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EAT

"People who love to eat are always the best people." Julia Child

January 30, 2019

Dominical, Costa Rica may be a small town but there are great restaurants too that your family can enjoy. From relaxed, open air restaurants to fancy three course meals, this beach town has it all!

June 23, 2018

After living in Costa Rica for nearly eight months, you can bet our family had our fair share of gallo pinto. Considered the national dish of Costa Rica, this simple yet delicious meal quickly became one of my favorites!

March 26, 2018

It isn't a surprise that I love trying new foods whenever and wherever I travel. So when our family decided to move to Costa Rica, first on my list was trying the local cuisine.

December 22, 2017

Christmas dinner is one of my favorite meals of the year. A beautiful mixture of carbs, butter, pecans, brown sugar, wine and dozens of other wonderful and delicious ingredients. Check out these 12 non-American dishes to spice up your traditional Christmas dinner.

September 21, 2017

One huge perk of having in-laws that are from another culture is I have been able to learn a whole new cuisine. German food is hearty, simple and I love it!

July 20, 2017

A charcuterie and cheese board is one of my favorite dishes to serve when hosting a party and its quick to assemble. You can bring your love of travel to your home through food, and a charcuterie board is a perfect meal that can be inspired by countries across the worl...

May 16, 2017

Souvenirs are great, but taking home a recipe from a place you've traveled to makes your memories abroad last forever.

October 12, 2016

With over 300 bread varieties throughout the country, bread isn't just a food in Germany, its an integral part of their culture. Bread is a key component to their cuisine, especially to my favorite meal of the day, Früstück (breakfast).

September 17, 2016

At least once a month, my husband and I search for a new, trendy restaurant in Dallas to try for date night. I kept hearing local bloggers buzz about Sixty Vines in Plano, so we tried it out and it did not disappoint.

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