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Lobster Thermidor Recipe

Lobster Thermidor

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 to debunk all of that … Continue Reading

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Pin On Cafe Brings Spot On Asian Fusion to the Edge District

One of the always-popular Sushi Stacks

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 open their doors in the … Continue Reading

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Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken with Crispy Rice & Watercress Recipe

Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken with Watercress & Crispy Rice

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 discovered in the early stages … Continue Reading

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe

Plated Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs

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 all three of those scenarios … Continue Reading

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Healthier Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Zuppa Toscana ready to serve

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 Zuppa Toscana Abby Allen… Continue Reading Read more

Sous Vide Duck Breast with Orange-Honey Pan Sauce and Root Vegetable Gratin Recipe

Sliced sous vide duck breast with orange sauce

For the majority of my adult years, preparing duck was always something that intimidated me – and I don’t shy away from much in the food world. I think, perhaps, I had just never had “good” duck. In most cases when ordering out, it always arrived undercooked or overcooked – and no one wants either of those things; therefore, I … Continue Reading

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Fried Lost Coast Oysters with Tomato Butter, Pickled Shallots and Corn Recipe

When generating new recipes, I always tend to abide by what’s in season at that present moment. Currently in Florida, oysters, tomatoes and corn are in their prime, so naturally, I took advantage of that trio for this easy, yet impressive appetizer that is suitable for any and all occasions.

All of the ingredients for this recipe can be easily … Continue Reading

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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 recipes have been created with … Continue Reading

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BLT with Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

BLT with Basil Mayonnaise

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.

Tomatoes are a part of the starting lineup … Continue Reading

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Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish Recipe

Finished Soy Shrimp Skewers

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 of crispy rice, enjoy them … Continue Reading

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Blackened Snapper with Strawberry-Tomato Salsa & Summer Farfalle Pasta Salad Recipe

Blackened Snapper with Summer Farfalle Pasta Salad

During these hot summer months in Florida, cooking for hours over a hot stove isn’t exactly desirable. Beat the heat and save some time with this Blackened Snapper and Strawberry-Tomato & Summer Farfalle Pasta Salad meal, which actually equates to three recipes in one.

Right off the bat, some of you may be scratching your head – what is farfalle? … Continue Reading

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Sambal Soba Noodle Salad with Leeks and Lots of Green Onion Recipe

Soba Salad Finished Product with Chopsticks

For me (and probably most all of you), alliums are an essential cooking staple. There’s a 100% chance that at least one member of the allium family is in our household at any given time. But, let’s back up for a moment – what is an allium, you ask? In essence, an allium is a bulbous plant which typically includes … Continue Reading

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Healthy-ish Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Enchilada finished product 2

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 delicious enchiladas are good…damn good, … Continue Reading

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BLT + A & E Savory Dutch Baby Recipe

Savory Dutch Baby

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 to slow down, and in … Continue Reading

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Dashi Beans with Sausage Recipe

Dashi Beans

Dried beans are totally an underrated and under appreciated pantry staple that 100% deserve our attention. Sure, canned beans are a convenient alternative that often aid in making our lives easier, but if you know me, you know that I find beauty in preparing food without any shortcuts. I think that there is something so magical about enjoying a meal … Continue Reading

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