Wood-fired pizza in Seward Brewery

Where to Eat in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula


Once you know where you are going, where you are staying, and how you are going to get there, it’s time to start planning where to eat in Alaska!  The food we eat and the restaurants we visit while traveling, are a big part of our vacations.  Our family is always talking about certain meals long after we have returned…

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Cinnamon Rolls

A Food First by Friday – All About Bread


So, did you notice all of the different varieties of bread in the bakery aisle?  It’s surprising isn’t it?  I even found pumpkin spice English muffins, but passed on buying them.  I picked up two new breads this past week and both of them were ok. The first bread I bought was a pack of rolls labeled “Big Island Sweet…

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dinner firsts

Dinner – A Food First by Friday


So, what was for dinner this week?  Did anyone try any new picnic foods over the holiday weekend?  Our household had a few new dinners this past week for the food first by Friday challenge.  One new dinner was pepperoni pizza pasta.  It was very good and one of the recipes from the meal plan that we follow.  A second…

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Fun things to do with kids in Alaska

Fun Things to do With Kids in Alaska – Kenai Peninsula


When I told people that we were going to Alaska this summer, I was asked two questions.  The first question was “Are you taking a cruise?” and the second question was “Are the kids going?”.  I guess I wasn’t too surprised by the cruise question, because a lot of people do visit Alaska while on a cruise.  The second question…

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Farmers market

Have You Ever…? (The Food Edition)


Food.  We need it to survive.  Some of us may just leave it at that.  But, then there are some of us who: travel just to eat certain foods, love to cook every single day, wander the aisles of the grocery store just because, read cookbooks instead of the latest novel, and search out new restaurants to try every single…

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navajo taco

Lunch – A Food First by Friday


How did everyone do with eating something new for lunch this past week?  I started out pretty poorly because I ate my usual ham and cheese sandwich for lunch three days in a row!  But I rebounded and had a few new things! Since our cherry tomato plants are exploding with ripe tomatoes right now, I made a tomato salad…

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Spanish Breakfast burrito

Breakfast – A Food First by Friday


I have to say that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I love everything from eggs to pancakes to cereal, but of course, don’t have the time to make a decent breakfast each morning. I also don’t need the calories! One solution in our family is to have breakfast for dinner, it’s easy and food that the whole…

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Pizza buns from the frozen foods aisle

Frozen Foods – A Food First Before Friday


Were you amazed at all of the different food options in the frozen foods aisle?  We sure were!  The kids and I quickly picked out two new items to try…one sweet and one savory.  Since we were camping this weekend and tend to not eat as healthy while camping, we bought some Blue Bunny ice cream sandwiches and Digiorno pizza…

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