Category: Appetizers & Snacks
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 […]
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 […]
Ybor City Deviled Crab Rolls
If you grew up anywhere around Tampa Bay, then you should know what a Deviled Crab Roll is. Nearly every restaurant in Ybor City, the Cuban neighborhood of Tampa, and several food trucks around town serve them. However, as truly “Florida” as a Deviled Crab is, outside Tampa Bay, they’re virtually unheard of. Deviled crab […]