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  • Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs

    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 Bombs!  I love working with Sanderson Farms and developing recipes with their products. Their Thinly Sliced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets are perfect for this recipe as […]

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  • Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

    Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina is one of our favorite destinations. We’ve made multiple trips over the years and are looking forward to returning later this month. No matter how many times we visit, I always find something worthy of a photo. Here photo album of some of our favorite photos from our adventures in Charleston.     WARNING: You’re going to see lots of churches,  flower boxes, and FOOD! Charleston has entered the upper echelon of great […]

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  • 10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

    10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

    It doesn’t get much better than Florida in the spring. While much of the United States is blanketed with snow, it is the perfect time to head south and enjoy these warm weather getaways. ONE: Pinellas County, Florida, just a 30-minute drive west of Tampa International Airport, is home to nearly forty miles of award-winning beaches that stretch from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, each with it’s own distinct personality and charm. http://viewfinder.expedia.com/tampa/the-many-beaches-of-tampa-bay TWO: One of […]

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  • Fresh Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream #Recipe

    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.

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  • Viking Cruises Launches New Resident Historian Program

    Viking Cruises Launches New Resident Historian Program

    Faculty of Historians Will Provide Avenues of Learning on Every Viking Ocean Cruises Itinerary Viking Cruises (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced the rollout of its new onboard Viking Resident Historian program. Launching on Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky this month, a carefully selected faculty of historians will provide an enhanced level of enrichment for guests onboard all of Viking’s ocean cruise ships. A new video on the Resident Historian program can be found on the […]

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  • The Great Debate Continues ~ Smooth or Crunchy? What’s YOUR preference …

    The Great Debate Continues ~ Smooth or Crunchy? What’s YOUR preference …

    It’s National Peanut Month! Smooth or Crunchy? What’s YOUR preference? 

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  • 100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

    100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

    When I experienced Portugal on Viking River Cruises “Portugal’s River of Gold” cruise, I absolutely fell in love with the country. Unlike so many of Europe’s better-known destinations that are overrun with tourists, Portugal provides opportunities for more authentic cultural emersion. Here is a collection of 100 of my favorite photos from the Portugal portion of the trip. My journey began with a couple of days of exploring Lisbon before heading to Porto where I boarded the […]

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  • Family Friendly Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets #SandersonFarms ad

    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).

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  • Viking Sky Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

    Viking Sky Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

    VIKING SKY SETS SAIL ON MAIDEN VOYAGE Third Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Expands Award-Winning Destination-Focused Exploration Los Angeles (February 28, 2017) – After dominating the Cruise Critic® 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards earlier this month, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today celebrated the maiden voyage of its third ship, Viking Sky®, from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona. Sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star® and Viking Sea®, Viking Sky will begin her maiden season sailing itineraries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean before heading north […]

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  • Strawberry Salsa 2-Ways #Recipe

    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.

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