Remember the movie about the pants…well, we don’t wear the same size pants….but we do share the love of goodies!
My friends, Dina, Kryss and I try to see each other once a month at least. And this past week we met for lunch and Kryss presented us with the cutest travelling plate. My birthday was the most recent so I got it first to start a new tradition. So this evening as we cookout I will present it to Dina with a completely insanely yummy coconut cream meringue pie (don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave ya hangin, I put the recipe below 😉 )! Then it’ll be her turn to put something on the plate and get it to Kryss…and so on and so forth!!! Ahhhhh I can’t wait to share with you when it gets back to me…..and whatever I decide to sent it forth with!!!!
Coconut Cream Meringue Pie
1 – 9 inch pie shell, baked
For the filling:
2/3 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Cups Milk
3 egg YOLKS lightly beaten (save the whites!)
1 cup flaked sweeten coconut finely shredded
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan mix sugar, corn starch and salt. Add milk until mixed and bring to a boil on medium heat until thickened and it’ll get bubbly too. (Be patient, it’ll thicken) then add a little hot mixture into the egg yolks and mix and pour back into saucepan and bring to boil on medium and cook 2-3 min more. Remove from heat and add coconut, butter and vanilla and whisk until smooth!
Now pour the filing into the pie crust!
For the meringue:
3 egg whites
6 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 Cup flaked coconut
Beat egg whites adding each Tablespoon of sugar one at a time until still peaks form. Spoon over filling sealing against the edges of the crust. Sprinkle top with coconut and bake on 375 until top starts to golden brown.
Enjoy! Maybe get a plate, or container, and start your own tradition! <3 I’ll let you know when it gets back 😀
I loved it! Go see it tonight…or tomorrow…but go see! A wonderful sequel to the original!
The Hatter isn’t well…can Alice save him?
After returning to London Alice finds her Mother and the world she’s been away from very changed. Unable to process these changes right away Alice stumbles upon Absalom who leads her to a room with a looking glass.
Arriving on the other side of the Looking Glass in Underland, Alice finds the whole crew, minus the Hatter, awaiting her arrival.
They tell of the Hatter, he’s not well. They fear…and hope… the only solution is Alice.
Where is the Hatter?
In his Hatter house of course. Alice finds him and its true, the Hatter isn’t well. Isn’t well at all. But oh, can Alice really help him?
Where to start?
Alice’s quest begins as impossible, just as most days start for Alice. Can she accomplish the impossible? Can she find the chronosphere? Can she convince Father Time to help her travel back in time?
Remember you can’t change the past…only learn from it…
Can Alice’s race against time save The Hatter? Be there Friday to find out!
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an
all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters
from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical
world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the
spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in
Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters
created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and
Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive
producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast
from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne
Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices
of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are
also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans),
the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar
creature who is part human, part clock. Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska)
has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and
sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a
magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland
and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the
Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The
Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a
quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of
the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes
across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and
embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
Little Chickies is a fun interactive read for our Littles
Straight out the little cardboard bookcase you can choose either the English or Spanish side.
The pictures and storyline are the same whichever you choose. Little Chickies are born, then want food, then need sleep. They shout “¡pío! ¡pío! ¡pío!” (Cheep cheep cheep). Flaps are lifted on each page to interact and engage them in the story of this tired mother hen feeding, and warming, and cuddling her chickies.
I love the book folds out and they can share looking and playing with it!
The app on my phone provides for long lasting fun as they sing and crack eggs to watch the chickies hatch, make flower boquets, and sing and dance to the pio sounds and songs of the chickies!
Its fun, fun , fun as they ask me to read it again! And can we play chicks on the phone!
For every Canticos book or app purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes to provide books and apps to children in low-income communities.
– Link to website (for book purchase and more info):
I could not be more EXCITED for ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS!!!
P!nk’s brand new music video for “Just Like Fire” from Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS!
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” is an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories which stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.
Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has released seven records, sold over 60 million albums, over 130 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 14 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three GRAMMY® Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. Her “The Truth About Love” World Tour played 142 shows in 13 countries. In the fall of 2014, she released a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled “You+Me.” Their album, “rose ave.,” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Folk Album chart and #2 on Billboard’s Digital Album chart. In 2015, P!nk became the newest UNICEF Ambassador. She is also a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She is currently a spokesperson for COVERGIRL, and made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s “Thanks for Sharing,” alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo.
Check out P!NK’s featurette here:
Come join me on May 27th, you know where I’ll be!!!
I’m so excited to be able to say that Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is now playing in theatres everywhere! I promise that this is a movie that the whole family will love – and make sure you sit through the entire end credits!
From Marvel Studios comes the highly anƟ cipated “Captain America: Civil War,” the third film in the Captain America franchise and the fi rst fi lm in Phase 3 of the Marvel CinemaƟ c Universe. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their conƟ nued eff orts to safeguard humanity. But aŌ er another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Based on the beloved Marvel comic book series, fi rst published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America; Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man; ScarleƩ Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff /Black Widow; SebasƟ an Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier; Anthony Mackie (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Hurt Locker”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon; Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “House of Lies”) as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine; Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue NaƟ on”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye; Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Get on Up”) as T’Challa/Black Panther; Paul BeƩ any (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Vision; and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff /Scarlet Witch.
Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time to load up the family and take Mom to see Captain America Civil War!
Open Road Films is excited for the upcoming film celebrating mother’s everywhere, MOTHER’S DAY!
“Mother’s Day” is the latest star-studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall (“Pretty Woman,” “Valentine’s Day”). Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikis, it’s a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Star Studded Cast Does Not Disappoint…
Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a divorced and peacefully coparenting mother of 2 boys with ex hubby Henry (Timothy Olyphant), well, sorta, until…..
