecans
  2. 1/2cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  3. 1cup dark brown sugar
  4. 1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 6bananas, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
  6. 1/4cup dark rum
  7. 2pints vanilla ice cream


  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  1. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, 
  2. tossing occasionally, until fragrant, 5 to 6 minutes; 
  3. roughly chop.
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add the sugar and cinnamon and cook, whisking occasionally, 
  3. until smooth, 4 to 5 minutes.
  1. Gently stir in the bananas. Remove from heat and add the rum. 
  2. Using a match, carefully ignite the mixture and wait until the
  3. flame goes out. Stir in the pecans.
  1. Serve the bananas and sauce over the ice cream.

By Kate Merker
  • Serves
  • 8
  • Hands-On Time
  • Total Time
  • Calories
  • 475 calories
  • Calories
  • 45% calories from fat
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • Carbohydrate
  • 64 g
  • Sugar
  • 52 g
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • December 2008

Recipe Courtesy of: Real Simple


Check out Fun Drink Friday to see a cocktail that would go well with 
this dessert...according to me 

Eat well, Read lots and Stay Spicy!!

C  ~

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ending of -- The Great Fence Debacle!!

So we are DONE with the Great Fence Debacle!!

They came out and fixed the fence FINALLY!!

And of course I finally had a call from someone at the local home improvement store after sending that email to their corporate office. DUH right, like the next day!

The home improvement store has even offered to credit my account for the four months of craziness I've had to go through.

Maybe because they had to see what I've been going through. When the fence people where supposed to come out and fix the fence on a date they stipulated and even confirmed through the home improvement store...
Guess what ...
They cancelled. Ha no kidding, see what I've been going through home improvement store peeps!
So the manager was not happy and was immediately on the phone with them.

They were out the next day, as well as the home improvement store install manager and I can tell you, NOT HAPPY with them.

I guess we'll see how much longer they are a vendor of the home improvement store.

The guy that came out to fix the fence, couldn't believe he was the 4th from the company to visit my property to fix their mistakes!

I'm like dude, seriously, you are!



On a side note -- Sorry I haven't been posting or been online in more than a month. I've had a lot going on with my day job.
I traveled the first part of September and the last part, and the first part of October. 
Oiiii, It was all good though!! Took a major class and exam call the the HCCP (Housing Credit Certified Professional). It's a national certification for LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit).

Then we had our yearly managers meeting. It was awesome!!

Now my team and I are bating down the hatches as we have auditors coming out this week and at the end of November we have Compliance audits.
We came together in February 2016 to pull this community out of trouble, and while there's still some rough waters, we have shown since then what we can do and how we've met the goals set for 2016. 
(Everyone from owners to Managing company CEO's are VERY happy with our progress!)
It's not easy being cheesy!!
Love my team!! Hard workers one and all.

Read lots and stay spicy my friends!!

C  ~

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Great Fence Debacle - Part 3!

So, The fence installer who was supposed to 'fix' my fence 'finally', "CANCELLED"
Yeppers, you read that right..."CANCELLED"

If you've read parts 1 and 2, you know I've been going through this since June 28, 2016.

This time the excuse was...

'Ah well you know, we have to look for lines so we don't bother any lines and the guy who does that can't do it today and you know because of where it is with the sidewalk and ah, you know with the hurricane coming in, we can ah do it next week."


Fact 1.  My fence is no where near any lines.
Fact 2. My fence is no where near any sidewalks.
Fact 3. It was two days before the hurricane came in.

I'm like Ahhh, No.

I have to be in Orlando for a week long meeting next week.

The guy...' Ah, ok, I can pencil you in tentatively for 10.17.16.'


I'm like, what ever man, yo do know you've made me miss another day of being in the office right?  For crying out loud!!

So I sent The Home Improvement Store who hired them, an email today.

This 4 month long ordeal, I'm DONE with!
Done, stick a fork in me done! Ding, ding, ding.(That's the buzzer going off) 

I also let the know that while I've kept their name out of it so far, I have no problem with posting the dumb shit they have put me through for these past 4 months between them and their installer.

Because of Facts --

Fact 1. They had a crew who didn't know what the hell they were doing.
Fact 2. They had the 'same' crew come out and 'fix' most of the original issues.
Fact. 3 Someone either with the home improvement store or the installer 'changed' the actual footage of where my fence was supposed to end.
Fact 3. When another 'man' came out to fix the mistakes from crew 1, he refused to move the fence to where it should be unless I or the home improvement store paid for it.

Fact 4. Yes, I have ALL the proof!

So, let's see what happens. 

Read Lots and Stay Spicy!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fun Drink Friday - Dark and Stormy

As Hurricane Matthew comes closer to my home here in Florida, I figured I'd get this up now as I'll probably lose power sometime Early Friday.

Stay Safe and Drink Responsibly

C ~