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FLORIDA HURRICANE COCKTAIL

FLORIDA HURRICANE COCKTAIL

This Florida Hurricane Cocktail is a take on the famous drink served at Pat O’Brien’s restaurant in New Orleans.  It’s fruity, tropical, and has a serious kick to it with ½ cup (yes, a half cup) of alcohol in it.   I am not sure why 

THE 6 ESSENTIAL START-UP KITCHEN ITEMS

THE 6 ESSENTIAL START-UP KITCHEN ITEMS

Setting up your first kitchen, whether you’re 18 or 38, is a daunting experience.  What do I need?  What do I have to have for just basic cooking?  How much is all of this going to cost?  It can be overwhelming and expensive. Worry no 

Keep Your Weight in Check with These Quarantine-Friendly Healthy Mea

Keep Your Weight in Check with These Quarantine-Friendly Healthy Mea

Due to Covid-19, we’re bounded to stay safe within the boundaries of our home. Staying at home all day long, with work from home, and no access to the gym can lead to what we call “the quarantine weight gain.” You may be exercising to 

KEY LIME CHIPPERS

KEY LIME CHIPPERS

These Key Lime Chippers are the perfect combination of zesty, tangy citrus cookie, and creamy, smooth, white chocolate.  It’s a refreshing lime treat on a summer’s day. This recipe is all about things that I love.  Cookies.  I mean, who doesn’t love cookies – both 

DECADENT SOUTHERN-STYLE CHEESE GRITS

DECADENT SOUTHERN-STYLE CHEESE GRITS

If you’ve never had grits that are perfectly made, tender, thick, and so full of flavor, then these decadent Southern-style Cheese Grits are going to be a game-changer for you! Being born and raised in the North East, I would occasionally come across grits on 

GOAT CHEESE CAPRESE BRUSCHETTA

GOAT CHEESE CAPRESE BRUSCHETTA

This Goat Cheese Caprese Bruschetta recipe is a perfect summer ‘go-to’ appetizer.  So fresh and healthy, it also makes a wonderful light lunch or brunch dish.  Serve this with a Fennel & Orange Salad, a Savory Roasted Garlic Palmiere, and an Italian Amaretti Peach for 

OLD FASHIONED FRIED CABBAGE

OLD FASHIONED FRIED CABBAGE

This old fashioned fried cabbage will appeal to even the pickiest eaters.  The sharp flavor of the cabbage becomes mellow and tender when cooked with onions, garlic, and bacon.  Plus the kiss of sweetness from the brown sugar doesn’t hurt either.  It will remind you 

PERFECT FILET MIGNON

PERFECT FILET MIGNON

Truly a perfect filet mignon, this is the best steak recipe that turns out perfect every time.  Seared in a cast-iron or heavy bottom skillet on the stovetop and finished in the oven with garlicky compound butter, the steak is tender, buttery, and oh so 

DECADENT CINNAMON ROLL PANCAKES

DECADENT CINNAMON ROLL PANCAKES

Summer mornings, especially these days, call for a fun, different breakfast.  There is nothing better than these Decadent Cinnamon Roll Pancakes to start the day in a most delicious and fun way.  All the flavor of your favorite breakfast pastry, this recipe even has a 

5 Essential Spices to Stalk Your Spice Cabinet

5 Essential Spices to Stalk Your Spice Cabinet

Whether you’re a food blogger, a single mom, or a student living on your own, stocking your kitchen cabinet with the right spices is essential for hassle-free, healthy, and delicious cooking. Like painting, cooking is also an art, where you don’t need paintbrushes, but spices 

Essential Cooking Spices for your Pantry

Essential Cooking Spices for your Pantry

Spices are used to alter your dish’s taste; by adding a tiny dash, you can enhance the flavor of otherwise bland ingredients. They are aromatic flavorings from seeds, fruits, bark, rhizomes, and other plant parts used to season preserve food. Read below for more details:

CHEWY ALMOND MACAROONS

CHEWY ALMOND MACAROONS

These chewy almond macaroons have an intense almond flavor, a crunchy crust with a chewy, tender inside.  Coconut is nowhere to be found in this delicious little cookie. They are the perfect small dessert after a heavy meal or sweet treat with a cup of 

Planning a Virtual Date Night: 3 Recipes You and Your Partner Can Cook Together Over FaceTime

Planning a Virtual Date Night: 3 Recipes You and Your Partner Can Cook Together Over FaceTime

Are you planning a virtual date night over Zoom or FaceTime? Not being able to see your partner can be disheartening. Distance may not matter for some, but for many of us, it’s a real challenge to feel close to our significant other when they’re 

PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

A perfect, fruity, summertime cocktail, this Pineapple Margarita is a fun twist on the margarita you’re used to drinking.  Sweet, tangy, and delicious, with only four ingredients. Who doesn’t love a margarita?  I also love anything that’s fruity with alcohol in it.  Those types of 

Zodiac Sign Special: 3 Comfort Foods to Try If You’re A Cancer

Zodiac Sign Special: 3 Comfort Foods to Try If You’re A Cancer

Deciding what to cook for the day is probably the biggest dilemma of your day. Since we are no longer left with any dine-out options, trying out new recipes from the ingredients in your pantry is all we can do to satisfy our cravings. Stepping