Aladdin JR. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati *GIVEAWAY*

image003.jpgMy kids are so excited to see Disney’s Aladdin JR. at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in a couple weeks!  They love the Disney animated version, and my daughter is very excited to see Jasmine on stage.

What about me?  Am I excited?

Yes!!  I am super excited because I always love to catch a performance by Bob Herzog.  In this production, he plays the hilarious Genie. I am so looking forward to it!

Here’s what Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has to say about the show:

Carpets will fly this April at the Taft Theatre!

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati ends its 90th MainStage Season with DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR., April 10-12 and 18, 2015 at the Taft Theatre.  The show will be directed by Roderick Justice. Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.  Book adapted and additional lyrics by Jim Luigs.  Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle.  Based on the screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker; Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.

Aladdin is a street rat who must borrow and steal to survive. When he runs into Princess Jasmine the day before her arranged wedding, they begin an unlikely friendship. In captivity, Aladdin finds a magical lamp revealing a Genie who grants wishes.  Just wait till what happens next!  This show will take you to “A Whole New World.”

DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR. is a collaboration with The Cincinnati Circus Company, who will bring jugglers,aerial acrobats, stilt walkers and more to the Taft Theatre stage!  And, Local 12’s Bob Herzog will be featured as the Genie!

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DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.,
is showing at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, through April 18 at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati.

Disney’s Aladdin JR. show times are as follows.  Tickets may be purchased at 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, April 10 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 11 at 2 PM
Saturday, April 11 at 5 PM
Sunday, April 12 at 2 PM
Saturday, April 18 at 2 PM

WIN!!!

Would you and a friend like to check out this performance on us?  Well, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has partnered with I’m Living the Good Lift to give one lucky reader TWO tickets to the opening night performance—that show is Friday, April 10th at 7:30pm.  Please make sure you can attend that show time before entering, as the performance time cannot be changed.  Must be 18 and live in the surrounding area to win.

Here’s how to enter:

Entry 1:  Tell me your favorite character from Disney’s Aladdin JR.

Entry 2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook and tag I’m Living the Good Life as well as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.  Leave a comment that you did.

Entry 3:  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment that you did.  Tag @GoodLifeBlogger

That’s it!  Enter soon because opening night is going to be here before you know it!  The winner will be drawn randomly on Thursday April 2nd and announced on Facebook.  The winner has 24 hours to respond before another is drawn.

Disclaimer:  I was given complementary tickets for the show in exchange for this giveaway and review.  All opinions are my own.

Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®

Home Show garden marketAre you ready for Spring?  Tired of sledding and building snowmen?  Ready to think about planting tulips, painting the deck and sitting outside this summer around a fire pit?  Well, the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show® is the place to go this weekend!

And, I have tickets to give away to four lucky families.  Up for grabs are FOUR family four packs, to go to four different winners.

Here is more about the show, this weekend:

The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show® presented by the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealersreturns February 28 – March 1 and March 4 – 8 to Duke Energy Convention Center. The largest and longest-running spring showcase in the region brings together more than 410 landscape and interior designers, remodeling specialists, manufacturers, retail stores, specialty boutiques and contractors.

“We have everything you want to bring your home and garden alive in 2015,” said Vicki Hart, CFO of Hart Productions. “Bring your friends and family to enjoy our beautiful landscape and interior design spaces, and seek advice from our wide variety of landscape architects, remodeling specialists, manufacturers, retail stores and contractors. Whether you’re in a home, condo or apartment, we have solutions that will fit your space and your budget.”

More than 400 tons of dirt, rock and stone will be used to create full-scale vignettes of landscapes and hardscapes, replicating yards with Home Show Landscape morepaved walkways, patios, flowers, shrubbery, water features, gazebos, hot tubs, garden walls and more.

Hundreds of home and garden service providers and industry experts will be on-site to field questions and help visitors plan their next project. Several interactive gardening and home improvement seminars from local and regional experts will be scheduled throughout the show.

The Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠ will once again run in tandem with the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®.

The third annual Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ features dozens of companies offering sustainable products and services. The Garden Market℠ provides a unique shopping experience with a wide variety of specialty boutiques and retailers displaying garden accessories, décor, jewelry and gift ideas. Find gourmet food items including popcorn, coffee, dips, salsas, olive oils, spices and more for your springtime picnics and get-togethers.

 

Home Show SaucesShow dates and times are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 4: noon – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5: noon – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 6: noon – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 8: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission for adults is $13. Adults can save $3 on admission by buying a ticket at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores, or save $2 on admission by purchasing online at http://cincinnatihomeandgardenshow.com/. Children (ages 12 and under) are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets include admission to the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®, Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠.

 

WIN! WIN! WIN!Home Show Landscape Entrance

Would you like to win a family four pack?  I have four family four packs up for grabs.  Here’s how to enter:

This is a SUPER SPEEDY giveaway!  I will draw a winner at random THURSDAY MARCH 5th at 5:00pm.  So, get in soon!

For more information about the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®, Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠, visit HERE. The shows are also on Facebook. Follow the shows on Twitter @CincyHGS and hashtags #CincyHGS, #GardenMarket and #GoGreenCincy.

Disclaimer:  I was given free tickets to this event in exchange for this giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati:: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Giveaway

Did you grow up watching SaturdaGood Life TCTC presents School House Rock Live JR with Angela Powell Walkery morning cartoons wrapped in a blanket with a bowl of cereal in your lap?  If you are like me, you know all of the words to Conjunction Junction and I’m Only a Bill…and now they are stuck in your head for the rest of the day, right?!

This February The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is going to rock it out with SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR.  featuring the local 80s band, The Rusty Griswolds!  Here is a little more about the show:

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati continues its 90th MainStage Season with SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. at the Taft Theatre, directed by Angela Powell Walker. Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson.  Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating.  Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.

This musical is adapted from the Emmy® Award-winning educational cartoon that rocked the house from the ‘70s to ‘80s each Saturday morning. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. hits the Taft Theatre stage with a rock-and-roll revue, featuring local rock sensation, The Rusty Griswolds!

Tom is a frantic school teacher who is nervous about his first day teaching. When he turns on his television to calm his nerves, his surroundings come to life and his lesson plan is illuminated. Throughout the show, various characters help Tom create fun and interactive lessons to engage his students in all sorts of subjects. This show features middle school education through song and dance, including classic hits like “Conjunction Junction” and “Three is a Magic Number.”

And what better way to bring this musical to life than through the talents of the incredible local rock band, The Rusty Griswolds. Since 1999, The Rusty Griswolds have been performing; bringing energy as only they can to the best music of the 80s and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. will be no exception!

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. show times are as follows.  Tickets may be purchased at 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, February 13 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14 at 2 PM
Saturday, February 14 at 5 PM
Sunday, February 15 at 2 PM
Saturday, February 21 at 2 PM

WIN!!!

Would you and a friend like to check out this performance on us?  Well, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has partnered with I’m Living the Good Life to give one lucky reader TWO tickets to the opening night performance—that show is Friday, February 13th at 7:30pm.  Please make sure you can attend that show time before entering, as the performance time cannot be changed.  Must be 18 and live in the surrounding area to win.

Here’s how to enter:

Entry 1:  Tell me your favorite song from the School House Rock series.

Entry 2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook and tag I’m Living the Good Life as well as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.  Leave a comment that you did.

Entry 3:  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment that you did.

That’s it!  Enter soon because opening night is going to be here before you know it!  The winner will be drawn randomly on Monday February 2nd and announced on Facebook.  The winner has 24 hours to respond before another is drawn.

