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Travel Inspired #Recipe Eggs Gargano

Travel is inspiring in so many amazing ways. One of our favorites inspirations comes in the form recreating dishes for family and friends that remind us of destinations we have visited. This all-in-one breakfast dish we’ll call “Eggs Gargano” was inspired by a trip Rick took to Gargano, Italy.

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...

Beer Brats with Kickoff Kraut

Tailgating season is in full swing and Beer Brats with Kickoff Kraut are a great way to pimp your party! Ingredients:  beer brats sauerkraut red pepper relish (hot or sweet depending on your liking) caraway seeds rye buns Another beer to drink while prepping   Kickoff...

20 Spaghetti Squash Recipes – Stay Healthy, Live Fit

All these health benefits possessed by spaghetti squash can replace pasta and can be a healthy choose to. It helps our optimal cellular function and in the development of new cells.  Spaghetti Squash is a pale yellow or orange-yellow gourd, while the intestine is...

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...

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs

Knowing that I’m a fan of chicken, bacon, and jalapeños, one of my Facebook friends recently shared a recipe for Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs. Intrigued with the concept and the photos, I decided to make my own version of a chicken bomb - Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu...

Fresh Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream #Recipe

There is nothing more satisfying than preparing a special occasion meal for your family and friends. This roasted Certified Angus Beef® brand tenderloin with fresh herb crust and horseradish cream recipe is simple, flavorful and makes for a beautiful presentation. It’s perfect for a special occasion meal and is easy enough to prepare so you get to spend more time entertaining than slaving away in a hot kitchen.

Family Friendly Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets #SandersonFarms ad

Quick and Easy Chicken Cutlets for a #WeekdaySupper are the perfect fast and flavorful dinner fix for the busy traveler or fussy family. The beauty of a simple chicken cutlet is that 1) most people including finicky kids love them 2) They’re fast, ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish 3) They can be personalized to individualized palates by adding sauces and dips. Cutlets can be paired with a simple classic red sauce for an italian flair, BBQ sauce for kid friendly dipping, a ‘companies coming’ mushroom cream sauce, or a mustard caper sauce (recipe below).

Strawberry Salsa 2-Ways #Recipe

The two recipes below, one savory and the other is sweet, are easy to make, healthy and refreshing. They can be made in minutes, perfect for when the unexpected guest drops by, a flavorful super bowl party appetizer, delicious bites for an afternoon tea with the girls or simply enjoy as a healthy snack. You’re sure to enjoy strawberry salsa two ways.

Clucking Awesome Chicken Man Music Video

  We at Midlife Road Trip believe in pursuing our passions. I have always been passionate about travel. But over the last few months in working on various projects for Sanderson Farms, I have developed a serious passion for cooking and eating chicken. As a result,...

Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

  We went behind the scenes at the 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 saw everything from vine to bottle,...

Quick and Easy Chicken Wontons #SandersonFarms #Recipe ad

I love to cook. Couple that with spending time with my family in the kitchen and it's a recipe for success. I have a 14-year-old. Getting her interested in preparing good, healthy ingredients has become a favorite pastime, combining my two of my passions, family, and...

Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip #SandersonFarms ad

After fattening myself up over the holidays, one of my perennial new year's resolutions is to eat a healthier diet. I usually do pretty well sticking to it until the Super Bowl rolls around. I inevitably find myself at a party, watching the game, and succumbing to...

Blackened No-Carb Fried Chicken #SandersonFarms ad

As a southerner, I love fried chicken. The only problem is, I’m on a low-carb diet and the breading is carb city. Rather than giving in to temptation, I decided to engage in a little experimentation. After a few disastrous attempts I finally hit on something that...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bacon Wrapped, Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños

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...

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...

Chicken Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers #SandersonFarms ad

One of the things I love most about being a part of Midlife Road Trip is all of the great food I get to enjoy in our travels. Unfortunately six years of good eating had me weighing about 30lbs more that I did when I began this journey. If I had continued at this rate,...

