Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll, recipe

The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll Recipe

I love the fall season and I love baking with pumpkin!  This year I thought I'd develop a Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll recipe and I couldn't have been happier with the results. The pumpkin roll was moist and delicious and the cream … [Read More...]

Walmart, Dunkin Donuts

Caramel Macchiato Bread Pudding with Kahlua Crème Anglaise

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts® . The opinions, text and recipe for the Caramel Macchiato Bread Pudding are 100% mine. What would this world be like without coffee?  That's something I hope we never have … [Read More...]


Homemade Pizza is easier to make than you think!

Everybody loves Pizza and making your own is a lot easier than you think!  If you're not up to making your own dough, most supermarkets carry pizza dough so you can still have the fun of making your own pizza without most of the work. Once … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Cocoa Brownies

The Best Gluten Free Cocoa Brownies

What's not to love about Brownies?  Rich and Chocolaty.  Ooey, gooey and oh so delicious!  Now when those same Brownies are Gluten Free it's an added bonus. Although I'm no longer 100% gluten free, I still try to eliminate gluten from my diet … [Read More...]

Tarpon Lodge, Pine Island

Visit Old Florida at the Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island

When I first moved to Florida two years ago, I was amazed at the peace and quiet in the part of the state I lived in.  But nothing I've experienced to date can compare with the peace and serenity I experienced during my stay at the Tarpon Lodge on … [Read More...]

Casa Grandview, West Palm Beach, Superior Small Lodging

Casa Grandview an Oasis in West Palm Beach

This is a sponsored post for Superior Small Lodging and Casa Grandview, but all opinions are 100% mine. I love Florida......sigh,  I just can't say it enough!  There are so many beautiful and diverse areas in this great state that I think I … [Read More...]

Cuba Libre, Orlando, I-Drive

Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar- The Real Deal for Cuban Cuisine

I can't believe after all the years I spent in the Philadelphia Region, I never made it to the original Cuba Libre on 2nd. street in downtown Philly.  A lot of that had to do with my work schedule, but I'm still kicking myself for having waited so … [Read More...]

Boggy Creek Airboat Ride, Kissimmee

Boggy Creek Airboat Ride – Experience Florida’s Natural Beauty

It's been two years since we moved to Florida and it was kind of amazing that we hadn't taken an Airboat ride, especially since there are so many options available in our area. Of course we turned to Google to help us decide on the closest … [Read More...]

tangerine juice, Noble Juice

The Top 10 Reasons to Drink Tangerine Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that the tangerine, a variety of mandarin orange, takes its name from the city of Tangier in Morocco,?  It was originally … [Read More...]

uncommon goods

Uncommon Goods for Uncommon Sustainable Gifts This Holiday Season!

Recently I was approached by uncommon goods to help promote their Website and share their mission statement with my readers.  While I normally don't do this type of blog post, after seeing the gift ideas that uncommongoods sells and reading their … [Read More...]

Pam Hacks

My Favorite Kitchen Hacks using Pam Cooking Spray

PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. I've spent most of my life in kitchens, working as a cook, waiter, manager and finally as a professional chef and culinary instructor.  Shifts can be long and grueling … [Read More...]

seeds of change, save the flavors

Let’s Talk About Heirloom Tomatoes #SavetheFlavors

Do you know what an Heirloom Tomato is?  Do you know what the difference is between heirlooms and hybrid tomatoes? I wasn't prepared to answer those questions a few months ago when I was accosted by a family member refuting the authenticity of … [Read More...]