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 that we are able to … Continue ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 this recipe can be easily … Continue ReadingRead more
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 recipes have been created with … Continue ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
Due to current events in today’s world, we’re all spending a great deal of time at home, which means that we are all cooking a lot more. Most folks, I’m sure, are accustomed to grabbing a quick breakfast in the morning and running out the door with their coffee. However, COVID-19 has forced us all to slow down, and in … Continue ReadingRead more
Dried beans are totally an underrated and under appreciated pantry staple that 100% deserve our attention. Sure, canned beans are a convenient alternative that often aid in making our lives easier, but if you know me, you know that I find beauty in preparing food without any shortcuts. I think that there is something so magical about enjoying a meal … Continue ReadingRead more
I cannot tell you how many salad recipes that I have made for dinner that do not translate well for lunch the next day. That’s right – I’ve opened up my pyrex containers the next day to many, sad, sad desk lunch salads. However, with this salad, recipe, it was my goal to create a bowl of greens that would … Continue ReadingRead more
Sichuan cooking, otherwise known as Szechuan, is a style of cooking that originates from the Sichuan Province of China. Sichuan cooking is known for bold, pungent flavors and spiciness that comes from garlic and chili peppers, as well as the flavor of Sichuan pepper – a unique spice that creates a tingly numbness in the mouth. Sichuan Pineapple Fried Rice … Continue ReadingRead more
If you’ve never made chicken paillard, I’m willing to bet that after you give this recipe a whirl, it’ll become a part of your regular rotation. What does paillard mean, you ask? Paillard is simply a fancy French term for a boneless piece of meat, traditionally chicken or veal, that has been pounded thin.
It’s an extremely uncomplicated and versatile … Continue ReadingRead more