Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Pancake Tacos #WeeknightDinner

As most of us parents with kids know, feeding the family can be a challenge.  Between work and meetings and extra curricular activities, we still have to find time to make dinner.  Add to that the fact that many kids are picky eaters, creating menus that are both exciting and healthy can seem impossible. However,…

#SundaySupper Small Bites for Entertaining: Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

This week’s Sunday Supper Event is a Live! event at Tapa Toro on International Drive in Orlando. Tapa Toro combines “contemporary, Spanish cuisine with a vibrant, energetic atmosphere”. Their unique paella pit, where chefs prepare the most awesomely gigantic pan of paella imaginable, vibrant tapas menu, and extensive selection of imported wines is a perfect date night…

Superfood Scones with Almonds & Coconut #Superfoodrecipecontest

As a blogger, I am often sent new products/ingredients with the challenge of creating recipes.  Often times, I use the ingredients in a dinner recipe and test them on my in-home guinea pigs (aka my husband and children).  This time, however, I tested an ingredient on myself and my students. After battling an all day…

#BerryDelish Cocktails: Marriage Made in Heaven Craft Cocktail

When we hear “cocktail,” most people think liquor and some type of mixer, and sadly, no one ever thinks of beer as a first ingredient in a phenomenal cocktail. However, that’s the furthest thing from the truth. With the growing popularity of craft beer, creatively mixing beer cocktails is becoming more and more mainstream, and…

Cigar City Brewing Announces Colorado Distribution

Good News for Cigar City Brewing fans in Colorado!  Cigar City is expanding distribution to Colorado beginning Monday, May 15!!! Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing is proud to announce the addition of Colorado to the brewery’s distribution network.  This is the fourth new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning beer in 2017. …

Summer Craft Beer Tour: Dogfish Head Brewery

Jeremy Freeze, Gourmet Everyday Photographer & Contributor For years, Dogfish Head has been one of those breweries that consistently puts out fantastic beer, and admittedly in Florida, we don’t get enough of it. When we hear that our local liquor store has a few bottles of “120” in we rush down and buy our allotment….

#BerryDelish Cocktail: Triple Berry Cosmo-Rita #FWCon

When challenged with creating a cocktail using Wish Farms berries, I knew that I needed to stay true to my roots and true to my palate.  I knew that I needed a simple drink that was easy to prepare, but one that could wow a crowd.  My solution…create a hybrid–marry together two famous cocktails in…

Perrin Brewing “Black Goat” Kicked Its Way Back To The Brewery

It wasn’t so long ago that I cringed every time I heard of a craft brewery being bought out by a large investment group.  When I heard that Cigar City was being purchased by Fireman Capital Partners, who also owns majority stakes in Oskar Blues, Perrin Brewing and the Utah Brewers Cooperative outfit that includes the Wasatch and Squatters brands,…

Opportunity Awaits at Food Wine Conference 2017 #FWCon

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade. Tom Peters Last year, when I was given the opportunity to attend Food Wine Conference and work as a Brand Ambassador for the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, every fiber in my body wanted to run–run as far and as fast as I could possibly…

Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Margarita Cupcakes

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is almost here! Originally, the holiday celebrated Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. However, today it is celebrated across the United States as a fiesta of good food, family, and friends., and there are few things that scream “Cinco de Mayo Celebration” the…