Nothing tastes more like fall than a pumpkin spice treat. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins make the perfect after school snack for the kiddos while grownups can get their pumpkin spice fix with this Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf.
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All good things must come to an end, but on Quantum of the Seas meals finish on a high note with beautifully crafted desserts that rival the other culinary offerings onboard. Here are some of the best sweets on the ship, from creative confections to restyled favorites.
Over the last few weeks, BraveTart's Stella Parks has been showing us her favorite ways to use tart cherries. Whether they're frozen, dried, juiced or fresh, tart cherries are delicious and good for you, full of nutritious phytonutrients. Health benefits aside, tart cherries can bring a welcome punch to every meal, from breakfast to dinner to cocktail hour. We love these recipes so much, we thought we'd round them all up in one convenient place so that next time you're looking to spice up--or tart up--your kitchen repertoire, you'd know where to look.
Right around now, thoughts to turn to fall—whether we like it or not. With that transition comes a seasonal nostalgia for cozy, comforting flavors. That's where this five-ingredient, Crispin Cider-based caramel sauce comes in. A mix of hard cider simmers and reduces on the stovetop. Then, it's joined with brown sugar, a bit of corn syrup, a bit of vanilla and a dash of salt.
Make a fruit snack fun with these playful twists on nachos. Kids will gobble up pita chip "nachos" topped with Yoplait® Original Tropical Yogurt and berries, while grown ups can sub out the pita chips for pineapple "chips" for a healthy all-fruit snack.
Banish the afternoon blues with these simple smoothies. Using frozen fruit gives these drinks a frosty edge. Yoplait® Original flavors appeal to the whole family whether it's a classic strawberry yogurt for the kids or a blackberry pomegranate for a grown ups. Add chia seeds to the mix to get a boost of Omega-3s.
You don't need to turn on the oven to make these quick and easy no-bake yogurt cheesecake sandwiches. Kids will love coming home to a chocolate cherry cheesecake sammie while adults can get their key lime cheesecake fix without the guilt.
Candles: check. Gorgeous bouquet of flowers: check. But what's on the menu? When cooking for your special someone, put together a killer dinner menu with minimal effort but maximum indulgence.
Having the girls over for a weekend dinner, or a long catch-up session, or a Bachelor marathon? (Hey, no judgement.) Have a dinner on-hand that's as simple as it is indulgent.
For a great summer garden party, you want to spend your time outside—not slaving away in the kitchen. But with just a little planning, it's easy to put together an impressive dinner and still enjoy your evening outside.
It's a lazy Sunday night, thunderstorms in the forecast, and your Netflix queue isn't going to watch itself, is it? So cook up a menu of everyday indulgences, without spending all night at the stove.
Take your sliced fruit snack to the next level with this dipping duo. Even the pickiest of kiddos will have a hard time resisting fresh peach and strawberry slices when paired with this light and bright lemon yogurt dipping sauce. And for a sophisticated twist on fruit dip, treat yourself to fresh figs and prosciutto with a raspberry balsamic sauce. This salty and sweet snack is easy to whip up and easier to polish off.
Corn is a simple, indisputable pleasure of summer. Here, it's the star of the show, simply grilled in the husk, shucked, cut off of the cob and mixed with juicy tomatoes, red onion and ribbons of fresh basil. It's all tossed in bracing, Dijon-spiked vinaigrette made from Crispin Cider.
Every one of the more than a dozen restaurants onboard Quantum of the Seas has its own personality and every meal is a new experience. With so many delicious opportunities, it's hard to narrow them down to a few favorites but here are some of the highlights onboard the ship, from authentic Italian porchetta to exotic spiced lobster.
Does cruise-ship drinking conjure up images of blended daiquiris and piña coladas? Time to leave those outdated notions behind. Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas extends its cutting-edge approach to dining to mixology, too. Each restaurant features a distinct, and defining, list of cocktails, from smart takes on the classics to wholly innovative libations. Here are five to know.
Tart, refreshing Crispin Cider is the perfect vehicle for steeping cheddar brats and onions. Once the sausages are infused with flavor and cooked through and the onions are melty, the sausages are wrapped in bacon and finished on the grill, while the onions caramelize with thyme atop the stove.
While time works magic on simply rubbed, smoked pork shoulder, tangy Crispin Cider-based barbecue sauce simmers atop the stove, its tomato, vinegar and mustard base spiked with aromatic spices.
The last stop on our Caribbean tour brings us to St. Kitts, home of ancient volcanoes, amazing nature, a bittersweet colonial legacy, and some memorable Caribbean Eats.
Simple, unassuming beer can chicken is hard to beat—that is, unless you use hard cider in its place. This version incorporates Crispin Cider in two ways: as a glaze and as the vehicle to keep the chicken moist during cooking. Use an empty beer or soda a can or a vertical chicken roaster to get the job done. Baste the bird periodically during grilling with a garlicky, reduced cider sauce that's spiked with brown sugar, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
A medley of fresh vegetables are grilled, chopped, and tossed with pasta and a light cream sauce to make a great grilled pasta primavera.