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Memphis BBQ Potato Salad

Remember my earlier post about date night recipe throw-downs? This was our first.  Reser’s was hosting an ancillary competition at World Food Championships, so since we were already going to Vegas to compete, Jeremy thought he’d try his hand at recipe creation and cooking. I made a list of everything we needed for basic potato …

Appetizers & Snacks featured Kid-Tested Mains

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.

Appetizers & Snacks featured Kid-Tested Mains

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 …

Drinks featured Wineries

Sunset Wine-tini with CK Mondavi Wine (recipe)

This summer has been all about adventures. From Guinness in Dublin to Watermelon Punch in St. Pete and Mango Cocktails in St. Augustine, no summer would be complete without a trip to the beaches of Southwest Florida. The sunsets over the Gulf are epic and the inspiration for an unforgettable wine cocktail. 1 bottle CK …

featured Kid-Tested Mains Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner: Braised Moroccan Beef

My culinary education was far from optimal. I was taught to cook with whatever I could find in the pantry and refrigerator. During college and my twenties, I cooked dinner with whatever I could find in my apartment. Through that disorganization and lack of planning, I learned to be flexible. I learned to improvise. I learned …

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Watermelon Punch at the Pool 

Pool time = Punch time Watermelon juice,  lime juice,  rum,  sauvignon blanc and served straight from the watermelon. #CKMondaviWines #summerdrinks #watermelon #FreshfromFlorida #RumDrinks #WineCocktails

Mains Uncategorized World Food Championships

Saucy Mama Mahi in White Balsamic Almond Milk Broth with Potatoes & Leeks #saucymamacafe

Pendleton, Ore. (March 3, 2016)- Barhyte Specialty Foods is excited to announce the creation of “Team Saucy Mama”, which will be competing at the 2016 World Food Championships (WFC) in November in Orange Beach, Alabama. The team is made up of some of the most extraordinary home cooks in the US, and each one is …

Mains Uncategorized World Food Championships

Saucy Mama Lime Chipotle Shrimp & Yellow Rice#saucymamacafe

Pendleton, Ore. (March 3, 2016)- Barhyte Specialty Foods is excited to announce the creation of “Team Saucy Mama”, which will be competing at the 2016 World Food Championships (WFC) in November in Orange Beach, Alabama. The team is made up of some of the most extraordinary home cooks in the US, and each one is …

Appetizers & Snacks Food and Wine Conference Mains Uncategorized

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 …

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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  …

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