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Recipe Sunday: Perfect Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a great appetizer for your New Years Eve party. They take some effort, but in the end all that peeling is totally worth it, and your guests will love you forever. The key to this recipe is to keep tasting the mix throughout the process. The amounts below should be considered a starting point, and it is up to you to add a little more of every ingredient, if you think it needs it. Continue reading

Recipe Sunday: Limecello

We have a wonderful lime tree in our front yard. Recently we trimmed some large oak trees and all of a sudden the little lime tree has been getting a lot more sun and being very generous with its fruit production. We have limes coming out of our ears! Trying to find uses for the limes, I decided to make homemade limoncello, but using limes instead of lemons. If you’ve never had limoncello, it is a crisp and refreshing liqueur made with lemons and grain alcohol. After doing some research, I decided to try this Gizmodo/Franny’s in Brooklyn method because I like the idea of letting the limes infuse the vodka over several weeks. Continue reading

Recipe Tuesday: Broccolini and Cheddar

broccolinicheddarWe recently had a chance to try a great local restaurant called Scratch, a “modern American tapas restaurant”. The menu changes based on the availability of ingredients, and Executive Chef Dustin Haney manages to create amazing small plates out of a handful of ingredients. If you are ever in the Winter Park, Florida area, you should stop by, but be aware that they don’t take reservations and the location is tiny, so your best bet is to get there at around 6pm on a weekday, sit a the bar, and have a slow-paced dinner. Continue reading

Recipe Sunday: Eggplant with Mozzarella and Grape Tomatoes

Are you on Instagram? I have found that it is a great place to get food inspiration and recipes. The recipe I am sharing today came from my cousin, who is a caterer and owns her own little food shop as well. She is always sharing what she makes for dinner, and the recipes are delicious! Continue reading

Recipe Sunday: Spaghetti Squash

Typically squash recipes pop up around fall, when the weather starts getting chilly and people start roasting veggies. However, I recently discovered the magic of spaghetti squash and want to share the good news. Now, I won’t try to tell you that it’s just like eating a bowl of pasta, but the texture and mild flavor of the squash really lend themselves to some interesting sauce pairings. Continue reading

Recipe Sunday: Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Feta

There are some days when dinnertime sneaks up on you and you realize you only have 30 minutes to whip something up lest you turn into a hungry monster. It is good to have quick and easy recipes in your back pocket for those times. This recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish and it will become a favorite in your house. Continue reading

Recipe Sunday: Chicken and Veggie Skillet

I hate cleaning up after cooking. HATE IT. That is why, when I find a recipe that only gets one skillet dirty, I become a huge fan. The original recipe (which I found in the amah-zing Better Homes and Gardens Chicken Dinners magazine) calls for yellow squash, and does not include any onion and garlic, which I believe are a must for 90% of the dishes in my house. I also bought these great shiitake mushrooms at the grocery store and they complemented the other veggies nicely. Continue reading