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Gochujang Salmon & Roasted Tamari Carrots Recipe

The salmon and carrots served with jade pearl rice

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest time of the year for many. Between holiday preparations and parties, time is definitely of the essence. Instead of allowing your well being to suffer on those nights you don’t want to cook with quick alternatives like fast food, keep […]

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Maple-Bourbon Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Salsa Recipe

Serve brussels with or without pomegranate salsa.

I love the holiday season and everything that it entails. The celebrating, the festive feel in the air, the chaos, and of course, the cooking. These holiday inspired Maple-Bourbon Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Salsa are just begging for a spot on your table this Thanksgiving or Christmas. Sweet, savory and loaded with flavor, this dish comes […]

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Grilled Cheddar Cheese, Apple & Onion Sandwich with Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Grilled Cheese and Butternut Squash Soup

Cooler Fall evenings in Florida are right around the corner (or at least I hope) and it’s during this time of year that I really ramp up soup production in the kitchen. I know that everyone is still losing their minds over all things pumpkin spice right now, but it’s really never been my thing. […]

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Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Football season is back and let’s face it, we’re all excited. Chalk up a win during game day with a Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Chicken Pizza that’ll keep you wanting more. Why use a cast iron skillet, you ask? Well, why not. We all know that a well-seasoned cast iron skillet makes most everything that […]

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Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi Recipe

Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi

After eating Halloumi for the first time, I thought to myself, “how have I ever lived without this?’ For those who haven’t heard of Halloumi, it’s a semi-hard unripe cheese with a high melting point, which makes it idyllic for searing, grilling, etc. In my opinion, seared/grilled Halloumi is best when enjoyed soon after it leaves […]

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Curry Chicken Salad and Avocado Hummus Recipe

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

Hey party people, it’s picnic season! And unlike in 2020, get togethers with friends and family are a thing again. This summer wow guests at any celebration with not one, but two sides that will keep them coming back for more. Chicken Salad is often a summer party staple. Now, take it to the next […]

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St. Louis-Style Ribs and Hasselback Cantaloupe Recipe

Plated ribs and hasselback cantaloupe

Okay folks, it’s June…and that means summer, picnics and the start of grilling season. I don’t know about you, but when I think about grilling, a juicy rack of ribs often comes to mind. However, being that we live in a small downtown St. Petersburg apartment with very minimal outdoor space, grilling is not something […]

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Short Rib Quesabirria Tacos Recipe

Quesabirria tacos ready to serve

If you tend to keep up with all of the latest food trends, and/or don’t live under a rock, odds are, you have heard of Birria or Quesabirria Tacos. However, for those who haven’t, Birria tacos are usually comprised of meat, such as beef or goat, that has been slowly braised and is then loaded into […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Zuppa […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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