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Pina Colada Cake – RV Centennial Cookbook Recipe

I’m thinking of Spring! Mainly because the winter months here in Texas have been rather harsh this year. With Spring around the corner,  I am also thinking of recipes that contain coconut  (one of my most favorite ingredients).  I have fond memories of my birthday month (March) while growing up in Central Texas, my mom would make my favorite bunny-shaped birthday cake and it would be smothered in coconut flakes.  Over the years, I have never lost my love for coconut, bunny-shaped birthday cakes or Spring! Now, years later,  I have also added ‘chocolate’ to my list of favorites.  🙂 I hope you enjoy this Pina-Colada flavored cake recipe.

 ~ Lady E Cooper



Pina-Colada Cake – page 135 of The RV Centennial Cookbook – Celebrating 100 Years of RVing


1 box white  cake mix, without pudding is better

1 can (15oz.) cream of coconut

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

1 small container of Cool Whip

*shredded coconut, if desired


Bake cake mix as directed.  As it bakes, mix the cream of coconut and condensed milk together.  Immediately when cake is done, poke holes all over the cake and slowly pour cream of coconut mixture over the top. Put covered cake in the refrigerator and once cooled, spread Cool Whip over the top. *I suggest a generous sprinkling of lightly browned shredded coconut over the Cool Whip topping. You’ll love this RVing favorite that’s easy to make and wonderful to enjoy!

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“Taking the FEAR Out of RV Maintenance for the RVing Woman!”

March 28, 2016 – It was my honor to host an exclusive webinar recently titled: “Taking the FEAR Out of RV Maintenance for the RVing Woman!” There are a bunch of us out there on America’s highways….doing the RV Lifestyle and struggling when it comes to RV Maintenance – not just getting it done but financing it, too.

I was joined by my guest –  Dawn Hernandez and Lisa Norman, both who are recent graduates of the RV Maintenance Triad Training class in Texas recently .  Just a little tid-bit of info about my guests….they both decided to take the course instead of their husbands. Listen in to the recording below to find out why …..and how this experience has enhanced their outlook on living and working in the RV Lifestyle. Plus, learn how you can be a part of this wonderful experience.

Meet Dawn! New graduate of the 5 Day Hands-On RV Maintenance Triad Training class in Texas!

Meet Dawn! New graduate of the 5 Day Hands-On RV Maintenance Class in Texas!

#RV Maintenance #Women RVers, #RV Maintenance for Ladies

Meet Elisa! New graduate from the 5 Day Hands-On RV Maintenance Triad Training class in Texas.

Could this be YOU?

RV Centennial Cookbook Available On Amazon

The RV Centennial Cookbook – Celebrating 100 Years of RVing will be the perfect gift for that special someone (who LOVES to RV) this Christmas or anytime of the year.  I have GREAT NEWS!!! My RV cookbook is now available on Amazon.  Containing 100 featured recipes – this beautiful publication has 5 methods of cooking ranging from the campfire to the RV oven. Fun and simple recipes that insure lots of enjoyments while out on the road and in nature.  Featuring historical RV photos,  maintenance tips from the RV Professor, stories from many people who have made RVing part of their history.  This is a true celebration of 100 years of RVing.  Please see inside the book by clicking on the book photo.

This truly is a gift that he or she will reach for over and over again – and they will think of you and your thoughtfulness as they enjoy each recipe.  RVing is absolutely about….. ‘Family, Friends & Food’!

Thank you……Happy RVing!

Lady E Cooper

RV Kitchen Questions and Answers

1367206194949Subject: RV Kitchen Sinks

Hi there, I was wondering if you know how to get light stains out of trailer sinks.  You are camping right by us and we had the pleasure to talk with you yesterday.  I got to pet your dogs a lot   : )


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Hi Pat,

My sink  stains, too. Mine is a one piece – very porous bone colored material (farm-style) sink.  I use ‘Soft Scrub’ cleanser that has a bit of Clorox in it. Let the cleanser to sit a few minutes allows it to clean up beautifully!

There is a new Soft Scrub used on stainless steel called –  Advanced Surface  here is the website to read more about it: https://www.softscrub.com/cleaning-tips/tips-for-cleaning-maintaining-high-end-kitchen-surfaces

Try it and see what you think.

