Tag: Christmas

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas everyone! Between all the holiday parties and gatherings, I hope you remember the true meaning of Christmas. Speaking of parties, this Dress the Population holiday dress from Nordstrom goes really far and they’re pretty inexpensive too! You can even wear them for a New Year’s party dress. Check out a few below.


Photo Credit: Sergey Yusin



Malinda F. Knowles

My Grandma’s Christmas Bacardi Rum Cake

In honor of my late grandmother, I’m baking several Bacardi rum cakes this year for family and friends. I didn’t forget about myself, I’m also going to bake one for the house. Rum cake is absolutely delicious and one thing you can do is pour rum itself on the cake after its finished just to make it a drunk cake! I’ve been told this is a Caribbean thing but I do have family from the Bahamas.

Anyway, bake one of these for the Holidays and enjoy!



1 18 1/2 oz. package yellow cake mix

1 3/4 oz. package Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

4 eggs

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup Wesson Oil

1/2 cup Bacardi rum



1/4 lb. butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Bacardi rum



Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour 10″ tube or 12-cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of the pan. Mix all cake ingredients together and pour batter over nuts. Bake one hour. Cool. Invert on serving plate. Prick the top with a fork or toothpick. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until all the glaze is used. 

Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in rum.




Malinda F. Knowles

Black Friday Deals and an Army Green Dress

Happy Black Friday! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving day, I sure did. I just love wearing this army green dress and my fringe sandals from Steve Madden (similar Kenneth Cole here). I found this dress at a small boutique in Soho a couple of years ago but here’s a similar one from Michael Stars. I’ve had this Veda leather jacket for years, it’s perfect to throw on when the temperature dips. Layer underneath for more warmth. 

I’m missing New York as we speak but I don’t miss the cold weather! Anyway, check out these amazing Black Friday deals and shop till you drop this weekend!

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography



Malinda F. Knowles