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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. I, on the other hand, … Continue Reading

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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 much better, so why not … Continue Reading

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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 the skillet when it’s … Continue Reading

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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 level with the addition of … Continue Reading

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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 a tortilla and pan … Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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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Interview with Jake Senor from Grumpy Gringo – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 76

Interview with Jake Senor from Grumpy Gringo

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 76! Our featured interview today is with Jake Senor from Grumpy Gringo. Grumpy Gringo has a new fast-casual location in DTSP that is crankin’ out super delicious tacos, burritos and more. We start the show off with Abby’s amazing recipe for Steak & Potato Salad … Continue Reading

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Interview with Bora Caliskan of Mio’s Grill & Cafe – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 68

Interview with Bora Caliskan of Mio’s Grill & Cafe

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 68! Our featured interview today is with Bora Caliskan of Mio’s Grill & Cafe. Mio’s is a new Mediterranean place with excellent Turkish & Greek cuisines right in downtown St. Pete around the corner from Starbucks, where Meze 119 used to be. Our … Continue Reading

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