Cheers to the New Year Ya’ll!!

  1. Combine the Triple Sec, blackberry brandy, Chambord, and pineapple juice in a large pitch or punch bowl. Cover and store in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Just before serving, add the Triple Sec mixture, ginger ale and the champagne together in a large punch bowl. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.
Recipe Notes

The longer the first mixture sits, the better the flavor.

Happy New!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

The Good Ole Days….

I often reflect back on my parents and even my grandparents talking about “back in the day”. Then they would proceed to tell us what they did when they were young and how life was. I wasn’t quite sure why they thought it was so great, but now, at the age of 58 and seeing where my grandchildren are now in life, I totally get it. They will never know the simplicity of the life we had.

However, when they become our age, they will have the same thoughts that we as grandparents have now. What will our world be like in 50 something years? I can’t even imagine, and honestly will be happy that I will not be a part of it.

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

Can’t Wait To Try! Sausage & Cheese Muffins…YUMMY!

The past few years at our home we have been doing Christmas brunch. We found this best so all the kids can come to our house after they have their own Christmas morning with their children. They can then stay at our house or  head to the in-laws if they need to for a big Christmas dinner. I am starting to put my menu together, and came across this recipe. I haven’t tried it yet, but will before our gathering. How could you go wrong?!

Sausage and Cheese Muffins
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 lb. hot ground pork sausage
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (water or milk will work too)

Cook sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium to med-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and no longer pink. Drain and cool.

Preheat oven to 375. Combine sausage, baking mix, and shredded cheese in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Stir together the soup and buttermilk; add to sausage mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon until lightly greased mini muffin tins, filling to tops of cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Love, Hugs, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

Candy Cane Shooters….Yummy!!


  • ¼ cup International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • Marshmallow fluff (opt)
  • Crushed candy cane (opt)
  1. Dip the top of your shot glasses in marshmallow fluff until the rim is coated.
  2. Dip the coated rim in crushed candy cane until marshmallow fluff is completely covered.
  3. Add the peppermint truffle creamer, half an half and white chocolate liqueur to a cocktail shaker and shake until combined.
  4. Pour shots into candy cane rimmed shot glasses.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  6. Drink Responsibly! 

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars!

Lion Queen

TGIF…In the Girlz Room!

I work for a beer/wine/spirits/energy drink distributor. Going on week #4 this Friday, what started out as a joke, turned into reality. Because the men outweigh the women about 95% men to 5% women we ladies decided to have a private tasting every Friday morning in the girls room! So here is last Friday’s taste testing. We had Granny’s Gingerbread liqueur, which was AMAZING,  and a shot of Captain Morgan’s Spiced rum and coke, which everyone loves!  We started out with about 4  people and look how it’s grown! We will try something new every week! I would love to keep you informed on what we find to be the best beer, wine, and spirits ever!

PS…I love my job!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen


Fifties and only Beginning