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Street Tacos Recipes: How to Make These Easy Meals

Why is a street taco called a street taco? When cities started being more industrialized and many flocked to Mexican cities for jobs, people would make batches of tacos to sell to people on the street. Thus Mexican street tacos were born. Are you wondering what is the difference between a street taco and any […]

How to Make Greek Easter Food, and Greek Easter Traditions

My husband and I love Greek food and culture which leads me to write about traditional Greek Easter food and customs. Although we haven’t made it to Greece yet, we did learn some Greek in preparation for our trip to Tarpon Springs, a Greek American village, a few years back. Today I will discuss the […]

Eating Healthy While Traveling: How to Avoid Weight Gain

Have you offended your Aunt Mary because you wouldn’t have a heaping plate of eggplant parmesan after filling up on pasta and garlic bread? Do you cause gossip among coworkers for only ordering salads? Is your friend Jenny mad at you because you wouldn’t indulge in those margaritas with her in Cabo? Wait. Rewind. Were […]

Japanese Stone Garden: Introducing the Magic of Zen

Trickling water, the sound of bamboo clapping against each other, the wind whispering through the trees, ancient stones standing guard like samurai in a field of sand. These things bring a sense of peace in a Japanese stone garden. Traditionally, a Japanese stone garden is a type of a Zen garden, a place to promote […]

Introducing Amazing Spring Holidays: Celebrate Around the World

After the cold, harsh, winter season, we welcome spring with many spring celebrations. The new season is a time for new life, and many countries time their holidays to coincide with the spring season. Whether it is Greek traditions for Easter, or buying the best gifts for Mother’s Day in the U.S. we all have […]

Ideal Family Vacations: The Ultimate Guide to Beloved Childhood Destinations

I originally published these ideal family vacations on May 10, 2021. Initially I meant it as a tribute to nostalgic childhood vacations. However, I decided to update it to include ideal family vacations from the present as well. Hopefully it will inspire your family vacation ideas for summer 2022. My Own Ideal Family Vacations: Lake […]

Best New Orleans Seafood: Serve it at Home

Are you craving the best New Orleans seafood? My husband and I love seafood. While we get our fish from Alaska and not the Gulf of Mexico, these recipes are modeled after Cajun seafood in New Orleans. “What is New Orleans seafood?” you ask. According to wikipedia, Cajun style cooking means cooking with local ingredients, […]

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Fun Things to do in New Orleans for Couples

New Orleans is mostly associated with Mardi Gras, women flashing their breasts for beads, and drunken debauchery. It was founded by the French before being ruled by the Spanish for 40 years. The U.S. purchased it in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans has a rich history. It is because of this […]

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Florida to New Orleans Road Trip: Hidden Pleasures

A few years ago, my husband, Dan and I took a South Florida to New Orleans road trip for our anniversary. Originally, we wanted to return to Las Vegas where we honeymooned, but due to family obligations we decided to try a road trip. We spent 11 days on our drive, but only 4 were […]

How to Make Easy Soul Food Recipes

The origins of soul food begin during slavery with the foods slaves were given by landowners to prepare for themselves. Of course, their cooking was heavily influenced by their African heritage. However, today it has become almost synonymous with Southern cooking. In addition, along the Mississippi, it has mingled with Cajun style cooking from New […]