Making Burgers at Sea

Making Burgers at Sea Carnival Cruise Lines conspired with Food Network megastar, Guy Fieri, to open an instantly addictive eatery called Guy's Burger Joint on the lido deck of the Carnival Sunshine. Though many cruisers just ask for a plain burger and some fries...

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…

Ten Commandments of an Authentic Italian Meal

Anybody who follows our adventures knows that we love to eat. We believe the best way to appreciate and embrace a culture is through its cuisine. I was recently hosted on a trip to Gargano, Italy by a local tourism group called Gargano OK. Gargano is the “spur of the...

The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to to be good. In fact, there are many quality wines for under $10, but there is an art to finding these gems. Though taking a chance on an inexpensive bottle of wine is hardly a risky undertaking, following these simple guidelines...

Buffalo Chicken Milkshake

Here's something sure to "shake up" your next party - the Buffalo Chicken Milkshake as seen on 30 Rock. It's different, it's easy, it's quirky and ... it's delicious!  Special thanks to our friend Monica Sanford for bringing this fun video with step by step...

Something’s Brewing in Denver

Something’s Brewing in Denver and I got to experience it first hand! Denver was one of the first cities in the United States where craft beer really caught on. I was treated to a guided Denver Microbrewery Tour in Denver’s historic LoDo and RiNo Art Districts where we visited several breweries, sampled lots of beer, and learned all about the beer making process.

Tailgating Texas Style #TexasToDo

As a fanatical football fan and foodie it should come as no surprise that tailgating is one of my favorite activities. Mingling with fans who are as passionate about their food as the they are their football teams is worthy of any Bucket List.

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Bolognese #Recipe

If you’re anything like me by the time Thanksgiving is said and done, I have had enough of the ‘fixins’ so I went in search of an un-turkey like recipe and found a simple & quick one by Giada. Buon Appetito!

Judging a Wine by its Label #WineWednesday

Judging a wine by it’s label is generally not a good idea. I’ve tasted great wines with mundane looking labels and I’ve tasted mundane wines with great looking labels. To me, the world is a better place when the wine label gets it right. Such is the case with Apothic...

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies #recipe #sundaysupper

The whoopie pie is not quite a cookie and not quite a cake. In fact, it seems to be the perfect marriage of the two. It is said to have been created by the Amish, it is the official state treat of Maine and there are even whoopee pie festivals. We’ve seen them often in our travels.

So, we thought fall would be the ideal time to celebrate the whoopee pie, incorporating one of Autumn’s superstars, the pumpkin. Our pumpkin whoopee pies are sweet but not overpowering, they have a hint of spice and a cream cheese filling that has just a whisper of maple. Perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.

4 Reasons I Fell in Love with California

California holds 1st place as most popular of the United States for various reasons. Being such an outdoorsy, free-spirited wanderer, I had always felt drawn to experience California for myself as I am highly intrigued by the many natural features this land has to offer such as Yosemite, the Redwood Forest, oceans surrounded by mountains, and the general hiking scene. For many others, however, the hype and fame of Hollywood, the intriguing “LA lifestyle”, and undoubtedly the beach scene is just enough to draw them in. And why wouldn’t it? …

Kale and Strawberry Salad from @FSMaui #Recipe #PictureMaui

When we travel our souvenirs are our memories. And recipes. We collect recipes. We like to bring back some of the flavor of places we have been to recreate the experience long after we are home. On a recent trip to Maui with the Expedia Viewfinders, we had the...

Snuggle up with Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

I admit to being one few adults in the United States who hasn't read Fifty Shades of Grey. I love to read, but lately, my attention span is about 140 characters so I spend more time reading tweets than books. But when presented with the opportunity to snuggle up with...

5 Smartphone Food Photography Tips #vzwbuzz

It’s no secret I love to eat. The only thing I like better than eating is taking pictures of my food. I’m not sure if it’s a passion or an obsession, but I have amassed quite a catalog of food photos taken with my smartphones over the years. Suess Pancakes
Here are a 5 smartphone food photography tips to get your creative juices flowing

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