Toasted S'mores Bars

Toasted S’mores Bars

Dessert Recipes, North American Desserts By 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

African Desserts, Asian Desserts, Dessert Recipes By July 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

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 By 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

North America, Savor, United States By 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. Michigan is the gem of the Midwest;…

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Recipe: Sticky Toffee Cake

Dessert Recipes, European Desserts, Sweet By May 30, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

The first country you visit overseas will always hold a fond place in a traveler’s heart, and England is mine. In 2010 I spent a glorious week in London with my bestie wandering the streets and taking in all of the history the city has to offer. One afternoon while exploring the famous Portobello Road in Notting Hill, we stumbled upon Hummingbird…

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Mexican Baked Goods

On the Hunt: Mexican Desserts

Dessert Journeys, North American Desserts, Sweet By May 24, 2017 Tags: , , 4 Comments

The door jingled as my husband and I ducked inside the Super Cream Bakery to escape the pouring rain. “Hola” said the smiling dark-haired woman behind the counter. Several customers milled about the small bakery crammed with display cases, piñatas, and other party supplies. I had heard the rumors of the bakery’s amazing authentic desserts, and by the advice of…

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Travel Resources

Savor, Travel Resources By May 5, 2017 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Through my years of travel, through much trial and error, I’ve amassed quite of list of preferred travel resources. These are all sources I personally love and use or reference on a regular basis (and am NOT being paid to promote). All of these have helped me create a more fulfilling travel experience, all while saving a bundle. TRAVEL INSPIRATION Lonely Planet…

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Blood Orange Whiskey Drink

Blood Orange Bourbon Punch

Cocktails, Eat + Drink, North American Food, Recipes By April 22, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Whiskey is no longer just your grandpa’s liquor of choice. Over the past few years whiskey sales have exploded, and according to the Distilled Spirits Council, they were up 4.1% worldwide in 2016, with American whiskeys at a 7.8% growth from the previous year. As millennials tastes continue to change, the demand for locally produced craft products has seen a major uptick….

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Guinness Cupcakes

Boozy Irish Cupcakes

Dessert Recipes, North American Desserts, Sweet By April 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m obsessed with cupcakes. So when any sort of holiday comes around, you better bet I’m making something sweet and delicious for it. Although this recipe obviously is not traditionally Irish, it’s a good throwback to the emerald isle; land of Guinness and whiskey. Because when these boozy cupcakes are involved, everyone is Irish. Inspired…

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Mango & Coconut Sticky Rice

Asian Desserts, Dessert Recipes, Sweet By March 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

  Thailand is one of those intoxicating places whose food draws you in and never lets you go. I’m normally a chocolate person, but the one dessert that I can’t get off my mind is the infamous mango with sticky rice. Deceptively simple and extremely addictive, there’s something about the perfect harmony of the thick creamy sweetened sticky rice paired with luscious…

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