Good Friends & a Fish Taco

When I was thrust into the World Food Championships stage back in 2013, I thought I knew everything, and upon arrival at registration, quickly learned that I knew nothing.  I was poorly prepared, out-classed, and a nervous wreck.  Even with all that, I did pretty well.  I discovered that my Excel spreadsheet obsession had me…

Spicy Shrimp & Peppers with Pasta

I’ve been baking nearly my entire life, and as I’ve joked, I could bake an award winning cake before I could cook a meal.  As it turns out, I’d been competing with the American Pie Council and the National Pie Championship for a couple of years before I ever entered a non-sweet cooking competition. Looking…

Cooking with #saltfish: #IslaBrisa Pasta

After plenty of research and attempting several recipes with CFE #IslaBrisa Saltfish, I have a new found respect and love for this early form of food preservation.   Dried fish and salted fish (or fish both dried and salted) are a staple of diets all over the world, but seriously under used in the US. After…

Make Ahead Brunch Recipe: Citrus Crepes #SundaySupper

Let’s face it. Easter morning, much like every other major holiday morning, can be chaotic. From baskets and bunnies to church to egg hunts, most of us need to find recipes that either take very little prep time or can be made ahead.  Personally, I’m always a fan of the make ahead.  If I can, at…

Cooking with #saltfish: Teriyaki Mini Egg Rolls #IslaBrisa

To be honest, when I was asked to participate in a the CFE International Blogger Recipe Challenge using salt fish, I had no idea what salt fish was.  Yes, I’ve seen it in the supermarket my entire life, but to my knowledge, I’d never tried it. So, in order to participate and not ruin the…

Huge Victory for Georgia Craft Brewers and ME!

Shared from Connect Savannah Article “Huge Victory for Craft Beer Brewers and Drinkers” by Raymond Gaddy http://m.connectsavannah.com/savannah/huge-victory-for-craft-beer-brewers-and-drinkers/Content?oid=4407980 This is AMAZING news for Georgia’s Craft brewers and their ever-growing fan base. Ever since the first craft brewery opened in Savannah, we’ve been bummed that we can’t go to he breweries just to have a drink while we’re…

IPA Green Tomato Pickles #SundaySupper

Did you know April is National Florida Tomato Month?  Fresh tomatoes are in abundance in spring, and Florida is the second largest tomato producer in the country, producing about 50% of the country’s fresh tomatoes!  Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, Vitamin A, fat-free, low in sodium and satisfy 10 percent of your daily potassium needs. Not…

Best Off-the-Beaten Path Seafood Restaurants in Florida

As a lifelong Floridian, wife, mother of two, and proud theme park hater, I’ve done my fair share of trekking the back roads and off-the-beaten-path destinations in the real Florida, and no matter where our adventures take us, there is one rule that we eat by…NO FAST FOOD and NO CHAIN RESTAURANTS! Simply put, whether…

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…