• DE Lifestyle Blog

    Friday, March 3, 2017   /   by Shenae Andrus

    Grandpa Mac

    They say you should never assume, but when the name is "Grandpa Mac," it's a pretty safe bet to guess that they serve pretty much all things pasta. It's the mac-and-cheese connoisseur's paradise and it's all brand new in two locations at Rehoboth Beach! Just a few weeks ago, my husband and I mustered up the courage to try this new venue next to the Tanger Outlets right off Coastal Highway. It is always a risk to try a restaurant solely devoted to a traditional dish like mac-and-cheese. The bar is automatically set very high and you walk in with all sorts of expectations. I told myself not to expect much, but boy was I blown away!

    Above: Grandpa Mac booths featuring original artwork by the owners - Coastal Hwy. location.

    First of all, the branding for this restaurant is on point. Gigantic artwork graced the walls and I was blown-away to find out that it was all original and hand painted by the owner. Even the chairs had the "Grandpa-Mac" logo etched into the wooden back ...

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    Sunday, January 22, 2017   /   by Shenae Andrus

    Dover Air Mobility Command Museum

    I've been to and through Dover a million times! They've got some great shopping (a brand new Burlington Coat Factory and Ross) as well as tons of tasty restaurants to choose from. On our way into Dover we would always pass the Air Force base. As a matter of fact I've hear the base used on numerous occasions as a landmark. "I'll be there in about 15-20 minutes. I just passed the Dover Air force base." And as familiar as I was with the location, I never gave it much more thought besides the fact that I thought it was pretty cool to have a United States air force base so close by. 

    Imagine my delight to find out that not only is the base nearby, but so is the Air Mobility Command Museum! Hand in hand with the base, this museum sits at 1301 Heritage Road in Dover. It showcases a stunning collection of rare vintage aircraft. Talk about a fun place to visit with the relative that's always had a thing for airplanes and vintage machinery! Explore history right before your eyes as y ...

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    Monday, January 9, 2017   /   by Shenae Andrus

    The Grey Fox Grille and Pub

    Just a few months ago my hubby and I were walking around downtown Dover. As you might expect the capital of Delaware to be, it is largely government buildings and offices in the historic capital area. A few shops and restaurants are scattered down around the actual capital building, but for more shopping and dining you usually have to venture further away. That is why we were pleasantly surprised to find a charming restaurant all within walking distance of the capital. We had passed by it on several occasions, but this time were able to stop in.

    The Grey Fox Grille and Pub is a family owned and operated business. Named after the Delaware state animal, this unique and fresh dining establishment provides a playful yet classy vibe for diners. When you walk in, you feel as though you are in an impressive restaurant with gourmet food, but you also feel relaxed and comfortable. Come in business dress or casual clothes for lunch or dinner and you'll fit right in. On Mondays the re ...

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    Monday, December 12, 2016   /   by Shenae Andrus

    Christmas Conversations

    Christmas time is here. That means a lot of awkward holiday office parties with people that make you nervous and tons of family celebrations with extended relatives that push you to your mental limit. There's long and torturous moments of silence, uncomfortable glances and forced laughter. You see, these social settings can sometimes set us up for nerve-wracking interactions that leave us feeling exhausted afterwards. Somewhere along the line, we've forgotten how to communicate with ease. Can we just send a text or a Facebook message instead? 
    Now there's no need to dread those holiday parties with strangers and distant acquaintances. We've got 5 tips on how you can keep those Christmas conversations flowing steadily, no matter who get you cornered by! Whether you get caught standing in the buffet line behind your company's CEO or your long-lost Aunt Patty, these convo hacks will help you to make it out alive.

    1) Ask lots of questions. Let's face it - everyone has ...

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    Monday, November 28, 2016   /   by Shenae Andrus

    Turkey Tactics

    Thanksgiving is over and you survived. You lived past the holiday preparations, cooking, cleaning and hosting family and friends. So now what? If you're like my family, there's an obnoxiously high mound of turkey left-over from your feast. Well you may not have known this, but there's a few options that you have for your post-Thanksgiving fowl. Don't say we never did anything for you!

    1. There's a mile-long list of food items that you can cook up using your neglected protein, including: Turkey Soup, Turkey Pot-Pie, Turkey a la King with Rice, Cheddar Turkey Casserole and much, much more. Get creative and Google a few recipes that won't resemble Thanksgiving except for the meat you use.

    2. Treat your furry friends! There are certainly a lot of restricted foods to keep from your beloved fur-babies, but turkey is not one of them. Experts say to make sure you remove any bones or skin from the turkey. Once that is done, your pups can enjoy their own belated Thanksgiving dinn ...

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