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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Living on the Coast: Hurricane Watch, New Boss & Soup Time

When you live on the Gulf Coast it is customary to check the weather forecast while you are drinking your first cup of coffee. This morning, I looked at the the path of "Sally" to see what to expect as the storm moves closer to land. By the time you read this blog its effects will be rolling on shore.

Dauphin Island, Labor Day 2020

Wind, rain and power outages are common during these hurricane events. My beloved Dauphin Island will help mitigate some of the dire effects for those of us living in Mobile. This barrier island is our frontline of defense.

I was down there last Monday celebrating Labor Day with friends. We toured the island via boat, enjoying the calm waters in the Bay.

Hopefully, damage to this little gem will be minimal.

Hurricanes are part of our existence along the Gulf and our calendars have to remain flexible during the season. Today was supposed to be a very busy one for me. Now I am rescheduling appointments and crossing my fingers that we don't lose power.

Stay safe my friends.


Welcome to New Boss!

Lacey Watson

Kyle's Kitchen, Home of Lacey's Cakes!

Food trucks have become a BIG part of the culture along the Coast. Lacey Watson, owner of Kyle's Kitchen offers incredible options for folks on the go! Her Turkey Ham Tumble Wrap is my all time favorite! She offers pulled pork paninis, fantastic grilled cheese sandwiches and so much more. As fall approaches, she plans to bring back her famous tomato basil soup! I can't wait!!!

In addition to all of the savory options, she is the creative genius behind marvelous sweet treats! Lacey's Cakes serves up incredible cupcakes (best I have EVER had), cake, pie, brownies and so much more! She even ships if you want to treat a loved one to unforgettable goodies!

I will be adding her to the website this month, meanwhile click on the blue links above to follow her on social media. She posts her food truck schedule there.


Soups On!

Chicken Noodle Soup

Here is a tried & true Chicken Noodle Soup recipe that is perfect for those days when you are feeling a little under the weather. It goes together in minutes, and is even tastier the next day! I have had my soup pot out these past two weeks! I am so ready for cooler temperatures!

I used precooked rotisserie chicken from Costco to shorten the prep time. Serve it hot with some crusty bread on the side!


1 TBP of butter

1/2 diced onion

1/2 cup of diced celery

1 1/2 cup of diced, cooked chicken

8 cups of chicken broth

1 1/2 cup of pasta (I use organic Casarecce)

1/2 cup or more of sliced carrots (raw)

1/2 teaspoon of thyme

1/2 teaspoon of oregano

Salt & Pepper to taste

Melt butter in a stock pot, saute onion & celery about 5 minutes or until they soften. Add stock, chicken, carrots, seasonings, pasta and bring to boil. Simmer for 20 minutes, serve hot.


Things Happening this Week Along the Coast!

  • Louisiana has gone into Phase 3 of reopening and that is great news for our friends at Avant Tous! Ellen and her staff are prepared to welcome more of their beloved clients back to the spa!

  • The coast is bracing for Hurricane Sally and seasoned dwellers are hunkering down until the storm passes.

  • Good Morning Mattress has an outstanding Labor's Day Sale going on until September 21st!

  • Rebecca Bunkley at Apollo's Paws is booking new clients at her spacious pet spa on Grelot Road! Click here to fill out your pet's profile and book online!

  • Triple T Farm Wedding Venue's calendar is filling up quickly. If you know someone planning a wedding, let them know that owner Chad Turner will be delighted to schedule a private tour of the property! Click here to see more.

  • Domke Market has several wine tastings on the calendar. Customers can do these virtually or in person, space is limited. Now is the time to sign up for Wine Club!

  • Kassie and the crew at Back on the Rack have incredible deals on designer duds, handbags and more. Be sure to follow her on social media. She is offering curbside, mailing and in-store shopping at her boutique in Fairhope.

  • Sydney Loper at Play Cafe Mobile is offering to "Boo Your Yard" as an alternative to traditional trick or treating! Check out the fun offer by clicking here. Only a few yards left, so hurry and book yours!


I am hoping everyone stays safe and "weathers" this storm with no property damage. Take care of yourselves this week. I'll be thinking about all of you. ~Charlsie


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