Feeding Children Cheap on Vacation

Feeding Children Cheap on Vacation

Maybe I went once or twice as a kid, but Golden Corral wasn’t at the top of our Favorite Restaurant list when we were growing up.  The first time I went to one as an adult was last year – on a trip – with kids. My mouth popped open as soon as I walked in.  I felt like as a child, I had been tricked – that this is really a land flowing with chocolate and cotton candy clouds & my mother didn’t take me here, because of all these wonderful things……… Truthfully, this utopia was in the Indiana & then another was in Kentucky – - – and they are not your average Golden Corrals. Usually, I try to eat at local, hole-in-the-wall places when I travel.  However, travelling with multiple screaming, picky...

What to Take to the Beach: Boca Clips!

What to Take to the Beach: Boca Clips!

For many folks, summertime often includes a beach trip! If you are pooped this year & too tired to even think about what you need to pack, I have included a list of things to remember/consider below! Recently, I found a new item I don’t usually think about when I’m packing for the beach, but it seems like a really handy tool. Boca Clips makes a clip for your towel to keep it in place on your beach chair/lounger and clips to help keep your sarong or towel in place on your body! They are fairly inexpensive & come in really festive designs like the parrot, flamingo, and flip flip styles seen below.  Of course, since this is a “creativite-thinking” blog – I must mention there are tons of ways to make this yourself! Get the...

Hot Sauce Recipes: A Sri Lankan Dip with Sriracha!

Hot Sauce Recipes: A Sri Lankan Dip with Sriracha!

There’s a bottle of bright, fire engine red stuff on almost every Asian restaurant table that looks lethal and boasts that it is “naturally colored.”    It’s a Thai hot sauce called “Sriracha” donning a large rooster on the side.  It’s quite alarming to the tongue, but has a lot of uses – much like our beloved Texas Pete or Frank’s Hot Sauce.  I recently used it in my Japanese dinner party to fashion a homemade spicy tuna roll, and just two weeks ago it showed up on a my table inside a crawfish bar in Louisiana!  It has a great taste & can add just the right amount of spice to your dishes!  I used this as an appetizer to an Asian Meal last week.  Very interesting taste!   Sri Lankan Dip 1 cup...

Things to do in March!

Things to do in March!

February is Album Writing Month….so what is your March going to be? March is almost here, so “getting out & about” will soon be on your mind! Since the “staycation” trend is alive & well due to our economy, it’s time to look at your community calendar so you don’t miss anything exciting! ~St. Patrick’s Day! Local restaurants, pubs, and churches very well might have their schedules posted so you can see what’s available.  Irish Fests pop up all over the place & are already planned.  As we get closer to the holiday, I’ll be sharing some things you can do to celebrate! ~Spring Break?  What are the free things in your city that you could get into? Wilderness Lodging, cabins, and camping “might” be something you can do in...