Cuisine - Desserts, Recipes

My First Cheesecake

Caramel Apple CheesecakeFall is my absolutely, positively favorite time of the year. I love the crispness in the air. Wearing chunky sweaters and corduroy pants. And, the taste of apples.

Red delicious. Granny Smith. Macintosh. I love them all.

I hope to conquer my fear of baking my first apple pie later this fall (with the help of my buddy Stacey from Boston Sweetie), but this week I tackled my first cheesecake recipe – a caramel apple cheesecake with candied pecans from a recipe in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A few weeks ago I purchased my first 9-inch springform pan so I knew I must make this recipe as soon as possible. Continue reading

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Disney, Disney World

Dining on the Disney Dream – Pt. 1

Disney Dream's AquaDuck

Disney Dream's AquaDuck watercoaster

Yesterday marked the 200-day mark until Brett and I embark on our first Disney Cruise. Not only is this our first cruise, but we will be taking it on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship – the Disney Dream. My dear friend (and fellow Disney food lover), AJ Wolfe from DisneyFoodBlog.com had the awesome chance to spend some – albeit very short – time on the ship. Today is part one of two looking at the food options on this spectacular ship.

Take it away AJ!

In January I had the lucky opportunity to spend two days eating on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship, the Disney Cruise Line’s newest — and biggest — vessel! And when I say “spend two days eating,” I mean it. I’m pretty sure I always had a fork in my hand!

The food options seem endless on the Dream, and with five full-service restaurants, a breezy buffet, 24-hour room service, and plenty of grab-and-go counter service options, they pretty much are. Here’s a little overview of how to feed your face at sea!

Rotational Dining

The Disney Cruise Line assigns dining arrangements via a rotational dining system. This means that guests are assigned to dine at one of the main dining locations each evening, and they’ll “rotate” through the restaurants throughout their cruise. This way, you get to experience all of the main dining options on the ship! Best of all, your attentive waitstaff rotates with you.

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