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  • The Dish on Super Bowl Party Do’s and Don’ts

    The Dish on Super Bowl Party Do’s and Don’ts

    Bring your A game to the party this weekend. We’re getting the Dish on Super Bowl Party Do’s & Don’ts. When in doubt ask an expert and we did just that. Who better than etiquette expert and mom of two boys, Patricia Rossi to tell us how to navigate the Super Bowl party!

    Tip #1:Do bring a dish to share to the Super Bowl party. Even if the host says not to bring anything, bring something anyway. More food choices and variety make the party memorable. Try to bring something you can eat with one hand and also consume in a few bites.

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  • Rachel Gaffney’s Real Ireland

    Rachel Gaffney’s Real Ireland

    It’s no secret that going to Ireland is on our Bucket List! Seeing Rachel Gaffney’s REAL Ireland however, is on the very TOP of that list! You may have seen her in Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living or in syndication on Hulu, ATT Uverse, AOL, and foodie sites such as iFood. However, her passion and her love for her homeland of Ireland really takes center stage in conversation, the stories she shares, the mouth watering recipes she prepares and her vast knowledge of all things Irish.

    By way of County Cork, now living in Texas, Rachel epitomizes the traditional-meets-contemporary approach to Irish recipes and foods shared by The Irish Kitchen. We’re excited to share a couple of her favorite recipes (and surely to be ours) for Apple Irish Whiskey Tarts with a side of Homemade Brown Bread Ice Cream.

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  • Flavorful Fall Marinade (Perfect for Tailgating)  #SundaySupper

    Flavorful Fall Marinade (Perfect for Tailgating) #SundaySupper

    Tailgating, we LOVE it! It’s all about food, fun and well there’s a football game involved! One of my favorite and simplest Tailgate feasts starts with grilled meat or fish. Everything from chicken wings to fish or kabobs.  But, the older I get the more concerned I am about eating healthier. So I spoke with Dr. Raul Serrano about healthier ways to tailgate and a good marinade for #SundaySupper. 

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  • Some of our Favorite Road Trip ‘things’

    Some of our Favorite Road Trip ‘things’

    We drove 7200 miles across the U.S. on our last trip for Rand McNally and USA Today‘s Best of the Road rally. It’s really hard to prepare for a trip of that magnitude. There were times we wished we had packed things we didn’t and other times we wish we would have left other things behind.  There were a few things that were stand-outs on this last trip and we thought we would share them with you. 1) Power Bar […]

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  • Travel Etiquette

    Travel Etiquette

    Who ever said you can’t have manners AND a sense of humor didn’t know Patricia Rossi .  Not even when upon returning to the dinner table Rick Griffin asks for a plunger just to get her goat, does she flinch.  Without missing a beat, she turns to him, and in her unassuming, ever so delightfully charming southern drawl says “Did you dookie up in there” …. The table erupts in laughter! She has that way about her.

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  • Aging Backwards in the Car ~ Tips & Tricks to Stay Young on the Road #BestOfTheRoad

    Aging Backwards in the Car ~ Tips & Tricks to Stay Young on the Road #BestOfTheRoad

    Aging Backwards While Moving Forward Tips & Tricks to Stay Young on the Road by Jackie Silver, http://agingbackwards.com/ When the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon set out to find the Fountain of Youth he found Florida instead. He wasn’t the first to look for healing waters that could restore youth, either. The legend goes as far back as the time of Alexander the Great, who was reputed to have searched for such waters in eastern Asia. Today, we’re still searching […]

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  • Travel Exercise Tips for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad

    Travel Exercise Tips for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad

    They’ll be a lot of miles for us to cover in four weeks on Rand McNally and USA Today’s Best of the Road rally. Lot’s of sitting and driving in between visiting the amazing small towns on our route. The older you get the harder it is to stay in shape and stay competitive. That’s why we consulted with our good friend and fitness expert, Andrea Metcalf who gave us exercise travel tips we can do on the road to stay fit.