If you go on Saturday February 21st, don’t miss Kid’s Kuisine, a tasty fundraiser for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, presented by Cincinnati Magazine from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Taft Theatre Ballroom, 317 E. 5th Street, prior to the 2 PM performance of SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR.   Kid’s Kuisine guests will enjoy food and drink from exciting sponsors while area restaurants will showcase creative kid’s menus.  There will also be “Play with your Food” stations plus young chefs will get inspired at the cooking stage. Children’s and adult tickets are $10 per guest when purchased in advance and $15 per guest at the door.  To purchase visit cincinnatimagazine.com/cmevents or call Chris Ohmer at 513-562-2777.

Disclaimer:  I was given complementary tickets for the show in exchange for this giveaway and review.  All opinions are my own.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: Waiting for Godot

Godot11-200x300Last Friday night my husband and I had a date night!  Cut short by a sick child, but a date night none the less!  We had tickets to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company opening night performance of Waiting for Godot.  It was our first experience at this theater and we were thrilled to go.

If you are not familiar with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, opening night is big deal. There are free appetizers and drinks before the performance.  The lobby is packed with excited theater goers awaiting the first show.  I was a little intimidated at first because my last show was a musical with my five year old, but all of the patrons were super friendly and actually greeted us with smiles and ‘Welcome to opening night!”

The theater is small and intimate.  I don’t believe there is a bad seat in the house.  The stage was very plain, as the play dictates, and just set with a little fog on an abandoned road  and a lonely bare tree.  If you aren’t familiar with Waiting for Godot, here’s a little more from Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson.  The design is generously sponsored by Graydon Head.

“Waiting for Godot” is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two loveably hapless vagrants, Gogo and Didi, grapple with the mysteries of the universe, trading barbs and banter as they await the arrival of the eternally truant Godot.  Godot’s absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, has led to many different interpretations and pop culture references since the play’s 1953 premiere and it was voted “the most significant English language play of the 20th century”. 

The actors in the play took on the roles of Gogo and Didi with passion and power.  If you are a fan of Samuel Beckett, thGodot slideris is a play not to be missed.  Waiting for Godot plays thru February 7th on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm with an additional Saturday matinee on Feb. 7.  Preview performances are on Wednesday Jan. 14 and Thursday Jan. 15 at 7:30pm and tickets are $21.  The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati.  Ticket prices range from $22-$32 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$36 on Fridays and Saturdays.  Check out more about Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at www.cincyshakes.com.

More About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages.  Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces a dozen mainstage productions each season.  The repertoire is made up of the works of William Shakespeare, literary adaptations and contemporary classics.

Next up at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is Little Women playing February 20th thru March 21st.

Disclaimer:  I was provided tickets to this production in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Cinderella at the Aronoff Center

Cinderella ShoeThis week I had the opportunity to take my little princess to see Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati.  She was beyond ecstatic.

She has been to many theater productions, but this one was her favorite.  I love that she always has questions about the show.  Questions about the theatrical aspect, not just the plot…are those microphones they are wearing?  Are those puppets?  How did that throne move by itself?  Are there wheels under it?

But, the one question I could not answer…

How did the Fairy Godmother change her rags into that white dress???  Right before our eyes.

I do not know.

This production of Cinderella is a little different. It is entertaining for both adults and kids.  There is humor, dragon slaying, singing and dancing, as well as a sub plot of forbidden romance.  Ella, called Cinderella by her stepmother, lives in the forest with her horrid stepmother and stepsisters.  She does all of the cooking, cleaning and other dirty work of the typical Cinderella. Prince Topher, soon to be King, is trying to figure out how to be king and how to properly rule the land.  Of course, there is a Ball, a lost slipper and a huge search for the owner of the shoe.  But, there are lots of funny twists on the traditional story  that you will surely love. You may even grow to love, or tolerate, the stepsisters.

