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  • Turkey a la King, Fit for a Queen

    Leftover Turkey: Turkey a la King #Recipe

      There are so many great dishes to make from Turkey leftovers it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to one. Turkey a la King is simple, filling and can be put together in minutes. It may be called Turkey a la King, but it’s fit for a Queen! Turkey Peas Carrots Celery Onions Mushrooms Milk Flour Butter Sage Thyme Puff Pastry Shells Salt & Pepper White Sauce or Bechamel Sauce Start by making a […]

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  • A Cut Above: Idaho Potato #IdahoPotatoCutsClass

    A Cut Above: Idaho Potato #IdahoPotatoCutsClass

    The Sunday Supper Movement recently invited me to attend a VIP event at the Epicurean Hotel for “Idaho Potato’s Cut Class.” Not knowing what to expect, I joyfully excepted knowing that Idaho Potato was the headliner.

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  • Building a Travel Inspired Fire Pit Smoker Rotisserie Grill

    Building a Travel Inspired Fire Pit Smoker Rotisserie Grill

    So I built this travel inspired fire pit/smoker/rotisserie grill thingy in my back yard. Here’s how it happened…

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  • savoring some of the world's best sandwiches

    10 Bucket List Sandwiches

    It’s no secret that we love to eat. In our travels, we’ve been blessed to experience some of the best food on the planet. We’ve compiled a list of 10 sandwiches that should be a part of your culinary Bucket List! We have pictures of some of these sandwiches. Others were devoured before we took out our cameras, still they made a good enough impression to be included in this list. Muffuletta from Central Grocery […]

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  • Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

    Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

      No road trip up the coast of California would be complete without a stop in wine country. On our last trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, we were the guests of Michel Schlumberger winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma, California where we learned a thing or two about organic farming from winemaker and vice president of production, Mike Brunson.  We were shown everything from vine to bottle. The experience was like Disney for […]

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  • Kickin’ Chicken Salad Recipe #SandersonFarms ad

    Kickin’ Chicken Salad Recipe #SandersonFarms ad

    I could probably eat chicken salad every day. It’s good, it’s healthy, and it’s easy to make. But as someone likes to bite food that bites me back, traditional chicken salad recipes don’t feed my need for heat. So after a bit of experimentation I finally hit on a Kickin’ Chicken Salad Recipe that has become my go-to chicken salad.

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  • VIDEO: Tailgating Tips

    VIDEO: Tailgating Tips

    Tailgating is one of our favorite fall activities. There’s something about meandering through large enthusiastic crowds with the smell of charcoal, lighter fluid, and grilled meats permeating the air that guarantees a good time. Even if you’re not particularly a fan of football, the experience is worthy of any bucket list.

    We met some incredible people, tasted some amazing food, and picked up some great tailgating tips before a college football game at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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  • The Ultimate Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe #SandersonFarms

    The Ultimate Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe #SandersonFarms

    Being a foodie, I felt compelled to experiment at home with the ingredients that I thought was in the soup so I could make it for myself. After a few tries, I finally perfected it. In fact, I like my version a little better than El Ranchero’s (please don’t tell ‘em). Now it has become one of our go-to dishes for entertaining, watching football, and of course for anytime we’re feeling under the weather.

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  • Bacon Wrapped, Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños #SandersonFarms ad

    Bacon Wrapped, Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños #SandersonFarms ad

    Tailgating is one of my favorite things to do with Midlife Road Trip. There’s something about the smell of charcoal, lighter fluid, and grilled meat that just makes me happy. I am always amazed at the quality and creativity tailgaters are able to exhibit in preparing food in a parking lot or on the quad of a college campus. It’s as though there is a competition among some of the tailgaters that is a serious […]

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  • Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    I recently had the good fortune to attend the Hyatt’s “Good Taste Series’ at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay. They showcased Hyatt’s culinary talent from throughout Florida and beyond. Each of the 13 chef competitors,  (some of the region’s top up-and-coming  Hyatt chefs) served up two delectable creations during the 3rd annual Good Taste Series Culinary Competition. Each chef competitor thoughtfully prepared one plate aligned with Hyatt’s Sustainable Seafood philosophy plus one healthy option […]

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