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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Disney Magic Cruise | Eastern Caribbean | Dinner at Parrot Cay


Dinner on the first evening of our Disney Magic cruise brought us back to the same place we ate lunch – Parrot Cay!   Because we had the late dinner seating, we decided to stop in at the Promenade Lounge for a drink and some chill time  before it was time to go into the…

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Disney Magic Cruise | Eastern Caribbean | Lunch at Parrot Cay


There are a number of options for lunch on embarkation day. We chose to check out the buffet in one of the main rotational dining rooms – Parrot Cay. No lack of color in this place!  Those prone to motion sickness might want to pop an extra Dramamine on days you dine in this restaurant…

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Baked Haddock & Marinated Mushrooms


Fish is a fantastic source of lean protein.  Chock full of minerals and protein while light on the fat and calories, it is an all around wonderful food to include in your weekly meal plans.  We cooked up haddock fillets for our Valentine’s Day dinner, and it was a big hit.  Here’s the recipe so…

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Maple Walnut Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream


Who doesn’t love a homemade cupcake?  Those perfectly-sized bombs of delectable goodness come in every variety under the rainbow, and I love trying new ones!  I whipped up a small batch of these puppies for dessert after our Valentine’s Day dinner yesterday, and I wanted to share the recipe with all of you! *side note:…

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Neptune’s Palace on Pier 39 – San Francisco, CA


Our most recent California trip is going to be posted all kinds of out of order, so bear with me! After a fabulous few days with Matt’s family in Orange County, we rented a car and drove up the GORGEOUS Pacific Coast Highway to the San Mateo/San Francisco area to spend the last full day…

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