Sittin’ On A Sandbar Key Lime Pie #SundaySupper

March 20th was the official start of Spring this year, and what better way to celebrate than by whipping up some citrus treats! Key Limes vs. Regular Limes Being from Florida, we have an over-abundance of citrus, but it’s the tiny, tart Key Lime that takes center stage in this citrusy, spring treat.  However, Key Limes…

Cigar City Brewing Heads to North Carolina

TAMPA, FL & ASHEVILLE, NC – Cigar City Brewing is proud to announce the addition of North Carolina to the brewery’s distribution network. This is the second new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning beer in over four years. CCB will be partnering with numerous distribution partners to cover the state including…

Best Beer Finds at Hunahpu’s Day 2017

March 8, 2014, is a date that will live in craft beer infamy as the day that Hunahpu’s Day nearly died.  In only its fourth year, the 2014 Hunahpu’s Day was supposed to be one of the “best” rare and exotic beer fests, not only in Florida, but in the world.  After growing from a relatively…

Cooking with Beer: Steak & Scallops with Beer-Butter Sauce

For some reason, most people only associate beer as a drink to have WITH dinner, and most never think to use beer IN dinner.  However, just like wine and liquor can add tons of flavor, beer can add flavor and variety to many recipes. Since there are soooo many styles, flavors, and varieties, using beer in…

Hunahpu’s Day 2017 Is COMING!!!

TAMPA, FL – The 8th Annual Hunahpu’s Day® is this Saturday, March 11, 2017 Held each March to celebrate the release of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, Hunahpu’s Day has grown into one of the country’s premier craft beer events with this year’s event bringing together over 140 of the world’s most talented…

Baking with Booze: Tequila-Lime Cupcakes…aka Margarita Cupcakes!

As with yesterday’s Bourbon-Chocolate-Espresso Cupcakes, baking with booze is one of my favorite things to do.  Whether its making a beer syrup to glaze a bread pudding or mixing liquor into icing for cookies, alcohol in all its forms can add massive flavor to baked goodies. For the night of our friends’ bike shop opening,…

Coastal Coconut-Key Lime Cookies

At World Food Championships, competitors are faced with 2 and possibly, 3 rounds of cooking: a Signature Round, in which competitors create their “signature” dish, a Structured Build, in which WFC dictates what will be made, and the Finals Round, again, dictated by WFC.  During my first WFC, the Structured Build was simply to make…

Easy Mardi Gras Recipes: White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

For most of us, when we hear Mardi Gras, we think of partying, parades, beads, and plenty of drinking. However, Mardi Gras is rooted in religion as a celebration beginning on or after Three Kings Day, the Christian feast of the Epiphany, and the name in French translates to“Fat Tuesday” and reflects the practice of indulging on rich, fatty…