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Dude Ranch Vacation Low Down: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

Dude ranches are now called guest ranches, but the concept remains the same. Log cabins. Horseback riding. Fishing. Group meals. All in the midst of a mind-blowing beautiful setting. I’m not quite sure what possessed me to throw out the ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Aug 25, 2016 |  Original Post

Scenes from San Francisco and Napa

In-N-Out Burger, animal style, was our first meal when we arrived in San Francisco a few weeks ago. Animal style means mustard-grilled patties, thousand island spread, grilled onions, and extra pickles. We got two double-doubles, two fries, two ...

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: May 16, 2016 |  Original Post

NYC Weekend Eats

I had the the best bagel I've ever eaten my entire life. Salt bagel with a thick smear of jalapeno cream cheese, and buttery smoked salmon. It was absolutely perfect. The post NYC Weekend Eats appeared first on Confessions of a Chocoholic.

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: Mar 21, 2016 |  Original Post

Manila Trip 2015

What’s the type of food you crave the most? For most of us, the answer would be “comfort food” and for me, this typically means Filipino food. I miss food from home the most, especially the warm, hearty meals – those would be ...

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: Feb 15, 2016 |  Original Post

Long Weekend in Austin, Texas

A wild boar is really just a pig that's raging for a party, so why not give the wild boar ribs a try? The post Long Weekend in Austin, Texas appeared first on Confessions of a Chocoholic.

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: Sep 21, 2015 |  Original Post

An Evening at Ascots in Bermuda

We recently went on a couple’s getaway to Bermuda and with only 5 days’ time and so much we wanted to see and do, so we had to be very selective with our activities.  And…Continue reading →The post An Evening at Ascots in ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Sep 14, 2015 |  Original Post

Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato: Bringing the Magic of Italy Late Nights Home

What’s your definition of late night? Mine has been forever altered by late night strolls in Italian piazzas. Night after night, we would emerge from a long dinner out with the kids to be greeted anew by the magic of late night piazzas. ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Sep 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Tuscany: How to Step into a Postcard, Leave the Crowds Behind, and Gorge on Award-Winning Fragola Gelato

Two years ago, we tacked on a few days in Italy after a vacation in the South of France. Like a great appetizer, it made us hungry for more. We spent two days in Florence, two days in Sestri Levante, and one day in Milan. We left dazed from our five ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Aug 26, 2015 |  Original Post

The Annual Father/Daughter Vacay Hits Cancun!

My Dad and I vacation every year together.  Is it challenging?  Yes.  Is it stressful?  Yes.  Is it wayyy too much togetherness?  Yes.  But, is it worth it?  YES! This year, we spent a week at Moon Place Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: Aug 17, 2015 |  Original Post

A real Cape Cod dining experience

The Old Silver Beach Shore Dinner Series at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel provides a real Cape Cod dining experience! We have now spent at least 9 summers around Cape Cod, but have only just discovered a REAL Cape Cod dining Continue reading ...

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 |  Original Post

Viva Mexico!

As you read this, I’m packing it up for my annual Father/Daughter vacay.  Yep, me and my dad are heading to Cancun, Mexico for sand, sun and fun at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort!  If you’re a long time reader, you know that ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: Jul 07, 2015 |  Original Post

America’s Secret 2015 Food Destinations

(BPT) – With their incredible restaurants seemingly appearing overnight, cities such as Brooklyn and Portland have long since been discovered as foodie destinations. If you want coal-fired pizza ovens, craft beer or artisan doughnuts, you only ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: May 03, 2015 |  Original Post

Breathtaking Butchart Gardens and High Tea in Victoria, BC

Last week I took my mother on a trip to Victoria, BC to spend some quality mother-daughter time and The Butchart Gardens was at the top of our list of places to visit.  Though it… Continue reading → The post Breathtaking Butchart ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 16, 2015 |  Original Post

Kusksu (Libyan Couscous with Spicy Beef and Vegetables)

The national dish of Libya is couscous, commonly prepared like this, with stewed beef, sweet potatoes, carrots and garbanzo beans in a spicy hararat tomato sauce.  It’s a warming, hearty, Middle Eastern “comfort couscous” ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jan 19, 2015 |  Original Post

A delicious trip to Charleston.

There are lots of reasons to plan a trip to Charleston. The area is full of history, the shopping is amazing, the beach is right there, but the best part, for me anyways, is the food. We arrived around lunchtime on Monday, and luckily I was able to ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Jan 06, 2015 |  Original Post

Make This Guilt AND Gluten Free Burger at Home!

There’s no denying that the cheeseburger is making a bold comeback, but my friends at Brazil’s Hilton São Paulo see no reason to put health-consciousness on the backburner. Just in time for the launch of their new organic, art-inspired menu ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: Nov 18, 2014 |  Original Post

A Visual Tour and History of Seattle’s Pike Place Market

We live less than an hour from Seattle but it’s always been one of our favorite date night destinations.   My husband and I recently took a couples overnight trip and stayed at Seattle’s highly… Continue reading → The post A ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 |  Original Post

Seattle’s Pike Place Market: A Virtual Tour and History

We live less than an hour from Seattle but it’s always been one of our favorite date night destinations.   My husband and I recently took a couples overnight trip and stayed at Seattle’s highly… Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 |  Original Post

A Weekend in France in Pictures

We love our life in Chicago, but our family is far, far away. Weekends together are carefully organized, and involve a lot more than a quick car ride. Sometimes, the call of family is so strong that you have to put a stop to everything and just jump ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 15, 2014 |  Original Post

Apple Jelly and a Nebulous Sense of Home

Our suburb is near Chicago, less than a 20 minute drive without traffic, but it has the feel of a small town, with many families who have lived here for generations. It’s the kind of place that beckons people home after college, and many of my ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Sep 29, 2014 |  Original Post

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