It’s here!  The Pitmaster Collection BBQ Sampler Pack from Heinz.

 Kansas City, Kentucky Bourbon, Hawai’ian Style, and Carolina Mustard

The Pitmaster collections are a variety of barbecue flavors.  A great way to help you decide which bbq flavor you would want to buy in a larger size.

Making the decision of which bbq flavor to add to the grilled chicken was certainly not easy.  After reviewing all four flavors,  Kansas City, Kentucky Bourbon, Hawai’ian Style, and Carolina Mustard.  It was  Carolina Mustard that won out.  

Oh! Chicken breasts basted with Carolina Mustard sauce gave the chicken a yellow look and a snappy mustard taste.

The Pitmaster Collection is a collection of authentic original BBQ sauces from seven of the top barbecue region.

Have three more to try – Kansas City, Kentucky Bourbon, Hawai’ian Style.  Which Que are you?

Heinz, it’s not about ketchup anymore.






Marty G And The G-Men – A Three ‘D’ Night!

What makes going out with friends on a Friday night different?  Answer:  Marty G. and The G-Men.

Marty G. and The G-Men are an Oldies but Goodies Band.   Their Rock & Roll songs  bring you to:

‘Happy Days’. Not only did we dance, but we dined at La Focaccia Restaurant , in Levittown An Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria that served us up tasty dishes.

The Marsala (Chicken)  was soaked in a marsala gravey and covered with healthy mushrooms.  Sorry, Mushroom haters. Marlene and Bobbi-Ann had the Alla Focacci (proscuitto, mozzarella in red sauce).  A Italian must delight.

Our fish lovers, Carmine and Billy ordered Calamari – Scungilli Fra Diavolo  and Mixed Seafood Marinara (clams, mussels, shrimp, scungilli, calamari).  

We had a  new member to the group, Peter, who ordered Cappellini Primavera.  


We ate our dinner with The G-Men playing the Oldies, and danced off the calories.


Who  knew that Marty G. and The G-Men could turn  a normally boring Friday night into a three night:

Date, Dinner, Dancing night.  Oh, did I mention?  One of the G-Men (Eddie) is one of our Oldie but Goodie friend.

Saved By The Bell – The Legends of the Hidden Temple – The Oregon Trail:Hunt for Food and Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego? Can Anyone Say 1990’s!! @Target

The 90’s are making a comeback with these retro games exclusively at Target! Based on the classic television and computer games, Pressman Toy is excited to announce the launch of Saved by the Bell, The Legends of the Hidden Temple, The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? officially-licensed card games.

If you thought The Oregon Trail game was fun, now Pressman Toy is bringing the classic computer game to life again with The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food Game!  Gather your fellow travelers, hunt for wild game, and search abandoned wagons.  You must collect 600 pounds of meat to win.  Play this game on its own or as an expansion to The Oregon Trail Card Game.  Can you survive?  For 2-6 Players, Ages 12 & Up

It’s the official Saved by the Bell Game!  Who remembers The Max, Bayside High School, the loveable principal Mr. Belding, and all of our favorite 90’s kids Zack, Jessie, Kelly, Slater, Lisa, and Screech!  Now you can relive this classic sitcom and the unforgettable episodes.  Once you’ve collected one card of each character or three cards of a single character, you’ve won the game and you’ve been… Saved by the Bell!  For 2-6 Players, Ages 8 & Up

Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple Game is here! Six teams will begin their journey, but only one will earn the chance to enter the Temple and retrieve the lost treasure. But beware – to earn this privilege, you must endure tests of fortitude and intelligence, winning the Pendants of Life to protect you from the dreaded Temple Guards who are protecting the artifacts. Do you have what it takes to take on all three rounds and escape from the Temple in time? The choices are yours and yours alone!  For 4-12 Players, Ages 12 & Up

In the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Card Game, you will be on a top-secret mission to recover the greatest treasures known to mankind – The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty’s Torch, and more. Get ready to jet set across the globe. Your assignment is to apprehend Carmen Sandiego, track the location of her hideout, and determine which loot she stole. Can you catch Carmen?  For 2-4 Players, Ages 8 & Up

Sausage Peppers Onions and Potato #TastyTuesday #GroovinEats

My favorite thing to do at home is cook. And this is one of my favorite go to meal that I make for my family.

Preheat oven 400 – serves 4

1 lb sausage – pricked with fork
2 large potatoes washed and quartered (you can peel them if you like)
2 large peppers (any color you like) seeded and sliced
1 large onion  peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic
1/8 C olive oil
1/2 C white wine
1/2 C water – if you don’t have wine add 1 Cup water
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place everything in baking dish and stir to mix. Bake in oven for 45 minutes – Check potato because ovens can vary.

Jimmy Dean: The Longest Dog You’ve Ever Seen by Penny A. Smith #Bookworm

We are a family who loves dogs. Some of them have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and some are still here loving us.  This is an fun loving adorable family book that we enjoy to read over and over again. Jimmy Dean is so much more than a smart, adorable dog.  The best part of Jimmy Dean: The Longest Dog You’ve Ever Seen is funds from the sales go directly towards supporting First Steps for Families. A non profit organization  created to promote early childhood literacy among at-risk families by providing intense literacy training for very young children and their parents so they will excel when entering school, because the world belongs to those who read.