BLT Tostadas with Tomato Confit RecipePeach and Tomato Toast with Mozzarella & BasilSnapper Ceviche RecipeChorizo Tacos RecipeLamb Meatballs with Mint Pesto RecipeScallops with Grapefruit, Bacon and Chimichurri RecipeWarm Sausage and Apple Quinoa Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Walnut Salsa RecipeCorn and Crawfish Pie…Cold Beet Borscht Recipe From “My Mother’s Kitchen book” by Mimi SheratonSt. Paddy’s Day Soup…Red Beans and Rice…Posole Verde…Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de GalloGrandma Brown’s Beef BarbecueGrandma Brown’s Pecan Pie

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BLT Tostadas with Tomato Confit Recipe

In our home, Bacon is basically a food group. I know better than to return home from a grocery run without some. Of all of the meats out there, in my opinion, it's the most versatile. Additionally, Mexican food seems to happen with some frequency in our kitchen, as well.  In fact, I think Mike…
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Peach and Tomato Toast with Mozzarella & Basil

Step aside, Avocado Toast, there's a new and improved Toast in town! While there is absolutely nothing wrong with Avocado Toast, whatsoever (spoken by a true Avocado Toast enthusiast), why not step outside of the box a bit and give some other ingredients some time to shine during your weekend Brunch? Cue, Peach and Tomato…
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Snapper Ceviche Recipe

When it comes to cooking during these blazing-hot days and balmy evenings, we often want something cool and refreshing that doesn't require standing over a hot stove. During this time of year, a no-cook meal is the best kind of meal- cue, Ceviche. As the definition states, Ceviche is a South American dish that is…
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Chorizo Tacos Recipe

Tacos are, in essence, a way of life for most. Whether for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, Tacos are always acceptable. These days, Taco combinations are practically endless, and people are topping them with everything from Jackfruit, to Camel meat. Not only are Tacos extremely versatile, but, they also make whipping up a weeknight dinner a…
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Lamb Meatballs with Mint Pesto Recipe

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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Scallops with Grapefruit, Bacon and Chimichurri Recipe

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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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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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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Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo

From page 218 - 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous - Get the Book Here! For years I claimed I did not like fish tacos, but I'm here to report that I've come to my senses. This is one of my husband's favorite dishes, so little by little (bite by bite of his) I warmed…
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Grandma Brown’s Beef Barbecue

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Besides baking she had other fantastic dishes that we all loved! Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them…
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Grandma Brown’s Pecan Pie

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so…
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