Disney Magic Cruise | Eastern Caribbean | Dinner at Palo


Don’t forget that next week is Easter week!  Submit your requests for recipes to be featured on the blog by commenting, visiting our Facebook page, or sending me a tweet! Now, on with the show! Palo is a special dining option on Disney cruises.  Adults only, formal dress code, and located all the way aft…

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Disney Magic Cruise | Eastern Caribbean | Tips & Secrets


Most days aboard our cruise, we opted to skip a full-on lunch. With the multi-course dinners in the evening and myriad other food options throughout the day, it’s easy to forget what truly being “hungry” feels like while on a Disney Cruise! Twice, we opted to order a cheese tray and bowl of fruit from…

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Browned Butter Cardamom Tea Cookies


I have a new love of cardamom, and I can’t stop looking up new recipes that use this delicious and unique spice.  These little cookies are the perfect bite-sized complement to a cup of steaming hot tea.  Add a plush couch and a good book to the mix, and you’ve got yourself the beginnings of…

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Disney Magic Cruise | Eastern Caribbean | Dinner at Animator’s Palate


Animator’s Palate was my favorite restaurant aboard the Disney Dream, and when I found out that the Magic has its own version of this fun restaurant, I was really excited for our dinner!  I ended up liking the Magic’s version better, mostly because of the awesome decor.  I love stark black and white! The sign…

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30-Minute Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s pie comes in many shapes and forms.  It’s one of those easy recipes that you can’t really mess up.  You can make it as healthy or as sinful as you want.  You can also experiment using different kinds of chopped veggies.  Do you have a kitchen full of random ingredients and no idea what…

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Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Orange Zest


Now, I’m not too picky when it comes to bread.  Ok, I’m not too picky when it comes to carbs, period.  Irish soda bread, however, has its own special type of yummy.  Soda bread is a type of quickbread that uses a chemical reaction between buttermilk and baking soda in order to rise.  The buttermilk…

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