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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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
Don’t let this semi-intimidating name fool you, this chicken-rice-salad situation may sound intricate, but the truth is, it’s anything but. It all starts with some leftover rice, chicken, strawberries, whatever greens you have on hand and a few simple pantry staples items – that’s it.
What is crispy rice you ask? This was something I discovered in the early stages … Continue ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 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