Carnival Cruise Embarkation Day Tips

Cruising 101 Tips: Carnival Cruise Embarkation Day

By Kristen / January 16, 2020 /

First time cruiser?  You’ve got a million questions about your Carnival Cruise embarkation day!   The Cruising 101 Tips series is designed to help answer all your questions as you plan for your cruise. This post is all about a Carnival Cruise Embarkation Day.  (The Charleston port will be my reference point but all the ports…

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Descriptions and current pricing of every single Carnival Cruise Half Moon Cay excursion | Dishanddelish.com

Carnival Cruise Half Moon Cay Excursions (all of ’em) including Pricing!

By Kristen / December 14, 2018 /

One of the most beautiful islands on the East coast may possibly be Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.  And the excursions offered on it may make your visit even better. The pristine white beach and the indescribably blue water make for an unforgettable experience.  You’ll marvel at the beauty of the ocean and your pictures, as…

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Carnival Cruise Nassau Excursions (all of ’em) including Pricing!

By Kristen / December 8, 2018 /

When you choose a Bahamas cruise with Carnival, stops always include Nassau as one of the two or three islands to visit and take excursions.  For us, we’ve always stopped at Nassau + Freeport /or/ Half Moon Cay /or/ Princess Cay. I’m a planner and researcher by nature, so before a cruise, I always look…

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25 Things You Never Knew To Pack For A Cruise

By Kristen / February 1, 2018 /

Everybody is a first time cruiser at one point, with no idea about what you should really pack for a cruise. I remember searching the web for packing lists and ideas and the basic ones were easy to find. But once I got on ship, I’d need something that wasn’t obvious to me at home…

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Famous Loaded Potato Soup - This recipe for loaded potato soup will make you the go-to person when warm, creamy, comforting, delicious soup is called for. Filled with cheese, bacon, ham, sour cream or change it up, the recipe is that forgiving. dishanddelish.com

{Famous} Loaded Potato Soup

By Kristen / January 23, 2018 /

THAT recipe… the one everyone knows you for and hopes you’re making.  Warm, creamy, comforting, potato soup reminiscent of loaded baked potatoes is brimming with ham, bacon, scallions and cheese.  Someone’s home sick?  Bring them your potato soup.  It’s snowing outside and you want something warm for the kiddies tummies?  Make them your potato soup. …

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An Insider’s Look at Orangetheory Fitness by a Nonner {Non-Athlete}

By Kristen / May 1, 2017 /

I’m going to out myself right off the bat.  I’m turning 50 this year.  Fifty years old.  5-0.  Enter Orangetheory Fitness.  Because I decided that the day I turn that calendar page is the day that I want to be able to look people in the eye and claim to be fit at fifty.  And…

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Puff Pastry Brie Bites with Blackberry or Apricot Jam and Pecan Chips - One of the simplest and tastiest appetizers to make with only four ingredients (and you'll never come home with any leftovers!)

Puff Pastry Brie Bites with Blackberry or Apricot Jam

By Kristen / March 20, 2017 /

If there’s ever an appetizer that will be gobbled up it’s anything encased in puff pastry. When you add brie to the mix, well, in my family…it’s a home run. These sweet little two-bite Puff Pastry Brie Bites are both incredibly easy and delicious, you won’t come home with any leftovers. Jump to recipe

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The TTOTT's review of Trattoria Al Gusto {Italian} 4.25 out of 5 ♥ Service ♥♥♥♥♥ Atmosphere ♥♥♥♥ Food ♥♥♥♥ Value ♥♥♥♥

TTOTT Review: Trattoria Al Gusto, Mooresville, NC {Italian}

By Kristen / March 17, 2017 /

Trattoria Al Gusto {Italian} 4.25 out of 5 ♥ Service ♥♥♥♥♥ Atmosphere ♥♥♥♥ Food ♥♥♥♥ Value ♥♥♥♥ Restaurant Week aka Charlotte Queen’s Feast is the week that you try places you haven’t made it out to just yet. Taste three courses and if you like them, you go back to enjoy their regular menus at…

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Ginger Glazed Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

By Kristen / February 8, 2017 /

Eat healthily using all your senses!  This Ginger Glazed Chicken with a Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro salsa leaps off the dish visually at the table.  It offers a combination of delicious ginger marinated chicken, a fresh fruit and vegetable salsa and an explosive riot of colors.  Your kids won’t even know it’s so good for…

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How to Peel Tomatillos in 10 Seconds - there's an easy way to both peel tomatillos and get rid of that aggravating sticky film in just 10 seconds!

How To Peel Tomatillos in 10 seconds

By Kristen / February 7, 2017 /

Want to learn how to peel tomatillos in 10 seconds with absolutely no stickiness left on the fruit?  Yes, I said 10 seconds!  You’ll never avoid making homemade salsa verde again.

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