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Lamb Meatballs with Mint Pesto

In my opinion, Lamb and Spring go hand-in-hand. Most of the time when you think of lamb, you probably associate it with a beautiful rack served medium rare for Easter Dinner that took most of the day to prep. While there's nothing wrong with a rack of lamb, it just isn't the most conducive meal…
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Irish Bacon and Cabbage Pizza

It goes without saying that you can put most anything onto a pizza and you can almost guarantee that it's going to turn out a winner. Well, Irish Style Bacon and Cabbage are no exception. For those of you who don't know, Irish Bacon differs than the usual Bacon that we know and love here…
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Scallops with Grapefruit, Bacon and Chimichurri

This year for Valentine's Day, instead of fighting for a reservation and investing hundreds of dollars into an elaborate dinner and drinks, a showy outfit and overpriced Uber trips, whip up a romantic (and easy!) dinner for two at home. I know what you're thinking, cooking for someone can be nerve-racking, especially in the early…
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Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Horseradish Cream Sauce

Forget the Turkey and Ham this holiday season, and take your Christmas up a notch with this mouth-watering (and easy to prepare) Prime Rib recipe! For most, Prime Rib can seem a bit intimidating and overwhelming; however, I'm here to change your mind. Minimal prep and two hours of set it and forget it cook…
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Shakshuka Recipe

To date, I have made Shakshuka more times than I can count. Each time, I make additions that feel right and tweak the recipe, in hopes of reaching the status of can't get enough, lick the plate-good. Recently, I added a can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (a pantry staple in our household) and…
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Tryst Tuna Poké in Crispy Wonton Cups

Tryst on Beach Drive in Downtown St. Pete is one of our most visited hangouts to eat, drink, and people-watch. One of our favorite appetizers is the Tuna Poké. Executive Chef Jon Robben created a special version of his recipe for St. Petersburg Foodies. The Tuna Poké is usually served in a glass with a…
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Low Country Boil…

Serving up a Low Country Boil for family and friends is a fun way to ride out those last days of summer...and there are only a few days left. Fresh corn, shrimp, potatoes and sausage commingle in a spiced-up broth, then are drained and dumped onto newspaper for fun--and easy cleanup; it is the perfect…
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Corn and Crawfish Pie…

Crawfish pie. It is the one and only thing my eight year-old son had on his New Orleans bucket list. He had his hopes set on finding a version as good as--or better than--the pie from Vivian's Cajun Crawfish Pies at downtown St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market. Her version is chock full of crawfish and…
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Cold Beet Borscht Recipe From “My Mother’s Kitchen book” by Mimi Sheraton

Borscht is a sour soup popular in several Eastern European cuisines, including Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Romanian, and Ashkenazi Jewish cuisines. - Wikipedia. Beets for this refreshing cold soup were sometimes finely diced, other times coarsely grated. We liked best whichever we were being served, and I still alternate, indiscriminately. Canned beets can also…
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St. Paddy’s Day Soup…

My first St. Patrick's Day as a vegetarian had me longing for corned beef and cabbage something awful. I missed simmering that aromatic cured meat and pickling spices all day long. I missed the distinct funk of cabbage that wafted through the air. I missed having sandwiches for days. For nostalgia's sake, I cooked up…
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Red Beans and Rice…

Weekly food traditions are a fun way to plan the week. Some of my favorites have been Sandwich Sunday, Meatless Monday, and Taco Tuesday; I'm a sucker for alliteration. During our recent trip to New Orleans, we were introduced to a weekly tradition among the locals that goes back generations: Red Beans and Rice Monday--so…
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