#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on Sisterhood

Am I My Sister’s Keeper? Yes I Am

What sister’s have you been keeping up with?

It’s ok we all have that one sister who is late and can never be on time we love her whether she shows up or not. Whether you have a sister-in-law, stepsister, God sister, or you call her your sister some of us may have sisters we lost and no longer with us there will always be a special place in our hearts for those we lose. We leave no sister out and behind, and this post is for you. My mom is one of four sisters and three of them are with us today. Enjoy this post as I talk about the benefits of having a sister younger or older, and no, not when you just need accessories or the perfect necklace. Speaking of, I have to call my sister to see if she got any more high heels she doesn’t want. I’m still crushing over the last pair she gave me. No seriously have your sister ever introduced you to one of her friends and you became closer to her “friend” than your own sister was and now you two are like sisters yass… sis hand over some friends. Continue reading “#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on Sisterhood”

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GODIVA™ Double Chocolate Raspberry Parfait

Are you familiar with GODIVA Belgium 1926? A 90 year old Chocolate brand founded by a Belgian family whose passion for Chocolate drove them to greatness. Might I add really expensive chocolate, reasons why people think I’m rich I have an expensive taste no literally. You would think it was their family name but it’s not I guess Lady Godiva was a legend so they named the company in her honor. One day I’ll google her.

Can you believe GODIVA was appointed an official chocolatier to the Royal Court of Belgium? Make a long story short high-quality Belgian chocolate. I told you expensive. (Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box Set $78) Today GODIVA has over 600 owned Boutiques in over 100 countries.

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Some of you are probably like what is Belgium and where is it? Belgium shares land borders with 4 countries: Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands. What languages do they speak? French, Dutch, and, German. Vacation getaway anyone?

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of GODIVA White Chocolate Vanilla Bean flavor pudding and GODIVA Chocolate flavor pudding (make separate)
  • Each package get 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries
  • Chocolate of your choice

How to make Pudding?

  • Add 2 cups of milk to one package of Pudding whisk for a few min until you feel it starts to thicken.
  • Make each flavor in separate bowls.
  • Top each parfait with as many raspberries as you want.
  • You can also add shaves of Chocolate to the top of your parfait. (Optional)
  • Prep time: 10 min. Make at least 8 servings.

This is how I serve those in my home

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Hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what’s your favorite chocolate and why?

XO Ranisha

Old Lady Gang A Southern Eatery in Atlanta, GA #KandiBurruss

Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss – Tucker and husband Todd Tucker came together on an idea to share some home Southern recipes. I love their family traditional recipes and how each member of the family has their own recipe on the menu.

 

The cornbread muffins with Kandi’s homemade honey icing and syrup. I tried to get the recipes but you know how that goes. I walked away with no recipe.

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I ordered the Old Lady Gang House Salad. This chicken is on point I need the recipe for that too. It was really good and my waiter made sure I was good and if he was too busy I made sure I asked with no problem.

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Some of the credit goes to Aunt Joyce mother of Kandi, Aunt Bertha, and Aunt Nora who is the “Old Lady Gang” are the ones who taught Kandi to throw down in the kitchen. The Old Lady Gang is located right in the city’s Historic + Art District which is the Castleberry Hill neighborhood in Atlanta, GA

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The 2nd bar is the downstairs lounge.

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If you watched Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta you would have seen the introduction of OLG.

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When you in Atlanta, GA make sure you stop by and show love. It’s not that intimidating you might be nervous for a bit but then once you warm up everyone is so laid back and respectful. All photos are my own.

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Old Lady Gang (OLG)

177 Peters St SW

Atlanta, GA

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A Getaway to Oak N Spruce Resort, Lee MA

A weekend getaway is always needed as part of self-care.

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What do you need to get your stay started right? A peace of mind, being able to hear your own thoughts and not being bound to those you can’t break free from. Deuces I’m out.

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When I plan and do things I try to make it kid-friendly so if I don’t have no adult company or anyone to hang out with it benefits a child at the same time. Family 1st I have a niece and a nephew. The girl you see is not my niece but she likes to come with me because it’s fun.

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This resort has 1 outdoor pool and 2 indoor pools plus a jacuzzi and a sauna with showers in the restrooms.

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When I come here for a day pass I don’t always do what I intend to do because I either lack motivation or I have the wrong company. Ughh.. I just want to workout.

Here is my favorite thing to do when I come here. Wash clothes the washers & dryers are complimentary that means it’s free and it’s a 24 hour “Laundromat”

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I barely used the back porch I got a smoking room upon availability. When I walked into the room it smelled like cigarettes and I don’t smoke at all I thought I smelled like cigarettes just by being in a smoking room.

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If we don’t feel like leaving the property there’s a Subway and Pizzeria on sight.

Say you don’t want to eat out the whole time you are here the grocery store is about 5 mins up the street. This room has a kitchenette and the pots and pans are provided down to the silverware it’s a one-bedroom more of a studio style.

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This room is always so comfortable I slept with all 5 pillows and that makes it that more relaxing. Sometimes it feels like you are sleeping on clouds especially if you know how to get away from the noise and not be available to every call. The sofas also pull out beds.

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I wanted to get some work done right from the bed, man it felt so good to lay in bed with the laptop on my knee comfortable on top of 5 pillows I’m thinking wow is this what working from home feel life? sign me up I want to work from home. When I’m home my laptop is either on a stand or I’m at the table I don’t have the luxury of laying in bed on my laptop.

