Bibingka Coconut Filipino Cake

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Christmas Around The World: The Philippines

Asian Desserts, Dessert Recipes December 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Maligayang Pasko! (Happy/Merry Christmas In Tagalog) Filipinos are said to have some of the most Christmas spirit in the world. And who is to argue when they have one of the world’s longest Christmas season— lasting five months (September through January). The Philippines is largely a Christian nation with approximately 90% of Filipinos holding the Christian faith, 80% of those being…

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Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)

Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)
Christmas Around The World: Greece

Dessert Recipes, European Desserts December 22, 2017 No Comments

  “Kala Christougenna!”(Merry Christmas in Greek). This post takes us to the land of endless blue waters and beautiful cities bathed in white. Greece is truly a magical place steeped in tradition, faith and mythology. Food and family play a central role to any Greek celebration, and Christmastime is no exception. Greeks often prepare for Christmas by fasting for 40…

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Bourbon Pecan Pie Stuffed Cupcakes

Bourbon Pecan Pie Stuffed Cupcakes
Christmas Around the World: USA

Dessert Recipes, North American Desserts December 11, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

    A global phenomenon, Christmas is a holiday that spans almost every corner of the globe, with each country and every family celebrating in a unique way that reflects their culture, religion, and traditions. Though the traditions vary, one thing remains similar— a focus on special dishes made exclusively this time of the year. Throughout this series, I’ll explore”…

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How to find cheap flights on Skyscanner

How To Find Cheap Flights On Skyscanner

Savor, Travel Resources November 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

  Finding cheap flights can be a daunting task, and nowadays, it’s a roll of the dice to determine if you got the best deal. One day later, and you could have saved $500 on your tickets… or spent $500 more. Airlines don’t make it easy, but there are ways to find flights for a steal. My blogging pal Jay…

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Smoothie Bowl

Tropical Thai Smoothie Bowl

Eat + Drink, Recipes November 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

It’s no secret that I love Southeast Asia, especially Thailand. After three trips to the region, the one thing I can’t stop craving is the tropical fruit, especially pineapple. I love wandering through the wet markets and discovering new fruits, smells and flavors; which are beyond plentiful, and many very curious looking or downright intimidating. Have you ever seen a…

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coach experience

How To Make Coach Feel Like First Class

Travel Resources September 21, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Is it just me, or is flying coach getting worse and worse? Ok, I know it’s not just me, just looking at the recent headlines involving airlines is more than enough to make one want to take the train or splurge for business or first class. Alas though, if you’re like me, and not a millionaire or frequent business traveler,…

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Toasted S'mores Bars

Toasted S’mores Bar Recipe

Dessert Recipes, North American Desserts August 2, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

There’s a certain nostalgia to summer— weekend camp outs, days at the beach, campfires and of course s’mores. Since discovering them at the Girl Scout campouts I frequently attended as a kid, I’ve always had a soft spot for the melty, messy treat. When there was a campfire, you’d better bet I would be making the delicious concoction of graham…

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Middle Eastern Basbousa Semolina Cake

Middle Eastern Basbousa Semolina Cake

African Desserts, Asian Desserts, Dessert Recipes July 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

A dessert with many names, basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert originating in Egypt that is commonly found throughout the region. As versions of this dessert moved through the area, each country adapted its ingredients and name: Lebanon (nammoura), Armenia (shamali), Turkey/Greece (revani), Egypt/Jordan (harisa). Some recipes call for eggs, while others call for yogurt, milk or buttermilk. The…

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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles — A Guide to Getting Around Vietnam

Asia, Savor, Travel Resources June 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 15 Comments

As soon as you step out of the airport and into the city, the sound of buzzing motorbikes, and honking traffic hit your ears. The millions of motorbikes zipping through traffic ignoring the few traffic lights around and narrowly avoiding pedestrians crossing the street is truly a sight to behold. To say the traffic in Saigon and Hanoi (two of the country’s largest…

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Why Michigan Should Be On Your Summer Destination Radar

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Why Michigan Should Be On Your Summer Destination Radar

North America, Savor, United States June 8, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 10 Comments

As a lifelong Michigander, I may be a little bias, but summers in my humble state are unlike anywhere else in the world. However, Michigan doesn’t usually top most people’s summer vacation list. Many associate it with Detroit and as a destination that is less than desirable. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s why Michigan should be on your…

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