Don't Try This At Home

Having a Blast at Pine Hill Plantation

By Bob on November 16, 2015 4:50 AM | Read More

WARNING - This post contains references to quail hunting and fried southern food, which some people may find offensive. If you're in that group, please have a Salade niçoise and call someone who cares.

Our home-away-from-home at Pine Hill Plantation

Pine Hill Plantation - 600.jpgI may have mentioned that I was about to celebrate one of those milestone birthdays. Well internets, what I forgot to tell you was HOW I was going to celebrate it. 

About a year ago, I made the choice to welcome my 60th with the SOUTHERN TRIFECTA: Fried Food, Alcohol and Firearms. After some research, I decided the perfect place to enjoy most of what makes the South GREAT was Pine Hill Plantation in Donalsonville, Georgia. 

Don't make the mistake I made. 

I waited until I turned 60 to discover Pine Hill Plantation. 

If I was smarter (Can I help it that my parents had me when we were living under those power lines? Some things you just can't fix), I'd been coming here since I was big enough to cradle a shotgun. 

That's right, in my 30s.


We thought we'd died and gone to outdoor sportsman's heaven.

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In the Mirror

Enter to Win 5 Anti-Aging All-Stars from RoC Skincare ... FREE

Dark circles. Fine lines. Sagging skin. Deep wrinkles. Ugh!  If you're anything like me, you long for a skincare routine that's tough on all those irritating signs of aging (and more!) without irritating your skin.

That's why I was thrilled to team up with the skincare pros at RoC for a beauty-boosting giveaway. They've joined us to offer one lucky reader a fabulous set of five anti-aging all-stars designed to tackle everything from a dull complexion to deep wrinkles. Valued at more than $125, this Boomer-perfect package will help you fight your top concerns around the clock without risking an upset.

Gold Deep wrinkle Serum- Hi Res 150.jpgCalling all Boomer Babes! We're giving away a fabulous gift from RoC Skincare including 5 anti-aging all-stars designed to tackle everything from a dull complexion to deep wrinkles:

You could win this face-saving, $125-value set ... FREE. Read on for details on how to enter*. Contest ends Dec. 8.

What's so great about RoC? To start, I share a birthday with this popular French skincare brand. It's been focused on helping women achieve healthier, younger-looking skin since 1957. Let's just forget doing the math and say that's more than 50 years so they gotta be doing something right. The pharmacist who founded RoC , Dr. Jean-Charles Lissarrague, created the first hypoallergenic skincare product and the first SPF sunscreen. The company went on to patent the first pure, stabilized form of retinol in over-the-counter beauty aids.

Besides developing award-winning products, the folks at RoC work closely with dermatologists and perform tons of tests to make sure their solutions are both effective and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive souls like me. Even better, my own dermatologist tells me it's good stuff.

Our giveaway includes the following five anti-aging heroes, which are gentle enough to use every day. After testing them for several weeks, I'm excited to report that my face is happy, healthy and holiday ready. And I've had no problems with the dreaded rashes, redness or dryness that can occur if I go near anything too harsh.

Gold Deep wrinkle Serum- Hi Res 150.jpgRetinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

Clinically shown to reduce even deep wrinkles, this lotion-like powerhouse goes to work on creases with a blend of pure retinol and an essential mineral complex. It also helps improve skin tone and firmness.

Since retinol is known for its skin-smoothing abilities, I couldn't wait to try this yellow-toned serum on my forehead in particular. I swear I've had mega-lines there since I was born. (Thank goodness for bangs.) You can use it morning, night or both (my choice) after cleansing and before moisturizing.

With continued use, it promises a visible reduction in both fine lines and deep wrinkles so I decided not to stop at my forehead. I've been massaging it over my entire face. Although the label says you may notice a mild tingling after applying this one, I haven't had any unpleasant reactions. Instead, it's light, absorbs in no time and gives my skin a nice glow. What a way to start the day. ($22.99 for 1.0-fluid ounce bottle)

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Must-Try Roasted Sweet Potato Pie

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By Thomas Gosney, author of Method of Procedure

Pumpkin pie is a popular treat for the fall. Down south sweet potato pie is a must year around. Roasting the potato instead of boiling is a much better method. The reasoning behind this is roasting concentrates the flavors and color, boiling washes it away. The extra time taken to bake the potato is well worth the effort.

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Playing Favorites

A Very Murray Christmas

OK, I am officially ready to get my Claus on. Christmas is coming early this year thanks to Bill Murray and Netflix.

Lemme 'splain. In a stroke of brilliance, Netflix conned kidnaped convinced Bill Murray to star in an all-star musically-driven holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas.

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