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Bone Broth Ramen with Gochujang Chicken Recipe

Ramen and sliced eggs and radishes

While the Fall and Winter months here in Florida aren’t quite as cold as other states, the majority of us still crave a comforting homemade serving of soup (it’s good for the soul). Bone broth is one of my go-to remedies when this craving strikes, mostly because of its versatility and health benefits. It’s idyllic to sip on alone, adds … Continue Reading

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Drunken Lobster n’ Grits Recipe

Drunken Lobster 'N Grits for Four During the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast

What’s better than Shrimp n’ Grits? Drunken Lobster n’ Grits of course! I’ve taken the traditional Shrimp n’ Grits recipe and made it a touch classier and more flavorful with my homemade Creole seasoning and a splash of rum. And let’s not forget about the lobster – the topping that puts this grits recipe into a category of its own.… Continue Reading

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Florida Cracker Claw and Clam Chowder Recipe

Florida Cracker Claw and Clam Chowder is an ultimate comfort food.  It’s rich, chock full of crab claw and clam meat, and seasoned with Cajun flair.  I created this dish with a twist on traditional Bostonian clam chowder by adding a hint of Southern culture, specifically blue crab claw meat, simple Creole seasoning, and white roux.  Brie and brandy are … Continue Reading

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Sweet Potato, Prosciutto and Apple Galette Recipe

Sweet Potato, Prosciutto and Apple Galette



One of my favorite parts about living in Florida is celebrating and enjoying everything that the seasons, like Fall, bring, without having to endure the chillier weather. Mainly, the seasonal food and ingredients, of course. To me, Fall screams comfort food- soups, stews, roasts, pies, etc., and I love to incorporate seasonal ingredients into these recipes as often as … Continue Reading

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Fishmonger Tuna Burger with Double-Barreled Potato Salad

Fishmonger Tuna Burger with a Side of Double Barreled Potato Salad

As a first-time blogger with St Petersburg Foodies, I thought I’d introduce myself and tell you a little about my passion for seafood.

I have loved seafood since I could crawl. As you’ll hear in my podcast, I’ve been fishing as long as I can remember. I have images in my head of me in a diaper with a fishing … Continue Reading

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BLT Tostadas with Tomato Confit Recipe

Another shot of the BLT Tostadas

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 would request that for every … Continue Reading

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Peach and Tomato Toast with Mozzarella & Basil

Peach and Tomato Toast with Mozzarella and Basil 2

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 Toast with Mozzarella & Basil.… Continue Reading

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Loaded Burger Bowls Recipe

Burger Bowl 2

Juicy burger patties straight from the grill piled high on toasted Brioche Buns with all of the fixings and a cold, cold beer- it screams summer. My mouth is watering with the thought of it, alone. However, that meal isn’t exactly swimsuit season friendly when consumed regularly- unwanted attributes that often accompany it are bloat and a side of guilt. … Continue Reading

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Snapper Ceviche Recipe

Ceviche, ready to serve

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 comprised of marinated raw fish/seafood … Continue Reading

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Chorizo Tacos Recipe

Chorizo Tacos

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 breeze. These Chorizo Tacos are … Continue Reading

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Lamb Meatballs with Mint Pesto Recipe

Meatballs plated with Potatoes

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 to whip up on a … Continue Reading

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Crispy-Skinned Salmon with Asparagus, Snap Peas and Miso-Ginger Sauce Recipe

Plated dish 3

If the thought of cooking Salmon with the skin on freaks you out a bit and puts a look of disgust on your face, I’m here to change that. Trust me, I, too, had a negative association with cooking Salmon with the skin still on. However, this is probably because I had only ever had sad, sad Salmon with chewy, … Continue Reading

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Irish Bacon and Cabbage Pizza Recipe

Finished Pizza with a slice removed

It goes without saying that you can put most anything onto a pizza and you can almost guarantee that it’s going to turn out a winner. Well, Irish Style Bacon and Cabbage are no exception. For those of you who don’t know, Irish Bacon differs than the usual Bacon that we know and love here in America. Irish Bacon comes … Continue Reading

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Scallops with Grapefruit, Bacon and Chimichurri Recipe

Close up of the finished product

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 stages of a new relationship. … Continue Reading

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Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Horseradish Cream Sauce Recipe

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 time- what’s not to love? … Continue Reading

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