Cooking Class: Five Elegant Hors d’oeuvres

Chef Patrick Whetstone expertly demonstrated elegant hors d’ oeuvres for the community cooking class Thick cut candied bbq rubbed bacon topped with garlic sauteed shrimp and fresh minced chives Beautiful bite sized purple potato salad bites stuffed with mustard aioli, hard boiled egg, bacon bits…

Grill Review: Charbroil® Portable Electric TRU-Infrared™

I was a little skeptical about an electric grill until I tried the food cooked on our CharBroil® TRU-infrared™ grill and now I’m a believer. Electric Infrared Grill Review Grilling meat, fish, vegetables and poultry is a favorite activity of many snowbirds, including my husband.…

100+ Easy, Simple Snowbird Menu Ideas

Flatbread pizza with fresh mozzarella, pesto, garlic infused olive oil and roasted chicken 100+ Snowbird Menu Ideas   Snowbird menu ideas for 100+ easy, simple, go-to breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that are designed to be flexible, using hardworking basic ingredients without requiring special gadgets…

Snowbird Meal Planning

Take inventory of your refrigerator and freezer and focus on using those items up first during the last two to three weeks of your stay Snowbird Meal Planning In the past, I didn’t truly understand what the concept of meal planning entails. I had heard…

Four Classic Holiday Beverages

The beautiful Champagne Poinsettia is lighter, easy to make and perfect for a festive holiday party or brunch Snowbird Style Four Classic Holiday Beverages Snowbird holidays, whether in your Northern or Southern home, are extra special with the following four classic holiday beverages. Nothing says…

Home Vs. Away: Appliances, Gadgets

Snowbird meals are generally much simpler due to necessity from using fewer ingredients and a very limited selection of cooking appliances SNOWBIRD KITCHEN APPLIANCES, GADGETS ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ You’re spending your first week in your snowbird rental and have an incredible list of meals you plan to…

Snowbird Theme Parties

SNOWBIRD THEME PARTIES 75 Party Ideas for Your Next Snowbird Gathering Snowbirds are generally social and enjoy hosting dinners, parties and other events for their warm weather neighbors, family and friends from home. Theme parties can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. A…

The Off Season

Summer weekend getaway to Chicago along the River Esplanade   The Off Season Besides daydreaming about their warm climate home, what do snowbirds do during the off season? Embrace Your Primary Home It’s easy to get swept up in your winter home, after all it’s…

Midlife Snowbird Blog

  Coastal colors of the Emerald Coast of Florida, our Southern home Welcome to Midlife Snowbird Many people dream about escaping the frozen winter for life as a snowbird. And they wonder what it’s really like, how to make it happen, where to go and…