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  • This Wine is the Cat’s Meow

    This Wine is the Cat’s Meow

    Lately I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. I remain a carnivore, but I’m including more chicken and fish in my diet and and less red meat. I generally prefer red wine, and while there are many reds that pair very well with foul and seafood, my new diet is giving me a good excuse to experience more whites. I found a simple recipe for pan seared scallops on the Food Network’s website and […]

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  • Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Childhood Memories

    Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Childhood Memories

    TAhhh the childhood memories! Wonder Bread and Twinkies were a staple in every baby boomers home. There was a time when eating all things white was what we did. Putting something sweet in your child’s Flinstones lunchbox was not call for alarm but an acceptable practice. Of course this was before the days of seat belts and car seats. Wonder Bread .. It was a staple growing up, we thought “it did a body good.” Everyday from kindergarten through high school I brought a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich to school. EVERY day, I kid you not. It always was followed up with something sweet (as if a PB & J on white bread wasn’t sweet enough). Somehow I survived. I wasn’t an overweight kid, partially because my parents sent me out of the house “to play in traffic” soon after sunrise, only to return for dinner. It was a time of innocence, when small things had a big impact, like the joy of treat in your lunch box.

    Hostess Twinkies have spanned generations. In recent years they have made a resurgence, Deep Fried at State Fairs. So popular throughout the years, their was even a Twinkies Cookbook featuring recipes like Twinkie Sushi, Twinkie Burrito, Pigs in a Twinkie and the holiday classic Pumpkin Twinkie Bread Pudding. While I have never personally been a fan of the “Twinkie” I feel like another piece is being chipped away from my childhood. The goofy commercials and the silly grocery store displays were all part of growing up in the boomer generation.

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  • ThisLife. Your Story Just Got Easier! A home for all your digital memories

    ThisLife. Your Story Just Got Easier! A home for all your digital memories

    When JD Andrews aka EarthXplorer suggested we take a look at ThisLife, a cloud solution for protecting, organizing and sharing photos & videos, we did.  JD is a great photographer and well, probably a lot more organized than us so we knew ThisLife was worth a look see.  The bottom line is telling YOUR story just got easier with ThisLife which is a home for all your digital memories! We are always looking for a […]

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  • Hot Diggity … National Hot Dog Day

    Hot Diggity … National Hot Dog Day

      Hollywood has a ‘must-see’ list too large to cover in a few days, but no visit would be complete without a stop at one of the most famous hotdog stands in the country.

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  • It’s the #SummerOfDoing Why not try Bed and Breakfasting

    It’s the #SummerOfDoing Why not try Bed and Breakfasting

    Have you ever stayed at a Bed & Breakfast? It’s a nice alternative to staying a hotel and a great way to get a feel for a community. We recently stayed at Miss Olivia’s B & B on our way through Gainesville, Texas on a cross-country road trip. After weeks of hotels it was a welcome change to slow down the hectic pace. There’s nothing else quite like sitting on the front porch of a […]

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  • PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA Vine ripe tomatoes, peppers, oregano & prosciutto di Parma PAIRED WITH: ZARDETTO PROSECCO BRUT CONEGLIANO, VENETO Straw-lemon with a fine perlage, fragrant aromas of peach, citrus and tropical fruits.

    Filini – Modern, Authentic Italian Dining …

     Modern, Authentic Italian Dining Filini, located in the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago is so good you never have to venture out of the hotel. The contemporary decor and old world classic dishes with a modern spin are indeed the perfect pairing.

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  • White Port – a Pleasant Surprise

    White Port – a Pleasant Surprise

    I recently had the opportunity to sample a bottle of Quinta do Portal Fine White Port. I’m usually not a fan of port wine, or for any sweet wines for that matter, but I did find the white port to be a pleasant surprise.  It is a dry to semi-sweet aperitif that pairs wonderfully with appetizers and salads that feature fruit and cheese. It is best served chilled. Porto and Douro wines come from the […]

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  • It’s a Great Time to Get Naked!  #wine

    It’s a Great Time to Get Naked! #wine

    The Naked Grapepinot grigio has slight flavors of citrus, pear and honey. At only $9 a bottle, it’s a great time to get naked! 🙂  Pinot grigio is a great every day wine. One of the things I love about pinot grigio wines is that they tend to be light, and crisp and pair with almost anything. It may not be the absolute best choice for every meal, but for me it’s not a bad […]

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  • Anaheim’s “The Catch”  Ceviche done right!  #Recipe

    Anaheim’s “The Catch” Ceviche done right! #Recipe

    If you’re looking for Cerviche done right, look no further than Orange County where Anaheim’s The Catch has some of the best.

    Some of our favorite finds are unique foodie experiences. We found what turned out to be one of the biggest surprises at The Catch in downtown Anaheim. Just a stone’s throw from Angels stadium and the Anaheim Grove, you can’t turn your head without seeing a big screen TV showing any sport imaginable.

    But hang on to your baseball glove, this ain’t your daddy’s sports bar. We went there expecting burgers and hot wings but were in for a shock. According to their history they’ve been serving some of the finest meats and seafood for over 30 years. We checked out the menu and saw treasures like Miso marinated Chilean Sea Bass, Lobster Diablo and their Master Chef Prime 8 ounce sirloin. The Chef is amazing, the servers are experts as helping you figure out what you’re craving and everyone there treats you like family.

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  • Anderson’s Famous Pea Soup ~ Good Ole Kitschy Road Trip Fun

    Anderson’s Famous Pea Soup ~ Good Ole Kitschy Road Trip Fun

    One of the great things about social media is that no matter where we travel, our online pals give us great tips about what to see and do.   That’s why, when they told us about a place in Buellton, California, called Pea Soup Andersen’s, we just had to stop and see what all the fuss was about.

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