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Celtic Attitudes Messenger Bag Giveaway

My last, but not least, item to review from Celtic Attitudes is their Messenger bag!  I am in LOVE with my bag. This green bag has soft edges on the top flap.  I like that as it makes the bag more comfortable.

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Tropical Traditions – Love Coconut?

Tropical Traditions

I have had this review pending a long time as I received so much
shredded coconut that I wanted to share several wonderful recipes with you!  My family is beginning to look forward to coconut tastys
when I get the bucket out, yes bucket!  Some lucky winner is
going to get their own bucket of shredded coconut! Delicious and easy
to cook with!

Tropical Traditions is known as the BEST coconut out there now that you can purchase! I have tried so many of their products that I have to
agree. I have also learned about the nutritional value of the coconut
and how it is cultivated. It is 100% pure with no pesticides used and
no added sweetness, additives, or preservatives to the coconut,
and is fresh when you receive it and oh so tasty! I just love the
shredded coconut I got to do my review on. I can tell you, this will
go a LONG way for home use.

I would like to share some of my recipes with you that
I have used this shredded coconut for! I will start with Coconut

is a picture of Coconut Chicken from Google Images as I cannot find
my image 😦

Ingredients included 6 chicken thighs, 2 eggs,
1-1 1/2 cups coconut & a sprinkle of flour.  I first opened
up the thighs and put about a tsp. of coconut mixture inside thigh,
evening it out!  I then closed the thigh and rolled it in egg
and then rolled it in coconut, flour mix and place on pan.  I
then repeated this until all my thighs were done, they were then
placed in a 350 degree heated oven and baked for about 45 minutes.
Serve with what ever veggies you like. I also put a small spoonful of
Duck Sauce on the side of mine so if you like it, it was there, and
it made a great dipping sauce for the chicken!


My next recipe for you is called a Dump Cake! It
got it’s name by dumping all the ingredients into the pan to
make it! This is so yummy!


1    #2Can Cherry Pie Filling
1    #2 Can Drained Pineapple Chunks
1    Box Yellow Cake Mix
1C  Butter or Margarine, melted
1C  Shredded Coconut
1C  Chopped Nuts


  1. Grease 13 X 9 pan lightly

  2. Put Cherry Pie Filling in bottom and arrange pineapple chunks on top

  3. Sprinkle dry cake mix over that

  4. Pour Butter or margarine over dry mix

  5. Sprinkle Coconut next
  6. Sprinkle Nuts all over

  7. Bake at 350 (325 *if
    glass) for 1 hour


Next are easy and tasty Macaroons


1  14oz (5 1/3c.) Coconut
1  Can Eagle Brand milk
2  tsp. Vanilla
Drained and halved maraschino Cherries


  1. Combine all Ingredients except Cherries

  2. Drop by teaspoon 1″ apart an well greased cookie sheet

  3. Decorate with halved cherries                    

  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min or until lightly browned                

  5. Remove at once using moistened spatula


And last but not least, Coconut Custard Pie , This is a double


2 Cups Milk
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Bisquick
4 Eggs
1/4 Cup melted butter
1 1/2 Tbl Sp Vanilla
1 Cup Coconut


  1. Put all above ingredients except coconut in blender on low for 3 min.

  2. Pour into greased 9″ pie pan

  3. Bake at 350  for approx. 40 minutes

  4. Let sit 5 minutes

  5. Sprinkle with 1 Cup coconut and yum, you are done, SO easy!


I just love Tropical Traditions and this is only a few of the ways
you can eat the coconut.  My son is going to make Coconut Shrimp
when he comes home on leave over the holidays.  I will have to
find some good bread or cake recipes on the Tropical Traditions site!
The Amazing Coconut Carrot Cake Recipe sounds so good!

I would like to thank Tropical Traditions again for the opportunity to do a review and also share some of my family recipes my mom held sacred!

And now for the giveaway! Tropical Traditions will give you the
same gallon bucket of shredded coconut that I received. That is the
coconut’s truth!  Good Luck and hope you enjoy like I have, as
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