Online Music Buying Guides

If I have any options to review a product and/or service, you can bet that I will be utilizing every type(s) that I can get my hands on. It’s a whole new world out there. It’s amazing to think that we managed to live our lives without computers. At some point in the late 80’s we have become more and more reliant on what used to be referred to as the World Wide Web. I mean when is the last time you have even heard the words World Wide Web?

With all that the Internet has to offer almost all of us in the 21st century, it still surprises me that there are still some of our senior citizens who are bucking, kicking and screaming all the way to any computer who just can’t wrap their heads around even some of the most basic functions, even explaining all that they are missing by not using e-mail can’t entice some people to get on board.

My grandmother was a bit slow at getting used to the whole computer concept, but it didn’t take long once she starting realizing how useful it can be. One of the advantage that came into play during the holiday gift buying season. She actually took her time and checked out different acoustic guitars that she found at one of the major music websites that have just about anything that is musically related. It seems that a friend and neighbor told her about Musician’s Friend, which Grandma felt safe enough to go online, find a particular buying guide and actually ordered a wonderful guitar at a great price. Free shipping is always a plus when ordering anything online.

New recipe


Coconut Catfish

Coconut Catfish

I found this recipe on the Food Lion website. Sometimes I see the recipes in the store and have tried them from time to time, but this one looks amazing. I love fish and So do the kids, so this will be a fun dish that I know they will love. Here is the recipe for you to try.


5 tbsp Rice Vinegar
3 tsp red chili flakes
8 clv Garlic
1 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Salt
2 Red Chili Pepper
1 cp Whole Tomatoes
12 oz red plum jam
1 cp Apple Cider
1 tbsp Scallions
1/2 lb unsweetened grated coconut
1 lb U.S. Farm-Raised catfish
2 cp All Purpose Flour
4 Eggs
Vegetable Oil
1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend to a smooth consistency. This will take several minutes and require stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides.
2. Place the red plum jam in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Thin the melted jam with apple cider to desired consistency.
3. Pour the blended ingredients into saucepan. While stirring, allow mixture to come to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20 more minutes. Stir in the chopped scallions.
4. Mix the coconut and bread crumbs together. Dredge the catfish strips in flour, dip in the egg wash, then coat the catfish strips in the coconut/bread crumb mixture.
5. Heat the vegetable oil to 375 degrees in a deep-fry pan. Cook the catfish until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined platter to drain.
6. Serve catfish with plum dipping sauce on the side.

Looks delish!

Gift Cards For Special Effects

Last year was such a great holiday season for the family. I can only pray that this year works out just as well. The Martin guitar that I got for my kid sister that I am not sure what to get her this year which will thrill and delight her just as much.

I have been thinking that she might like a gift card so that she can buy some type of accessory for her guitar. Maybe a new case or a Capon or possibly some type of a new special effects item like a boss me50 Gift cards are a great option. If it was up to me I would give everyone a gift card and be done with it all with one full swoop.

cool pedals

Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM

High Price Of Gas

Most of the gas stations near me have gasoline that is almost up to $2.00 a gallon, I use my Kroger card and get .10 a gallon off but it still takes me a good chunk of change to fill up my truck.

I was really hoping that I would not see gas prices getting this high and I can not understand why we can not get a break on the gas tax from the state. Even a few cents would make us feel better and make us look at the government with a little less hate. I hope gasoline drops soon, it is getting hard just to pay for the gas to get back and forth to work.

Its Peter Cottontail Time

Easter has finally arrived! A sure sign of spring! I am very excited for this Easter because I will be visiting both sides of my family and having two dinners! I love Easter dinner. But it’s not just about the food, family and friends sharing the meal are what count most.

I have been busily preparing the dishes I will be bringing to each dinner. Easter morning is going to be super busy. I promised my best friend I would attend her church’s sunrise service and afterwards I have to get on the road. With all the activities planned on Easter I had no choice but to start preparing ahead of time. Desserts, vegetables and appetizers are all part of the menu items I am to bring with me.

The best part of Easter that I am going to enjoy is watching the little ones search for Easter eggs during the Easter egg hunt. They always have so much fun looking for those eggs. The looks on their faces are also a joy when they go to open the eggs to see what treasures are inside. I am not sure who started this tradition but I do not truly believe they knew the impact that would be on the children’s parents. Sugar, is the primary impact I am referring to towards the parents. Luckily for all of us the weather is suppose to be decent and so the solution to the sugar high the little ones will be experiencing is so keep them running around outdoors!

Flag Day In Mexico

I have never really checked into a lot of “holidays” that are written on the many calendars that I rely on to keep me on track and on time. When I saw that today was “Flag Day” down in Mexico I felt the urge to see what the Mexican flag actually looks like and to find out a bit more about about it (which was zilch).

independance day celebration

Happy Flag Day Mexico