Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day, 2011

This has been a day of rest, renewal and reflection. Translation: I've done nothing. It's hot. It's muggy. I'm cranky.

I will make Jambalaya later today. And I'm considering chocolate cobbler. Both of these can be accomplished inside without firing up the grill. Is that un-American?

Here's the chocolate cobbler recipe. It's so, so good - and so easy. Easy - that's what my theme for today is.

Chocolate Cobbler:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water


Melt butter in 13x9 pan or dish at 350 degrees.

Combine flour, 3/4c sugar, pecans, 1-1/2T cocoa, milk and vanilla in a small bowl.

Spoon over melted butter. DO NOT STIR.

Mix 1 cup sugar and the 1/4 cup cocoa together and sprinkle back and forth over the batter. DO NOT STIR.

Pour boiling water over top. DO NOT STIR.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Cool somewhat. Best if served warm!

Top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

The first time I made this I thought I had surely copied it wrong. It just didn't look right. The directions sound wacky, but it works. Man, it works!! And the smell while it is baking will make you think you died and went to chocolate heaven! Good with ice cream, but even better with homemade cream.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Give Away!!!

Today only - May 20, 2011 (until 10:00 p.m.) - place an online order with me of at least $30 and your name will be entered into a drawing to win this fabulous pearl bracelet!

The value of this bracelet is $79, so you can see what a great deal this is!! Today. Only.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I have recently become involved in the launch of a new jewelry company called Bamboopink by Jude Frances (check them out at
Bamboopink is a new fashionable, yet affordable jewelry line made and designed by JudeFrances, a famous designer whose current line is sold in upscale department stores and is all over the red carpet - worn by Oprah and the likes! Bamboopink has already become one of the fastest-growing women’s internet start-up companies in U.S. history! This company is the first of its kind -- an internet launched company. Upon becoming a consultant, you will be given your own website, apps, and technology for virtual trunk shows…so all of this can be done from your own home and without hosting parties!

What sets this company apart from other direct sales companies:

* GROUND FLOOR opportunity --- probably won’t ever happen to you again! Everyone with a business background knows that the FIRST people in on a start-up company are the ones that make the money!!!

* Strongest comp plan in the industry!

* Very successful “designer” multi-million dollar jeweler making/backing this jewelry --- basically guaranteed to be successful!

* Instead of growing one sales rep at a time, we can grow hundreds of sales reps at a time with this innovative business model and free sign-up period – but the time to do that is NOW!

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

It’s simple to sign up, go to my site: As soon as you sign up, I will send you an email with tools and tips so you can start building your team just as I have!

Sign-ups are free, with no risks or obligations…..just an OPPORTUNITY to take a “sneak peek” at this company, watch it unveil, and decide if it’s something you want to be a part of (you can walk away at any time if you decide you aren’t interested!) The company is still forming and “unfolding” as we speak….this is your chance to get in at the very beginning! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
This is an AMAZING, once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity by private invitation only --- I hope you will consider joining me.