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Bacon and Spinach Quiche Recipe

This quiche recipe is the vehicle for any kind of quiche - use any mix-in that you'd like

This zero-fuss bacon and spinach quiche recipe should be your new weekend go-to brunch. The effort required to craft this crowd pleaser is minimal and the reward is quite high. Additionally, you can transform this quiche into anything you want with the mix-ins. In my opinion, the bacon and spinach combination are fantastic, but feel free to get creative. I … Continue Reading

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Oven Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms & Tomatoes Recipe

Oven Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms & Tomatoes

This preparation of risotto removes a whole lot of work and stirring with the use of the oven. The majority of the effort required to make this dish is required during prep. The steps all happen very quickly so it is absolutely crucial that all of your ingredients are prepped, measured, etc. before any of the cooking begins.

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Panko Crusted Pickled Deviled Eggs Recipe

The Panko Crusted Pickled Deviled Eggs

My most recent restaurant review was centered around Sonata Restaurant at the Mahaffey Theater. For this month’s recipe, Kevin presented a brilliant idea of reverse engineering an item from Sonata’s menu. A few ideas were tossed around and ultimately, we landed on this one – Panko Crusted Pickled Deviled Eggs. We, of course, ordered these during our recent visit to … Continue Reading

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Harmony in the Night: A Coastal Cuisine Symphony at Sonata

Sonata - The appetizers and drinks to start

Nestled within the Mahaffey Theater in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg you will find Sonata – a waterfront fine dining haven offering coastal cuisine. Sonata is an ode to the marriage of exquisite flavors and Southern hospitality. The restaurant offers more than just a meal though – it boasts a celebration of art in three forms: theater, culinary and visual. All … Continue Reading

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Dutch Baby with Strawberries & Coconut Whip Recipe

Dutch Baby with Strawberries & Coconut Whip

A Dutch Baby, also known as a German pancake or Dutch puff, is a delightful breakfast dish that elevates the boundaries of traditional pancake offerings. This oven-baked pancake is characterized by its unique puffiness and golden-brown edges which create a visually appealing presentation. The batter is made of simple ingredients like eggs, flour, milk and sugar which are all combined … Continue Reading

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Nomi Nori – An Oasis for Exceptional Sushi and Craft Cocktails

We loved the nigiri so much. This is the array that came with the chef's special set

Nomi Nori, a new concept by 305 Hospitality Group, landed in the Edge District of St. Petersburg this Fall  – a Soho NYC inspired establishment specializing in hand rolls, poke, sushi, sake and more. The group actually owns two spots in the Fusion building – the entire Edge Eatery concept and the District Lounge, which are located right next door … Continue Reading

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Mortadella & Beef Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Mortadella & Beef Meatballs with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Meatballs are almost like a universal love language. In fact, throughout my thirty something years on this planet, I cannot recall a single time when I encountered a human who shared their distaste for this food. A mashup of ground meat, cheese, eggs, herbs, garlic, breadcrumbs (and sometimes additional ingredients) formed into individual bite size spheres swimming in a bath … Continue Reading

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Miso-Maple Glazed Squash with Burrata & Chili Crisp Recipe

Another shot of the Miso-Maple Glazed Squash

When November rolls around, I love to really to hone in on cooking recipes that project comfort. For me, that entails a strong focus on in-season ingredients and recipes that remind me of the holidays. Squash is always something that I have on hand this time of year – winter squash varietals, specifically. Some favorites of mine include, but are … Continue Reading

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Sake, Oysters and Sophisticated Vibes at St. Pete’s In Between Days

Mushroom Gyoza

It’s no secret that the food and beverage scene in St. Petersburg is getting more hip and expansive with each passing day. The Tampa Bay area as a whole has finally landed on the radar of diners, experts and critics all around the country. From natural wine bars and carefully curated tasting menus to Michelin-level restaurants – there’s no denying … Continue Reading

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Spicy Tomato Soup with Basil Cream Recipe

Spicy tomato soup with basil cream recipe

Tomato Soup is perhaps one of the more simplistic soups to throw together and undoubtedly one of the tastiest. A handful of ingredients and a little bit of patience is all you need to whip up a piping hot pot of comforting tomato soup. The most important aspect of this recipe, of course, is the tomatoes. A lot of recipes … Continue Reading

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Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwich with Pimento Cheese

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwich with Pimento Cheese

Breakfast sandwiches and Pimento Cheese are arguably two of the greatest pleasures known to food. A breakfast sandwich on Saturday morning after an evening of libations always hits the spot. And pimento cheese is best enjoyed anytime, period. The two of them together make for the perfect savory marriage – a true sandwich delight.

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Yaki-mono Japanese Kitchen: Alluring & Vibrant Fare with Flair

Lunchbox option E. The lunchboxes are served 11:00AM- 3:00PM

St. Pete Beach is loaded with just about every type of cuisine that you can imagine: Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, Thai, standard American and so on. Whatever you’re craving, you’re likely to find it. This includes one of my new favorites in that part of town – Yaki-mono, a Japanese Kitchen. It’s nestled just off of bustling Gulf Blvd. near 46th … Continue Reading

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Smoked Salmon & Crispy Rice Bowl Recipe

Smoked salmon and crispy rice bowl close up

Up your at-home brunch game with this smoked salmon & crispy rice bowl that is both impressive and easy to assemble. If you’re familiar with standard caviar service, you’ll note that this dish is composed using most all of the ingredients served alongside caviar. The only thing missing is a potato element and in its place, we’re using the crispy … Continue Reading

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Pork Chops with Charred Jalapeño & Peach Puree Recipe

Grilled pork chops with charred jalapeño and peach puree

Something about summertime just makes me want to fire up a grill on the regular. Balmy evenings, ice cold drinks, good company and the smell of delicious food cooking away on a blazing hot grill – I love everything about it. However, here in Florida during the summer months, the temperature, especially during the day, can be a bit too … Continue Reading

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The Wine House: Your New Gulfport Go-To for Wine & Barbecue

Wine table upon entering the establishment

The Wine House, located on Gulfport’s most popular street, Beach Blvd, is serving up incredible barbecue and a slew of wonderful wines. The wine and smoke house opened back in early April and the community welcomed the new establishment with open arms. The location, former home of Backfin Blue, boasts a large selection of wine inside – retail and wine … Continue Reading

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