Support the Great American Milk Drive

30 Jun 2014 In: Food Buzz



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I don’t know about you all but in this house we drink a whole lot of milk.

Did you know that 1 out of every six families in the US struggle with keeping food on the table for their families and that 1 in 5 Central Floridians struggle with hunger each day.  I know for many of us we get so per-occupied with our own lives that we forget about others who are truly struggling out there… even in our own backyard.

Food banks nationwide are trying to help.  Second Harvest Food Bank is one of these local organizations that are trying to help those families in need. Through their distribution of food in to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties, people who are in need of  just a little help are given food they need for themselves and their children.  Unfortunately, the one thing needed is Milk!

This year, FlBlogCon has partnered with the Florida Dairy Farmers to spread word about the Great American Milk Drive, to help raise awareness and funds for the single most requested food staple: milk.

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4th of July with CK Mondavi

30 Jun 2014 In: Sponsored


Summer is here and the grill is getting fired up.  For the last few weeks we have been out of town visiting family in Atlanta but are home now and 4th of July is just around the corner.  I love this time of year because I find myself grilling out as much as possible.

 

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From burgers to hot dogs, to shrimp and chicken kabobs to grilled corn and lots of grilled veggies pretty much anything that can grill I will try and throw it on…Heheheh

 

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I remember as a child every 4th of July we would always spend the day by the pool, with family and friends, fireworks and always lots and lots of Food! This year we were invited to potluck block party in our neighborhood, or what we like to call “the hood,”  trust me if you saw the amount of kids that lived in this neighborhood you would be amazed.  The kids are so excited to hangout and just act crazy with each other and we are just thankful for having great neighbors.

 

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Summer is in full effect and that means kids are going to bed late and sleeping in later.  Of course having a baby in the house means I am left out of that equation, but definitely trying to make up for it in the day.

Now having a now 5 month old, sheesh can you believe he’s 5 months already… where is the time going???  I remember when I shared with you all that I was expecting…

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Any way back to the topic on hand, having a baby means my consumption of coffee has definitely increased ten fold.

What can I say coffee is my vise.

With this heat I have to switch it up from hot to cold sometimes.  I mean sitting on the porch drinking a nice cold iced coffee sometimes is the best thing in the mornings.

Seattles Best Coffee

When I was asked to participate in Seattle’s Best Coffee® at Publix Campaign.  You see earlier this year Seattle’s Best Coffee® released its first ever House Blend.

This coffee is made from high quality Latin American, arabica beans.  I knew I had to share with you an iced coffee recipe that would sure to be your new favorite coffee drink.

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Cakey Donut Holes

9 Jun 2014 In: Recipes


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Donut holes are the perfect bite size treat that I can just pop in my mouth.  I mean who doesn’t love donut holes!?!

The bad thing though is that because they are so small I find myself making up excuses as to why I can eat so many of them…

“Their so small another one won’t kill me!”

Does any of that sound familiar… :-)

 

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These cakey donut holes have the consistency of cake, hence the name and then they topped off with a sweet confection sugar glaze.  I think the glaze has got to be one of my favorite things… just be aware, fingers will be licked!

Now don’t get me wrong I am still a lover of soft pillowy donuts that melt in your mouth, but these cakey donut were tasty to try out and the kids loved them… but I’m starting to think these kids will eat anything that’s sweet.

 

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Rice Krispie Treats

15 May 2014 In: Recipes

Rice Krispie Treats

What is it about rice krispie treats that make you feel like a kid?

Maybe its the gooey marshmallow crispy crunch you get in every bite.

Or maybe it’s the sticky sweet let me get all 10 fingers stuck togetherness that does it.

 

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Whatever it is it’s just G.O.O.D!!!!!!

I remember as a child my aunt would make these for every function my grandmother would have over at her house.  I just remember how I would always steal one when no one was looking and then eat another when they were served.  I could never get enough and I just thought that they were the best dessert ever.

 

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Now all grown up I can totally understand why kids all ages can become mesmerized by these tasty treats…

So tell me do you feel like a kid when you eat rice krispie treats?

