Friday, December 31, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Dining Etiquette Tips for Thanksgiving

Wow! Thanksgiving Day is just one week away! Whether you are hosting the dinner or a dinner guest, here are some great etiquette tips to make sure your holiday goes well.  

·        Remember to RSVP. If you haven’t done so by now, do it!

·        If you are the only name on the invitation, don’t take a surprise guest with you? If you’re the host and someone brings a surprise guest, try to be gracious and accommodate.

·        As a guest, don’t arrive before the time on the invitation. As a host, if guests do arrive early, be prepared with cocktails and music to greet guests until you can complete your finishing touches.

·        Is it okay to ask guest to remove their shoes when the enter into your home? Not really, but if you must, provide clean footies or socks for the guest to wear.

·        When you receive a hostess gift, do you send a thank you note in return? It is not necessary as a hostess gift is a “Thank You” to the host. However, writing a thank you not is never inappropriate.

·        How do you handle COVID safety with guest you’ve invited to your party? Discussions and request for COVID safety should be handled prior to the event. The initial invitation should explain what is required of the attending guests.

·        Is it oaky to ask to take some leftovers home? As a guest, don’t ask, however, it the host offers it is okay to accept.  

·        The dinner is over and guests are not leaving. What should you do? Hopefully, your invite included a party start and end time. If not, have a parting gift (which is always a nice idea in itself) to offer to your guests as the party draws to an end. Pass out the gift to guests thanking them for coming. Hopefully guests will adhere to the subtle hint.



Thursday, September 23, 2021


Jackson Etiquette Week!

We are excited to present "Jackson Etiquette Week" at Mid Rivers Mall! Visit us for a week of classes for children and adults on business etiquette, social skills and dining manners. Plus, demonstrations, daily giveaways and information on Jackson Etiquette events. Drop in for a visit or register for classes.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


September 1st is World Letter Writing Day. We live in a “Microwave Society” where we want things done quick and right away, like emails and text messages. Today, consider taking the time to write a personal handwritten letter to someone. I’m sure the receiver will be delighted to hear from you.

Monday, July 19, 2021

 There is still time to register. 
This class is great for Back To School! 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Trio Etiquette presents an ongoing monthly series of etiquette classes for youth conducted by Jackson Etiquette, LLC. Youth will learn social skills in a different etiquette class each month.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

I love the entrance Regina King did at the 93rd Oscar's Award!  
So glamorous, poised and powerful! You did that walk! 
You were one of the highlights of the show! 
Not to mention, the dress is fabulous! 
Poise & Grace! So Classy! 


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mark your calendars for June 23-25! Church On The Rock's Uprising Youth presents Summer Experience for rising sixth graders through graduating seniors. We will offer an In-person and Online Interactive Experience!

This will be a safe, fun time where students will play games, enjoy activities, worship, grow together and more! Watch for more details to come!

Monday, April 5, 2021


                        TRIO BANQUET CENTER PRESENTS:


I made these Hot Cross buns for our Easter Dinner! They have the crosses baked in - no icing crosses added on top.  They are flavorful and slightly sweet! So good!

Have a Blessed Easter! 

Thursday, March 18, 2021


Ms. Amanda Gorman, Poet

Shamrock Shake

I conduct a cooking class once a week to the girls of my church youth group. Yesterday, we made Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick's day. Delicious!!! Here's the recipe: In a blender, mix until creamy 3 big scoops of good vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup of whole milk, 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract and 4-5 drops of green food coloring. pour into a clear glass. Top with whip cream, a mint cookie and a cherry! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

                                   Dr. Frederick K.C. Price

I have followed the ministry of the Apostle, Dr. Frederick K.C. Price ever since my days of working at WCBW Radio and key at getting his broadcast Ever Increasing Faith, on KIRL Radio when I worked there. I am so thankful for the way God used him as a powerful teacher of faith! I grew so much over the years through his teachings. It was a pleasure to meet and spend a little time with Dr. Fred and Dr. Betty Price and some of the Price family. My thoughts and prayers are with the Price Family and all the members of Crenshaw Christian Center. May God grant you comfort and peace. Dr. Price fought the good fight of faith. . . he's now resting in the presence of the Lord!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Congratulations to Ms. Amanda Gorman! Gracing the Cover of Time Magazine! So powerful! So wonderful! The 22-year old delivered her stunning poem, "The Hill We Climb" at the Joe Biden Presidential Inauguration! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

 Umm. . . Scones, Jam And Clotted Cream!
There is nothing better on a delicious scone than jam and clotted cream. I love to make homemade scones and eat them warm with a little jam and a lot of cream. It's challenging to find clotted cream in my area. The local grocers don't carry it. Finally, I found a recipe for a clotted cream substitute. 

For the faux clotted cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (cold)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • In a large bowl, beat the whipped cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and cream cheese, then beat until mixture is combined and fluffy.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serve at room temperature.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

January Is Hot Tea Month

January Is Hot Tea Month

Enjoy a cup of hot tea. . . and why not have a cookie too! You deserve! Now that we've moved on to 2021, let's celebrate! We still need to wear our mask, wash our hands, use sanitizers and practice physical distancing. In doing so, stay courteous, professional, friendly and safe. Most of all, practice civility!

Friday, January 1, 2021


We Made it!

What an unbelievable year we had in 2020! From Coronavirus to pandemic, quarantine, unemployment, virtual employment, social distancing and homeschooling. . . many of us have experienced challenges we've never faced before. I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to anyone who lost family, friends or loved ones this year. I also offer my prayers to anyone who suffered in any other hardships due to the pandemic and the uncertain times we've experienced. I offer heartfelt encouragement to everyone to be strong and resilient. Trust God for an amazing 2021! We can do it!