Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Horseradish Cream SauceTryst Tuna Poké in Crispy Wonton CupsPosole Verde…My First Taste of Masala…Fridge Foraging…Pasta Diane (Pasta with Pancetta, Basil and Mozzarella)Braised Pork with Green Chili Sauce

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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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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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Posole Verde…

It is a cold January night and my fireplace is just heating up. There is just one more thing that could make this cozy night more perfect: soup. Cold weather is never a prerequisite for soup in my house--I could eat it just about anytime--but an evening like this just begs for it. The question…
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My First Taste of Masala…

The date was October 3, 1999. The time was 11:00pm. How could I remember my first taste of masala so clearly? It was my second date--the day after our first date--with my now husband, Ed. After hitting three restaurants in Tampa in a 24-hour span, we decided to explore downtown St. Petersburg to grab a late…
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Fridge Foraging…

A lone sweet potato. One pie crust. Half of an onion. Sad, wilted parsley.  Leftover tomato soup. These are the odds and ends I found while rummaging through the refrigerator last week. I admit--much to my chagrin--that I am the queen of wasting food. I stock my fridge with so many ideas: a week's worth…
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Pasta Diane (Pasta with Pancetta, Basil and Mozzarella)

Chefs will tell you, always use the finest ingredients you can find.  That’s sound advice, no doubt.  But there is also a lot to be said for understanding those ingredients, cooking them with techniques that get the most out of each. The special thing about this dish is how its flavors - the fragrant fresh basil, crispy fried pancetta,…
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Braised Pork with Green Chili Sauce

Mild canned California green chilis season this meaty pork stew. Serve it with rice or as a burrito filling.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Braised Pork with Green Chili Sauce - - Lean Boneless Pork Butt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion (Chopped), Garlic (Minced), Green Bell Peppers (Seeded & Chopped), California Green Chilis (Seeded & Chopped), Oregano Leaves (Crumbled), Ground Cumin,…
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