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

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 possiblyContinue reading “Opportunity Awaits at Food Wine Conference 2017 #FWCon”

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” theContinue reading “Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Margarita Cupcakes”

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 meContinue reading “Good Friends & a Fish Taco”

Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Southern Gentleman’s Grilled Cheese with Cherry-Bourbon Jam #SundaySupper

April is National Grilled Cheese Month! With so many breads and cheeses to choose from, grilled cheese should be gourmet! Plenty of people like are adding meats and veggies to grilled cheeses, but so much more can be done. Last week, in preparation for this post, I polled a large group of 14-16 year-olds andContinue reading “Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Southern Gentleman’s Grilled Cheese with Cherry-Bourbon Jam #SundaySupper”

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. LookingContinue reading “Spicy Shrimp & Peppers with Pasta”

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. AfterContinue reading “Cooking with #saltfish: #IslaBrisa Pasta”

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, atContinue reading “Make Ahead Brunch Recipe: Citrus Crepes #SundaySupper”

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’reContinue reading “Huge Victory for Georgia Craft Brewers and ME!”

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. NotContinue reading “IPA Green Tomato Pickles #SundaySupper”

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