Recent Posts by Abby Allen

Shiso Crispy is Making Big Waves in St. Pete

Ronicca Whaley - if you remember anything at all after reading this review, remember that name. Who is Ronicca Whaley? Well, she's the owner of Shiso Crispy, which was recently named the number one food truck in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times. Oh, and did I mention that she earned that title prior…
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Lobster Thermidor Recipe

It isn't hard to make a lobster dish fabulous, because, well, lobster is already plenty fabulous on its own. Over time, Lobster was tossed into that category of "occasion-only" meals, along with the likes of Beef Wellington, Prime Rib and Cassoulet - you know, those "never enough time on a weeknight" type-of-meals. Well, I'm here…
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Pin On Cafe Brings Spot On Asian Fusion to the Edge District

Even though we're still in the midst of unusual and often bizarre times, the restaurant scene here in St. Petersburg, FL appears to be budding and flourishing. Spring vibrations are in the air and new restaurants are popping up around town like wildflowers. Pin On Cafe is one of the most recent restaurant newbies to…
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Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken with Crispy Rice & Watercress Recipe

Don't let this semi-intimidating name fool you, this chicken-rice-salad situation may sound intricate, but the truth is, it's anything but. It all starts with some leftover rice, chicken, strawberries, whatever greens you have on hand and a few simple pantry staples items - that's it. What is crispy rice you ask? This was something I…
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Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe

In search of an impressive, low-fuss dish to serve at that dinner party you agreed to host? Craving a decadent meal on a Wednesday night where time spared for dinner is sparse? Or, perhaps you're longing for a luxurious meal that also leans on the healthier side? Well, I have a recipe capable of satisfying…
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Healthier Zuppa Toscana Recipe

This weather is "mandatory soup time", and this time of year is also "lose a few pounds time". What's a hungry soul to do? How about the little bit healthier version of a crowd favorite - Healthier Zuppa Toscana!?!?! (Sponsored by Rollin' Oats where you can get all the ingredients.) How to Make Zuppa Toscana Healthy-ish…
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Cacio e Pepe Rice-Stuffed Kabocha Squash Recipe

Nine times out of ten, if you hear Cacio e Pepe, there's usually some sort of pasta involved. Cacio e Pepe, which literally translates to "cheese and pepper" in multiple Italian dialects is a popular dish comprised of pasta, shaved parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper, for the most part. Throughout the years, many…
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BLT with Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

One of the most wonderful times of the year is upon us - peak tomato season! From late summer, to early fall, tomatoes are in their absolute prime. From vibrant, eye-catching heirlooms, to juicy grape and vine ripe tomatoes - you should be cooking with these beautiful fruits as often as possible. [caption id="attachment_21436" align="alignnone"…
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Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish Recipe

One of the best parts about this shrimp recipe is that it has the ability to evolve into any number of dishes - don't limit yourself to just the shrimp, alone. Turn them into the shining star during your next taco night, add them to your favorite salad, use them to top off a plate…
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Healthy-ish Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

I can't say that I've never not wanted to crawl up into a big ol' lethargic ball of waste on the couch after ingesting a plate of enchiladas - especially those from a Mexican restaurant where the portions are enough to comfortably feed a family of 5. Don't get me wrong, those type of sinfully…
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BLT + A & E Savory Dutch Baby Recipe

Due to current events in today's world, we're all spending a great deal of time at home, which means that we are all cooking a lot more. Most folks, I'm sure, are accustomed to grabbing a quick breakfast in the morning and running out the door with their coffee. However, COVID-19 has forced us all…
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