From the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I,  Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical TourCinderella0052rwith a contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the most loved moments —the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Audiences are invited to rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Back to that dress…

As I mentioned, when the Fairy Godmother wove a spell that turned Ella’s dirty brown rags into a gorgeous white fluffy dream dress, I had no idea how she did it.  There was no smoke or hidden panels.  Ella spun around a few times and BAM, she was wearing that beautiful dress and tiara.  And her hair was in a sweet up do.  It was phenomenal.

TourCinderella0138rThen, just when I thought I was watching close enough, the Fairy Godmother did it again right before Ella goes to the royal banquet, in a lovely gold gown.  Again…no idea how that happened.  But, it was awesome.

If you’d like to see Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, you can find more information on the show and order tickets HERE.   The show plays thru January 18th at the Cincinnati Aronoff Center.

Disclaimer: I was provided tickets to the event.  All opinions are my own.

The Snow Queen at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati REVIEW

Good Life Snow Queen SliderFriday night I took my younger two kids, ages 5 and 7, to see The Snow Queen at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.  They were expecting a performance like Frozen, even though I explained that this was something different.  I was a little worried they’d be disappointed.

They were not.

From the minute the dancing towns people came out on stage to the very end when the last character took a bow, their eyes were glued to the stage.

The Snow Queen is the story of Prince Kai and Princess Gerda, who are in love but Kai is too shy to ask the princess to be his bride.  Enter the Snow Queen. Kai asks her to grant his wish to have no emotion so he can ask the Princess to marry him.  She does not want to do this but is bound by the winter solstice to grant any wish that is requested.  What ensues is an adventure to rescue Kai from the Snow Queen’s curse.  Along the way we meet such funny characters as Kai’s valet, Winnifred the lady’s maid, and my favorite…a dancing reindeer.  Extra points if you can understand and pronounce his name!

The kids loved the show and always have lots of questions about the props, costumes, and actors.  This is a great performance to enjoy this holiday season with the entire family.  It is fast paced and fun.  There is no intermission and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is a great place for kids to have their first theater experience.

Remaining public performances of the show are:

  • Saturday  December 13, 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Performances are at the Taft Theatre, located at 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets range in price from $7-$25 and may be purchased on line at www.thechildrenstheatre.com

 

Disclosure:  I was given free tickets in exchange for a review and giveaway.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Sleeping Beauty at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

Sleeping BeautyMy family kicked off the holiday season with our traditional trip to The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (ETC). This year we saw a fantastic performance of Sleeping Beauty.  As usual, the kids were mesmerized, and so was I.

If you aren’t familiar with ETC, their performances are a little different than that of a traditional fairy tale.

Sleeping Beauty was the character of Briar Rose, of course.  But, there is a little bit of rock n’ roll, some romance, and a lot of comedy!  The characters are larger than life and so much fun to watch.  My favorite was Deb Girdler as the evil fairy Wisteria, who curses Briar Rose to fall asleep for 100 years when she is pricked by a rose.  Deb plays a phenomenal villain and I love hearing her character cackle with delight at her own jokes and evil genius.  She is an ETC veteran and played in my other favorite role as the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.

ETC’s Sleeping Beauty is a fast paced musical.  The king and queen are fun to watch as they struggle with parenthood and eventually their roles as thorns on the huge briar surrounding the castle…as they ‘poke’ fun at each other.  Yes, it had to be said.  The first prince, who unwittingly provides Briar Rose with the rose that sends her into a century-long sleep, is a rogue prince traveling the country with his guitar and a song.

Tickets for Sleeping Beauty range from $28 to $44 for adults and $18 for children. ETC also has half-price rush tickets available for all performances,  two hours prior to show time.

Sleeping Beauty runs December 3, 2014-January 4, 2015. 7:00 p.m. performances Fri.; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances Sat. and select weeknights; 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. No performances on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. A complete calendar is available at www.ensemblecincinnati.org.  

Disclosure: Tickets for our preview attendance were provided by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Views expressed in this post are our own.