Miranda (Julia Roberts) plays successful business woman and HSN star, and manager and former costar in Pretty Woman, Lance (Hector Elizondo) make a hilarious team once again and the Easter Eggs from previous movies are hysterical! Her role in the Mother’s Day mainia…well, you’ll just have to watch and figure it out!
Got mommy issues??? There’s someone here to relate to! No issue goes unturned in this hilarious twist of hysteria called mothers day in Atlanta!
Kate Hudson, Margo Martindale, Robert Pine Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Garner, Jon Lovitz, and Sarah Chalke are all part of the Mother’s Day laughter in this funny, laugh out loud film!
What a tangled Mother’s Day web comes unraveled in this wonderfully written storyline!
This movie will make a great present for your mom or significant other! So get your tickets and plan an outing with her for Mother’s Day!
There isn’t this magic bucket that once filled with tears the grief is over. There isn’t a magic clock with a timer that runs out and DING it’s time for it to be over. No, grief is very different for every person. And yet, so much of it the same. There are times of sadness, anger, disbelief, back to sadness, no ones cycle of grief is exactly the same.
If you haven’t experienced death close to you it WILL happen. For many it isn’t until their parents grow old, for many, like me, whose parents never grew old, you experience the pain much earlier.
My dad, he was here today, gone tomorrow. An aortic aneurysm took his life at 57. No time to say goodbye, I love you, I’m sorry…just gone. At first I was shocked, and you go into business mode. So much to be done, then eventually the breakdown once its all done. Then I thought of all the things I should have said to him. The regret is the hardest stage for me…and trust me there is a stage of regret regardless of the circumstances of someones passing.
My mom, well, we had months to say goodbye. Lung cancer took her at 60. The long drawn out process of knowing someones dying gives you time to say everything you can think of to say. Then, they are gone. Then you go into business mode again. Then its done and that breakdown starts again. You still think of things you wanted to say, you still have a stage of regret. Even with all that time.
What I’ve learned about grief is that no one can tell you how to deal with it, only how THEY deal with it in hopes that you can take something helpful and positive with you to help you.
I’ve watched my sister in law bury her 2 teenage girls after a deadly car crash. I’ve watched families bury soldiers who died in war, or came home from war so damaged the war took them after the fact. I’ve watched as friends and family have buried babies from SIDS. Grief I share in but cannot understand the way that only they can. I assure you that when you do share in that grief with them, their load gets a little bit lighter. Just to simply know someone is there trying to understand and share in your pain. It’s real. And it helps.
Grief also comes in another form. I have lost 10 babies to miscarriage. Starting as a teen…in my 20s, and in my 30s. I am lucky, I had 3 beautiful children on my own and many sent to me in other times of my life I will always count as mine, even if I did not birth them! But I assure you this….whether you know you are pregnant for 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months before you miscarry, the love you have for that baby is REAL just as the love I have for my 3 here on earth is REAL. Therefore the grief is also VERY real.
If you have experienced, or are experiencing this remember not to be too hard on yourself. Grief doesn’t get just easier one day. It does however get different. And from there you deal with it better and easier for the most part. Daddy has been gone 13 years. His birthday, my birthday (he ALWAYS made a big deal about it), his death date, and his favorite holidays but not a day goes by I don’t think of him and miss him, and honestly there are days, where for no obvious reason, I simply break down and cry throughout the day. Mom 8 years gone, my nieces 13 years gone, same dates of theirs get me. And somedays for no reason. And you know what….that’s OK!
One thing getting older has showed me is that these people aren’t completely gone from us. They left a piece of themselves in us, in our children, in their coworkers, in the things they loved. You only must stop for a moment and you will see and feel it sometimes. The missing them will never end. Grief will always be a part of your life. But when it happens I simply reflect on leaving a piece of myself in each and every person I can. Our bodies may not be immortal, but the pieces of our soul we leave with those we love just very well might be!
The Jungle Book in 3D has you feeling like you are walking, running, and swinging through the jungle with Mowgli as he transitions from being part of his wolf pack to being what he is, a man cub. A movie that captivates all ages and brings you right into the jungle as part of the experience. Director Jon Favreau knocked this one out of the park!
A tiger marked by the red flower of man, Shere Kan, has vowed not to rest until he eliminates Mowgli.
From the love of his mother, Raksha and father, Akela’s safe wolf den he is escorted by Bagheera out of the only home he has ever known.
Along the way he meets Baloo, his best bear friend who rescues him from the grip of the python Kaa and assists Mowgli in his quest for belonging.
Kaa isn’t the only one who doesn’t have Mowgli’s best interest at heart along the way. King Louie and his band of monkeys want Mowgli to get them the red flower, for in it lies the ultimate power, or so they think!
Head to theaters THIS Friday, April 15th and join Mowgli and his friends on their jungle adventure!!!
A perfectly aligned voice cast makes the personalities truly come to life in these animals.
The film, which is directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling book by Roald Dahl, hits theaters everywhere on July 1st!
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –
finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Saving Private Ryan”) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”) based on the best-selling book by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” stars three-time Tony Award®, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2,” “The Flight of the Conchords”), Rebecca Hall (“The Gift,” “Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out,” “Trainwreck”). The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) and Sam Mercer (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Sixth Sense”) with Kathleen Kennedy (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lincoln”), John Madden (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Shakespeare in Love”), Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln”), Michael Siegel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Rise of the Guardians”), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers.
Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. To date, the book has been published in 41 languages. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda,” have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Originally created as a bedtime story, “The BFG” was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories. “It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote ‘The BFG.’”
“The BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.
See you in theaters July 1st!!!!
DISNEY, AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT in association with WALDEN MEDIA