Eating Connecticut: Milkcraft West Hartford

PB&J cone at Milkcraft, West Hartford

Where do you go when you’re looking for an extraordinary ice cream experience? Milkcraft in West Hartford, Connecticut, of course!

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Travel: Carnival Elation Cruise and The Bahamas

coconut drinks on a private beach in Freeport, Bahamas

It’s been nearly 2 years since my sailing on the Carnival Elation, but it won’t be my last cruise! If you’re looking for a budget vacation, this is it!

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Celebrate Summer’s Bounty with a Hummus Board!

Disclosure: This gorgeous hummus board is appearing in a compensated post written on behalf of Sabra. All opinions–as well as my enthusiasm for hummus–remain entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Poet in the Pantry going!

It may seem like summer is over.

The kids return to school on Wednesday, …

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An Experiment in Grocery Delivery: Peapod

Peapod delivery truck

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I will be paid a commission if you click them and sign up for the Peapod delivery service. This will come at no cost to you, but it helps me keep the lights on at Poet in the Pantry. Peapod did not pay for or endorse …

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5 Ways to Make The Most of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is a blend of amusement park, wildlife preserve, educational experience, and musical theatre–all with the magical Disney touch.

I love it for being everything Magic Kingdom is not. The pace is a little slower, but there is so much to see and do, and the food is phenomenal.

Animal Kingdom …

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Travel: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 2018

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

When we visited Walt Disney World in 2015, it was for the Food Blog Forum conference. Our conference included a stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, but we tacked on a couple extra days at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for a bit of a family vacation. As much as I enjoyed our prior stay at …

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Poetry: My Fast Food

burgers

In 2010, when I was in the midst of my Renaissance–and a Creative Writing course at UCONN–it occurred to me that the intense craving I once had for a person in my life was akin to an addiction to fast food. Poetry is the ultimate playground for such inspirations, relying heavily on metaphors and abstractions …

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5 Tips for Your Best Day Ever at Disney’s Epcot

5 Tips for Your Best Day EVER at Disney's Epcot

I can think of few more easily recognized icons in pop culture than Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot. Whether you call it the giant golf ball or its real name, it’s more than just a really neat landmark to figure out where the entrance to Epcot lies.

During our 2015 trip to Walt Disney World, …

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Eating Connecticut: Ocho Cafe Tacos & Tequila

A flaming margarita at Ocho Cafe Tacos & Tequila, West Hartford, Connecticut

Disclosure: I was a guest of Ocho Cafe Tacos & Tequila at a recent event where they invited local influencers to taste a sampling of their menu. All photos and opinions remain my own.

At the convergence of Route 44/Albany Avenue and Route 218/North Main Street in West Hartford, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Bishop’s …

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Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tzatziki

AD: Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Tzatziki

Disclosure: This post and recipe for Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tzatziki was sponsored by Sabra. As always, all opinions remain 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Poet in the Pantry possible!

My eating habits have been downright terrible lately.

This commitment to rest and relaxation during the second …

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