The Snow Queen at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati *GIVEAWAY*

Good Life Snow Queen SliderI love to go to the theater, especially around the holidays.  It just helps get everyone into the spirit of Christmas!  What better way to kick off this holiday season than with a live performance of The Snow Queen at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati? Starting Friday December 5th and running through Sunday December 13th, you can catch a performance at the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. There are a total of six performances for The Snow Queen, listed at the end of this post.

Check out what The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has to say about the show:

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati continues its 90th MainStage Season celebration with THE SNOW QUEEN, directed by Jay Goodlett. Music by Steve Goers, book and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli.

Embrace the season with this chilling show, based on the original frozen fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.  In this wintry tale, a prince and princess find themselves torn apart by an ill-advised wish that the Snow Queen must grant during the Winter Solstice.  Come see Prince Kai, Princess Gerda and her comrades as they enter a world of the unknown to reunite with each other once again.

The story has been adapted by Chicago playwright Alyn Cardarelli, along with his Cincinnati writing partner Steve Goers.  Their collaborations on musicals for children include world premiere adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are, Stellaluna, and How I Became a Pirate. Productions of THE SNOW QUEEN were featured twice in the history of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati — once in 1965 performed at the Emery Theatre and once in 1975 performed at the Taft Theatre. THE SNOW QUEEN is ideal for family with children ages 4+.

Public performances of the show are:

  • Friday December 5, 7:30pm
  • Saturday December 6, 2:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Sunday, December 7, 2:00pm
  • Saturday  December 13, 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Performances are at the Taft Theatre, located at 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets range in price from $7-$25 and may be purchased on line at www.thechildrenstheatre.com

WIN!!!

Would you and a friend like to check out this performance on us?  Well, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has partnered with Family Friendly Cincinnati to give one lucky reader TWO tickets to the opening night performance—that show is Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm.  Please make sure you can attend that show time before entering, as the performance time cannot be changed.  Must be 18 and live in the surrounding area to win.

Here’s how to enter:

Entry 1:  Tell me why you want to win tickets.  Do you have a tradition of going to the theater during the holidays?  Would you like to take your child to the theater for the first time?  Let me know!  Share it here.

Entry 2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook and tag I’m Living the Good Life as well as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.  Leave a comment that you did.

Entry 3:  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment that you did.  Tag @GoodLifeBlogger

That’s it!  Enter soon because opening night is going to be here before you know it!  The winner will be drawn randomly on Saturday November 29th and announced on Facebook.  The winner has 24 hours to respond before another is drawn.

Whether you win or purchase tickets for the show, know that Q102 and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are collecting items for St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances of THE SNOW QUEEN.  Bring any new or unwrapped item and deposit them in the Taft Theatre lobby.  

Disclosure:  I was given tickets to the show for helping with this giveaway.

LongHorn Steakhouse *Giveaway*

LongHorn Harvest Mushroom FiletLast Saturday, my husband and I had the chance to try out some new menu items at LongHorn Steakhouse in Florence Kentucky.  As the seasons change, the popular steakhouse rolls out new items on their Peak Season and Chef’s Showcase menus.

They were delicious.

We started the evening with drinks and bread.  I was picky, of course, and asked for a caramel appletini…hey, it’s a great Fall drink!

They don’t make those.

But, they got creative and came up with a recipe!  What a great place!  My husband stuck to the drink menu and ordered a dark beer. Both were great openers for dinner.LongHorn Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad

From the seasonal and Chef’s Showcase menus, we tried the Harvest Mushroom Filet, Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad and Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake.  We also enjoyed several other items on the classic menu.  They did not disappoint!  We were stuffed when we left.

Seriously, I think I went up a pants size.

The steak was cooked just right and you could smell the Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake as soon as the server set it on the table.  What a great way to enjoy Fall.

LongHorn Pumpkin Spice Lava CakeNot only was the food delicious, but we discovered that LongHorn has call ahead seating!

I had no idea!

