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  • A Guide to Time Travel

    A Guide to Time Travel

    A Guide to Time Travel

    What if you could travel back in time? Where would you go?

    And this isn’t some theoretical exercise. Time travel is real. Or at least, there is a form of it being offered on the north banks of the St. Lawrence River this summer.

    In a sleepy corner of eastern Canada two major anniversaries are converging to offer visitors a unique glimpse of the past.

    Two hundred years ago, Pride & Prejudice was first published, while a war raged here in North America. The first attracts fans from all over the world, while the second is part of a well-funded commemoration for the War of 1812. Together, the two anniversaries are creating a brilliant world of living history along the St. Lawrence River this summer.

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  • We’re April Fools! MidLife Road Trip’s @rickgriffin @sandimckenna BIG Hit with the Royals & Sir Elton John

    We’re April Fools! MidLife Road Trip’s @rickgriffin @sandimckenna BIG Hit with the Royals & Sir Elton John

    We’re April Fools! MidLife Road Trip’s @rickgriffin @sandimckenna BIG Hit with the Royals & Sir Elton John

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  • Recipe For Success: Rachelle Lucas, a.k.a. @TravelBlggr revisited

    Recipe For Success: Rachelle Lucas, a.k.a. @TravelBlggr revisited

    Recipe For Success: Rachelle Lucas, a.k.a. @TravelBlggr, a freelance writer, videographer and spokesperson with a focus on travel, food and social media who believes the best way to learn about a destination is through its flavors.

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  • Quick and Easy Chicken Cutlets #WeekdaySupper

    Quick and Easy Chicken Cutlets #WeekdaySupper

    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).

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  • Classic Tomato Sauce

    Classic Tomato Sauce

    The sign of a good  Italian restaurant is a classic tomato sauce. La Dolce Vita, on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA is  a little Italian restaurant  that has been there unassumingly since 1966. While outwardly it’s unremarkable, inside it is the keeper of stories of some of Hollywood’s most notorious characters and the food is an event in itself to be enjoyed, encompassing all of your senses. Family sized Recipe Ingredients […]

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  • There’s nothing Average about Average Jo Magazine

    There’s nothing Average about Average Jo Magazine

    There’s nothing ‘Average’ about Average Jo Magazine ! Average Jo Magazine’s focus is to encourage and equip the average American woman to achieve a physical, mental, and spiritual life balance by providing useful everyday resources and tips. Our hope is that together, we can begin to celebrate more of life’s moments, build on our core values, and encourage each other along the way. At the end of the day, each Average Jo hopes to put her feet up, tilt her head back, exhale and feel like she has made a difference.

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  • National Pecan Day! Celebrate with Pie #Recipe

    National Pecan Day! Celebrate with Pie #Recipe

    It’s National Pecan Day! Celebrate with Pie #Recipe … This time of year has us all dreaming of the South. Sunny skies, gentle warm breezes are enjoyed from a chair on the front porch while sipping sweet tea as we share stories with friends & family. We’re all feeling a little “Steel Magnolia” stirring in us as we anticipate the coming spring. In celebration of all things southern, we’re exploring all your favorite non-yankee places, people & tradition on today’s #Nuts “therapy session”. So in preparation, we offer up one of our favorite gifts from south of the Mason-Dixon line. It’s from a cookbook by Fannie Flagg, “The Whistle Stop Cafe”. We guarantee, you’ll love it.

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  • Granola .. Utah’s Famed Alta Lodge Recipe

    Granola .. Utah’s Famed Alta Lodge Recipe

    On a Ski Trip to Utah we stayed at the Alta Lodge circa 1939

    where we had a hearty breakfast that included the lodges very popular granola.

    So delicious, we asked for the recipe.

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