New Year’s Eve Party Appetizer: Sausage Stuffed Jalapeno Popper Cups #SundaySupper

The result is all the goodness of a jalapeno popper stuffed inside of a crispy wonton wrapper.

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Holiday Gift Giving: Cranberry Cider Syrup #CapeCodSelect

So, how do you get in on the Cranberry Cider Syrup game?  Simple.  Make some yourself.  Make extra and give it to a friend.  Or make extra, hide it in back of the refrigerator, and don’t tell the kids that it’s there!

Golden Girl Granola Crusted Mahi Pasta Appetizers

Every once in while, I get inspired to create recipes from unexpected ingredients.  This was no exception.  My challenge…create an appetizer using granola.  Yes, granola…the yummy mix of oats, honey, nuts, and any mix of flavorful ingredients.  Yes, granola…the breakfast food that I eat in a big bowl with milk.  Yes, granola…the portable snack mix…

4th of July Celebrations: Key Lime Cream Puffs #SundaySupper

July 4th is just around the corner! American Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th of July every year, because it represents the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted and that the United States became an independent nation. People love to throw big celebrations on the 4th of July with plenty of food…

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches aren’t just for kids anymore

Let’s face it; on the comfort food scale, grilled cheese sandwiches rank pretty high. They’re great regardless of the season; they can be eaten alone or with a bowl of soup; they have endless possibilities.  And, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love them.

Not Your Average Sausage Pizza and done in only 30 minutes!

As usual, when I’m testing recipe ideas, I’m asked multiple times, “what’s for dinner?”, to which I reply, “a new recipe.”  That, undoubtedly is met with, “what’s it called?”, to which I sadly snap, “It doesn’t have a name.” I don’t mean to be short with my husband and kids, but when I’m trying to…

#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…

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…

Big Game Snacks: Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

The BIG GAME is tomorrow night. Are you making snacks or like my husband suggested, picking up sushi take out? Seriously, he suggested picking up sushi take out and watching the game, so that I wouldn’t have to cook for a game that I cared nothing about.  I love that man! Well, regardless of my…

3 Daughters Rod Bender Red Toffee

Beer candy?  Absolutely! At this year’s World Food Championships, I was given the opportunity to host a live cooking demonstration showing guests how to use beer in desserts. While pairing beer with food is common, using a beer to actually create the dessert may seem foreign, and rightfully so.  As a culture, we are taught…

Crab Enchilado Empanadas with Avacado Cream #SundaySupper

As a kid, I hated how and where I grew up. Like most kids, I didn’t appreciate the routines, the rituals, the storybook setting, the food, the things that now, as an adult, I “get it.” As I began preparing this recipe, I’m reminded of the afternoons of my mom sitting with bowls of steamed crabs…