Cooking Before, During, and After Hurricane Irma

At the 2016 World Food Championships, I listened while a Canadian team complained about the cooking conditions.  We were outside, with bugs, on straw that had been put down to dry the dirt, and they complained that they could have stayed at home and cooked in better conditions.  I didn’t say anything. Being a WFC…

Post Hurricane Irma & Lessons Learned

Thirteen Thirteen years ago, I sat in the kitchen floor crying because I couldn’t handle the heat, the dirt, a crying baby, and the aftermath of Hurricane Charly.  I had no idea that two more hurricanes would hit in less than six weeks.  Thirteen years ago, I was in a much different place than I…

Cooking with Beer at Beer Bloggers 2017

Prior to Beer Bloggers Conference 2017 in Milwaukee, I agreed to present a short talk about “Cooking with Beer, ” and I was scared to death.  I cook with beer write recipes for breweries regularly, and for some reason, I assumed many people did the same thing.  To be honest, I figured I would get…

Hurricane Prep from a Lifetime of Prepping

In my 44 years, I’ve lived through my fair share of hurricanes and tropical storms, and I’ve learned a thing or two over the years.  We all know the obvious prepping advice. These tips are from my hard fought lessons learned. Food Boxed Food.  Yes, buy canned goods, but don’t forget boxed goods.  Cereal, Pop…

Granny’s Sausage & Rice Casserole #Sundaysupper

With school just beginning, getting back into our daily routines has been rough.  Waking up at 5am to be at school by 6:45am, classes all day, practices and homework after that, and still needing to make dinner. Likewise, there are evening when even I get tired of cooking. I cook breakfast and dinner at least 5…

Uncommon Gifts at Uncommon Goods

Sponsored Post It’s THAT time of year again.  Holiday decorations are already showing up in major retailers.  This past week, I’ve already seen Thanksgiving decorations and pre-orders being taken for Christmas trees.  Seriously?!!?!  I’m lucky to have my tree up by Christmas eve! I usually start my Christmas shopping in August because I love deals…

Sriracha Deviled Crab Sandwich with Key Lime-Bacon Slaw #SundaySupper

For many of us, Labor Day signals the end of summer. However, Labor Day was actually declared a holiday celebrating the social and economic contributions of the American worker, which is me! Ok…to be truthful, it’s nearly every American–my parents who worked to give me a college education, my grandparents who worked multiple jobs to…

All-Natural Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

As a parent of two ADHD children, I’ve read my fare share of research, blogs, diets, wild-haired experiments, and theories regarding effective, and sometimes alternative, ADHD treatments. While I’m not a medical professional and do not claim to be an expert,  I base much of my boys’ treatment on my readings and work from college….

Beer Bloggers Conference: Recap from Milwaukee #BBC17

Jeremy Freeze, Gourmet Everyday Photographer & Contributor When Milwaukee was announced as the location for the Beer Bloggers Conference 2017 at the close of the 2016 conference, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Tampa had been our first Beer Bloggers Conference experience, and being from the area, we already knew the beer scene there….

Chicken with Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce & Roasted Asparagus #SundaySupper

For most working moms, chicken is a staple. Whether boneless skinless, whole, or even nuggets, we all have it in our freezer, and let’s face it.  We have it, because we know our kids will eat it.  They’re programmed from birth to love chicken nuggets and many  are taught that any new protein, “tastes like…

3 Daughters Cider Cocktails: Florida Cider Caipirinha

In Florida, everyone will tell you that “it’s not the heat; it’s the humidity,” and that may very well be true.  However, regardless of heat or humidity, summer is prime time for cocktails…cool, crisp, refreshing cocktails! I’ve often said that I eat and drink my way around the world, and through my travels, I’ve come…

Southern Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Biscuit Sandwich #SundaySupper

The real name of this sandwich was “Sweet Tea Brined Cornbread Crusted Chicken Biscuit with Fried Egg,” and the more accurate description is even longer. However, the sandwich itself, regardless of name length, is one cohesive, Southern-inspired, piece of heaven, and while it seems difficult to make, it’s actually quite easy. **My tip is to…