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 to find out!  Not only is coffee my favorite Good Morning beverage, it's also an excellent … [Read more...]

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 mission statement about their commitment to sustainability and the environment.   And while I am being … [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 you've gone through the process of making your dough (or buying your dough) give your dough one  last … [Read more...]

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 beautiful Pine Island. I visited Tarpon Lodge as part of The Blogger Road Trip for Superior … [Read more...]

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 whenever possible and anything including chocolate is oh so easy to make Gluten Free!  I've tried a … [Read more...]

NatureRaised Farms® – Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start®

There are a lot of buzz words being thrown around these days and its hard to know who or what to believe anymore.  So when a company like NatureRaised Farms® comes along I listen! They're Doing What's Right, Right from the Start® All their animals are raised with 100% Vegetarian diet (No Animal Bi-Products) No Added Hormones or Steroids 100% … [Read more...]

I Love Zucchini Blossoms

Over the years I've featured Zucchini Blossoms a number of different ways, Mexican Style Blossom Enchladas , Butternut Squash Stuffed Blossoms rolled in Pistachios and Zucchini Blossom Cannoli's.  But I always come back to my original recipe of Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, my interpretation of an old Tuscan Recipe. They're not … [Read more...]

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 in a professional kitchen and working quickly and efficiently is a must! Everyone's got their … [Read more...]

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 could explore Florida everyday for the rest of my life and never see it all.  Recently thanks to the … [Read more...]

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 long to enjoy their amazing cuisine!  The good news is we have our very own Cuba Libre on I-Drive in … [Read more...]