Green Luck Haiku on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day, Poetry

Green Luck  

Luck of the Irish

On Saint Patrick’s Day I see

green all around me.

© Kym Gordon Moore

Have a Greenalicious Day!


What If Wednesday: To Love Each Day

Love, Valentines Day

Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but do we only turn up the volume of our love meter on this day? Can you imagine how much more tranquil and united we would be if we gave the gift of love each day as passionately as we do on this 14th day of February? Imagine that?

Happy Valentine’s Day on #WhatIfWednesday

Keep Moving Forward

Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Activist, MLK Holiday

Image Source: The Cultureur

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
-Martin Luther King Jr., Minister, Civil Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

2018 Rolled Out the Red Carpet

Happy New Year, Red Carpet

Well, 2018 rolled out the red carpet for the premier to a new year. If you’re reading this then you are one of the millions around the world who was blessed to see this new year arrive. The excitement the new year brought is beginning to subside as many of us are headed back to work, school and other laborious tasks.

Yet, let’s not let the magic of that excitement die and instead live it each day joyously and grateful. Happy New Year once again everyone!

Happy New Year: A New Day, A New Month, A New You!

Happy New Year

Well, it is 2018 Y’all!

Here we begin a new week, a new day, a new month in a new year at the same time. It’s exciting, yet kind of scary in the same breath. What will this new year bring? We don’t have a crystal ball to see into the future so we really don’t know. Yet, we must have an abiding faith to help us with the unexpected, the good, tragic and ugly. The older we get the more we try to understand this concept of life. While we know things will happen that will make us smile, laugh, frown or cry, though we may not like it, we try to remain steadfast and hold on to an ounce of strength and endurance. 

As we celebrate this burst of newness, we try to keep our focus on destiny’s path. On that path, we don’t know what to expect but as we pay attention to the road signs along our highway we will learn to make the necessary adjustments when and where needed.

Wishing all of you a prosperous, productive and exciting year ahead! No resolutions, just strategic, doable goals!

And The Countdown Begins…

New Year's Countdown, New Years, 2018

It’s New Year’s Eve. Unbelievable! On this last day of the year, reflect on all that has happened in your life over the past 365 days. Whether good or not so good, how do those things influence the dynamic of your walk into this new year? Ringing in 2018 for a fresh and productive start! Are you ready? Let’s do this!


New Year’s Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer

Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer

Photo credit: NancyLou

Here’s a mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres combination for your New Year’s countdown. I came across this easy decadent recipe for Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer by Betty L. Ince, from the kitchen of Happy New Year and Bon Appetit y’all.

Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer

1 h 10 m |12 servings | 701 cals


  • Prep 45 minutes

  • Cook 25 minutes

  • Ready In 1 hour and 10 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, warm oil and saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent; set aside to cool. When cool, pour off liquid reserving garlic.
  3. Cut shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces, reserving 12 uncut for garnish. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter and add reserved garlic and all shrimp; cook shrimp for 2 to 4 minutes or until done.
  4. Remove center circle and a small portion of inside of cooled puff pastry shells.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy; add one egg at a time and beat until well mixed. Add cream, Gouda, onions, shrimp and salt.
  6. Spoon filling into puff pastry shells.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is browned on top. Garnish with whole shrimp and chopped chives; serve.

Happy New Year #FoodPornFriday!