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Cheers for a Fun, Smart and Safe New Year! 🥂

Cheers for a Fun, Smart and Safe New Year! 🥂

Be safe. How many times have you told your children to “Be Safe”? My youngest, who is an adult and is going to do whatever he wants to do, just walked out of the door with these words following him. I usually say “Have Fun”, […]

The Original – Birthday – Key Lime Pie

The Original – Birthday – Key Lime Pie

My husband and middle son recently informed me that they liked the “old key lime pie” better than the one I’ve made recently  (and that I included on a blog – https://www.tropicallifefoodandfun.com/key-lime-pie-a-sliver-or-a-slice/.  Since we always have a key lime pie for my husband’s birthday celebration, I […]

The Absolute BEST Christmas Cookies!

The Absolute BEST Christmas Cookies!

I love, love, love frosted sugar cookies. Anyone who has been around me knows that I love to make them, I love to give them to friends & family and I love to eat them! My grandmother gave me a baking set when I was […]

SouthWest Salad Bar

SouthWest Salad Bar

We had family coming by for lunch and I couldn’t decide what to make.  I didn’t want to make sandwiches. . . . . I didn’t want a heavy meal. . . . Adults and kids. . . . Casual. . . . Healthy. .. […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I love my sons to the point of craziness.  I’m not that unusual because I see my “mom friends” doing the same thing.  It’s one of the qualities that make me love those women – that makes us friends.  We celebrate our children, their milestones and their […]

A rainy day in Paradise. . . .

A rainy day in Paradise. . . .

  I have a friend who will NOT drive across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.  She goes to great lengths to avoid it, often increasing her driving time to almost twice the time.  I love the way the bridge and water look on a sunny day, […]


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