Thank you for your question!

Lady E Cooper

Here is a comment from Brenda Jordan –

Hi Lady E.,

It was good to meet you in Jan. in Eustis.  For our sink or counter stains, I use a Magic Eraser (Mr. Clean) and add a little Dawn sometimes to boost it’s effect.  My sinks come clean right away, the erasers (it’s a sponge type material), works well on erasing those coffee/tea splashes on the counters too.  I’ve also used them on my shower glass and shower walls to clean those too.  I like the non-abrasive especially of the Magic Eraser.  Also works wonders on the coffee decanter, keeping them crystal clear. I buy several for various uses. Love your site! Will bookmark and keep in touch.


Brenda Jordan

Jim is an NRVIA/RVIC

Life is good and getting better!



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Dehydrating – Getting More Foods Into A Small Footprint

Finding ways for all of us to live easy in the RV kitchen is my passion.  When I come across something that feels right to me, I research it …. digging for all the facts so when I bring you information… I am totally sold on it.  Plus, you can be rest assured that I am already involved in it.  I made a list of the pros & cons of dehydrating foods and there is no doubt in my mind – Dehydrating is a perfect way to get more of the foods that we love into a small space – the RV kitchen.

Now I can understand the apprehensions that you might have but stay with me while we research this topic together. Drying of Foods –  From Wikipedia:  Drying is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Open air drying using sun and wind has been practiced since ancient times to preserve food.[2] A solar or electric food dehydrator can greatly speed the drying process and ensure more-consistent results. Water is usually removed by evaporation (air drying, sun drying, smoking or wind drying) but, in the case of freeze-drying, food is first frozen and then the water is removed by sublimation. Bacteria, yeasts and molds need the water in the food to grow, and drying effectively prevents them from surviving in the food.

Back in January of 2011, after comparing all the brands that were available, I made my first purchase of a dehydrator …. I was sold on the Excalibur. Coming is three sizes – 4, 5 and 9 trays, I went with the 9 tray.  Yes, it is only for the Professor and myself but I am fortunate to have family members who have wonderful gardens and who love to keep us well stocked with an abundance of vegetables from spring to the first frost.

Now, let’s talk about you and your needs.  Whether you are a full-timer like me,  someone who RVs for the weekend ….or up to 6 months out of the year; what better way to select the foods that are packed away in your pantry that are all the  fruits and vegetables you & your family love to eat?  While you are going up and down America’s roadways passing the many Farmers’ Markets that are springing up everywhere, consider buying in bulk.  Not only are you saving your hard earned cash by doing so, but also, by taking those foods …..first dehydrate then second vacuum packing, with  something like a FoodSaver V3835 Vacuum Food Sealer with SmartSeal Technology, Silver/Black, you are consuming much healthier foods because most all farmers markets are organic, as well. (Please take the time to ask the Farmers Market owner if their foods are organic.) You are now ready to stop at a local grocery for your favorite cut of meat(s) and wa-la…. you now have a great selection of the veggies on hand to make  wonderful soups or stews in the crock-pot,  casseroles in the oven…. or whatever you desire.  Why vacuum packing?  Air adds moisture. You can place those most often used veggies like onions,  garlic and herbs into canisters (like these used with the Food Saver 3pc Round Canister Set) It really is a great way to store.

If you have never dehydrated before but are now ready to jump right in….it really is a wonderful fun way to accomplish the goal which is to get more foods into our pantries and using less space. I am a believer. Go to the Excalibur website to watch the great videos on how it is all done step-by-step.  My #1 advice on dehydrating is…plan to enjoy this new adventure ….but do it outdoors. No one enjoys all those smells in our homes. If you are a full-time RVer….make yourself a work station to do the actually dehydrating outside.  If you live in a traditional home….the outside patio or garage works well, too. (Never do onions or garlic inside!!)  There are more things you will need to know about dehydrating so take the time to become educated.  Excalibur  does a great job of showing you how it’s done.  Something new….. is the fun colors that you see below. …and even camouflage!!!   Thanks for taking the time to be with me.  If I can answer any questions I can be reached by going to the contact page. Happy RVing!