Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Destination for a Warm Weather Vacation

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If you are looking for awesome adventures and beautiful beaches, then look no further than Costa Rica. This tiny Central American country really has it all when it comes to having a wholesome, warm-weather vacation. I first fell in love with Costa Rica when I visited in 2011 while I was still in college. Between […]

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2016: A Year in Review

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It’s been quite a long and productive year for me and for a Savory Planet. Here’s some stats to put it all in perspective: Age: 27 Job changes: 1 Countries visited: 4 New American cities visited: New Orleans Bucket list activities done: 2 Blog posts published: 35 Photography skills gained: countless Most difficult meal prepared: stuffed […]

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are the epitome of holiday indulgence. Buttery, nutty, with smooth preserves and chewy texture, they have it all. Let me start off by saying that I do not bake cookies – I’m just not a cookie person, not to mention the caloric havoc they wreak. So when undertaking this task, for the […]

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Puff Pastry Apple Roses

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These are an Internet sensation, so it’s not like I made this creative recipe myself…at all. I did test out using green apples vs. red apples, and of course, red apples are more impressive visually. Please, I beg you, do not use Red Delicious. You can use anything but. Try Roma, Gala, Braeburn, really anything […]

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Louie’s BBQ Pit – West New York

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Let’s be honest – good BBQ is hard to get…especially up here on the east coast, in New Jersey. I happened upon Louie’s BBQ Pit for a reunion for a travel group I went to Peru with, or Mountain Warriors, as we like to call ourselves. Part of that group happens to include the awesome […]

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta and Goat Cheese

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This is a wonderfully-balanced, flavorful, yet delicate savory tart. If you know me, you know I am obsessed with tomatoes…that’s an understatement. I finally purchased myself a tart pan – now my baking arsenal is complete – and decided to break it in with this tart. The recipe inspiration came from this recipe. Yes, it’s […]

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