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Mother’s Day Dessert: Cuban Espresso Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Dulce de Leche Frosting #SundaySupper

It’s Mother’s Day! Granted, some of us will make reservations at Mom’s favorite restaurant, but many of us will cook mom a memorable meal. For those of us preparing gourmet meals, the goal is to make all of mom’s favorites and treat her to a meal fit for a queen. So…what’s for dessert? For this Mother’s …

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#BerryDelish Cocktails: Marriage Made in Heaven Craft Cocktail

When we hear “cocktail,” most people think liquor and some type of mixer, and sadly, no one ever thinks of beer as a first ingredient in a phenomenal cocktail. However, that’s the furthest thing from the truth. With the growing popularity of craft beer, creatively mixing beer cocktails is becoming more and more mainstream, and …

Drinks featured Food and Wine Conference recipe

#BerryDelish Cocktail: Triple Berry Cosmo-Rita with 3Daughters Key Lime Cider 

When challenged with creating a cocktail using Wish Farms berries, I knew that I needed to stay true to my roots and true to my palate.  I knew that I needed a simple drink that was easy to prepare, but one that could wow a crowd.  My solution…create a hybrid–marry together two famous cocktails in …

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Summer Dinner Salads: Seared Ahi Tuna w/ Key Lime-Dijon Vinaigrette #sundaysupper

May is here, and that means the summer heat is upon us! This is the perfect time for refreshing dinner salads. From fresh, crisp veggies and cool, refreshing fruit to exotic grains and unusual proteins, summer salads have a lot of potential. Around our house in the summer, you’re guaranteed to find a salad night …

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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” the …

featured Mains recipe World Food Championships

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 …

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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 and …

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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 …

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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 …

Appetizers & Snacks Blogger Challenge recipe

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 …

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