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Fettuccine Alfredo

25 Apr 2014 In: Recipes


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A big bowl of creamy Fettuccine Alfredo is like comfort in a bowl.  This dish is sinfully delicious and can be made in 20 minutes or less. I love creamy pastas.  I love all kinds of pastas but Fettuccine Alfredo is such a classic that you can never turn it away when its made for you.  It’s one of my kids absolute favorite dishes for me to make them. 

You can either make this dish meatless or  with chicken, bacon, mushrooms, or veggies. Fettuccine Alfredo is a great way to show how a few ingredients can be the most divine dinner meal ever. 

If you don’t believe me then try for yourself.

 

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Let’s make some pasta… :-)

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How to make: Crepes

18 Apr 2014 In: How To


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Crêpes, Crêpes, Crêpes, Crêpes, Crêpes, Crêpes, Crêpes, Crêpes! (In my singing voice)

Phewwww, trying say that 10 times fast… :-)

Crêpes are thin-like pancakes that can be stuffed with sweet or savory fillings.  Living in France years ago a good friend of the family would make crêpes for us whenever we asked.  I remember how easy she used to make it seem and how delicious they were.  A big plate full of nutella and banana crêpes would line the table and us children and adults would literally run each other over just to get to one first.  That sparked the beginning of my love affair with crêpes.

 

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Now you can kind of say that I have become a crêpe master, well not a master–per sey– but I definitely have the scars and bruises to show how to make crêpes.  You see in case you forgot, I used to own a crêpe restaurant, Crêpe Royale, with my sister and family a few years ago and I would make an absurd amount of crêpes up to the point where I would have dreams/nightmares of making crêpes and its batter.

Now fast track to today…  I hadn’t made a crêpe since we closed the restaurant over a year ago and I felt nostalgic and really hungry for one.

 

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I think so many are afraid of making crêpes because they don’t really know how to make them.  So here is a crash course in crêpe making–and oh don’t get frustrated if you mess up of the first couple dozens– just sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on them and keep it moving.  Let’s just say that the mess ups were the best part. :-)

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Buffalo Chicken Tenders

11 Apr 2014 In: Recipes


Buffalo Chicken Temders Do you like chicken wings? What about buffalo chicken wings?  You know something spicy… I love me some buffalo chicken wings but sometimes I’m just lazy and really do not feel like fighting with the chicken bones and just want the juicy meat all by itself.  That’s why I love some buffalo chicken tenders. How about you… Do you like buffalo chicken tenders? I had a a few chicken breasts in fridge and cut them into tenderloins, seasoned them in flour, egg wash and then seasoned panko crumbs.  I fried them and then basted them in a hot and spicy buffalo sauce.  These chicken tenders were so easy and delicious they completely hit that chicken tender craving I was having. Buffalo Chicken Tenders These chicken strips are great for an everyday meal, tailgating, weekend game gatherings, parties and picnics. Make sure you serve them with celery and bleu cheese for dipping and you got a great way to enjoy some chicken tenders with a little kick. Yum!!!!! Read the rest of this entry »

Mini Mushroom and Feta Frittatas

9 Apr 2014 In: Recipes

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Mini frittatas with eggs, mushrooms, feta cheese and shallots made in muffin tins make for a delicious easy breakfast.  The use of the muffin tins make this a prefect on the go breakfast that you can throw in the microwave and warm in seconds.  With frittatas you can pretty much add whatever you want inside.  This recipe I chose to add juicy mushrooms with shallots and feta cheese.

 

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Chicken Marsala

26 Mar 2014 In: Recipes


Chicken Marsala

A favorite family classic in our home is a simple Italian dish made up of chicken cutlets with garlic and mushrooms in a sweet sauce.  I think sometimes in another life I was Italian, because I cook so many Italian recipes at home.  Having a variation of chicken recipes in my repertoire definitely gives me the ability to make different chicken dishes for my family.  I mean dinner can get pretty boring if the same dish is being made every night.   I like to use three chicken breasts, cut in half each one and then pounded to 1/4 inch.  This not only  stretches the meal but also helps with tenderizing and cooking time.

 

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I love cooking Italian because you can make some of the delicious meals with such few ingredients.  This classic Italian dish is truly one of the easiest recipes to make and will make all think you were in the kitchen for hours at a time.  Trust me once you make this dish once you will find it become a staple in your home. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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