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Western Massachusetts is a different experience people come to this resort from all over the states it’s a timeshare resort soon it’ll be open to the public and I’ll close out my account and become regular like everyone else. I’m lucky to drive only a half an hour away and there’s a premium outlet shopping plaza 7 mins away from the resort. Everything is convenient and 2 steps away if I could live here trust me I would. Maybe in a Presidental Suite, not this particular unit. I swear if I became homeless I would just need a place to sleep.

 

Sneaker Enthusiast THE FLYFOOTGUY

 

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Rocking the Bruce Lee Kobe 11s and matching shirt

James (FlyFootGuy) Cabrera, The creative genius, and talented Artist all the way from Lexington Kentucky. Who is an official sneaker head owning over 20 pairs of kicks and they all fresh and fly? Mr.have FlyFoot has35 pairs of sneakers in a rotation that he likes to wear. James passion for sneakers started in high school, he would clean shoes on the side as a side hustle, and you can still find some of His sneaker flips, auctions, and trades on EBay or you can send a email flyfootguy@gmail.com for a custom design. Mr. FlyFootGuy is one who knows how to get the kicks clean using just a toothbrush. You got to stay fresh and clean. Don’t front where my 90 babies at I know you remember using a toothbrush to scrub them kicks clean. Style Tip: “Most people don’t dress from the foot up it’s usually the opposite” FlyFootGuy

The sneakers you see are custom made for my former client the nephew of legendary Jam Master Jay (JMJ) of RunDMC. “Honored for the opportunity I love JMJ he influenced my life” FlyFootGuy

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download_20160612_185743.jpegWhen I asked James about his craft he, said “everything is done by hand and he doesn’t use airbrush he use micro brushes for fine work and the process can take up to 6 weeks depending on the custom designs”. He is PerfectO and pays close attention to detail.

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“Don’t chase money it becomes a job. When you do something you love you never have to work a day in your life. The work you do should be done from the heart and soul” James (FlyFootGuy) Cabrera

Zucco’s Family Restaurant (something for everyone)

Zucco’s Family Restaurant something for everyone!

Ready for some Mediterranean Dining. Want the full experience of Greece without having a passport? Sound good right in fact it sound very good, so leave your passport at home and fly down/up to Zucco’s serving the most tasty dishes from Appetizers, Soups & Salads, (my choice was a Greek Salad & Clam Chowder) Gyros, Burgers, Grinders, Pasta, Casseroles, Vegetarian, Chicken, Veal, Pizza, and many more. Zucco’s hold a seating of 180 seats. No matter what time of the day you stop by there is never a wait. Come check it out and stop by.

Plan on having a party “Private Party Room” for any occasion. You’re not afraid of clowns are you? Guess who will be stopping by every Thursday 5-7pm “Bowey The Clown” kids menu is only .99 bring in the children to be entertained.

I’ve asked around for different reviews on what other customers had to say. I found it interesting to get one from my sister who said “she want to try the Veal Parmesan” unfortunately I didn’t try the Veal Parm I took a slight turn and went for the “Blackened Mediterranean Chicken” $15.99 fresh Chicken breast with Spinach and Tomatoes in a spicy cream sauce over Ziti. I enjoyed it, but I felt it was a little to creamy and could have been drained a little more. At least for my liking someone else might think different.

Drink up the Cranberry $2.59 which is a little more than your average juice or soda beverage (no free refills) “their clientele is more so elders who don’t usually drink all their beverage” Brenda (my waitress). Isn’t this drink just so fancy? I was not expecting this I was looking for a regular tall glass. I didn’t think it was going to be enough and it is more than enough. If your anything like me you are still trying to sip your drink on the way out just so it don’t go to waste.

As a customer walked by my table he stated “This is a nice place” my waitress Brenda added “she wished it got busy for lunch” Without knowing their advertising service after what the waitress replied Zucco’s can probably use a little more marketing.

MY SECTION

Yellow Rose Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Get Well. Throughout history, yellow has been closely associated with the sun, making these roses excellent for cheering people up. Yellow roses send a message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of joy and delight.

WELCOME TO GREECE

Restaurant Review: Cracker Barrel The Old Country Store

Complimentary meal sponsored by the Salvation Army. My first time in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Well at least something I can remember. Cracker Barrel offer southern hospitality and is originated from Lebanon, Tennessee. A restaurant where you hear the word “folks” with me being from the east coast and up north I’m learning the many languages and slang of the world. Everything is made fresh daily so I can imagine how much food is being tossed out on a daily prayerfully they can send it to the homeless shelters in need. I don’t know what they do with the food they don’t use. The biscuits are made from scratch and the baked goods are baked freshly throughout the day.

Cracker Barrel want to give you that homestyle love by making you feel comfortable as if you’re eating at your home table. You can share family time while you wait with a fun Peg Game placed on all tables.

I think it’s very interesting for the Old Country Store to be attached to the restaurant and not just this one but mostly all of them. The store offer a wide range of groceries, clothes, accessories, games, and more. The store will soon to add cold cut meat at the deli. One thing Cracker Barrel is known for is their well known cheese. 

Cracker Barrel compliments me with a map and suggest I have fun on my road trip. Cracker Barrel has over 630 locations in 42 states, and a gift shop attached to the restaurant.

Weekday lunch special, Country dinner plates, and Homestyle favorites. I was so into the Peg Game I believe our waiter (David) came out in a timely manner. All the aprons have a cool twist to them it’s more of a cooking apron and not a below the waist apron. image

Overall I enjoyed myself and had a southern style experience in Massachusetts.