Category: General Food

6 of the Best Coffee Shops in Tucson

Don’t rule out the coffee scene in Tucson. Instead, check out our favorite third wave Tucson coffee shops where you can drink awesome cappuccinos, espressos and pour overs when you’re not eating tacos, burritos and Sonoran hot dogs.

Cappuccino at Cartel Roasting Co. in Tucson

It’s no surprise that Tucson has a vibrant third wave coffee scene.

After all, the state’s second largest city is the home to an emerging restaurant scene as well as the University of Arizona. And, as we all know, college students have hung out in coffee shops for decades.

But students aren’t the only ones who drink coffee in Tucson. Coffee shops have become a hub of both work and play for people of all ages in today’s location independent world.

Barista at Exo Roast Co. in Tucson
Coffee is serious business at coffee shops like Exo Roast Co.

The challenge isn’t finding good coffee in Tucson. Instead, it’s deciding where to drink it.

Sure, you can drink coffee

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Greek Yogurt Dip | The Recipe Critic

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Creamy, tangy, and packed with fresh herbs, this Greek yogurt dip is the best addition to any veggie platter! Serve it up with fresh vegetables and your favorite crackers for a snack that’s both healthy and delicious.

Is there anything better than homemade dip? Not only does homemade dip taste better, but you can usually throw it together with just a few pantry staples. Whipped feta dip, dill pickle dip, and smoked salmon dip are a few more great recipes to try. They’re packed with tasty flavor and elevate fresh vegetables so well! Check out my full list of dips here for more mid-day snack inspiration.

Top-down view of Greek yogurt dip served with baked crackers and fresh veggies.

Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip

If you couldn’t already tell by the million different recipes on the blog, homemade dips are my love. My

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22 Things to Do in Mazatlan

Nestled along the Pacific coast, you’ll find an amazing place to go for rest and relaxation. If gorgeous weather, stunning views, and perfect sunsets aren’t enough, you’ll also find plenty of places to eat and things to do in Mazatlan Mexico.

View of ocean.

It’s no wonder this is such a popular spot for vacation. I spent about 4 days in Mazatlan and wish I’d had more time.

What’s great about this destination is that it is more than a beach hideaway. There are a ton of unique activities, with something for everyone to do.

Wondering if there are good places to eat? Worry no more. The food is fabulous, as well. There are so many reasons why Mazatlan should be on your list for a fantastic getaway.

Where Is Mazatlan?

Mazatlan is located in the western part of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, which is on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Because

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Where to Eat the Best Brunch in Tucson

Finding the best brunch in Tucson is fun thanks to tasty dishes like Chilaquiles and Huevos Rancheros. Read on to discover seven great Tucson brunch spots where you can eat these Mexican classics as well as Cinnamon Buns and French Toast.

Huevos Rancheros at Five Points Market and Restaurant in Tucson(1)

Brunch wasn’t on our radar when we arrived in Arizona. Sonoran dishes like bacon-wrapped hot dogs? Sure. Meat-filled tacos? Of course. Pancakes and waffles? Not so much.

But, as we quickly learned, the Tucson brunch game is both strong and varied.

We also learned that knowing where to go and what to order is key if you want to eat the best brunch in Tucson.

Finding the Best Brunch in Tucson

Chilaquiles at Seis Kitchen in Tucson
This Chilaquiles platter at Seis Kitchen in Tucson set a high bar for our brunch exploration in Tucson.

Brunch is one of the best meals of just about every day in Tucson since most of the city’s restaurants

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Dried Cranberry Bread Recipe – Food Fun & Faraway Places

This recipe for cranberry bread with dried cranberries is a little different as we’ve made it more like soda bread. The sweetness achieved by adding chocolate chips makes this a perfect light and airy treat for breakfast or even a dessert.

Bread with cranberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips partially sliced on cutting board.

Baking homemade bread can seem a little intimidating, but with this easy recipe it certainly doesn’t have to be. It starts with an easy quick bread dough that makes an artisan-style cranberry walnut loaf.

It’s perfectly crusty on the outside with a delightfully tender texture on the inside! It’s truly one of the best homemade bread recipes you’ll ever make.

The bread is studded with dried cranberries that are sweet and slightly chewy as well as dark chocolate chips that give this bread the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavor.

I love making fresh cranberry recipes, especially during the holiday season, like these Festive Cranberry Cupcakes and this

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