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  • Summer Travel Doesn’t have to be a Vacation from your Diet! #BestOfTheRoad

    Summer Travel Doesn’t have to be a Vacation from your Diet! #BestOfTheRoad

    The competition is fierce and as the oldest team in the mix, we decided we better start “training” for the Best of the Road rally.  So we turned to our good friend, comedian  & fitness expert Tim Wilkins to find out what we should eat while ‘on the road’ this summer…… Summer travel doesn’t have to be a vacation from your diet!  By Tim Wilkins, Fitness Comedian and author of “Laugh Your Abs Off” The summer travel season is here […]

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  • Cruising with Kids … Best travel tips #Travel #Cruise

    Cruising with Kids … Best travel tips #Travel #Cruise

    With the summer upon us families will be hitting the road, the surf and the sea creating lifetime memories or nightmares!  As a kid my family traveled often. My dad owned a series of motor homes over the years and we were gone most weekends and summers. We had some great times and amazing memories.  My husband and I took the reigns from my dad years ago and I have tried to create similar memories for our daughter and granddaughters.  […]

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  • From the MidLife Road Trip Chef Series: Meet Chef Billy Parisi #recipe

    From the MidLife Road Trip Chef Series: Meet Chef Billy Parisi #recipe

    Meet Chef Billy Parisi Chef turned video producer Billy Parisi is one of the true culinary media entrepreneurs branching out through the digital world. His recipe videos have accumulated over 7 million views across the web and he has been featured on television, radio and print in various markets throughout the United States. He currently serves as the culinary voice for Heinen’s Fine Foods and is the in-house chef for Lowes Food Stores. With his fresh look and hip personality, […]

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  • 5 easy steps to a stress free flight

    5 easy steps to a stress free flight

    In this day and age air travel can be demanding, exhausting and downright frustrating at times. From parking at the airport, the complimentary TSA massage at security to over sold & cancelled flights it can be a very long and daunting experience. Here are five simple tips to “fly through the air with the greatest of ease”

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  • Tailgating Etiquette

    Tailgating Etiquette

    Tailgating Etiquette As we pack and get ready to leave for the University of Alabama’s Football Season Opening Game and Tailgating Extravaganza it dawned on us, “Is there such thing as tailgating protocol?” So we asked Etiquette Expert, Patricia Rossi what to do … 1-Make a list and check it twice …..  Prepare the day before2-Arrive 3 to 4 hours before the event …… scout out your spot & to set up etc 3-It’s just one big pot luck Festival …. […]

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  • A Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Solution for Midlifers by Cynthia Rowland

    A Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Solution for Midlifers by Cynthia Rowland

    Baby Boomers everywhere are searching for the Fountain of Youth and they have been looking in all the wrong places! Men and women born between 1946 and 1964 are facing the most arduous and difficult challenge of their existence- the challenge of growing older while maintaining their youthful essence that stems from the Flower Power era. The fitness craze that began with Jack LaLanne in the 60’s has mushroomed to encompass many avenues and modalities of boomers seeking better biceps […]

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  • The Naked Truth About Skin Care by Jackie Silver a.k.a. AgingBackwards

    The Naked Truth About Skin Care by Jackie Silver a.k.a. AgingBackwards

    Technology and skin care have collided in a new Web site that promises to provide “unbiased skin care advice.” The site, mySkin.com, searches through a database of over 150,000 skin care products across 4,500 brands, finding the “perfect solution” for all types of skin. The technology factors in a person’s skin concerns, skin type, ethnicity, lifestyle and genetics to provide recommendations that are the “perfect fit.” Besides the scientific algorithm working on the site, there is also a community of people […]

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  • Write Your Bucket List by Dr. Lissa Rankin

    Write Your Bucket List by Dr. Lissa Rankin

    What’s on your bucket list?  What’s a bucket list, you ask? It’s a list of everything you’re dying to do before you kick the bucket.  Today, I’d like to invite you to write your bucket list.  Why wait until you’re terminally ill to start living!  When Dad died, I realized that he was fully prepared to live to a ripe old age.  His retirement fund was well stocked, his papers were all in order, and he’d have been set to […]

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