With time being a hot commodity these days, I love this.  Often, we skip large chain restaurants because of the lengthy wait, but now that we know this, we’ll be back soon.  We called ahead Saturday and it was nice to wait about 2 minutes for our table.  It was crowded that evening, so we could have faced at least a 45 minute wait.

Check out the new Fall dishes at LongHorn:

Peak Season: Created to highlight the best ingredients of the season. This fall, the menu celebrates freshness and hearty fall flavors.

  • Brew Pub Pretzel Sticks (appetizer) – Warm pretzel breadsticks served with Sam Adams beer cheese and bacon honey mustard.
  • New Potato & Leek Au Gratin (side) – Layered with aged white cheddar & bacon, topped with Parmesan breadcrumbs.
  • Mushroom Truffle Bisque (soup) – Smooth, Creamy, Rich-flavored soup with an earthy mushroom flavor and a sour cream drizzle.
  • Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad – Crisp heart of romaine topped with ripe tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, red onions and bleu cheese dressing.
  • Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake – Warm pumpkin spice cake, cream cheese icing, Maker’s Mark bourbon caramel sauce and candied pecans.

Chef’s Showcase: Celebrates LongHorn’s Executive Chefs’ culinary inspiration and creativity.

  •  Harvest Mushroom Filet – Our most tender center-cut filet topped with shiitake, oyster and cremini mushrooms in a hearty red wine bordelaise.
  • Apple Cider Baby Back Ribs Fall-off-the-bone ribs coated with a housemade sweet & savory hard cider BBQ glaze.

Would you like to try out the new seasonal menu at LongHorn?  They were nice enough to give me a $25 LongHorn Steak House gift card to give away to one lucky I’m Living the Good Life Reader!

TO ENTER

Must be 18 years of age to enter and live in the surrounding area.  Gift card will be mailed via USPS to winner.  Winner will be selected randomly on Monday November 17th and announced on Facebook.  Winner has 24 hours to respond or another will be selected.

Entry #1: Comment below what you are most excited about trying on the Peak Season or Chef’s Showcase menu.

Entry #2: Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.  Tag #Imlivingthegoodlifeblog and #LongHornSteakHouse.

Entry #3: Like I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook or follow me on Twitter @GoodLifeBlogger.

Good luck!

 

Disclaimer: I was given a gift card and spice set in exchange for this promotion.  Rest assured, all opinions are my own.

Red Gold Summer Grillin’ Party

red gold tomatoes sliderRed Gold Summer Grillin’ Party

We are at the peak of grilling season, folks.  Last night we grilled burgers, steak and chicken…yes, all three!  I love to grill on the weekend and have left overs for several days.

With Red Gold’s Summer Grillin’ Party running through July 23rd on Facebook, you can get lots of great reciMer Red Goldpes and ideas to keep your grill going all summer!

Did you know you can easily make a juicy burger with a can of Red Gold tomatoes?  Or, you can use ground chicken and a can of Red Gold tomatoes to spice it up?  Check out Red Gold’s Spicy Tomato Burger, Italian Turkey Burger, Caribbean Chicken Burger, Easy Tuna Burger, Stuffed Veggie Portobello Burger or Goat Cheese Portobello Burger.  How’s that for variety?  Last night we made the Caribbean Chicken Burger (pictured above) and it was delicious!!

Each week Red Gold is releasing new recipes, videos and pictures as well as giving away prizes!  Check out this sweet apron my lovely model is wearing.  You could win one too!  And, one grand prize winner will win a large Big Green Egg Grill!  Check out their Facebook page for details.

You can share your recipes too!  Share on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and use #RGParty or #RedGoldRecipes.

Don’t forget to sign up for coupons on www.RedGoldTomatoes.com

I hope you enjoy this delicious grilling season as much as my family!

Disclaimer:  My family was given a delicious Summer Grillin’ Party Kit in exchange for this promotion.  All opinions are my own.