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Fine Dining on the High Seas: Carnival Foodie Cruise Wrapup

I’ll admit, when I got invited on a 7-day cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d never been on a cruise before, afterall. Maybe I was assuming I’d be incapacitated by seasickness and confined to my cabin the entire 7 day trip, and so the fact that I wasn’t...

Spicy Italian Meatball Sandwiches

These sandwiches… what can I say? They’re beautiful. Inside and out. The meatballs themselves are so incredibly tender, made from a mix of ground beef, bison, and pork and freshly made breadcrumbs. They’d be fabulous on their own or perched atop a mound of fresh spaghetti. But nestled inside a cocoon of crusty baguette, and...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

It’s the most wonderful time, of the year: cookie swap time! I am so excited to announce the launch of this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen. This will be our 4th annual event (gosh, it seems like only yesterday we started this thing, with little...

Kitchen Basics: Homemade Almond Milk

I adore almond milk. It’s my preferred milk of choice for my daily bowl of cereal. One time I accidentally grabbed the whole milk (that I usually have on hand for baking, mostly) and poured it into my cereal without even realizing. I’ve become so accustomed to almond milk that it was truly shocking, to...

Passion Fruit Bubble Tea

Bubble tea… love it or hate it, you have it admit it is pretty darn fun. Typically a traditional thai bubble tea is made with thai tea mix (similar to black tea) and sweetened condensed milk, along with a base of chewy black tapioca pearls. This twist on the traditional was inspired by a drink...

Country Ham and Pickle Sliders

You may be wondering what I’ve been leading up to this whole week, posting such seemingly boring recipes as homemade mustard and green tomato pickles. I fully admit to outright imitation, this recipe more than inspired by a dish enjoyed at Husk restaurant. Respectfully so, of course. While all the dishes I’ve tried and thoroughly...