Thirsty Thursday: Pina Colada

Do you like pina coladas? And getting caught in the rain?

Well, I’m not a big fan of rain but I looooove a good summertime pina colada.

So, today I’m sharing my favorite recipe from Paula Deen with you.


Thirsty Thursday: Pina Colada

Pina Colada

(Courtesy of Paula Deen)

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup coconut cream
ice, enough to fill half the blender
slices of pineapple, optional for garnish
maraschino cherry, optional for garnish


 Mix ingredients in a blender and serve.

Optional: Garnish with a slice of pineapple or maraschino cherry.

Foodie Friday: Low Country Cookies

Today’s delightful dessert comes from the Cajun queen herself, Paula Deen!

And, guess what, beauties? It’s no-bake! That’s right! For those of us without A/C out there, this is the way to go.

Plus, it has a PERFECT 5-star rating on!

Paula Deen’s Low Country Cookies

Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen

Servings: 15 to 20 servings
Prep Time: 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup milk
1   egg
1 cup sugar
12 tablespoon (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1   16-ounce box graham crackers
1 cup or 3 (1/2-ounce) cans shredded coconut

2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
3 tablespoons milk



Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with whole graham crackers.  Melt butter in saucepan and add sugar.  Beat egg and milk together; add to butter mixture.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add nuts, coconut, and 1 cup graham cracker crumbs.  Pour over crackers in pan. Cover with another layer of whole graham crackers. Prepare topping.


Beat all ingredients together and spread over top layer of crackers. Chill. Cut into squares.