While Lauren is approached to do a bridal dress photo shoot for a Web site, her "bridesman," Greg Bennett, pays a visit and gives an opinion on her wedding gown.
Caroline's messy sons move back in and cause a disruption to their parents' home; the kids convince their mother to take a trapeze lesson.
Chris and Albie hope to open a lavish restaurant at the Meadowlands Racetrack but soon realize the space isn't big enough to accommodate their vision; Albie's new girlfriend, Brittany, meets the family for the first time.
When Albie and Lauren have a falling out, Caroline gives them 24 hours to make peace; Al strikes a deal to market a line of sauces based on Caroline's family recipes.
Caroline must decide whether to welcome Albie's girlfriend, Brittany, into the family; Lauren decides to remodel the beauty bar without asking for her mother's permission.
In an effort to perfect her barbecue sauce, Caroline and her family head to Texas for a family vacation filled with barbecue meat, whiskey shots and cowboys.
Caroline works with a design firm to create the label for her barbecue sauce; while trying to decide whether to break up with Brittany, Albie considers doing something unexpected and getting a tattoo.
Caroline and Al decide to spend their 30th anniversary boating on the Hudson River; Lauren and Chris debate what to get their parents as a gift; Caroline gives Albie some motherly advice about his relationship.