Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Food & Drink Writer
Summer is synonymous to fresh vegetables, outdoor parties and picnics. 🙂 I am sharing a very easy to make sandwich that screams summer in every bite. It is truly said that foods has memories attached with it, I fondly remember my childhood days when we use to have it. It use to be a family affair to assemble it, everyone had their part to play. Continue reading Bombay Styled Vegetable Sandwich (1 min read)→
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Entertainment and Food & Drink Writer
Certainly some folks are chicken lovers and some are beef addicts!! Not to mention some love the breast or chest part and some are fond of the ribs part!! Apart from your likings, there is this gonna be trendy thing for the whole “PLANET” I am going to discuss is how to become a healthy carnivore!..Also I am talking about which animal source is better either cow’s meat or chicken??? Continue reading Chicken or Beef – How to Become a Healthy Carnivore (3 min read)→
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Health & Fitness Writer
When it comes to wellness and having a healthy relationship with both your mind and body, mindful eating is the way to go. It is exactly what it sounds like—using the mind to guide what you put in your body. Most people use mindful eating without even knowing it, but people who have been trying to diet and/or suffer with eating disorders have thrown away the mindful approach. Of all the “diets” out there, this one is the most successful as it puts you in tune with your body and allows you to eat exactly what and how much food you need. Here are some tips on how go about this!
We love Summer right!? Beaches, vacations, and grilling!!! When you think about it, summer grilling isn’t just an excuse for us to be shameless carnivores and eat ridiculous amounts of meat. It enables us to enjoy hot fresh food without heating up the house! Genius yes? But we can’t grill everyday of the Summer (as awesome as that sounds).
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer
No, no…NOT that silly goose. I would never ask you to FAKE “IT”!!! lol
I’m referring to a task I simply abhor…COOKING. In 18 plus years of marriage and raising a child, I somehow mastered the art of “faking it.” (in the kitchen) Faking it…reluctantly dispensing stodgy food from my kitchen about 3 times a week to appease my hubby and teenager.
Where are my food bloggers at? Ok, how many of you don’t have a professional camera to capture your foodtastic moments? Yeah me neither. We don’t have time to talk about broke college student life. The struggle.. but I digress. Let’s say that you’re patrolling the blogging world or Instagram and you come across some serious #foodporn. Now you might think, they HAVE to be using a Canon or something right? Not necessarily!
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food & Drink and Writing Writer
When many of us hear, “I’m a chef,” we often immediately think, “A chef in a restaurant kitchen,” but, there are many careers that develop out of studying culinary arts. Here are a few you could consider:
Since my birthday and Father’s Day were on the same weekend, my husband and I took a road trip to Helen, Ga. The city is about an hour and a half from where we live and a pleasant drive through the lovely countryside and small mountain towns.
The State of Georgia’s third most visited city
I was excited about this trip because we haven’t been to Helen in a couple of years and we have such fond memories of our previous trips to this charming little city. Memories returned of when I was a child and so full of anticipation about taking a trip. I was filled with those same antsy feelings about the weather, what we were going to do, and what to pack. Silly me since this was just a short weekend trip.
The hotel I chose was one where we had stayed before. It is located directly on the Chattahoochee River. 70% of the rooms face the river and have terraces and/or balconies offering a lovely view. When I made the reservations, there was no availability of rooms with a river view, which I was disappointed. However, when we arrived at the hotel, I was able to upgrade the room to one with a river view. We were thrilled!
Our hotel, The Helendorff Inn, is absolutely charming and within walking distance to downtown Helen. The hotel was built in 1973 with add-ons in the seventies, eighties, and nineties. The property is constantly being improved on making the hotel a popular spot to stay.
The Helendorff Inn – American owned and Army family operation for over 41 years
The city of Helen is a replica of a Bavarian Alpine town located in the southern Appalachians. The architecture of every building is classic south-German style. This design was adopted and mandated in 1969. Even national franchisees must adapt to the style.
The main industry went from a declining logging town to tourism, which the city’s peak time is in the fall when the leaves change to their brilliant autumn colors. The city becomes a wonderland displaying twinkling lights and filled with the traditions that go with the fall season. The city hosts Octoberfest from September through November which Helen becomes very crowded, to say the least. This is Helens largest celebration with music, dancing (waltzes and polkas), good food and drinks.
Population 510 as of the 2010 census
Sister City – Fussen, Bavaria
On the day of my birthday, we found a great German restaurant and bar in an alleyway. Helen has several alleyways located off the main drag, which are lined with quaint little shops, restaurants, and bars.
We sat at the bar because we find bartenders to be most informative and entertaining. We were spot on with our decision because our bartender’s personality and service were beyond our expectations. He nudged me into ordering a hot pretzel with beer cheese dip. So, my idea of eating a light salad wasn’t going to happen and the pretzel was huge, but delicious. Then he surprised me with a complimentary apple strudel, which was also delicious. This German restaurant was not only welcoming but very charming with live German music, German decor and the wait staff wore traditional German clothing.
Old Bavaria Inn, 8619 N Main St, Helen, Ga
After my fun birthday lunch, we walked back to the hotel for a break. We relaxed on the balcony and watched the tubers float down the river. This is entertainment at its best because there are some people that should not even think about river tubing. Some of the tubers float down the river with cell phones, cameras, and even their pets, never dreaming they will fall out of their tube. Even though the water is shallow, it is not easy for some to get back on their tube. It’s great fun to watch.
After our break, we decided to take in some live music at a restaurant and bar across the street from the hotel. There we found some of the same regulars and wait staff that we met 2 years ago. And even the same bartender that told us she shot her ex-husband in the derriere with a shot gun! Yep, never a dull moment in Helen, Ga.
Paul’s Steakhouse and Seafood, since 1965
While we were at Paul’s Steakhouse, we noticed a lot of activity in their parking lot, which we found was due to a double rainbow. Many people were taking pictures and I took a few myself because I have never seen a double rainbow. According to the AccuWeather site, double rainbows are not uncommon and usually ahead or behind a rainstorm. Also, I learned there are triple and quadruple rainbows, however, they are a rare occurrence.
After a full day and a full night of adventure and fun, we were pretty tired and decided to call it a day. Our cozy room was very welcoming and calling our names – it’s time to rest. After all, this was only day one and we had two more days to go.
The next two days were almost a repeat of the first day, except we found new places to shop, eat and drink. We met so many nice people, which makes any trip worth while, in my opinion. We left for home on Monday morning and topped off our trip with a fabulous brunch at a local restaurant called The Broken Egg. This was a perfect ending to my birthday and the Father’s Day celebration.
If we decide to make the trip to Helen, Ga next year, I wouldn’t change a thing, except getting a year older.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, Editor, and Author: Franci Hoffman